1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Independent
1985 record 5-5-1
Head coach Foge Fazio (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Chuck Stobart (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator Bob Junko (3rd year)
Base defense Multiple Front
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Penn State           11 1 0
#9 Miami (FL)           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
#15 Florida State           9 3 0
West Virginia           7 3 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Syracuse           7 5 0
Virginia Tech           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana           4 7 0
Navy           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Boston College           4 8 0
Memphis           2 7 2
Rutgers           2 8 1
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Tulane           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1985 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. Purdue Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN W 31–30   50,103
Sat. Sep. 14 8:00 p.m. at #9 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH WTBS L 7–10   88,518
Sat. Sep. 21 12:00 p.m. Boston College Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA USA L 22–29   40,922
Sat. Sep. 28 12:00 p.m. at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) CBS T 10–10   62,453
Sat. Oct. 5 12:00 p.m. South Carolina Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA USA W 42–7   37,277
Sat. Oct. 12 12:00 p.m. NC Statedagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA USA W 24–10   36,609
Sat. Oct. 19 12:00 p.m. at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 38–10   18,991
Sat. Oct. 26 2:00 p.m. at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 7–21   29,343
Sat. Nov. 2 12:00 p.m. Syracuse Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) USA L 0–12   25,500
Sat. Nov. 9 12:00 p.m. at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA WPXI W 21–17   19,428
Sat. Nov. 23 7:30 p.m. #1 Penn State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPN L 0–31   60,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Foge Fazio – Head Coach
  • Chuck Stobart – Offensive Coordinator
  • Bob Junko – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Russ Jacques – Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers
  • John Montgomery – Tight Ends
  • Joe Moore – Offensive Line
  • Gerry Solomon – Defensive Ends
  • Sal Sunseri – Defensive Line
  • Andy Urbanic – Running Backs
  • Trent Walters – Defensive Backs
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Bob LaCivita – Recruiting Coordinator
  • John Hendrick – Graduate Assistant
  • Jay Venuto – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Weight Training Coordinator

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Buczkowski Defensive End 1 24 Los Angeles Raiders
Bill Callahan Defensive Back 4 94 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Awards and honors[edit]

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