1985 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1985 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1985 record 5-6 (3-5 Big Ten)
Head coach Leon Burtnett
Home stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/9 Iowa 7 1 0     10 2 0
#2/2 Michigan 6 1 1     10 1 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
#14/11 Ohio State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 5 3 0     7 5 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Indiana 1 7 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1985 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented the Purdue University in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Season[edit]

During the 1985 season, Jim Everett led the nation in total offense (3,589 yards), which was also a school record, since broken by Drew Brees. Everett finished sixth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy. [1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:30 PM at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 30-31   50,103
September 21 2:00 PM Ball State* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 37-18   63,162
September 28 12:30 PM Notre Dame* Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) ABC W 35-17   69,338
October 5 8:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN TBS L 15-45   59,503
October 12 2:30 PM Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 30-24   68,837
October 19 12:00 PM at #11 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH CBS L 27-41   89,888
October 26 12:30 PM Michigan Statedagger Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ABC L 24-28   67,660
November 2 2:00 PM Northwestern Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 31-7   53,640
November 9 1:00 PM at #9 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0-47   105,503
November 16 2:30 PM #5 Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN CBS L 24-27   57,762
November 23 2:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 34-21   51,752
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

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Rivalries[edit]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Everett Quarterback 1 3 Houston Oilers
Ray Wallace Running back 6 145 Houston Oilers
Mark Jackson Wide receiver 6 161 Denver Broncos
Rodney Carter Running back 5 146 Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark Drenth Tackle 11 279 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Steve Griffin Wide receiver 12 308 Atlanta Falcons

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Awards and honors[edit]

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