1985 Auburn Tigers football team

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1985 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1985 record 8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Pat Dye (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Jack Crowe (4th season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Frank Orgel (5th season)
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Tennessee $ 5 1 0     9 1 2
No. 5 Florida 5 1 0     9 1 1
No. 13 Alabama 4 1 1     9 2 1
No. 20 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
Georgia 3 2 1     7 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 7 1
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Roster[edit]

1985 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Season[edit]

Bo Jackson rushed for 1,786 yards, which was the second best single-season performance in SEC history behind Herschel Walker's 1,891 rushing yards for the Georgia in 1981. For his performance, Jackson was awarded the Heisman Trophy edging out over Iowa quarterback Chuck Long. Auburn began the season ranked #1 in the AP Poll before losing to Tennessee on September 28.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 SW Louisiana* No. 2 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama W 49–7   60,000
September 14 Southern Miss* No. 1 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 29–18   63,000
September 28 at Tennessee No. 1 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee ABC L 20–38   94,358
October 5 Mississippi No. 14 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 41–0   67,500
October 12 No. 4 Florida State* No. 12 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama TBS W 59–27   75,000
October 19 at Georgia Tech* No. 8 Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia CBS W 17–14   57,501
October 26 Mississippi State No. 6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 21–9   68,700
November 2 No. 2 Florida No. 6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ABC L 10–14   75,000
November 9 East Carolina* No. 13 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 35–10   65,600
November 16 at No. 12 Georgia No. 14 Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 24–10   82,122
November 30 vs. Alabama No. 7 Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Iron Bowl) ABC L 23–25   75,808
January 1 vs. No. 11 Texas A&M* No. 16 Cotton BowlDallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 16–36   73,137
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Auburn 0 17 0 7 24
Georgia 0 7 3 0 10

[1]

Alabama[edit]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bo Jackson Running back 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Nov 17. Retrieved 2015-Sep-18.
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1986.htm
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  4. ^ http://collegefootball.about.com/od/collegefootballawards/a/award-camp.htm