1985 Florida Gators football team
|1985 Florida Gators football|
|1985 record||9–1–1 (5–1 T-1st* SEC)|
|Head coach||Galen Hall|
|Defensive coordinator||Charlie Bailey|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1985 SEC football standings|
|#4 Tennessee $||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||2|
The 1985 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was the second for Galen Hall as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team, having coached the 1984 Gators' final eight games as their interim coach. Because of NCAA probation terms handed down the previous year, Hall's 1985 Florida Gators were ineligible to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC) title, receive a bowl bid, or appear on live television.
Schedule and results
|9–7–1985||Miami*||No. 5||Orange Bowl Stadium • Miami, FL||W 35–23||80,227|
|9–14–1985||Rutgers*||No. 3||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL||T 28–28||71,708|
|9–28–1985||Mississippi State||No. 11||Scott Field • Starkville, MS||W 36–22||34,588|
|10–5–1985||No. 8 Louisiana State||No. 11||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA||W 20–0||77,598|
|10–12–1985||No. 14 Tennessee||No. 7||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL||W 17–10||74,432|
|10–19–1985||Southwestern Louisiana*||No. 5||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC)||W 45–0||74,369|
|10–26–1985||Virginia Tech*||No. 2||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL||W 35–18||70,119|
|11–2–1985||No. 6 Auburn||No. 2||Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL||W 14–10||75,000|
|11–9–1985||No. 17 Georgia||No. 1||Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL||L 3–24||82,327|
|11–16–1985||Kentucky||No. 11||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL||W 15–13||73,672|
|11–30–1985||No. 12 Florida State*||No. 6||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL||W 38–14||74,461|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.
After the season, the Eck Rating System, an NCAA recognized selector created by Steve Eck, named Florida as the 1985 national champions, though Florida does not claim the title. Florida finished with a 9–1–1 overall record and an SEC record of 5–1, tying for first place in the ten-team SEC.
- 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.