1985 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1985 Navy Midshipmen football
Conference Independent
1985 record 4–7
Head coach Gary Tranquill (4th season)
Captain Eric Fudge
Captain Napoleon McCallum
Home stadium Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Penn State           11 1 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
No. 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 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 North Carolina Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 19–21    
September 14 at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 13–16   23,110
September 21 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 35–38    
September 28 at No. 20 Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 17–13    
October 12 No. 13 Air Force Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) L 7–24   35,663
October 19 Lafayettedagger Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD W 56–14    
October 26 Pittsburgh Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD W 21–7   29,343
November 2 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 17–41   59,075
November 9 Syracuse Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD L 20–24    
November 16 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC L 31–34    
December 5 2:30 p.m. vs. Army Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Army-Navy Game/Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBS W 17–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 7 0 0 10 17
Army 7 0 0 0 7

Napoleon McCallum rushed for 217 yards on 41 carries, the second-most rushing yards by a Navy player against Army, and broke the NCAA single-season all-purpose yardage record of Pitt's Tony Dorsett. [4]

Awards[edit]

  • Napoleon McCallum - Heisman Trophy voting (7th)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 195. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2011 Navy football media guide.
  4. ^ "It's bon voyage for Navy's McCallum." Milwaukee Journal. 1985 Dec 8.