1985 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1985 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
1985 record 5–6
Head coach Gerry Faust (5th year)
Defensive coordinator A. J. Christoff
Captain Tony Furjanic
Captain Mike Larkin
Captain Allen Pinkett
Captain Tim Scannell
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Gerry Faust and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 2:30 p.m. at Michigan* No. 13 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Rivalry) CBS L 12–20   105,523
September 21 7:30 p.m. Michigan State* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) ESPN W 27–10   59,075
September 28 12:00 p.m. at Purdue* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 17–35   69,338
October 5 3:30 p.m. at No. 17 Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC L 15–20   52,123
October 19 12:00 p.m. No. 19 Army* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Rivalry) United States, WGN W 24–10   59,075
October 26 2:00 p.m. USC* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 37–3   59,075
November 2 3:30 p.m. Navy* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Rivalry) ABC W 41–17   59,075
November 9 12:00 p.m. Mississippi* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN USA, WGN W 37–14   59,075
November 16 3:30 p.m. at No. 1 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 6–36   84,000
November 23 12:00 p.m. No. 17 LSU* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN USA, WGN L 7–10   59,075
November 30 3:30 p.m. at No. 4 Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS L 7–58   49,236
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 7 3 0 10
Notre Dame 14 0 7 3 24

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USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 0 3 0 3
Notre Dame 14 13 3 7 37

Mississippi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 0 0 0 14 14
Notre Dame 3 14 14 7 38
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

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