1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Independent
1985 record 5–5–1
Head coach Foge Fazio (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Chuck Stobart (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple pro-style
Defensive coordinator Bob Junko (3rd year)
Base defense Multiple front
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
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 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. Purdue Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN W 31–30   50,103
Sat. Sep. 14 8:00 p.m. at No. 9 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH WTBS L 7–10   88,518
Sat. Sep. 21 12:00 p.m. Boston College Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA USA L 22–29   40,922
Sat. Sep. 28 12:00 p.m. at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) TCS T 10–10   62,453
Sat. Oct. 5 12:00 p.m. South Carolina Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA USA W 42–7   37,277
Sat. Oct. 12 12:00 p.m. NC Statedagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA USA W 24–10   36,609
Sat. Oct. 19 12:00 p.m. at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 38–10   18,991
Sat. Oct. 26 2:00 p.m. at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 7–21   29,343
Sat. Nov. 2 12:00 p.m. Syracuse Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 0–12   25,500
Sat. Nov. 9 12:00 p.m. at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 21–17   19,428
Sat. Nov. 23 7:30 p.m. No. 1 Penn State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPN L 0–31   60,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

1985 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Foge Fazio – Head Coach
  • Chuck Stobart – Offensive Coordinator
  • Bob Junko – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Russ Jacques – Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers
  • John Montgomery – Tight Ends
  • Joe Moore – Offensive Line
  • Gerry Solomon – Defensive Ends
  • Sal Sunseri – Defensive Line
  • Andy Urbanic – Running Backs
  • Trent Walters – Defensive Backs
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Bob LaCivita – Recruiting Coordinator
  • John Hendrick – Graduate Assistant
  • Jay Venuto – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Weight Training Coordinator

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Buczkowski Defensive End 1 24 Los Angeles Raiders
Bill Callahan Defensive Back 4 94 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Awards and honors[edit]

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