1985 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1985 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1985 record 5–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Leon Burtnett (4th season)
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 69,200)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Iowa $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 2 Michigan 6 1 1     10 1 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
No. 14 Ohio State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 5 3 0     7 5 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Indiana 1 7 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented the Purdue University in the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season. Quarterback Jim Everett led the nation in total offense (3,589 yards), which was also a school record, since broken by Drew Brees. Everett finished sixth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy. [1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:30 PM at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 30–31   50,103
September 21 2:00 PM Ball State* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 37–18   63,162
September 28 12:30 PM Notre Dame* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) ABC W 35–17   69,338
October 5 8:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN TBS L 15–45   59,503
October 12 2:30 PM Illinois Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 30–24   68,837
October 19 12:00 PM at No. 11 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH CBS L 27–41   89,888
October 26 12:30 PM Michigan Statedagger Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ABC L 24–28   67,660
November 2 2:00 PM Northwestern Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 31–7   53,640
November 9 1:00 PM at No. 9 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–47   105,503
November 16 2:30 PM No. 5 Iowa Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN CBS L 24–27   57,762
November 23 2:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 34–21   51,752
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Rivalries[edit]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Everett Quarterback 1 3 Houston Oilers
Ray Wallace Running back 6 145 Houston Oilers
Mark Jackson Wide receiver 6 161 Denver Broncos
Rodney Carter Running back 5 146 Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark Drenth Tackle 11 279 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Steve Griffin Wide receiver 12 308 Atlanta Falcons

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Awards and honors[edit]

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