1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
MVC champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1985 record6–5 (3–0 MVC)
Head coachDon Morton (1st season)
Home stadiumSkelly Field
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulsa $ 3 0 0     6 5 0
West Texas State 3 1 1     6 3 1
Illinois State 3 1 1     6 3 2
Indiana State 2 2 0     4 6 0
Wichita State 2 3 0     3 8 0
Southern Illinois 1 3 0     4 7 0
Drake 1 5 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Don Morton, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–5 record, 3–0 against conference opponents, and won the Missouri Valley Conference championship.[1] The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Steve Gage with 1,069 passing yards, Gordon Brown with 1,201 rushing yards, and Ronnie Kelly with 379 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 7Houston*W 31–24
September 14Texas Tech*
  • Skelly Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
L 17–21
September 21at No. 14 Arkansas*L 0–24
September 28at Texas A&M*L 10–45
October 5at No. 6 Oklahoma State*L 13–25
October 12Long Beach State*
  • Skelly Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
W 37–35
October 19at Florida State*L 14–76
October 26West Texas State
  • Skelly Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
W 44–17
November 2at Wichita StateW 42–26
November 9Drake*
  • Skelly Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
W 45–15
November 16East Carolina*W 21–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 29, 2016.