1985 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1985 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Peach Bowl, L 29–31 vs. Army
Conference Big Ten Conference
1985 record 6–5–1 (5–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Mike White (6th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
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 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Mike White, the Illini compiled a 6–5–1 record and finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Jack Trudeau with 2,938 passing yards, running back Thomas Rooks with 718 rushing yards, and wide receiver David Williams with 1,047 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 7 No. 6 USC* No. 11 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 10–20    
September 14 Southern Illinois* No. 19 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 28–25    
September 21 at No. 18 Nebraska* No. 20 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 25–52    
October 5 No. 5 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 31–28    
October 12 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) L 24–30    
October 19 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 30–17    
October 26 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 38–25    
November 2 No. 4 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL T 3–3    
November 9 at No. 6 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 0–59   66,120
November 16 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 41–24    
November 23 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 45–20    
December 31 vs. Army* Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) L 29–31    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1985 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015.