1985 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1985 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Conference Independent
1985 record 5–6
Head coach Gerry Faust (5th season)
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
No. 3 Penn State           11 1 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
No. 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) TBS L 17–35   69,338
October 5 3:30 p.m. at No. 17 Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC L 15–21   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.

Game summaries[edit]

Army[edit]

1 234Total
Army 0 730 10
Notre Dame 14 073 24

[2]

USC[edit]

1 234Total
USC 0 030 3
Notre Dame 14 1337 37

Ole Miss[edit]

1 234Total
Ole Miss 0 0014 14
Notre Dame 3 14147 38
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana

[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Irish upset No. 19 Army to answer critics." Gainesville Sun. 1985 Oct 20.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Nov 10.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2008-12-30.