1985 Utah Utes football team

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1985 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1985 record 8–4 (5–3 WAC)
Head coach Jim Fassel (1st season)
Home stadium Rice Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Air Force + 7 1 0     12 1 0
No. 16 BYU + 7 1 0     11 3 0
Utah 5 3 0     8 4 0
Hawaii 4 3 1     4 6 2
Colorado State 4 4 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 4 1     5 6 1
New Mexico 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wyoming 2 6 0     3 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 8–4 record (5–3 against WAC opponents), finished in third place in the WAC, and outscored their opponents, 405 to 343.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Larry Egger with 2,988 passing yards, Eddie Johnson with 1,018 rushing yards, and Loren Richey with 971 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 7:00 PM Boise State* Rice StadiumSalt Lake City W 20–17   25,382[3]
September 14 11:30 PM at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 29–27   46,591[3]
September 21 7:00 PM Washington State* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 44–37   28,576[3]
September 28 7:00 PM UTEP Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 55–19   30,745[3]
October 4 7:00 PM Wyoming Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 37–20   33,248[3]
October 12 8:30 PM at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 27–34   60,777[3]
October 19 8:00 PM at San Diego State Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego W 39–37   22,474[3]
October 26 1:30 PM at No. 8 Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado L 15–37   32,269[3]
November 2 12:00 PM Utah State* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City (Battle of the Brothers) W 34–7   30,124[3]
November 9 12:00 PM New Mexicodagger Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City (The Bowl) W 58–49   26,124[3]
November 19 1:00 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado L 19–21   8,511[3]
November 23 12:00 PM at No. 11 BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, Utah (Holy War) L 28–38   65,473[3]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

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After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Two Utah players were selected in the 1986 NFL Draft.[6]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Erroll Tucker Defensive back 5 122 Pittsburgh Steelers
Filipo Mokofisi Linebacker 8 200 New Orleans Saints

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 Utah Utes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1985 Utah Utes Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1986 Utah Football Media Guide". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved 2011-08-08. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "1985 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  6. ^ "1986 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08.