1985 Villanova Wildcats football team

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1985 Villanova Wildcats football
Conference Independent
1985 record 5–0
Head coach Andy Talley (1st season)
Home stadium Villanova Stadium
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The 1985 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 1985 NCAA Division III football season.[1] It was the program's first season since 1980, as the team had been discontinued for four years due to perceived lack of financial resources to compete at the Major College (now Football Bowl Subdivision) level.[2] They were led by first-year head coach Andy Talley. Villanova played a "light"[2] schedule against four Division III opponents and the United States Naval Academy JV team.[2] The Wildcats finished the year 5–0.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 21 Iona* Memorial FieldMount Vernon, NY W 27–7  
October 5 Pace* Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 45–0  
October 19 at Catholic* Cardinal StadiumWashington, D.C. W 21–7  
November 2 Navy JV* Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 49–20  
November 9 at Fordham* Coffey FieldThe Bronx, New York W 17–3  


  1. ^ a b "NCAA I-AA/FCS Teams". Villanova Wildcats Program Overview. College Football Data Warehouse. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Atkin, Ross (September 19, 1985). "Villanova eases back into varsity football after four-year absence". CSMonitor.com. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved December 11, 2015.