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1985 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1985 record8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachPat Dye
Offensive coordinatorJack Crowe
Offensive schemeI Formation
Defensive coordinatorFrank Orgel
Home stadiumJordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Tennessee 5 1 0     9 1 2
#5/NR Florida 5 1 0     9 1 1
#13/14 Alabama 4 1 1     9 2 1
#20/20 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
Georgia 3 2 1     7 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 7 1
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1985 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.

SeasonEdit

Bo Jackson rushed for 1,786 yards, which was the second best single-season performance in SEC history behind Herschel Walker's 1,891 rushing yards for the Georgia in 1981. For his performance, Jackson was awarded the Heisman Trophy edging out over Iowa quarterback Chuck Long. Auburn began the season ranked #1 in the AP Poll before losing to Tennessee on September 28.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7* SW Louisiana #2 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 49–7   60,000
September 14* Southern Miss #1 Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 29–18   63,000
September 28 at Tennessee #1 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC L 20–38   94,358
October 5 Mississippi #14 Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 41–0   67,500
October 12* #4 Florida State #12 Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL TBS W 59–27   75,000
October 19* at Georgia Tech #8 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA CBS W 17–14   57,501
October 26 Mississippi State #6 Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 21–9   68,700
November 2 #2 Florida #6 Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ABC L 10–14   75,000
November 9* East Carolina #13 Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 35–10   65,600
November 16 at #12 Georgia #14 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 24–10   82,122
November 30 vs. Alabama #7 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ABC L 23–25   75,808
January 1* vs. #11 Texas A&M #16 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 16–36   73,137
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bo Jackson Running Back 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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