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1985 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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Hall of Fame Classic champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 19
1985 record9–2–1 (5–1 ACC)
Head coachBill Curry (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorDon Lindsey (2nd season)
CaptainJohn Ivemeyer
Ted Roof
Mike Snow
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 Maryland 6 0 0     9 3 0
#19 Georgia Tech 5 1 0     9 2 1
Virginia 4 3 0     6 5 0
Clemson 4 3 0     6 6 0
North Carolina 5 2 0     7 4 1
Duke 2 5 0     4 7 0
NC State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Wake Forest 1 6 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by sixth-year head coach Bill Curry and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. In their third season as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, they finished in second with an ACC record of 5–1. They were invited to the 1985 Hall of Fame Classic bowl game, where they defeated Michigan State, 17–14. The Yellow Jackets finished ranked in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll for the first time in 15 years.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 14at NC StateRaycomW 28–1832,100
September 21VirginiaL 13–2438,291
September 28at ClemsonW 14–378,000
October 5North Carolina
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
RaycomW 31–035,625
October 12Western Carolina*dagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 24–1736,111
October 19No. 8 Auburn*
CBSL 14–1757,501
October 26at No. 16 Tennessee*ESPNT 6–694,575
November 2at DukeW 9–014,400
November 9Chattanooga*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 35–725,763
November 16Wake Forest
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
RaycomW 41–1028,575
November 30No. 20 Georgia*
TBSW 20–1659,602
December 31vs. Michigan State*TBSW 17–1445,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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