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1985 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Peach Bowl, L 29–31 vs. Army
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1985 record6–5–1 (5–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coachMike White (6th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/9 Iowa 7 1 0     10 2 0
#2/2 Michigan 6 1 1     10 1 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
#14/11 Ohio State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 5 3 0     7 5 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Indiana 1 7 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1985 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Mike White, the Illini compiled a 6–5–1 record and finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Jack Trudeau with 2,938 passing yards, running back Thomas Rooks with 718 rushing yards, and wide receiver David Williams with 1,047 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 7No. 6 USC*No. 11L 10–20
September 14Southern Illinois*No. 19
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 28–25
September 21at No. 18 Nebraska*No. 20L 25–52
October 5No. 5 Ohio State
W 31–28
October 12at PurdueL 24–30
October 19at Michigan StateW 30–17
October 26Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 38–25
November 2No. 4 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
T 3–3
November 9at No. 6 IowaL 0–5966,120
November 16Indiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 41–24
November 23at NorthwesternW 45–20
December 31vs. Army*L 29–31
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1985 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1985-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. "1985 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1985.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.


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