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1985 Michigan Wolverines football
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 27–23 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1985 record10–1–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (17th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Moeller (8th season)
MVPMike Hammerstein
CaptainBrad Cochran
CaptainEric Kattus
CaptainMike Mallory
Home stadiumMichigan 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 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14, 1985* #13/11 Notre Dame Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–12   105,523
September 21, 1985* at #15/11 South Carolina #19/15 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ABC W 34–3   74,200
September 28, 1985* #17/15 Maryland #12/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–0   105,282
October 5, 1985 Wisconsin #7/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 33–6   105,491
October 12, 1985 at Michigan State #3/3 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 31–0   78,235
October 19, 1985 at #1/1 Iowa #2/3 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA CBS L 12–10   66,350
October 26, 1985† Indiana #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 42–15   105,629
November 2, 1985 at Illinois #4/4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il T 3–3   76,397
November 9, 1985 Purdue #9/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 47–0   105,503
November 16, 1985 at Minnesota #8/8 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 48–7   64,129
November 23, 1985 #12/11 Ohio State #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI CBS W 27–17   106,102
January 1, 1986* vs. #7/6 Nebraska #5/5 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 27–23   72,454
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

OffenseEdit

  • Erik Campbell - started 1 game at flanker
  • John "Jumbo" Elliott - started 11 games at left tackle
  • Mike Hammerstein - started 3 games at left guard
  • Jim Harbaugh - started 12 games at quarterback
  • Mike Husar - started 6 games at right guard
  • Gilvanni Johnson - started 1 game at flanker
  • Paul Jokisch - started 12 games at split end
  • Eric Kattus - started 12 games at tight end
  • John Kolesar - started 10 games at flanker
  • Mike Krauss - started 4 games at right guard
  • Clay Miller - started 10 games at right tackle and 2 games at right guard
  • Jamie Morris - started 11 games at tailback
  • Jerry Quaerna - started 1 game at left tackle and 2 games at right tackle
  • Bob Tabachino - started 12 games at center
  • John Vitale - started 9 games at left guard
  • Gerald White - started 12 games at fullback
  • Thomas Wilcher - started 1 game at tailback

DefenseEdit

  • Jeff Akers - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Brad Cochran - started 12 games at cornerback (weak side)
  • Tony Gant - started 12 games at free safety
  • Mike Hammerstein - started 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Billy Harris - started 12 games at middle guard
  • Dieter Heren - started 1 games at outside linebacker
  • Ivan Hicks - started 12 games at strong safety
  • Mike Mallory - started 10 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Messner - started 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Andy Moeller - started 12 games at inside linebacker
  • Garland Rivers - started 12 games at cornerback (strong side)
  • Jim Scarcelli - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Todd Shulte - started 2 games at inside linebacker
  • Steve Thibert - started 1 game at outside linebacker

Awards and honorsEdit

  • All-Americans: Mike Hammerstein, Brad Cochran
  • All-Conference: Mike Mallory, Brad Cochran, Mike Hammerstein, Eric Kattus, Mark Messner, Clay Miller
  • Most Valuable Player: Mike Hammerstein
  • Meyer Morton Award: Clay Miller
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Mark Messner
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Gerald White
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Clay Miller
  • Dick Katcher Award: Mike Hammerstein
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Eric Kattus, Clay Miller
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Brad Cochran

Coaching staffEdit

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