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1985 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Independence Bowl, Won, 20-13
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1985 record7-5 (4-4 Big Ten)
Head coachLou Holtz
Home stadiumH.H.H Metrodome
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 season was the Golden Gophers' second and final season under head coach Lou Holtz.[1] The Golden Gophers won seven games, six under Lou Holtz.[1] The Gophers played in the 1985 Independence Bowl, but it was coached by John Gutekunst.[2] The total attendance was 426,918, which averaged out to 60,985 per game.[3] The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[3]

Center Ray Hitchcock, linebacker Peter Najarian, offensive guard Jon Lilleberg and strong safety Larry Joyner were named All-Big Ten second team.[4] Running back David Puk was named Academic All-American second team.[5] Puk and linebacker Peter Najarian were named Academic All-Big Ten.[5]

Quarterback Rickey Foggie was awarded the Bronco Nagurski Award.[6] Ray Hitchcock was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[6] Peter Najarian was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[6] Kicker Chip Lohmiller was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[6] Flanker . Andy Hare was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[6] David Puk was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[6]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/14/1985* Wichita State MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 28-14   56,094
09/21/1985* Montana Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 62-17   55,700
09/28/1985* #3 Oklahoma Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 7-13   62,446
10/05/1985 Purdue Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 45-15   59,503
10/12/1985 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 21-10   24,512
10/19/1985 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 22-7   38,826
10/26/1985† #3 Ohio State #20 Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 19-23   64,455
11/02/1985 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 26-31   63,758
11/09/1985 Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 27-18   64,571
11/16/1985 #8 Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 7-48   64,129
11/23/1985 at #3 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 9-31   66,020
12/21/1985 vs. Clemson Independence StadiumShreveport, LA W 20-13  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


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