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1985 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1985 record3–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachDennis Green (5th season)
CaptainCasey Cummings[1]
CaptainJim Torkelson
Home stadiumDyche 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 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Dennis Green, the Wildcats compiled a 3–8 record (1–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for last place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Mike Greenfield with 2,152 passing yards, Stanley Davenport with 598 rushing yards, and Curtis Duncan with 498 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 7at Duke*L 17–40
September 14at Missouri*W 27–23
September 28Northern Illinois*W 38–16
October 5at IndianaL 7–26
October 12Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 10–21
October 19at WisconsinW 17–14
October 26No. 1 Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 10–49
November 2at PurdueL 7–31
November 9No. 4 Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 17–35
November 16at Michigan StateL 0–32
November 23Illinois
L 20–45
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PersonnelEdit

  • QB Mike Greenfield, Soph.
  • QB Sandy Schwab, Sr.

ReferencesEdit


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