|1985 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1985 record||3–8 (1–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Dennis Green (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1985 Big Ten football standings|
|#10/9 Iowa †||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#14/11 Ohio State||5||–||3||–||0||9||–||3||–||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.
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.
|September 7||at Duke*||L 17–40|
|September 14||at Missouri*||W 27–23|
|September 28||Northern Illinois*||W 38–16|
|October 5||at Indiana||L 7–26|
|October 12||Minnesota||L 10–21|
|October 19||at Wisconsin||W 17–14|
|October 26||No. 1 Iowa||L 10–49|
|November 2||at Purdue||L 7–31|
|November 9||No. 4 Ohio State||L 17–35|
|November 16||at Michigan State||L 0–32|
|November 23||Illinois||L 20–45|
- QB Mike Greenfield, Soph.
- QB Sandy Schwab, Sr.
- "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 149. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=8.
- "1985 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1985-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "1985 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1985.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
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