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1985 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Gator Bowl, L 23–34 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1985 record8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachPat Jones (2nd season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 3 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Colorado 4 3 0     7 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 6 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     1 10 0
Missouri 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Pat Jones, the Cowboys compiled an 8–4 record (4–3 against conference opponents), tied for third place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 255 to 188.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Thurman Thomas with 1,650 rushing yards and 102 points scored, Ronnie Williams with 1,757 passing yards, and Bobby Riley with 659 receiving yards.[3][4]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 7at No. 12 Washington*No. 16W 31–17
September 14North Texas State*No. 8W 10–9
September 28Miami (OH)*No. 7
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 45–10
October 5Tulsa*No. 6
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK (rivalry)
W 25–13
October 12No. 9 NebraskaNo. 5
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 24–34
October 26at KansasNo. 12W 17–10
November 2at ColoradoNo. 12W 14–11
November 9Kansas StateNo. 10
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 35–3
November 16at MissouriNo. 10W 21–19
November 23at Iowa StateNo. 7L 10–15
November 30No. 3 OklahomaNo. 17
L 0–13
December 30vs. No. 18 Florida State*No. 19L 23–34
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1985 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1985-schedule.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 173. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  4. "1985 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1985.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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