1985 Peach Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia between the Army Cadets and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on December 31, 1985. The game was the final contest of the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 31–29 victory for Army, the second bowl victory in school history.
Game summary Edit
On a cold and rainy day in Atlanta, Army scored two touchdowns on halfback option plays to take an eight-point lead into the final five minutes. Trailing 31-23 with less than a minute remaining, Illinois quarterback
Jack Trudeau hit All-American receiver David Williams for a 54-yard touchdown to bring the Fighting Illini within two points of a tie. Trudeau's two-point conversion pass attempt was broken up and Army handed Illinois its third consecutive Bowl defeat in the 1980s. Trudeau set Peach Bowl records with 38 completions in 55 attempts for 401 yards.
Scoring summary Edit
Quarter Team Scoring summary Score
1 Army Rob Healy 22-yard touchdown run, Craig Stopa kick good
Illinois Chris White 45-yard field goal
2 Illinois Cap Boso 1-yard touchdown reception from Jack Trudeau, Chris White kick good
Army Doug Black 1-yard touchdown run, Craig Stopa kick good
Army Bennie White 33-yard touchdown reception from William Lampley, Craig Stopa kick good
Illinois David Williams 15-yard touchdown reception from Jack Trudeau, pass failed
3 Illinois Ray Wilson 1-yard touchdown run, Chris White kick good
Army Scott Spellmon 26-yard touchdown reception from Clarence Jones, Craig Stopa kick good
4 Army Craig Stope 39-yard field goal
Illinois David Williams 54-yard touchdown reception from Jack Trudeau, pass failed
Statistical summary Edit Team Statistics
(Rushing-Passing-Total): UI - 77-401-478; ARMY - 291-94-385
Individual Statistical Leaders
Rushing (Att.-Yds.-TD): UI - Thomas Rooks 10-35-0, Wilson 8-31-1; ARMY - Healy 23-107-1, Lampley 16-76-0, Black 15-73-1.
Passing (Att.-Comp.-Yds.-Int.-TD-Yds.): UI - Trudeau 55-38-2-3-401; ARMY - Healy 6-3-1-0-35.
Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD): UI - David Williams 7-109-2, Stephen Pierce 6-92-0, Anthony Williams 5-59-0.