1985 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1985 record5–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachLeon Burtnett (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Tiller (3rd season)
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 69,200)
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 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented the Purdue University in the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season. Quarterback Jim Everett led the nation in total offense (3,589 yards), which was also a school record, since broken by Drew Brees. Everett finished sixth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy. [1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:30 PMat Pittsburgh*ESPNL 30–3150,103
September 212:00 PMBall State*W 37–1863,162
September 2812:30 PMNotre Dame*
TBSW 35–1769,338
October 58:00 PMat MinnesotaTBSL 15–4559,503
October 122:30 PMIllinois
W 30–2468,837
October 1912:00 PMat No. 11 Ohio StateCBSL 27–4189,888
October 2612:30 PMMichigan Statedagger
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
TBSL 24–2867,660
November 22:00 PMNorthwestern
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 31–753,640
November 91:00 PMat No. 9 MichiganL 0–47105,503
November 162:30 PMNo. 5 Iowa
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
CBSL 24–2757,762
November 232:00 PMat IndianaW 34–2151,752
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit | edit source]

1985 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Everett, JimJim Everett
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Season summary[edit | edit source]

Pittsburgh[edit | edit source]


Ball State[edit | edit source]

Notre Dame[edit | edit source]

Illinois[edit | edit source]


Ohio State[edit | edit source]


Michigan State[edit | edit source]

Iowa[edit | edit source]

1986 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Everett Quarterback 1 3 Houston Oilers
Ray Wallace Running back 6 145 Houston Oilers
Mark Jackson Wide receiver 6 161 Denver Broncos
Rodney Carter Running back 5 146 Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark Drenth Tackle 11 279 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Steve Griffin Wide receiver 12 308 Atlanta Falcons

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Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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