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1985 Syracuse Orangemen football
Cherry Bowl, L 18–35 vs. Maryland
ConferenceIndependent
1985 record7–5
Head coachDick MacPherson (5th season)
CaptainTim Green & Rudy Reed[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Penn State           11 1 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
No. 15 Florida State           9 3 0
West Virginia           7 3 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Syracuse           7 5 0
Virginia Tech           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana           4 7 0
Navy           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Boston College           4 8 0
Memphis           2 7 2
Rutgers           2 8 1
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Tulane           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by fifth-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished with a 7–5 record and played in the 1985 Cherry Bowl against Maryland, where they lost, 18–35.

Notable players included Tim Green, who earned unanimous All-American honors at defensive tackle and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award. Green was drafted 17th overall in the 1986 NFL Draft, ending his career at Syracuse as the school's all-time leader in sacks with 45.5, a record that he still owns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 14at Mississippi StateL 3–3026,832
September 21Kent StateW 34–029,822
September 28at Virginia TechL 14–2433,400
October 5Louisville
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 48–026,922
October 19No. 6 Penn State
L 20–2450,021
October 26Temple
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 29–1445,391
November 2at PittsburghW 12–025,500
November 9at NavyW 24–2025,049
November 16Boston College
W 41–2145,790
November 23at RutgersW 31–1419,685
November 30West Virginia
L 10–1333,431
December 21vs. No. 20 MarylandL 18–3551,858
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[3][1]

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