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1985 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1985 record8–4 (5–3 WAC)
Head coachJim Fassel (1st season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Air Force § 7 1 0     12 1 0
No. 16 BYU § 7 1 0     11 3 0
Utah 5 3 0     8 4 0
Hawaii 4 3 1     4 6 2
Colorado State 4 4 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 4 1     5 6 1
New Mexico 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wyoming 2 6 0     3 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled an 8–4 record (5–3 against WAC opponents), finished in third place in the WAC, and outscored their opponents, 405 to 343.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Larry Egger with 2,988 passing yards, Eddie Johnson with 1,018 rushing yards, and Loren Richey with 971 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 77:00 PMBoise State*W 20–1725,382[3]
September 1411:30 PMat HawaiiW 29–2746,591[3]
September 217:00 PMWashington State*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 44–3728,576[3]
September 287:00 PMUTEP
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 55–1930,745[3]
October 47:00 PMWyoming
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 37–2033,248[3]
October 128:30 PMat Arizona State*L 27–3460,777[3]
October 198:00 PMat San Diego StateW 39–3722,474[3]
October 261:30 PMat No. 8 Air ForceL 15–3732,269[3]
November 212:00 PMUtah State*
W 34–730,124[3]
November 912:00 PMNew Mexicodagger
W 58–4926,124[3]
November 191:00 PMat Colorado StateL 19–218,511[3]
November 2312:00 PMat No. 11 BYUL 28–3865,473[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

Two Utah players were selected in the 1986 NFL Draft.[6]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Erroll Tucker Defensive back 5 122 Pittsburgh Steelers
Filipo Mokofisi Linebacker 8 200 New Orleans Saints

ReferencesEdit

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