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1985 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 66-48-2, .578 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.63 (2nd of 11) ▪ SOS: 5.37 (2nd of 11)

Conference Champion: Iowa

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Iowa 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 36.7 15.6 16.48 4.23
Michigan 10 1 1 .875 6 1 1 .813 28.5 8.2 23.81 8.64
Illinois 6 5 1 .542 5 2 1 .688 25.3 27.8 7.50 6.75
Ohio State 9 3 0 .750 5 3 0 .625 27.1 17.7 15.13 6.72
Michigan State 7 5 0 .583 5 3 0 .625 21.5 18.3 8.82 6.40
Minnesota 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 24.4 20.0 8.00 4.92
Purdue 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 26.1 27.8 6.07 6.25
Wisconsin 5 6 0 .455 2 6 0 .250 21.0 23.9 1.65 3.19
Indiana 4 7 0 .364 1 7 0 .125 22.8 30.9 -2.43 3.48
Northwestern 3 8 0 .273 1 7 0 .125 15.5 30.2 -8.76 3.15

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 Final
Michigan       19 12 7 3 2 4 4 9 8 6 5 5 5 2
Iowa 4 4 5 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 3 2 3 4 10
Ohio State 8 9 9 7 5 5 15 11 9 8 4 3 12 19 17 17 14
Illinois 11 11 19 20                          
Minnesota                 20                

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1986-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Michigan 27 Nebraska 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1986-01-01 Rose Bowl UCLA 45 Iowa 28 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1985-12-31 Hall of Fame Classic Georgia Tech 17 Michigan State 14 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1985-12-31 Peach Bowl Army 31 Illinois 29 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1985-12-28 Citrus Bowl Ohio State 10 Brigham Young 7 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1985-12-21 Independence Bowl Minnesota 20 Clemson 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 65.8
2. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 63.9
3. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 63.7
4. Jim Everett (Purdue) 63.3
5. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 61.2
6. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 59.4
7. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 53.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 8.7
2. Chuck Long (Iowa) 8.5
3. Jim Everett (Purdue) 8.1
4. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 8.0
5. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 6.6
6. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 6.5
7. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 6.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 9.1
2. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 8.1
3. Chuck Long (Iowa) 8.0
4. Jim Everett (Purdue) 8.0
5. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 5.7
6. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 5.1
7. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 4.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 157.9
2. Chuck Long (Iowa) 153.0
3. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 144.6
4. Jim Everett (Purdue) 143.5
5. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 123.4
6. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 111.1
7. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 110.6

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Armentrout (Wisconsin) 6.4
2. Valdez Baylor (Minnesota) 5.9
3. Thomas Rooks (Illinois) 5.4
4. Ronnie Harmon (Iowa) 5.3
5. Jamie Morris* (Michigan) 5.2
6. Ray Wallace (Purdue) 5.2
7. Bobby Howard (Indiana) 5.0
8. Larry Emery (Wisconsin) 5.0
9. Lorenzo White* (Michigan State) 4.9
10. John Wooldridge* (Ohio State) 4.7

Receiving Yards

1. Rodney Carter (Purdue) 1099
2. David Williams (Illinois) 1047
3. Cris Carter* (Ohio State) 950
4. Kenny Allen (Indiana) 929
5. Bill Happel (Iowa) 812
6. Mark Ingram* (Michigan State) 745
7. Mark Jackson (Purdue) 732
8. Scott Helverson (Iowa) 686
9. Paul Jokisch* (Michigan) 681
10. Steve Griffin (Purdue) 617

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Melvin Anderson (Minnesota) 23.6
2. Mark Ingram* (Michigan State) 21.9
3. Tim Fullington (Wisconsin) 19.2
4. Paul Jokisch* (Michigan) 18.4
5. Mike Lanese* (Ohio State) 17.8
6. Mark Jackson (Purdue) 17.0
7. Kenny Allen (Indiana) 16.9
8. Cris Carter* (Ohio State) 16.4
9. Bill Happel (Iowa) 16.2
10. Steve Griffin (Purdue) 16.2

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Lorenzo White* (Michigan State) 2094
2. Ronnie Harmon (Iowa) 1708
3. Rodney Carter (Purdue) 1315
4. Jamie Morris* (Michigan) 1246
5. Larry Emery (Wisconsin) 1189
6. Bobby Howard (Indiana) 1136
7. Thomas Rooks (Illinois) 1065
8. John Wooldridge* (Ohio State) 1051
9. David Williams (Illinois) 1046
10. Ray Wallace (Purdue) 1036

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jim Everett (Purdue) 6.9