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1985 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 111-121-5, .479 W-L% (10th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.39 (7th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.05 (7th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and South Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL) and Penn State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Penn State 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 22.9 12.8 16.20 5.62
Miami (FL) 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 33.8 16.3 17.24 5.16
Army 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 33.0 19.3 7.48 -2.11
Florida State 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 33.5 21.5 11.15 4.15
West Virginia 7 3 1 .682 0 0 0 17.2 14.4 4.88 2.24
Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 23.2 14.5 3.56 -3.63
Syracuse 7 5 0 .583 0 0 0 23.7 16.3 5.38 0.88
Virginia Tech 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 24.9 19.9 3.04 -1.05
Pittsburgh 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 18.4 17.0 4.38 3.29
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 18.1 23.7 -1.66 1.34
Notre Dame 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 20.9 21.3 11.65 10.38
South Carolina 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 24.5 26.4 0.00 1.55
Louisiana-Lafayette 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 14.7 27.8 -12.71 -4.25
Navy 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 23.0 21.7 0.60 2.51
Temple 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 21.2 20.3 0.19 0.74
Boston College 4 8 0 .333 0 0 0 18.5 25.6 -0.45 5.63
Memphis 2 7 2 .273 0 0 0 16.4 22.1 -2.40 2.69
Rutgers 2 8 1 .227 0 0 0 13.5 24.2 -4.24 4.76
East Carolina 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 14.6 25.5 -7.21 2.70
Louisville 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 18.1 39.0 -16.24 -0.70
Tulane 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 15.1 30.4 -11.65 1.08

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
Penn State 18 19 11 10 9 9 8 6 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 3
Miami (FL)                 15 11 8 6 4 4 2 2 9
Florida State 19 17 7 6 4 4 4 13 11 10 16 15 14 12 18 18 15
Army               19                  
Notre Dame 14 14 13                            
South Carolina 17 18 15 15                          

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1986-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 25 Penn State 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1986-01-01 Sugar Bowl Tennessee 35 Miami (FL) 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1985-12-31 Peach Bowl Army 31 Illinois 29 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1985-12-30 Gator Bowl Florida State 34 Oklahoma State 23 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1985-12-21 Cherry Bowl Maryland 35 Syracuse 18 Cherry Bowl (Pontiac, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 234
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 216
3. Ken Karcher (TLN) 175
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 175
5. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 151
6. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 142
7. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 128
8. John Congemi (PITT) 122
9. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 120
10. Danny McCoin (CIN) 115

Pass Attempts

1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 423
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 352
3. Ken Karcher (TLN) 306
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 306
5. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 272
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 269
7. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 256
8. John Congemi (PITT) 241
9. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 229
10. John Shaffer (PAST) 228

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 61.4
2. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 58.2
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 57.2
4. Ken Karcher (TLN) 57.2
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 57.2
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 56.1
7. Shawn Halloran (BC) 55.3
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 52.2
9. Mike Hold (SC) 51.4
10. John Congemi (PITT) 50.6

Passing Yards

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 3238
2. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2935
3. Ken Karcher (TLN) 1991
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 1991
5. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 1875
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1694
7. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 1606
8. Mike Hold (SC) 1596
9. Danny McCoin (CIN) 1576
10. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 1475

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9.2
2. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8.2
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.8
4. Mike Hold (SC) 7.7
5. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 7.6
6. Shawn Halloran (BC) 6.9
7. Ken Karcher (TLN) 6.5
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 6.5
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 6.3
10. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 6.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 8.5
2. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.9
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 7.8
4. Mike Hold (SC) 6.2
5. Ken Karcher (TLN) 5.9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 5.9
7. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 5.9
8. Shawn Halloran (BC) 5.1
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 5.1
10. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 4.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 21
2. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 13
3. Don McPherson (SYR) 12
  Shawn Halloran (BC) 12
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 12
6. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 11
7. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 10
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 9

Passing Interceptions

1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 23
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 15
3. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 13
4. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 12
  Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 12
6. John Congemi (PITT) 11
  Andrew Anderson (SMS) 11
  Danny Sparkman (MEM) 11
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 11
10. John Shaffer (PAST) 10
  Mike Hold (SC) 10

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 149.8
2. Danny McCoin (CIN) 137.8
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 127.2
4. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 118.3
5. Mike Hold (SC) 117.4
6. Ken Karcher (TLN) 116.3
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 116.3
8. Shawn Halloran (BC) 112.1
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 110.7
10. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 104.9

Rush Attempts

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 287
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 275
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 264
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 255
5. Tony Baker (ECAR) 197
  Doug Black* (ARMY) 197
7. Charles Gladman (PITT) 194
8. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 188
9. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 167
10. Mike Hold (SC) 165

Rushing Yards

1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1516
2. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1327
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1112
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1100
5. Charles Gladman (PITT) 1085
6. Tony Baker (ECAR) 951
7. Doug Black* (ARMY) 950
8. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 936
9. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 837
10. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 723

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Victor Floyd (FLST) 6.9
2. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 6.8
3. Tony Smith (FLST) 6.1
4. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 5.9
5. William Lampley* (ARMY) 5.7
6. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 5.6
7. Charles Gladman (PITT) 5.6
8. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 5.5
9. Thomas Jackson (LALAF) 5.4
10. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 5.4

Receptions

1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 73
2. Kelvin Martin (BC) 49
3. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 48
4. Mike Siano (SYR) 46
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 46
6. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 44
7. Darren Flutie (BC) 42
8. Scott Gieselman (BC) 41
9. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 40
10. Danny Thomas (LOU) 39

Receiving Yards

1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1137
2. Kelvin Martin (BC) 958
3. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 893
4. Mike Siano (SYR) 852
5. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 840
6. Hassan Jones (FLST) 738
7. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 692
8. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 669
9. Brian Blades (MIAFL) 657
10. Ernest Givins (LOU) 577

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 22.3
2. Brian Blades (MIAFL) 21.9
3. Hassan Jones (FLST) 21.7
4. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 20.4
5. Kelvin Martin (BC) 19.6
6. Mike Siano (SYR) 18.5
7. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 18.3
8. Jerry Harris (MEM) 17.3
9. Danny Smith (SC) 17.2
10. Ernest Givins (LOU) 17.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 9
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
4. Mike Siano (SYR) 8
5. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 6
  Brian Blades (MIAFL) 6
7. Phillip Bryant (FLST) 5
  Chris McGee (SMS) 5
  Hassan Jones (FLST) 5
10. Chuck Scales (PITT) 4
  Jerry Harris (MEM) 4
  Ernest Givins (LOU) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 331
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 288
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 287
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 272
5. Tony Baker (ECAR) 206
6. Charles Gladman (PITT) 205
7. Doug Black* (ARMY) 200
8. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 193
9. Ken Bell (BC) 177
10. John Adams (LOU) 173

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1685
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1647
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1280
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1235
5. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1137
  Charles Gladman (PITT) 1137
7. Tony Baker (ECAR) 1068
8. Doug Black* (ARMY) 990
9. Kelvin Martin (BC) 986
10. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 978

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 15
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 11
3. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 10
  Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 10
  Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 10
6. Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
  Willie Marshall (TEMP) 9
  Maurice Williams (VATECH) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 9
10. Mike Siano (SYR) 8
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 8

Total Plays

1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 488
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 420
3. Mike Hold (SC) 373
4. Ken Karcher (TLN) 345
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 345
6. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 342
7. Don McPherson (SYR) 316
8. John Congemi (PITT) 310
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 298
10. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 289

Total Yards

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 3080
2. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2828
3. Mike Hold (SC) 1959
4. Don McPherson (SYR) 1958
5. Ken Karcher (TLN) 1879
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 1879
7. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 1874
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 1643
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1631
10. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1516

Total Yards Per Play

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 7.3

Total Touchdowns

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 25
2. Don McPherson (SYR) 19
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 16
4. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 15
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 15
6. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 14
7. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 13
8. John Shaffer (PAST) 12
  Shawn Halloran (BC) 12
  Mike Hold (SC) 12