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1985 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 111-121-5, .479 W-L% (8th 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 22.9 12.8 16.20 5.62
Miami (FL) 10 2 0 .833 33.8 16.3 17.24 5.16
Army 9 3 0 .750 33.0 19.3 7.48 -2.11
Florida State 9 3 0 .750 33.5 21.5 11.15 4.15
West Virginia 7 3 1 .682 17.2 14.4 4.88 2.24
Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 23.2 14.5 3.56 -3.63
Syracuse 7 5 0 .583 23.7 16.3 5.38 0.88
Virginia Tech 6 5 0 .545 24.9 19.9 3.04 -1.05
Pittsburgh 5 5 1 .500 18.4 17.0 4.38 3.29
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 18.1 23.7 -1.66 1.34
Notre Dame 5 6 0 .455 20.9 21.3 11.65 10.38
South Carolina 5 6 0 .455 24.5 26.4 0.00 1.55
Louisiana-Lafayette 4 7 0 .364 14.7 27.8 -12.71 -4.25
Navy 4 7 0 .364 23.0 21.7 0.60 2.51
Temple 4 7 0 .364 21.2 20.3 0.19 0.74
Boston College 4 8 0 .333 18.5 25.6 -0.45 5.63
Memphis 2 7 2 .273 16.4 22.1 -2.40 2.69
Rutgers 2 8 1 .227 13.5 24.2 -4.24 4.76
East Carolina 2 9 0 .182 14.6 25.5 -7.21 2.70
Louisville 2 9 0 .182 18.1 39.0 -16.24 -0.70
Tulane 1 10 0 .091 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. Don McPherson (SYR) 53.5
9. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 52.2
10. Mike Hold (SC) 51.4
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. Don McPherson (SYR) 9.2
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9.2
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8.2
4. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.8
5. Mike Hold (SC) 7.7
6. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 7.6
7. Shawn Halloran (BC) 6.9
8. Ken Karcher (TLN) 6.5
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 6.5
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 6.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPherson (SYR) 9.3
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 8.5
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.9
4. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 7.8
5. Mike Hold (SC) 6.2
6. Ken Karcher (TLN) 5.9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 5.9
8. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 5.9
9. Shawn Halloran (BC) 5.1
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 5.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 21
2. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 13
3. Shawn Halloran (BC) 12
  Don McPherson (SYR) 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. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 11
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 11
  John Congemi (PITT) 11
  Andrew Anderson (SMS) 11
10. Mike Hold (SC) 10
  John Shaffer (PAST) 10
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 149.8
2. Don McPherson (SYR) 149.7
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 137.8
4. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 127.2
5. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 118.3
6. Mike Hold (SC) 117.4
7. Ken Karcher (TLN) 116.3
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 116.3
9. Shawn Halloran (BC) 112.1
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 110.7
Rush Attempts
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 287
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 275
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 264
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 255
5. Doug Black* (ARMY) 197
  Tony Baker (ECAR) 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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 14
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 11
3. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 10
  Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 10
5. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 9
  Maurice Williams (VATECH) 9
7. Don McPherson (SYR) 7
  John Adams (LOU) 7
9. John Holifield (WV) 6
  Rob Healy* (ARMY) 6
  William Lampley* (ARMY) 6
  Kent Hagood (SC) 6
  Charles Gladman (PITT) 6
  Thomas Dendy (SC) 6
Receptions
1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 73
2. Kelvin Martin (BC) 49
3. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 48
4. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 46
  Mike Siano (SYR) 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
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 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. Ernest Givins (LOU) 4
  Jerry Harris (MEM) 4
  Chuck Scales (PITT) 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. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 10
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 10
  Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 10
6. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 9
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
  Maurice Williams (VATECH) 9
10. Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 8
  Mike Siano (SYR) 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. Danny McCoin (CIN) 15
  Andrew Anderson (SMS) 15
6. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 14
7. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 13
8. Shawn Halloran (BC) 12
  Mike Hold (SC) 12
  John Shaffer (PAST) 12