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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 Completion Percentage

1. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 61.4
2. Joe Gagliardi (Rutgers) 58.2
3. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 57.2
4. Ken Karcher (Tulane) 57.2
  Ken Karcher (Tulane) 57.2
6. Bill Byrne (Navy) 56.1
7. Shawn Halloran (Boston College) 55.3
8. Don McPherson (Syracuse) 53.5
9. Danny Sparkman (Memphis) 52.2
10. Mike Hold (South Carolina) 51.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Don McPherson (Syracuse) 9.3
2. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 8.5
3. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 7.9
4. Lee Saltz (Temple) 7.8
5. Mike Hold (South Carolina) 6.2
6. Ken Karcher (Tulane) 5.9
  Ken Karcher (Tulane) 5.9
8. Andrew Anderson (Southern Mississippi) 5.9
9. Shawn Halloran (Boston College) 5.1
10. Bill Byrne (Navy) 5.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 149.8
2. Don McPherson (Syracuse) 149.7
3. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 137.8
4. Lee Saltz (Temple) 127.2
5. Andrew Anderson (Southern Mississippi) 118.3
6. Mike Hold (South Carolina) 117.4
7. Ken Karcher (Tulane) 116.3
  Ken Karcher (Tulane) 116.3
9. Shawn Halloran (Boston College) 112.1
10. Bill Byrne (Navy) 110.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Marshall (Temple) 22.3
2. Brian Blades (Miami (FL)) 21.9
3. Hassan Jones (Florida State) 21.7
4. Scott Schwedes (Syracuse) 20.4
5. Kelvin Martin (Boston College) 19.6
6. Mike Siano (Syracuse) 18.5
7. Michael Irvin (Miami (FL)) 18.3
8. Jerry Harris (Memphis) 17.3
9. Danny Smith (South Carolina) 17.2
10. Ernest Givins (Louisville) 17.0

Total Yards

1. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 3080
2. Shawn Halloran (Boston College) 2828
3. Mike Hold (South Carolina) 1959
4. Don McPherson (Syracuse) 1958
5. Ken Karcher (Tulane) 1879
  Ken Karcher (Tulane) 1879
7. Lee Saltz (Temple) 1874
8. Danny Sparkman (Memphis) 1643
9. Bill Byrne (Navy) 1631
10. Paul Palmer (Temple) 1516

Total Yards Per Play

1. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 7.3

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. David Kintigh (Miami (FL)) 4.0

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Scott Schwedes (Syracuse) 2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Ernest Givins (Louisville) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Bennie Blades (Miami (FL)) 2