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1985 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 68-38-9, .630 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.25 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 5.54 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Auburn, Florida and Louisiana State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Louisiana State and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida 9 1 1 .864 5 1 0 .833 26.0 14.7 17.16 7.07
Tennessee 9 1 2 .833 5 1 0 .833 27.1 11.7 19.54 6.96
Alabama 9 2 1 .792 4 1 1 .750 26.5 15.1 17.95 7.62
Louisiana State 9 2 1 .792 4 1 1 .750 18.9 11.2 10.33 3.33
Georgia 7 3 2 .667 3 2 1 .583 24.8 14.3 13.58 6.17
Auburn 8 4 0 .667 3 3 0 .500 28.7 17.3 15.03 7.70
Mississippi 4 6 1 .409 2 4 0 .333 19.1 25.1 0.65 4.83
Vanderbilt 3 7 1 .318 1 4 1 .250 15.1 28.0 -6.63 3.91
Kentucky 5 6 0 .455 1 5 0 .167 17.6 19.2 3.04 3.50
Mississippi State 5 6 0 .455 0 6 0 .000 23.4 26.2 1.80 4.35

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
Tennessee           16 14 20 16 19 19 18 16 10 8 8 4
Florida 5 5 3 11 11 11 7 5 2 2 1 11 9 6 6 6 5
Alabama     20 16 15 12 10 15     20 20     15 15 13
Louisiana State 13 13 12 9 8 8 20 17 18 16 15 19 17 13 12 12 20
Auburn 2 2 1 1 1 14 12 8 6 6 13 14 10 7 16 16  
Georgia           18 18 16   18 17 12 20 20      

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1986-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M 36 Auburn 16 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1986-01-01 Sugar Bowl Tennessee 35 Miami (FL) 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1985-12-28 Aloha Bowl Alabama 24 Southern California 3 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1985-12-28 Sun Bowl Georgia 13 Arizona 13 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1985-12-27 Liberty Bowl Baylor 21 Louisiana State 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 209
2. Kerwin Bell (FL) 180
3. Don Smith (MSST) 143
4. Mike Shula (AL) 138
5. Bill Ransdell (KY) 133
6. John Gromos (VAND) 124
7. Tony Robinson (TN) 91
8. Kent Austin (MS) 89
9. Daryl Dickey (TN) 85
10. Pat Washington (AUB) 56
Pass Attempts
1. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 346
2. Don Smith (MSST) 312
3. Kerwin Bell (FL) 288
4. Bill Ransdell (KY) 231
5. Mike Shula (AL) 229
6. John Gromos (VAND) 224
7. Kent Austin (MS) 147
8. Tony Robinson (TN) 143
9. Daryl Dickey (TN) 131
10. Pat Washington (AUB) 122
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 62.5
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 60.4
3. Mike Shula (AL) 60.3
4. Bill Ransdell (KY) 57.6
5. John Gromos (VAND) 55.4
6. Don Smith (MSST) 45.8
Passing Yards
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 2687
2. Don Smith (MSST) 2332
3. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 2145
4. Mike Shula (AL) 2009
5. Bill Ransdell (KY) 1744
6. John Gromos (VAND) 1483
7. Tony Robinson (TN) 1246
8. Daryl Dickey (TN) 1161
9. Kent Austin (MS) 1116
10. Pat Washington (AUB) 772
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 9.3
2. Mike Shula (AL) 8.8
3. Bill Ransdell (KY) 7.5
4. Don Smith (MSST) 7.5
5. John Gromos (VAND) 6.6
6. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 6.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 9.5
2. Mike Shula (AL) 8.6
3. Bill Ransdell (KY) 6.8
4. Don Smith (MSST) 6.4
5. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 5.3
6. John Gromos (VAND) 5.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 21
2. Mike Shula (AL) 16
3. Don Smith (MSST) 15
4. Daryl Dickey (TN) 10
5. Kent Austin (MS) 8
  Tony Robinson (TN) 8
7. John Gromos (VAND) 6
8. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 5
  Bill Ransdell (KY) 5
10. Mark Young (MS) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Don Smith (MSST) 14
2. John Gromos (VAND) 10
3. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 9
4. Mike Shula (AL) 8
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 8
6. Tony Robinson (TN) 7
7. Kevin Dooley (KY) 6
  Pat Washington (AUB) 6
  James Jackson (GA) 6
  Kent Austin (MS) 6
  Bill Ransdell (KY) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 159.4
2. Mike Shula (AL) 150.0
3. Bill Ransdell (KY) 122.9
4. Don Smith (MSST) 115.5
5. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 112.0
6. John Gromos (VAND) 110.9
Rush Attempts
1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 278
2. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 258
3. Neal Anderson (FL) 238
4. Don Smith (MSST) 190
5. Marc Logan (KY) 175
6. John L. Williams (FL) 160
  Carl Woods (VAND) 160
8. Mark Higgs (KY) 143
9. Keith Davis (TN) 141
10. Craig Turner (AL) 117
Rushing Yards
1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1786
2. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 1134
3. Neal Anderson (FL) 1034
4. Keith Henderson (GA) 731
5. Marc Logan (KY) 715
6. Keith Davis (TN) 684
  Brent Fullwood (AUB) 684
8. John L. Williams (FL) 659
9. Tim Worley (GA) 627
10. Lars Tate (GA) 626
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 7.4
2. Keith Henderson (GA) 6.8
3. Bo Jackson (AUB) 6.4
4. Gene Jelks (AL) 6.3
5. Lars Tate (GA) 6.0
6. Tim Worley (GA) 5.4
7. Garry James (LAST) 5.4
8. David McCluskey (GA) 5.1
9. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 5.1
10. Tommie Agee (AUB) 5.0
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 17
2. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 14
3. Tim Worley (GA) 9
4. James Jackson (GA) 8
  Neal Anderson (FL) 8
6. Garry James (LAST) 6
  Don Smith (MSST) 6
  Brent Fullwood (AUB) 6
9. Carl Woods (VAND) 5
  Mark Higgs (KY) 5
  Gene Jelks (AL) 5
Receptions
1. Garry James (LAST) 50
  Everett Crawford (VAND) 50
  Tim McGee (TN) 50
4. Carl Parker (VAND) 45
  Boo Mitchell (VAND) 45
6. John L. Williams (FL) 44
7. Jim Popp (VAND) 43
8. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 38
9. Albert Bell (AL) 37
10. Rogie Magee (LAST) 35
Receiving Yards
1. Tim McGee (TN) 947
2. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 739
3. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 708
4. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 653
5. Albert Bell (AL) 648
6. Everett Crawford (VAND) 533
7. Carl Parker (VAND) 493
8. Frankie Neal (FL) 487
9. Jim Popp (VAND) 485
10. James Bloodworth (MSST) 479
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Louis Clark (MSST) 22.0
2. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 21.1
3. James Bloodworth (MSST) 20.8
4. Joey Clinkscales (TN) 19.7
5. Tim McGee (TN) 18.9
6. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 18.6
7. Ray McDonald (FL) 18.6
8. Albert Bell (AL) 17.5
9. Cornell Burbage (KY) 16.7
10. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 16.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Albert Bell (AL) 8
2. Tim McGee (TN) 7
3. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 6
4. Frankie Neal (FL) 5
  Ray McDonald (FL) 5
  Ricky Nattiel (FL) 5
  James Bloodworth (MSST) 5
8. Joey Clinkscales (TN) 4
  Eric Swanson (TN) 4
10. Mitch Andrews (LAST) 3
  Tony Pearcey (VAND) 3
  Andree Rodgers (MS) 3
  Bobby Humphrey (AL) 3
  Jamie Holder (MS) 3
  John L. Williams (FL) 3
  Louis Clark (MSST) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 292
2. Bo Jackson (AUB) 282
3. Neal Anderson (FL) 263
4. Marc Logan (KY) 207
5. John L. Williams (FL) 204
6. Don Smith (MSST) 190
7. Carl Woods (VAND) 166
  Keith Davis (TN) 166
9. Mark Higgs (KY) 162
10. Everett Crawford (VAND) 158
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1859
2. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 1447
3. Neal Anderson (FL) 1383
4. Marc Logan (KY) 1029
5. John L. Williams (FL) 1028
6. Garry James (LAST) 981
  Everett Crawford (VAND) 981
8. Tim McGee (TN) 947
9. Keith Davis (TN) 852
10. Keith Henderson (GA) 798
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 17
2. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 14
3. Tim Worley (GA) 10
4. Albert Bell (AL) 9
  Neal Anderson (FL) 9
6. James Jackson (GA) 8
7. Tim McGee (TN) 7
  Bobby Humphrey (AL) 7
9. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 6
  Garry James (LAST) 6
  Don Smith (MSST) 6
  Brent Fullwood (AUB) 6
  Everett Crawford (VAND) 6
Total Plays
1. Don Smith (MSST) 502
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 414
3. Kerwin Bell (FL) 342
4. Mike Shula (AL) 281
5. Bo Jackson (AUB) 279
6. Bill Ransdell (KY) 273
7. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 258
8. John Gromos (VAND) 250
9. Neal Anderson (FL) 241
10. James Jackson (GA) 207
Total Yards
1. Don Smith (MSST) 2886
2. Kerwin Bell (FL) 2469
3. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 2084
4. Mike Shula (AL) 2037
5. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1786
6. Bill Ransdell (KY) 1720
7. John Gromos (VAND) 1368
8. Tony Robinson (TN) 1321
9. Daryl Dickey (TN) 1165
10. James Jackson (GA) 1148
Total Touchdowns
1. Don Smith (MSST) 21
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 21
3. Bo Jackson (AUB) 17
  Mike Shula (AL) 17
5. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 14
6. Daryl Dickey (TN) 11
7. James Jackson (GA) 10
  Neal Anderson (FL) 10
9. Tim Worley (GA) 9
  Tony Robinson (TN) 9