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1985 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (3rd of 110) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-1)

PS/G: 22.9 (49th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 12.8 (9th of 110)
SRS: 16.20 (10th of 110) ▪ SOS: 5.62 (16th of 110)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 25-10 versus Oklahoma

AP Poll Summary

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
18 19 11 10 9 9 8 6 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 3

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 7, 1985 Sat (19) Penn State @ (7) Maryland ACC W 20 18 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 14, 1985 Sat (11) Penn State Temple Ind W 27 25 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 21, 1985 Sat (10) Penn State East Carolina Ind W 17 10 3 0 0 W 3
4 Sep 28, 1985 Sat (9) Penn State @ Rutgers Ind W 17 10 4 0 0 W 4 East Rutherford, NJ
5 Oct 12, 1985 Sat (8) Penn State (10) Alabama SEC W 19 17 5 0 0 W 5
6 Oct 19, 1985 Sat (6) Penn State @ Syracuse Ind W 24 20 6 0 0 W 6
7 Oct 26, 1985 Sat (3) Penn State West Virginia Ind W 27 0 7 0 0 W 7
8 Nov 2, 1985 Sat (3) Penn State Boston College Ind W 16 12 8 0 0 W 8
9 Nov 9, 1985 Sat (2) Penn State @ Cincinnati Ind W 31 10 9 0 0 W 9 Cincinnati, OH
10 Nov 16, 1985 Sat (1) Penn State Notre Dame Ind W 36 6 10 0 0 W 10
11 Nov 23, 1985 Sat (1) Penn State @ Pittsburgh Ind W 31 0 11 0 0 W 11
12 Jan 1, 1986 Wed (1) Penn State N (3) Oklahoma Big 8 L 10 25 11 1 0 L 1 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)