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1985 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bo Jackson (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Fisher DeBerry (Air Force)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

18 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 Fiesta Bowl Michigan 27 Nebraska 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1986-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 25 Penn State 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1986-01-01 Rose Bowl UCLA 45 Iowa 28 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1986-01-01 Sugar Bowl Tennessee 35 Miami (FL) 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1985-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Air Force 24 Texas 16 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1985-12-31 Hall of Fame Classic Georgia Tech 17 Michigan State 14 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1985-12-31 Peach Bowl Army 31 Illinois 29 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1985-12-30 Freedom Bowl Washington 20 Colorado 17 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)
1985-12-30 Gator Bowl Florida State 34 Oklahoma State 23 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1985-12-28 Aloha Bowl Alabama 24 Southern California 3 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1985-12-28 Citrus Bowl Ohio State 10 Brigham Young 7 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
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)
1985-12-22 Holiday Bowl Arkansas 18 Arizona State 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1985-12-21 Cherry Bowl Maryland 35 Syracuse 18 Cherry Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
1985-12-21 Independence Bowl Minnesota 20 Clemson 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
1985-12-14 California Bowl Fresno State 51 Bowling Green State 7 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)