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1985 Passing Stats

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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

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84 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Kerwin Bell Florida SEC 180 288 62.5 2687 9.3 9.5 21 8 159.4 54 -218 -4.0 0
2 Tom Muecke Baylor SWC 86 156 55.1 1448 9.3 7.8 11 10 143.5 117 273 2.3 5
3 Vinny Testaverde Miami (FL) Ind 216 352 61.4 3238 9.2 8.5 21 15 149.8 68 -158 -2.3 4
4 Billy Rucker New Mexico WAC 134 268 50.0 2475 9.2 7.3 10 16 127.9 164 382 2.3 10
5 Don McPherson Syracuse Ind 85 159 53.5 1469 9.2 9.3 12 5 149.7 157 489 3.1 7
6 Kevin Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 177 295 60.0 2604 8.8 8.7 14 7 145.1 78 40 0.5 4
7 Mike Shula Alabama SEC 138 229 60.3 2009 8.8 8.6 16 8 150.0 52 28 0.5 1
8 Jim Harbaugh* Michigan Big Ten 145 227 63.9 1976 8.7 9.1 18 6 157.9 79 139 1.8 4
9 Chuck Long Iowa Big Ten 231 351 65.8 2978 8.5 8.0 26 15 153.0 40 -91 -2.3 1
10 David Norrie* UCLA Pac-10 136 214 63.6 1819 8.5 7.3 10 10 141.0 54 54 1.0 1
11 Robbie Bosco Brigham Young WAC 338 511 66.1 4273 8.4 7.4 30 24 146.4 67 -132 -2.0 2
12 Sammy Garza Texas-El Paso WAC 120 200 60.0 1654 8.3 6.2 6 12 127.4 107 -48 -0.4 3
13 Lee Saltz Temple Ind 107 229 46.7 1875 8.2 7.8 13 8 127.2 60 -1 0.0 3
14 Jim Everett Purdue Big Ten 285 450 63.3 3651 8.1 8.0 23 11 143.5 68 -62 -0.9 1
15 Todd Santos San Diego State WAC 226 357 63.3 2877 8.1 7.1 21 17 140.9 47 -111 -2.4 0
16 John Dewberry Georgia Tech ACC 110 193 57.0 1557 8.1 7.2 10 8 133.6 106 78 0.7 1
17 Stan Gelbaugh Maryland ACC 166 311 53.4 2475 8.0 6.9 15 14 127.1 38 -90 -2.4 1
18 Jim Karsatos* Ohio State Big Ten 177 289 61.2 2311 8.0 8.1 19 8 144.6 65 39 0.6 2
19 Mark Rypien Washington State Pac-10 159 273 58.2 2174 8.0 7.0 14 12 133.3 76 243 3.2 3
20 Doug Gaynor Long Beach State PCAA 321 451 71.2 3563 7.9 6.9 19 18 143.5 137 -96 -0.7 6
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Kevin Murray Texas A&M SWC 147 251 58.6 1965 7.8 7.1 13 10 133.5 44 -73 -1.7 0
22 Danny McCoin Cincinnati Ind 115 201 57.2 1576 7.8 7.9 12 5 137.8 46 -178 -3.9 3
23 Mike Hold South Carolina Ind 107 208 51.4 1596 7.7 6.2 7 10 117.4 165 363 2.2 5
24 Andrew Anderson Southern Mississippi Ind 84 174 48.3 1319 7.6 5.9 10 11 118.3 88 -2 0.0 5
25 Don Smith Mississippi State SEC 143 312 45.8 2332 7.5 6.4 15 14 115.5 190 554 2.9 6
26 Bill Ransdell Kentucky SEC 133 231 57.6 1744 7.5 6.8 5 6 122.9 42 -24 -0.6 0
27 Erik Kramer North Carolina State ACC 189 339 55.8 2510 7.4 6.8 16 12 126.4 90 -258 -2.9 1
28 Gregg Tipton Hawaii WAC 156 288 54.2 2130 7.4 6.7 12 10 123.1 92 -62 -0.7 3
29 Mike Norseth Kansas Big 8 227 408 55.6 2995 7.3 6.9 15 11 124.0 135 219 1.6 3
30 Terry Morris Miami (OH) MAC 121 202 59.9 1471 7.3 5.4 6 11 120.0 31 -120 -3.9 0
31 Larry Egger Utah WAC 237 417 56.8 2988 7.2 5.7 18 22 120.7 58 -98 -1.7 3
32 Brian McClure Bowling Green State MAC 226 371 60.9 2674 7.2 6.2 18 16 128.8 42 -89 -2.1 0
33 Jeff Van Raaphorst Arizona State Pac-10 174 310 56.1 2200 7.1 6.1 10 11 119.3 53 -169 -3.2 0
34 Shawn Halloran Boston College Ind 234 423 55.3 2935 6.9 5.1 12 23 112.1 65 -107 -1.6 0
35 Kelly Stouffer Colorado State WAC 204 346 59.0 2387 6.9 6.3 15 11 124.9 40 -132 -3.3 0
36 Marlon Adler Missouri Big 8 89 183 48.6 1258 6.9 4.4 7 13 104.8 80 122 1.5 1
37 Sean Salisbury* Southern California Pac-10 98 172 57.0 1180 6.9 6.5 6 4 121.5 30 -72 -2.4 0
38 Chris Miller Oregon Pac-10 182 329 55.3 2237 6.8 6.1 18 13 122.6 45 81 1.8 4
39 Mark Comalander Rice SWC 100 182 54.9 1232 6.8 6.1 7 6 117.9 52 -76 -1.5 3
40 Gerald Landry Houston SWC 117 241 48.5 1624 6.7 5.9 10 9 111.4 167 414 2.5 7
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Wade Kosakowski Ball State MAC 140 242 57.9 1614 6.7 5.3 8 11 115.7 57 -49 -0.9 1
42 Jack Trudeau Illinois Big Ten 284 446 63.7 2938 6.6 5.7 15 15 123.4 69 -24 -0.3 4
43 Steve Slayden Duke ACC 173 294 58.8 1937 6.6 5.3 10 13 116.6 99 82 0.8 2
44 Steve Stallworth Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 158 292 54.1 1920 6.6 5.8 9 9 113.3 56 -92 -1.6 1
45 John Gromos Vanderbilt SEC 124 224 55.4 1483 6.6 5.1 6 10 110.9 26 -115 -4.4 2
46 Don King Southern Methodist SWC 107 209 51.2 1386 6.6 5.8 5 6 109.1 91 191 2.1 2
47 Steve Poth Kent State MAC 98 184 53.3 1221 6.6 5.0 5 9 108.2 56 -60 -1.1 2
48 Ken Karcher Tulane Ind 175 306 57.2 1991 6.5 5.9 9 8 116.3 39 -112 -2.9 1
49 Ken Karcher Tulane Ind 175 306 57.2 1991 6.5 5.9 9 8 116.3 39 -112 -2.9 1
50 Steve Bradley Indiana Big Ten 142 266 53.4 1737 6.5 4.8 11 15 110.6 79 239 3.0 4
51 Chris Conklin Western Michigan MAC 133 244 54.5 1574 6.5 5.4 10 10 114.0 40 -26 -0.7 0
52 John Paye Stanford Pac-10 271 405 66.9 2589 6.4 5.4 10 13 122.3 74 -40 -0.5 5
53 Mike Greenfield Northwestern Big Ten 199 335 59.4 2152 6.4 5.1 5 12 111.1 168 70 0.4 4
54 Alfred Jenkins Arizona Pac-10 150 278 54.0 1767 6.4 5.2 7 10 108.5 95 130 1.4 2
55 Kevin Brown California Pac-10 122 227 53.7 1447 6.4 4.5 6 12 105.4 66 -52 -0.8 0
56 Ron Fillmore Central Michigan MAC 94 185 50.8 1191 6.4 3.8 7 14 102.2 75 110 1.5 0
57 Bill Byrne Navy Ind 151 269 56.1 1694 6.3 5.1 8 11 110.7 29 -63 -2.2 1
58 Foy White Wake Forest ACC 132 210 62.9 1322 6.3 6.3 14 6 132.0 22 -54 -2.5 0
59 Jeff Wickersham Louisiana State SEC 209 346 60.4 2145 6.2 5.3 5 9 112.0 68 -61 -0.9 1
60 Kevin Anthony North Carolina ACC 142 249 57.0 1546 6.2 4.7 11 13 113.3 43 -143 -3.3 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Steve Beuerlein Notre Dame Ind 107 214 50.0 1335 6.2 3.8 3 13 94.9 43 -19 -0.4 1
62 Don Majkowski Virginia ACC 95 199 47.7 1233 6.2 5.1 7 8 103.4 87 295 3.4 6
63 Marshall Taylor Northern Illinois MAC 94 186 50.5 1162 6.2 4.3 4 10 99.4 184 438 2.4 6
64 Jim Miller New Mexico State PCAA 179 338 53.0 2024 6.0 4.1 7 17 100.0 126 222 1.8 3
65 Ronnie Williams* Oklahoma State Big 8 141 291 48.5 1757 6.0 4.6 8 13 99.3 61 -76 -1.2 1
66 John Shaffer Penn State Ind 103 228 45.2 1366 6.0 4.7 8 10 98.3 51 -43 -0.8 4
67 Doug Allen San Jose State PCAA 142 290 49.0 1717 5.9 4.0 4 14 93.6 89 242 2.7 1
68 Danny Sparkman Memphis Ind 142 272 52.2 1606 5.9 4.7 9 11 104.6 70 37 0.5 0
69 Hugh Millen Washington Pac-10 158 264 59.8 1565 5.9 4.0 6 14 106.5 27 -78 -2.9 0
70 Ron Adams Eastern Michigan MAC 91 167 54.5 977 5.9 3.5 5 11 100.3 49 -10 -0.2 0
71 Ed Rubbert Louisville Ind 120 256 46.9 1475 5.8 4.0 5 12 92.3 31 -185 -6.0 1
72 Joe Gagliardi Rutgers Ind 128 220 58.2 1273 5.8 3.9 6 12 104.9 42 -59 -1.4 0
73 John Congemi Pittsburgh Ind 122 241 50.6 1377 5.7 4.2 6 11 97.7 69 -30 -0.4 4
74 David Rascoe Texas Christian SWC 71 165 43.0 941 5.7 3.6 5 10 88.8 101 50 0.5 0
75 Brian McDonald Wichita State MVC 129 270 47.8 1497 5.5 5.5 9 4 102.4 64 42 0.7 4
76 Dennis Swearingen Ohio MAC 195 383 50.9 2056 5.4 3.0 13 26 93.6 104 -114 -1.1 2
77 Rich Gonzales Oregon State Pac-10 94 181 51.9 986 5.4 3.5 3 9 93.2 45 -188 -4.2 2
78 Todd Greenwood Virginia Tech Ind 85 169 50.3 919 5.4 3.9 7 9 99.0 46 -3 -0.1 3
79 A.J. Sager Toledo MAC 130 253 51.4 1335 5.3 3.5 4 12 91.4 34 -122 -3.6 0
80 Alex Espinoza Iowa State Big 8 159 330 48.2 1704 5.2 3.9 8 13 91.7 91 -133 -1.5 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Alex Espinoza Iowa State Big 8 159 330 48.2 1704 5.2 3.9 8 13 91.7 91 -133 -1.5 2
82 Kevin Jan Cal State Fullerton PCAA 75 174 43.1 853 4.9 4.7 5 3 90.3 33 -123 -3.7 2
83 Brad Ipsen Utah State PCAA 78 182 42.9 851 4.7 2.2 2 11 73.7 49 -17 -0.3 0
84 Eric Hochberg Rutgers Ind 79 169 46.7 752 4.4 3.1 4 7 83.6 12 -20 -1.7 0