1985 Fresno State Bulldogs Football Team
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1985 Fresno State Bulldogs Football Team
1985 Fresno State Bulldogs football
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PCAA champion
California Bowl champion
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1985 record11-0-1 (7-0 PCAA)
Head coachJim Sweeney (8th season)
Home stadiumBulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 7 0 0     11 0 1
Cal State Fullerton 5 2 0     6 5 0
UNLV 4 2 1     5 5 1
Long Beach State 4 3 0     6 6 0
Utah State 3 4 0     3 8 0
San Jose State 2 4 1     2 8 1
Pacific (CA) 2 5 0     5 7 0
New Mexico State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his eighth year, and played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1985 season undefeated, as champions of the PCAA with a record of eleven wins and no losses and one tie (11-0-1, 7-0 PCAA).

Fresno State earned their second Division I-A postseason bowl game after the 1985 season. They played the 20th ranked, Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion Bowling Green Falcons in the fifth annual California Bowl in Bulldog Stadium on December 18. The Bulldogs beat Bowling Green 51-7.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 14UNLVW 26-633,754
September 21at Oregon State*W 33-2431,162
September 28Cal Poly[note 3]*
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 59-10[1]32,536
October 5Hawaii*
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA (rivalry)
T 24-2429,676
October 12San Jose State
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA (rivalry)
W 37-1734,004
October 19at New Mexico StateW 48-2116,544
October 26at Utah StateW 38-1910,702
November 2Cal State Fullerton
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 42-7[2]30,514
November 9at Pacific (CA)W 43-3714,000
November 16at Long Beach State[note 4]W 33-31[3]15,240
November 21Wichita State*
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 47-630,904
December 14No. 20 Bowling Green*
W 51-732,554
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from no poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL

No Fresno State Bulldogs were selected in the 1986 NFL Draft.[7][8]

The following finished their college career in 1985, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL Team
Chris Pacheco Nose Tackle 1987 Los Angeles Rams
Lavale Thomas Running back 1987 Green Bay Packers
Mike Moffitt Tight end 1986 Green Bay Packers
Victor Burnett Defensive end 1987 St. Louis Cardinals

Notes

  1. ^ Fresno State College was renamed California State University, Fresno in 1972, but is still commonly called Fresno State. See: Fresno State
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987. See: Big West Conference
  3. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
  4. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References

  1. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 29, 1985. p. III-18. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 3, 1985. p. III-19. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 17, 1985. p. III-17. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "Fresno State 1985 Schedule". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "1986 NFL Draft". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved 2016.

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