1985 Air Force Falcons Football Team
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1985 Air Force Falcons Football Team
1985 Air Force Falcons football
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WAC co-champion
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 24-16 vs. Texas
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 8
1985 record 12-1 (7-1 WAC)
Head coach Fisher DeBerry
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Air Force + 7 1 0     12 1 0
No. 16 BYU + 7 1 0     11 3 0
Utah 5 3 0     8 4 0
Hawaii 4 3 1     4 6 2
Colorado State 4 4 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 4 1     5 6 1
New Mexico 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wyoming 2 6 0     3 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Falcons came within one victory of playing for the national championship. After beating the Texas Longhorns in the Bluebonnet Bowl, the Falcons ended the year 12-1 and ranked #5 in the country.

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 UTEP Falcon Stadium o Air Force Academy, Colorado W 48–6   38,500
September 14 at Wyoming War Memorial Stadium o Laramie, Wyoming W 49–7   29,134
September 21 Rice* Falcon Stadium o Air Force Academy, Colorado W 59–17   33,868
September 28 New Mexico No. 19 University Stadium o Albuquerque, New Mexico W 49–12   27,124
October 5 No. 15 Notre Dame* No. 17 Falcon Stadium o Air Force Academy, Colorado ABC W 21–15   52,153
October 12 Navy* No. 13 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium o Annapolis, Maryland W 24–7   35,663
October 19 at Colorado State No. 10 Hughes Stadium o Fort Collins, Colorado (Ram–Falcon Trophy) W 35–19   31,127
October 26 Utah No. 8 Falcon Stadium o Air Force Academy, Colorado W 37–15   32,269
November 2 San Diego State No. 7 Falcon Stadium o Air Force Academy, Colorado W 31–10   36,503
November 9 Army* No. 5 Falcon Stadium o Air Force Academy, Colorado W 45–7   51,103
November 16 at No. 16 BYU No. 4 Cougar Stadium o Provo, Utah L 21–28   65,393
November 23 at Hawaii* No. 13 Aloha Stadium o Honolulu, HI (Rivalry) Prime W 27–20   50,000
December 31 vs. Texas No. 10 Rice Stadium o Houston, Texas (Bluebonnet Bowl) W 24–16   42,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Season summary

Army

1 234Total
Army 0 007 7
Air Force 7 71417 45
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Falcon Stadium o Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Team players in the NFL

Awards and honors

  • Pat Malackowski, Bullard Award[4]
  • In the Ram-Falcon Trophy match, the Falcons beat the Colorado State Rams to win the trophy.

References



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