1985 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1985 San Diego State Aztecs football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1985 record5–6–1 (3–4–1 WAC)
Head coachDoug Scovil (5th season)
Home stadiumJack Murphy Stadium
(Capacity: 59,022)
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 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

The team was led by head coach Doug Scovil, in his fifth and last year, and played home games at Jack Murphy Stadium[note 1]> in San Diego, California. They finished with a record of five wins, six losses and one tie (5–6–1, 3–4–1 WAC).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 14Long Beach State[note 2]*W 34–1430,866[1]
September 21at No. 12 UCLA*L 16–3454,625[2]
September 28Colorado State
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 48–2314,755[3]
October 5Stanford*
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 41–2230,822[4]
October 12at No. 11 BYUL 0–2865,407[5]
October 19Utahdagger
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
L 37–3922,474[6]
October 26Oregon*
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
L 37–4915,432[7]
November 2at No. 7 Air ForceL 10–3136,503[8]
November 9at WyomingL 20–411,946[9]
November 16UTEP
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 34–610,786[10]
November 23New Mexico
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 55–2010,343[11]
November 30at HawaiiT 10–1040,316[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1986 NFL Draft.[15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Webster Slaughter Wide receiver 2 43 Cleveland Browns
Dan Knight Tackle 4 198 Green Bay Packers
Vince Warren Wide receiver 5 130 New York Giants

The following finished their college career in 1985, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[16]

Player Position First NFL team
Chris Davis Linebacker 1987 New York Giants
Jim Laughton Tight end 1986 Seattle Seahawks

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Webster Slaughter
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Doug Aronson, Off
Todd Richards, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Casey Brown, Off
Dan Knight, Off
Mike Stevens, Def
LeRoy Wardell, Def
Most Inspirational Player Jack Eaton

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 through 1997.
  2. ^ 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[edit]

  1. ^ A Touch of Magic In The Air; 1986 Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1986.
  2. ^ Steve Dolan (September 22, 1985). "Aztecs Watch as Ball Bounces in UCLA's Favor, 34-16". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ Steve Dolan (September 29, 1985). "Aztecs, Hardy Run Away From Colorado State, 48-23". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ Steve Dolan (October 6, 1985). "Santos Helps Aztecs Beat Stanford". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "BYU 1986 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Utah 1986 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Steve Dolan (October 27, 1985). "Aztecs Get Help From Quarterbacks, but Not Defense in 49-37 Loss". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ Steve Dolan (November 3, 1985). "Aztecs' Passes Are Gone With Wind in Air Force Loss". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ Steve Dolan (November 10, 1985). "Minus 9 Players, Wyoming (2-7) Is Too Much for SDSU". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Steve Dolan (November 24, 1985). "SDSU Posts Some Big Numbers in 55-20 Victory". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-7. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  12. ^ "Hawaii 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "San Diego State 1985 Schedule". Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "1986 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.