1985 Denver Gold Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 11-7
Finishing 2nd in the USFL's Western Conference
Coach: Darrel Davis (11-7)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 130,113, Avg. 14,457 in 9 home dates
1985 Denver Gold Roster
The Denver Gold of the United States Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the USFL's Western Conference.
Denver scored 433 points, while the defense gave up 389. Bob Gagliano passed for 2,695 yards, and Vince Evans spent time under center, too. Leonard Harris topped the receiving corps, catching 101 balls for 1,432 yards. Marc Lewis was targeted regularly also.
Bill Johnson rushed for a team-leading 1,261 yards for the Gold.
Nate Miller and Steve Trimble each seized 5 opponent throws. Bruce Thornton led the defensive unit with 12.5 quarterback sacks.
Darrel Davis coached the team. The 1985 Denver Gold lost in the Quarterfinal.
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Regular Season Points For: 433
Regular Season Points Against: 389
|February 2, 1985||Denver Gold 17 at Los Angeles Express 17||T||0-0-0||0-0-1||0-0-1||Long Beach, CA|
|February 9, 1985||Denver Gold 27 at Portland Breakers 9||W||0-0-0||1-0-1||1-0-1||Pomona, CA|
|February 16, 1985||Denver Gold 13 at San Antonio Gunslingers 36||L||0-0-0||1-1-1||1-1-1|
|February 24, 1985||Denver Gold 10 at Oakland Invaders 31||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0|
|March 3, 1985||Denver Gold 40 at Birmingham Stallions 23||W||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0|
|March 10, 1985||Portland Breakers 17 at Denver Gold 29||W||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|March 18, 1985||Denver Gold 17 at Houston Gamblers 36||L||1-0-0||1-2-0||2-2-0|
|March 25, 1985||San Antonio Gunslingers 2 at Denver Gold 16||W||2-0-0||1-2-0||3-2-0|
|March 31, 1985||Orlando Renegades 17 at Denver Gold 21||W||3-0-0||1-2-0||4-2-0|
|April 8, 1985||Arizona Outlaws 7 at Denver Gold 28||W||4-0-0||1-2-0||5-2-0|
|April 15, 1985||Denver Gold 17 at Tampa Bay Bandits 33||L||4-0-0||1-3-0||5-3-0|
|April 21, 1985||Los Angeles Express 0 at Denver Gold 51||W||5-0-0||1-3-0||6-3-0|
|April 27, 1985||Memphis Showboats 33 at Denver Gold 17||L||5-1-0||1-3-0||6-4-0|
|May 5, 1985||Denver Gold 35 at San Antonio Gunslingers 9||W||5-1-0||2-3-0||7-4-0|
|May 12, 1985||Denver Gold 42 at Arizona Outlaws 28||W||5-1-0||3-3-0||8-4-0|
|May 19, 1985||New Jersey Generals 24 at Denver Gold 28||W||6-1-0||3-3-0||9-4-0|
|May 23, 1985||Oakland Invaders 31 at Denver Gold 16||L||6-2-0||3-3-0||9-5-0|
|May 30, 1985||Denver Gold 27 at Los Angeles Express 20||W||6-2-0||4-3-0||10-5-0|
|June 9, 1985||Houston Gamblers 13 at Denver Gold 16||W||7-2-0||4-3-0||11-5-0|
|June 14, 1985||Denver Gold 17 at Portland Breakers 23||L||7-2-0||4-4-0||11-6-0|
|June 23, 1985||Denver Gold 6 at Jacksonville Bulls 42||L||7-2-0||4-5-0||11-7-0|
|June 30, 1985||Denver Gold 7 at Memphis Showboats 48||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||Quarterfinals|