1985 Houston Gamblers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 10-8
Finishing 3rd in the USFL's Western Conference
Coach: Jack Pardee (10-8)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 170,739, Avg. 18,971 in 9 home dates
1985 Houston Gamblers Roster
The Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 10 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the USFL's Western Conference.
Houston piled up points with 544 points, while the defense conceded 388. Jim Kelly led the charge, passing for 4,623 yards. Richard Johnson paced the receiving corps, snagging 103 passes for 1,384 yards. Gerald McNeil and Clarence Verdin were targeted regularly, too.
Todd Fowler ran for a team-best 402 yards for the Gamblers, while Sam Harrell also buoyed the ground attack.
Luther Bradley intercepted 12 errant tosses from the opposition. Pete Catan topped the defensive unit with 11 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 54 sacks.
Jack Pardee coached the team. The 1985 Houston Gamblers lost in the Quarterfinal.
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Regular Season Points For: 544
Regular Season Points Against: 388
|February 9, 1985||Houston Gamblers 28 at San Antonio Gunslingers 21||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||McAllen, TX|
|February 16, 1985||Houston Gamblers 20 at Birmingham Stallions 10||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|February 24, 1985||Houston Gamblers 34 at Los Angeles Express 33||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|March 3, 1985||Houston Gamblers 50 at Tampa Bay Bandits 28||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|March 10, 1985||Houston Gamblers 42 at Oakland Invaders 7||W||0-0-0||3-0-0||3-0-0|
|March 18, 1985||Denver Gold 17 at Houston Gamblers 36||W||1-0-0||3-0-0||4-0-0|
|March 24, 1985||Portland Breakers 20 at Houston Gamblers 27||W||2-0-0||3-0-0||5-0-0|
|March 31, 1985||Baltimore Stars 27 at Houston Gamblers 14||L||2-1-0||3-0-0||5-1-0|
|April 7, 1985||Houston Gamblers 25 at New Jersey Generals 31||L||2-1-0||3-1-0||5-2-0|
|April 14, 1985||Los Angeles Express 18 at Houston Gamblers 17||L||2-2-0||3-1-0||5-3-0|
|April 21, 1985||Houston Gamblers 33 at Arizona Outlaws 17||W||2-2-0||4-1-0||6-3-0|
|April 28, 1985||Houston Gamblers 38 at San Antonio Gunslingers 29||W||2-2-0||5-1-0||7-3-0|
|May 6, 1985||Houston Gamblers 45 at Portland Breakers 7||W||2-2-0||6-1-0||8-3-0|
|May 12, 1985||Houston Gamblers 15 at Memphis Showboats 17||L||2-2-0||6-2-0||8-4-0|
|May 20, 1985||Jacksonville Bulls 20 at Houston Gamblers 17||L||2-3-0||6-2-0||8-5-0|
|May 26, 1985||Arizona Outlaws 20 at Houston Gamblers 41||W||3-3-0||6-2-0||9-5-0|
|June 3, 1985||Birmingham Stallions 29 at Houston Gamblers 27||L||3-4-0||6-2-0||9-6-0|
|June 9, 1985||Houston Gamblers 13 at Denver Gold 16||L||3-4-0||6-3-0||9-7-0|
|June 17, 1985||San Antonio Gunslingers 21 at Houston Gamblers 49||W||4-4-0||6-3-0||10-7-0|
|June 24, 1985||Oakland Invaders 31 at Houston Gamblers 21||L||4-5-0||6-3-0||10-8-0|
|June 29, 1985||Houston Gamblers 20 at Birmingham Stallions 22||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||Quarterfinals|