1985 Memphis Showboats Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 11-7
Finishing 3rd in the USFL's Eastern Conference
Lone Star Division
Coach: Pepper Rodgers (11-7)
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 278,473, Avg. 30,941 in 9 home dates
1985 Memphis Showboats Roster
The Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the USFL's Eastern Conference.
Memphis ran up 429 points, while the solid defense conceded 337. Mike Kelley threw for 2,186 yards, and Walter Lewis played quarterback, too. Derrick Crawford snagged 70 passes, while Greg Moser accumulated 1,145 receiving yards.
Tim Spencer carried the ball for a team-best 789 yards for the Showboats.
Ron Osborne, Don Bessillieu and Barney Bussey each intercepted 3 opponent throws. Reggie White topped the defensive unit with 11.5 quarterback sacks.
Pepper Rodgers coached the team. The 1985 Memphis Showboats Lone Star Division.
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Regular Season Points For: 428
Regular Season Points Against: 337
|February 2, 1985||New Jersey Generals 16 at Memphis Showboats 3||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||Charlotte, NC|
|February 9, 1985||Baltimore Stars 14 at Memphis Showboats 9||L||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-2-0||Winter Haven, FL|
|February 16, 1985||Memphis Showboats 13 at Jacksonville Bulls 10||W||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-2-0|
|February 25, 1985||Memphis Showboats 20 at San Antonio Gunslingers 3||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|March 4, 1985||Memphis Showboats 24 at Jacksonville Bulls 14||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|March 9, 1985||Baltimore Stars 19 at Memphis Showboats 21||W||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0|
|March 16, 1985||Memphis Showboats 19 at Birmingham Stallions 34||L||1-0-0||2-1-0||3-1-0|
|March 24, 1985||Oakland Invaders 31 at Memphis Showboats 19||L||1-1-0||2-1-0||3-2-0|
|March 29, 1985||Tampa Bay Bandits 28 at Memphis Showboats 20||L||1-2-0||2-1-0||3-3-0|
|April 4, 1985||Memphis Showboats 17 at Orlando Renegades 28||L||1-2-0||2-2-0||3-4-0|
|April 14, 1985||Memphis Showboats 13 at Baltimore Stars 10||W||1-2-0||3-2-0||4-4-0|
|April 19, 1985||New Jersey Generals 21 at Memphis Showboats 18||L||1-3-0||3-2-0||4-5-0|
|April 27, 1985||Memphis Showboats 33 at Denver Gold 17||W||1-3-0||4-2-0||5-5-0|
|May 3, 1985||Birmingham Stallions 24 at Memphis Showboats 38||W||2-3-0||4-2-0||6-5-0|
|May 12, 1985||Houston Gamblers 15 at Memphis Showboats 17||W||3-3-0||4-2-0||7-5-0|
|May 18, 1985||Memphis Showboats 38 at Tampa Bay Bandits 14||W||3-3-0||5-2-0||8-5-0|
|May 25, 1985||Memphis Showboats 14 at Portland Breakers 17||L||3-3-0||5-3-0||8-6-0|
|June 1, 1985||Memphis Showboats 7 at New Jersey Generals 17||L||3-3-0||5-4-0||8-7-0|
|June 7, 1985||Orlando Renegades 17 at Memphis Showboats 41||W||4-3-0||5-4-0||9-7-0|
|June 15, 1985||Jacksonville Bulls 0 at Memphis Showboats 31||W||5-3-0||5-4-0||10-7-0|
|June 22, 1985||Arizona Outlaws 28 at Memphis Showboats 38||W||6-3-0||5-4-0||11-7-0|
|June 30, 1985||Denver Gold 7 at Memphis Showboats 48||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Quarterfinals|
|July 6, 1985||Oakland Invaders 28 at Memphis Showboats 19||L||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0||Semifinals|