1985 Memphis Showboats Game-by-Game Results

United States Football League (USFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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