Alabama vs.Penn State

 
  Date: 10/12/1985  
  Score: 17-19  
  Alabama vs. Penn State In a game dominated by both the Alabama and Penn State defenses, the Tide came up just short in a 17-19 loss. In the first, the Tide scored on a 14 yard touchdown pass from Mike Shula to Al Bell. In the fourth, the Tide would score on a 45 yard Van Tiffin field goal and on a 14 yard Shula touchdown pass to Thornton Chandler. The 1985 squad finished the season with a record of 9-2-1 and with a victory in the Aloha Bowl for Ray Perkins.