|1985 Long Beach State 49ers football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Athletic Association|
|1985 record||6–6 (4–3 PCAA)|
|Head coach||Mike Sheppard (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Veterans Stadium|
|1985 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings|
|Fresno State $||7||–||0||–||0||11||–||0||–||1|
|Cal State Fullerton||5||–||2||–||0||6||–||5||–||0|
|Long Beach State||4||–||3||–||0||6||–||6||–||0|
|San Jose State||2||–||4||–||1||2||–||8||–||1|
|New Mexico State||0||–||7||–||0||1||–||10||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Cal State Long Beach competed in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by second-year head coach Mike Sheppard, and played home games at Veterans Stadium adjacent to the campus of Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California. They finished the season with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6, 4–3 PCAA).
|September 7||1:00 PM||Utah State||L 17–19||8,621|
|September 14||4:00 PM||San Diego State*||L 14–34||30,866|
|September 21||7:30 PM||at Hawaii*||W 33–30||43,076|
|September 28||5:00 PM||at UNLV||W 28–24||21,816|
|October 5||1:30 PM||at Boise State*||W 17–16||15,509|
|October 12||12:30 PM||at Tulsa*||L 35–37||12,262|
|October 19||6:30 PM||Eastern Washington*||L 23–30||9,605|
|October 26||1:30 PM||New Mexico State||W 38–17||5,369|
|November 2||1:30 PM||at Pacific (CA)||W 20–7||16,723|
|November 7||7:00 PM||San Jose State||W 37–22||7,110|
|November 16||7:00 PM||Fresno State[note 3]||L 31–33||15,240|
|November 23||7:00 PM||at Cal State Fullerton||L 27–38||4,012|
Team players in the NFL
|Doug Gaynor||Quarterback||4||99||Cincinnati Bengals|
The following finished their Cal State Long Beach career in 1985, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.
|Player||Position||First NFL Team|
|Martin Sartin||Running back||1987 San Diego Chargers|
|Sheldon Gaines||Wide receiver||1987 Buffalo Bills|
- The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.
- The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
- The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
- "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 3, 1985. p. III-19. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "1985 Long Beach State Forty Niners Schedule". Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- A Touch of Magic In The Air; 1986 Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1986.
- "1986 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Long Beach St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.