| Southland Conference|| 3–8 (0–6 Southland)|
| Ken Stephens (4th year)|
1985 Lamar Cardinals football team Wikipedia
The 1985 Lamar Cardinals football team represented Lamar University in the 1985 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Southland Conference. The Cardinals played their home games at Cardinal Stadium now named Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas. Lamar finished the 1985 season with a 3–8 overall record and a 0–6 conference record. The season marked the final year with Ken Stephens as Lamar Cardinals head football coach.