| 4–7 (4–4 MAC)|
| Mid-American Conference|
Jerry Pettibone (1st year)
1985 Northern Illinois Huskies football team Wikipedia
The 1985 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football at the time, Division I-A. They were led by first year head coach Jerry Pettibone and they played their home games at Huskie Stadium.