On This Date 12/7/1985

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In the closest Heiman vote to date, Bo Jackson of Auburn edges Iowa quarterback Chuck Long by 45 votes. Jackson had one of the best seasons in SEC history, rushing for 1,786 yards with 17 touchdowns. Chuck Long, meanwhile, passed for 2,978 yards with 26 touchdowns as the Hawkeyes earned a trip to the Rose Bowl since only the 2009 Heisman vote was closer with Mark Ingram Jr. of Alabama edging Toby Gerhart of Stanford by 28 votes.

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