Florida Gators football, 1930–39

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The Florida Gators football team represents the University of Florida in the sport of American football. The University of Florida fielded its first official varsity football team in the fall of 1906, and has fielded a team every season since then, with the exception of 1943. During the 1930s, the Gators competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Southern Conference until 1932, and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) from 1933 onward. They played their home games at Florida Field on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus.

This article includes a game-by-game list of the Florida Gators' ten football seasons from 1930 to 1939. During the 1930s, the Gators were coached by Charles W. "Charlie" Bachman (1928–1932), Dennis K. "Dutch" Stanley (1933–1935), and Josh Cody (1936–1939). Bachman, Stanley and Cody compiled an overall record of 42–52–7 (.451) during the decade.

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1930[edit]

1930 Florida Gators football
Conference Southern Conference
1930 record 6–3–1 (4–2–1 7th SoCon)
Head coach Charlie Bachman
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1929 1931 »
1930 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama § 8 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane § 5 0 0     8 1 0
Tennessee 6 1 0     9 1 0
Duke 4 1 1     8 1 2
Vanderbilt 5 2 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 4 2 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 4 2 2     5 3 2
Clemson 3 2 0     8 2 0
Georgia 3 2 1     7 2 1
Kentucky 4 3 0     5 3 0
South Carolina 4 3 0     6 4 0
Virginia Tech 2 3 1     5 3 1
Mississippi State 2 3 0     2 7 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 6 1
LSU 2 4 0     2 6 1
Virginia 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 5 1
Auburn 1 6 0     3 7 0
Washington & Lee 0 4 1     3 6 1
VMI 0 5 0     3 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions


Season overview[edit]

The 1930 college football season was Charlie Bachman's third as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Among these season's highlights were the Gators conference victories over the North Carolina State Wolfpack (27–0), Auburn Tigers (7–0), Clemson Tigers (27–0) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (55–7)—their first win in seven tries against the Yellow Jackets. Also notable was an intersectional victory over the Chicago Maroons (19–0) on their home field in Chicago, Illinois. It was also the first season the Gators played their home games at Florida Field, which was christened with a 20–0 thumping of the Gators by coach Wallace Wade's national champion Alabama Crimson Tide in front of a sell-out Homecoming crowd of over 21,000 fans. Bachman's 1930 Florida Gators finished the season with a 6–3–1 overall record[1] and a 4–2–1 Southern Conference record, placing seventh of twenty-three teams in the conference standings.[2]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–27–1930 Florida Southern* Fleming FieldGainesville, Florida W 45–7  
10–4–1930 North Carolina State Tampa, Florida W 27–0  
10–11–1930 Auburn Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 7–0  
10–18–1930 Chicago* Stagg FieldChicago, Illinois W 19–0  
10–25–1930 Furman* Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida L 13–14  
11–1–1930 Georgia Savannah, Georgia T 0–0  
11–8–1930 Alabama Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 0–20  
11–15–1930 Clemson Calhoun, South Carolina W 27–0  
11–27–1930 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia W 55–7  
12–6–1930 Tennessee Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 6–13  
*Non-conference game.

1931[edit]

1931 Florida Gators football
Conference Southern Conference
1931 record 2–6–2 (2–4–2 15th SoCon)
Head coach Charlie Bachman
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1930 1932 »
1931 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 8 0 0     11 1 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Alabama 7 1 0     9 1 0
Georgia 6 1 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 1 1     8 1 1
Kentucky 4 2 2     5 2 2
LSU 3 2 0     5 4 0
Duke 3 3 1     5 3 2
South Carolina 3 3 1     5 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0     5 3 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 3 3     4 3 3
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 5 1
Florida 2 4 2     2 6 2
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 7 1
VMI 2 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 6 0
Virginia Tech 1 4 1     3 4 2
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 2
Ole Miss 1 5 0     2 6 1
Virginia 0 5 1     2 6 1
Mississippi State 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion


Season overview[edit]

The 1931 college football season was the fourth of Charlie Bachman as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The season's highlights included the Gators' only victories over the North Carolina State (31–0) in Raleigh, North Carolina and the Auburn Tigers (13–12) in Jacksonville, Florida, both of which were fellow Southern Conference members. Bachman's 1931 Florida Gators finished with an overall record of 2–6–2[1] and a Southern Conference record of 2–4–2, placing fifteenth of twenty-three teams in the conference standings—Bachman's second worst conference record in five seasons.[2]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
10–3–1931 North Carolina State Raleigh, North Carolina W 31–0  
10–10–1931 North Carolina Florida FieldGainesville, Florida T 0–0  
10–17–1931 Syracuse* Archbold StadiumSyracuse, New York L 12–33  
10–24–1931 Auburn Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 13–12  
10–31–1931 Georgia Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 6–33  
11–7–1931 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 0–41  
11–14–1931 South Carolina Tampa, Florida T 6–6  
11–21–1931 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 0–23  
11–28–1931 UCLA* Olympic StadiumLos Angeles, California L 0–13  
12–5–1931 Kentucky Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 2–7  
*Non-conference game.

1932[edit]

1932 Florida Gators football
Conference Southern Conference
1932 record 3–6 (1–6 20th SoCon)
Head coach Charlie Bachman
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1931 1933 »
1932 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee § 7 0 1     9 0 1
Auburn § 6 0 1     9 0 1
LSU § 4 0 0     6 3 1
Virginia Tech 6 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 5 2 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     6 1 2
NC State 3 1 1     6 1 2
Tulane 5 2 1     6 2 1
Duke 5 3 0     7 3 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 2 2 2     5 4 2
Kentucky 4 5 0     4 5 0
Virginia 2 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 4 2     2 5 2
Maryland 2 4 0     5 6 0
North Carolina 2 5 1     3 5 2
VMI 1 4 0     2 8 0
Washington & Lee 1 4 0     1 9 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 6 0
Clemson 0 4 0     3 5 1
Mississippi State 0 4 0     3 5 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 1
§ – Conference co-champions


Season overview[edit]

The 1932 college football season was Charlie Bachman's fifth and last as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. In the Gators' final year as members of the Southern Conference, their only conference victory was a 19–0 shutout of the struggling Sewanee Tigers, and Bachman's 1932 Florida Gators finished twentieth of twenty-three teams in the conference standings.[2] Notwithstanding the Gators' Depression-era struggles and 3–6 overall win-loss record,[1] Bachman managed to end his tenure on a high note with a 12–2 intersectional upset of the UCLA Bruins in his final game. After the season, Bachman accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, and he was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1978.[3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
10–8–1932 Sewanee Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 19–0  
10–15–1932 The Citadel* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 27–7  
10–22–1932 North Carolina State Tampa, Florida L 6–17  
10–29–1932 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia L 12–33  
11–5–1932 North Carolina Tampa, Florida L 13–18  
11–12–1932 Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama L 6–21  
11–19–1932 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 0–6  
12–3–1932 Tennessee Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 13–32  
12–7–1932 UCLA* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 12–2  
*Non-conference game.

1933[edit]

1933 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1933 record 5–3–1 (2–3 T–9th SEC)
Head coach Dennis K. Stanley
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1932 1934 »
1933 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama 5 0 1     7 1 1
LSU 3 0 2     7 0 3
Georgia 3 1 0     8 2 0
Tennessee 5 2 0     7 3 0
Tulane 4 2 1     6 3 1
Auburn 2 2 0     5 5 0
Ole Miss 2 2 1     6 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 2 2     4 3 3
Florida 2 3 0     5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     5 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 5 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 1 5 1     3 6 1
Sewanee 0 6 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion


Season overview[edit]

The 1933 college football season was Florida alumnus Dutch Stanley's first as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Stanley, who had been a standout end on the great 1928 Gators team, assembled an all-Florida-alumni coaching staff and led the Gators to a 5–3–1 revival following two consecutive losing seasons in 1931 and 1932. The 1933 season was also the first for the new Southeastern Conference (SEC), and Stanley's 1933 Florida Gators finished with a 2–3 SEC record and tied for ninth among the thirteen SEC charter members.[1] The highlights of the 1933 season included SEC wins over the Sewanee Tigers and Auburn Tigers, and out-of-conference victories versus the North Carolina Tar Heels and Maryland Terrapins.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–3–1933 Stetson* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 28–0  
10–7–1933 Sewanee Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 31–0  
10–14–1933 North Carolina State* Raleigh, North Carolina T 0–0  
10–21–1933 North Carolina* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 9–0  
10–28–1933 Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee L 6–13  
11–4–1933 Georgia Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–14  
11–11–1933 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 7–19  
11–18–1933 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 14–7  
12–2–1933 Maryland* Tampa, Florida W 19–0  
*Non-conference game.

1934[edit]

1934 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1934 record 6–3–1 (2–2–1 7th SEC)
Head coach Dennis K. Stanley
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1933 1935 »
1934 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane § 8 0 0     10 1 0
Alabama § 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tennessee 5 1 0     8 2 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 2 2
Georgia 3 2 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 3 0     6 3 0
Florida 2 1 1     6 3 1
Mississippi 2 3 1     4 5 1
Kentucky 1 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 6 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 4 0     2 7 0
Georgia Tech 0 6 0     1 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions


Season overview[edit]

The 1934 college football season was the high-water mark of Dutch Stanley's three-year tenure as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included hard-fought victories over the Auburn Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, both fellow Southeastern Conference (SEC) members, and the Virginia Tech Hokies and North Carolina State Wolfpack, two out-of-conference Southern teams. Stanley's 1934 Florida Gators finished the year with a 6–3–1 overall record and a 2–2–1 record in the SEC, placing seventh in the thirteen-member SEC.[1] After 1934, the Gators would not win six or more games again in a single season until 1952.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–29–1934 Rollins* Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 13–2  
10–6–1934 Virginia Tech* Miles StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 20–13  
10–13–1934 Tulane Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 12–28  
10–20–1934 North Carolina State* Tampa, Florida W 14–0  
10–27–1934 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 0–21  
11–3–1934 Georgia Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–14  
11–10–1934 Mississippi Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida T 13–13  
11–17–1934 Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama W 14–7  
11–24–1934 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 13–12  
12–1–1934 Stetson* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 14–0  
*Non-conference game.

1935[edit]

1935 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1935 record 3–7 (1–6 12th SEC)
Head coach Dennis K. Stanley
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1934 1936 »
1935 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU 5 0 0     9 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 3 0
Ole Miss 3 1 0     9 3 0
Auburn 5 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 4 2 0     6 2 1
Tulane 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 7 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion


Season overview[edit]

The 1935 college football season marked Dutch Stanley's third and final year as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included the Gators' victories over the Sewanee Tigers (20–0) and the South Carolina Gamecocks (22–0). Stanley's 1935 Florida Gators finished with an overall record of 3–7 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) tally of 1–6, placing twelfth of thirteen SEC members.[1] Stanley submitted his resignation at the end of the season in the face of alumni discontent, but, in an unusual move, remained a member of the coaching staff when the new head coach, Josh Cody, took over in 1936. Stanley, who was also an education professor, later became the first dean of the university's new College of Health and Human Performance in 1946.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–28–1935 Stetson* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 34–0  
10–12–1935 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana L 7–19  
10–19–1935 Mississippi Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi L 6–27  
10–26–1935 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 6–20  
11–2–1935 Georgia Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–7  
11–9–1935 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 6–15  
11–16–1935 Sewanee Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 20–0  
11–25–1935 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 6–39  
11–30–1935 Auburn Miami, Florida L 6–27  
12–7–1935 South Carolina* Tampa, Florida W 22–0  
*Non-conference game.

1936[edit]

1936 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1936 record 4–6 (1–5 10th SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1935 1937 »
1936 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 LSU 6 0 0     9 1 1
#4 Alabama 5 0 1     8 0 1
Auburn 4 1 1     7 2 2
#17 Tennessee 3 1 2     6 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0     7 3 1
Georgia 3 3 0     5 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 1     5 5 1
Tulane 2 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 1 3 1     3 5 1
Kentucky 1 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 5 0     4 6 0
Ole Miss 0 3 1     5 5 2
Sewanee 0 5 0     0 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1936 college football season was Josh Cody's first as the new head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included a 32–0 shutout of the Stetson College Hatters, a Homecoming game win over the Maryland Terrapins (7–6), and the Gators' only conference victory over the Sewanee Tigers (18–7), but the season was also remembered for the Gators' three disappointing 0–7 shutout losses to the South Carolina Gamecocks, Kentucky Wildcats and Mississippi State Bulldogs. Cody's 1936 Florida Gators finished 4–6 overall and 1–5 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing tenth of thirteen SEC teams in the conference standings—Cody's worst SEC finish in four seasons as the Gators football coach.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
10–3–1936 The Citadel* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 20–14  
10–10–1936 South Carolina* Municipal StadiumColumbia, South Carolina L 0–7  
10–17–1936 Stetson* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 32–0  
10–24–1936 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 0–7  
10–31–1936 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 7–6  
11–7–1936 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 8–26  
11–14–1936 Sewanee Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 18–7  
11–21–1936 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 14–38  
11–28–1936 Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama L 0–13  
12–5–1936 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–7  
*Non-conference game.

1937[edit]

1937 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1937 record 4–7 (3–4 8th SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1936 1938 »
1937 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Alabama 6 0 0     9 1 0
#8 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
Auburn 4 1 2     6 2 3
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     7 2 0
Mississippi State 3 2 0     5 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 3 1
Florida 3 4 0     4 7 0
Tulane 2 3 1     5 4 1
Georgia 1 2 2     6 3 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0     4 5 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1937 college football season was the second for Josh Cody as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlight of the season was the Gators' only 1930s win over the Georgia Bulldogs (6–0) in Jacksonville, Florida, but the season was mostly remembered for its disappointments—three one-point losses to the Temple Owls (6–7), the Mississippi State Bulldogs (13–14) and the Clemson Tigers (9–10). Cody's 1937 Florida Gators finished 4–7 overall and 3–4 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing eighth of thirteen SEC teams in the conference standings.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–25–1937 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 0–19  
10–2–1937 Stetson* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 18–0  
10–9–1937 Temple* Beury StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 6–7  
10–16–1937 Sewanee Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 21–0  
10–23–1937 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 13–14  
10–30–1937 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 7–13  
11–6–1937 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 6–0  
11–13–1937 Clemson* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 9–10  
11–20–1937 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 0–12  
11–27–1937 Auburn Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–14  
12–4–1937 Kentucky Florida Field • Gaineville, Florida W 6–0  
*Non-conference game.

1938[edit]

1938 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1938 record 4–6–1 (2–2–1 7th SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1937 1939 »
1938 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Tennessee 7 0 0     11 0 0
#13 Alabama 4 1 1     7 1 1
#19 Tulane 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 3 2 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 2 1 3     3 4 3
Vanderbilt 4 3 0     6 3 0
Florida 2 2 1     4 6 1
Auburn 3 3 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 2 1     5 4 1
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     2 7 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1938 college football season was Josh Cody's third as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included a 21–7 Homecoming win over the Maryland Terrapins and a hard-fought 9–7 conference victory over the Auburn Tigers in Jacksonville, Florida, and the first-time meeting with the future in-state rival Miami Hurricanes. The season also included a 14–16 upset loss to the Stetson Hatters in Gainesville. Cody's 1938 Florida Gators finished 4–6–1 overall and 2–2–1 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing seventh of thirteen SEC teams in the conference standings—Cody's best finish in the SEC.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–24–1938 Stetson* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 14–16  
10–1–1938 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 0–22  
10–8–1938 Sewanee Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 10–6  
10–15–1938 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–19  
10–22–1938 Tampa* Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida W 33–0  
10–29–1938 Boston College* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–33  
11–5–1938 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 6–19  
11–12–1938 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 21–7  
11–19–1938 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia T 0–0  
11–26–1938 Auburn Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida W 9–7  
12–31–1938 Temple* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 12–20  
*Non-conference game.

1939[edit]

1939 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1939 record 5–5–1 (0–3–1 12th SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1938 1940 »
1939 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Tennessee § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#16 Georgia Tech § 6 0 0     8 2 0
#5 Tulane § 5 0 0     8 1 1
Mississippi State 3 2 0     8 2 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 2 2 1     6 2 1
Auburn 3 3 1     5 5 1
Alabama 2 3 1     5 3 1
Georgia 1 3 0     5 6 0
LSU 1 5 0     4 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 7 1
Florida 0 3 1     5 5 1
Sewanee 0 3 0     3 5 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1939 college football season was the fourth and final year for Josh Cody as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlight of the Gators' season was a 7–0 intersectional upset of coach Frank Leahy's 9–2 Boston College Eagles on their home field in Boston, Massachusetts, in which future All-American end Fergie Ferguson was the defensive star of the game for the Gators. Cody's 1939 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5–1 overall record, but with a winless 0–3–1 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing twelfth of thirteen teams in the SEC.[1] After leaving Florida, Josh Cody would later become the long-time head coach of the Temple Owls men's basketball team and the Temple University athletic director, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1970.[4]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–23–1939 Stetson* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 21–0  
9–30–1939 Texas* Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 0–12  
10–7–1939 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–14  
10–12–1939 Boston College* Fenway ParkBoston, Massachusetts W 7–0  
10–21–1939 Tampa* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 7–0  
10–28–1939 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 14–0  
11–4–1939 South Carolina* Municipal StadiumColumbia, South Carolina L 0–6  
11–11–1939 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 2–6  
11–18–1939 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 13–0  
11–25–1939 #19 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 7–21  
11–30–1939 Auburn Auburn StadiumAuburn, Alabama T 7–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c 2009 Southern Conference Football Media Guide, Year-by-Year Standings, Southern Conference, Spartanburg, South Carolina, p. 74 (2009). Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  3. ^ College Football Hall of Fame, Hall of Famers, Charlie Bachman Member Biography. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  4. ^ College Football Hall of Fame, Hall of Famers, Josh Cody Member Biography. Retrieved August 30, 2010.

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