2014 Florida Gators football team

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2014 Florida Gators football
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Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2014 record 2–1 (1–1 SEC)
Head coach Will Muschamp (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper (1st year)
Defensive coordinator D. J. Durkin (2nd as coordinator; 5th overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#24 Missouri   1 0         4 1  
South Carolina   2 2         3 2  
#13 Georgia   1 1         3 1  
Florida   1 1         2 1  
Kentucky   1 1         3 1  
Tennessee   0 1         2 2  
Vanderbilt   0 3         1 4  
Western Division
#6 Texas A&M   2 0         5 0  
#3 Alabama   1 0         4 0  
#5 Auburn   1 0         4 0  
#12 Mississippi State   1 0         4 0  
#11 Ole Miss   1 0         4 0  
#15 LSU   0 1         4 1  
Arkansas   0 2         3 2  
Championship: December 6, 2014
As of 18:10, 28 September 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Florida Gators football team will represent the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2014 college football season. The Gators will compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They will play their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's campus in Gainesville, Florida. The 2014 season will be the Gators' fourth under head coach Will Muschamp.

Previous season[edit]

During the 2013 season, the Gators suffered a 4–8 overall losing record, and finished 3–5 in the SEC.[1] The Gators failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since being ineligible because of NCAA probation in 1990, finished with a losing record for the first time since the 0–10–1 season in 1979,[2] and lost to Georgia Southern, marking the Gators' first loss to a current Division I-AA or FCS team since 1946.[3]

Pre-season[edit]

On April 12, 2014, the Gators played the Orange and Blue game, the program's annual intra-squad spring game. The result was a 23–23 tie, with the Orange team coming back to score a game-tying touchdown and extra point as time expired. The Orange team was led by quarterbacks Skyler Mornhinweg and highly recruited freshman Will Grier, and the Blue team was led by returning fourth-year junior Jeff Driskel.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Following the low offensive production of the 2013 season, head coach Will Muschamp released offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis. Muschamp replaced Pease with Kurt Roper, who led the Duke Blue Devils to their 1st 10-win season, the ACC title game, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 2013. Muschamp also replaced Davis with Mike Summers, and hired Coleman Hutzler as the new special teams coach.

Preseason awards[edit]

Watch Lists

  • Maxwell – Jeff Driskel
  • Davey O'Brien – Jeff Driskel
  • Doak Walker – Kelvin Taylor
  • Rimington – Max Garcia
  • Outland – D.J. Humphries
  • Bednarik – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Bednarik – Dante Fowler
  • Bronko Nagurski – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Bronko Nagurski – Dante Fowler
  • Jim Thorpe – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Walter Camp – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Lott Impact – Vernon Hargreaves III

Pre-Season All American Teams

  • Lindy's 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Phil Steele 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Athlon Sports 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Sporting News 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Lindy's 2nd-team – Dante Fowler
  • Phil Steele 2nd-team – Dante Fowler
  • Sporting News 2nd-team – Dante Fowler
  • Media 1st-team – Dante Fowler
  • Media 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Lindy's 1st-team – Dante Fowler
  • Lindy's 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Phil Steele 1st-team – Dante Fowler
  • Phil Steele 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Athlon Sports 1st-team – Dante Fowler
  • Athlon Sports 1st-team – Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Media 2nd-team – Andre Debose
  • Lindy's 2nd-team – Chaz Green
  • Phil Steele 2nd-team – Kyle Christy
  • Athlon Sports 2nd-team – Jonathan Bullard
  • Media 3rd-team – Chaz Green
  • Lindy's 3rd-team – D.J. Humphries
  • Lindy's 3rd-team – Andre Debose
  • Lindy's 3rd-team – Kyle Christy
  • Phil Steele 3rd-team – Jeff Driskel
  • Phil Steele 3rd-team – Andre Debose
  • Phil Steele 3rd-team – D.J. Humphries
  • Athlon Sports 3rd-team – Kelvin Taylor
  • Athlon Sports 3rd-team – Andre Debose
  • Phil Steele 4th-team – Kelvin Taylor
  • Phil Steele 4th-team – Demarcus Robinson
  • Phil Steele 4th-team – Antonio Morrison

2014 recruiting class[edit]

The Gators finished with a top five recruiting class for the fourth consecutive year, despite the 4–8 campaign of 2013.

  • DL – Taven Bryan – early enrollee
  • DL – Khairi Clark
  • DB – Duke Dawson – early enrollee
  • OL – Travaris Dorsey
  • TE – DeAndre Goolsby – early enrollee
  • QB – Will Grier – early enrollee
  • OL – Kavaris Harkless – early enrollee
  • QB – Treon Harris
  • DL – Thomas Holley
  • DB – J.C. Jackson
  • OL – Nolan Kelleher – early enrollee
  • TE – C'yontai Lewis
  • OL – Andrew Mike
  • DB – Deiondre Porter
  • RB – Brandon Powell – early enrollee
  • DL – Justus Reed
  • OL – Drew Sarvary – early enrollee
  • OL – David Sharpe
  • WR – Ryan Sousa
  • TE – Moral Stephens
  • DB – Jalen Tabor – early enrollee
  • DL – Gerald Willis
  • DB – Quincy Wilson
  • WR – C.J. Worton

Roster[edit]

2014 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

  • 6 Jeff DriskelRedshirt Junior
  • 7 Will Grier – Freshman
  • 9 Jacob Guy – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 3 Treon Harris – Freshman
  • 19 Ryan McGriff – Redshirt Junior
  • 8 Skyler Mornhinweg – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 13 Christian Provancha – Redshirt Senior
  • 14 Chris Wilkes – Redshirt Freshman

Running Backs

  • 33 Mack Brown – Redshirt Senior
  • 37 Mark Herndon – Junior
  • 24 Matt Jones – Junior
  • 22 Adam Lane – Redshirt Freshman
  • 31 Darius Masline – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 21 Kelvin TaylorSophomore
  • 15 Brandon Powell – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 49 A.J. Mobley – Redshirt Senior

Wide Receivers

  • 86 Raphael Andrades – Junior
  • 89 Alvin Bailey – Redshirt Freshman
  • 4 Andre DeboseRedshirt Senior
  • 44 Roger Dixon – Junior
  • 1 Quinton Dunbar – Redshirt Senior
  • 5 Ahmad Fulwood – Sophomore
  • 81 Case Harrison – Redshirt Freshman
  • 30 Michael McNeely – Redshirt Senior
  • 15 Ryan Parrish – Redshirt Senior
  • 9 Latroy Pittman – Junior
  • 32 D.L. Powell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 11 Demarcus Robinson – Sophomore
  • 10 Valdez Showers – Redshirt Junior
  • 2 Ryan Sousa – Freshman
  • 85 Chris Thompson – Sophomore
  • 14 C.J. Worton – Freshman
 

Tight Ends

  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe – Redshirt Senior
  • 88 Clay Burton – Senior
  • 82 Bair Diamond – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 39 Ryan Ferguson – Freshman
  • 30 DeAndre Goolsby – Freshman
  • 41 Hunter Joyer – Senior
  • 80 C'yontai Lewis – Freshman
  • 83 Jake McGee – Redshirt Senior
  • 47 Isaiah Smith – Freshman
  • 82 Moral Stephens – Freshman
  • 87 Tevin Westbrook – Senior

Offensive Line

  • 75 Chaz Green – Redshirt Senior
  • 74 Trenton Brown – Senior
  • 76 Max Garcia – Redshirt Senior
  • 73 Tyler Moore – Redshirt Junior
  • 70 D.J. HumphriesJunior
  • 63 Trip Thurman – Redshirt Junior
  • 55 Rod Johnson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 54 Cameron Dillard – Redshirt Freshman
  • 72 Drew Sarvary – Junior
  • 51 Antonio Riles – Redshirt Freshman
  • 53 Kavaris Harkless – Freshman
  • 71 Nolan Kelleher – Freshman
  • 52 Travaris Dorsey – Freshman
  • 77 Andrew Mike – Freshman
  • 78 David Sharpe – Freshman
  • 79 Matthew Fuchs – Redshirt Sophomore
 

Defensive Line

  • 55 Darious Cummings – Senior
  • 8 Leon Orr – Redshirt Senior
  • 57 Caleb Brantley – Redshirt Freshman
  • 99 Jay-nard Bostwick – Redshirt Freshman
  • 56 Thomas Holley – Freshman
  • 54 Khairi Clark – Freshman
  • 93 Taven Bryan – Freshman
  • 18 Justus Reed – Freshman
  • 92 Gerald Willis – Freshman
  • 90 Jonathan Bullard – Junior
  • 94 Bryan Cox Jr. – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 14 Alex McCalister – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 91 Joey Ivie – Sophomore
  • 17 Jordan Sherit – Redshirt Freshman
  • 57 Dakota Wilson – Redshirt Junior
  • 6 Dante Fowler, Jr. – Junior

Linebackers

  • 3 Antonio Morrison – Junior
  • 11 Neiron Ball – Redshirt Senior
  • 51 Michael Taylor – Redshirt Senior
  • 13 Daniel McMillian – Sophomore
  • 34 Alex Anzalone – Sophomore
  • 9 Matt Rolin – Redshirt Freshman
  • 40 Jarrad Davis – Sophomore
  • 28 Jeremi Powell – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 38 Samuel Nowakowski – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 53 Cody Adams – Redshirt Junior

Defensive Backs

  • 7 Duke Dawson –Freshman
  • 5 Jalen Tabor – Freshman
  • 23 J.C. Jackson – Freshman
  • 12 Quincy Wilson – Freshman
  • 1 Vernon Hargreaves IIISophomore
  • 24 Brian Poole – Junior
  • 21 Deiondre Porter – Freshman
  • 20 Marcus Maye – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 21 Jabari Gorman – Senior
  • 22 Nick Washington – Redshirt Freshman
  • 42 Keanu Neal – Sophomore
  • 26 Marcell Harris – Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Evan Schroeder – Redshirt Junior
  • 22 Hugh Miles – Redshirt Junior
  • 27 Ben Peacock – Redshirt Junior

Punters

  • 4 Kyle ChristySenior
  • 39 Todd Fennell – Redshirt Junior
  • 40 Justin Vogel – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 42 Grant Van Aman – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 19 Johnny Townsend – Sophomore

Placekickers

  • 16 Austin Hardin – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 95 Francisco Velez – Redshirt Senior

Long Snappers

  • 43 Kyle Crofoot – Redshirt Junior
  • 46 Drew Ferris – Redshirt Senior

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff
Will Muschamp Head Coach 2011
Coleman Hutzler Special Teams 2014
Brad Lawing Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line 2013
Kurt Roper Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2014
D. J. Durkin Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2010
Chris Leak Wide Receivers 2014
Mike Summers Offensive Line 2014
Travaris Robinson Defensive Backs 2011
Brian White Running Backs 2009
Derek Lewis Tight Ends 2011

Team statistics[edit]

UF OPP
Scoring 101 36
  Points per Game 50.5 15.0
First Downs 55 30
  Rushing 27 9
  Passing 25 16
  Penalty 3 5
Total Offense 1,187 575
  Avg per Play 6.6 4.3
  Avg per Game 593.5 287.5
Fumbles–Lost 0–0 5–4
Penalties–Yards 18–178 12–101
  Avg per Game 89 50.5
UF OPP
Punts–Yards 9–437 16–671
  Avg per Punt 48.6 41.9
Time of Possession/Game 34:41 25:19
3rd Down Conversions 15/37 9/30
4th Down Conversions 3/5 0/0
Touchdowns Scored 12 3
Field Goals–Attempts 6–8 3–4
PAT–Attempts 11–11 3–3
Attendance 169,383 0
  Games/Avg per Game 2/84,692 0/0
  Neutral Site Games 0/0 0/0
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Opponents 0 3 14 3 10 30
Florida 17 16 38 14 16 101

As of September 15, 2014[5]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 p.m. Idaho*   Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPNU Canceled[a]  
September 6 4:00 p.m. Eastern Michigan* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN W 65–0   81,049
September 13 7:30 p.m. Kentucky Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN W 36–30 3OT  88,334
September 20 3:30 p.m. at #3 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS L 21–42   101,821
October 4 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Rivalry) SECN      
October 11 LSU Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Rivalry)      
October 18 Missouridagger Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL      
November 1 3:30 p.m. vs. Georgia EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) CBS      
November 8 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN      
November 15 South Carolina Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL      
November 22 Eastern Kentucky* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL      
November 29 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry)      
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Source:[6]

^[a] The game did not kickoff until 9:50 p.m. due to inclement weather. The game was again delayed due to lightning after 10 seconds of play during which Florida returned the Idaho kickoff to the Idaho 14-yard line.[7] The game was called as "suspended" 40 minutes after the second delay due to unsafe field conditions.[8] The four possible resolutions were (1) resuming the game on a later date (both teams have a bye week on October 25), (2) ending the game with a determined final score, (3) forfeiting the game, or (4) declaring a "no contest" (canceling the game).[7][9] The athletic directors of both universities decided on September 3 not to reschedule the game, thus declaring it a "no contest." Florida agreed to pay Idaho its promised fee of $975,000 and the schools agreed to schedule a game for the 2017 season.[10]

Game notes[edit]

Eastern Michigan[edit]

Eastern Michigan Eagles at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Michigan 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 17 13 21 14 65

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) • Wind: WNW at 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h) • Weather: humidity 87%, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 81,049
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Tom Hart and Matt Stinchcomb[11]
  • Recap
Game information
First Quarter
  • Florida – Francisco Velez 33-yard field goal, 6:44
  • Florida – Kelvin Taylor 31-yard run (Francisco Velez kick), 6:00
  • Florida – Matt Jones 40-yard run (Francisco Velez kick), 4:48
Second Quarter
  • Florida – Brandon Powell 12-yard run (Francisco Velez kick), 13:49
  • Florida – Francisco Velez 36-yard field goal, 6:30
  • Florida – Francisco Velez 29-yard field goal, 0:13
Third Quarter
  • Florida – Matt Jones 4-yard pass from Jeff Driskel (Francisco Velez kick), 9:18
  • Florida – Kelvin Taylor 6-yard run (Francisco Velez kick), 3:33
  • Florida – Duke Dawson 36-yard interception return (Francisco Velez kick), 2:51
Fourth Quarter
  • Florida – Demarcus Robinson 70-yard pass from Treon Harris (Fernando Velez kick), 14:47
  • Florida – Mark Herndon 78-yard pass from Treon Harris (Fernando Velez kick), 12:08
Passing
  • EMU – Brogan Roback – 5/10, 29 yards
  • FLA – Jeff Driskel – 31/45, 248 yards, 1 touchdown
Rushing
  • EMU – Reginald Bell, Jr. – 7 carries, 20 yards; Tyler Allen – 2 carries, 20 yards
  • FLA – Kelvin Taylor – 8 carries, 68 yards, 2 touchdowns
Receiving
  • EMU – Tyreese Russell – 2 receptions, 16 yards
  • FLA – Demarcus Robinson – 6 receptions, 123 yards, 1 touchdown
Tackling
  • EMU – Great Ibe and Ray Tillman – 11 tackles
  • FLA – Neiron Ball and Michael Taylor – 6 tackles

This game marked the second all-time meeting between Eastern Michigan and Florida, with the first being in 2004 that resulted in a 49–10 Gator win.[12]

Kentucky[edit]

Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Kentucky 0 3 14 3 7 3 0 30
Florida 0 3 17 0 7 3 6 36

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: September 13, 2014
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 86 °F (30 °C) • Wind: calm • Weather: humidity 63%
  • Game attendance: 88,334
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer[13]
  • Recap
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • Florida – Francisco Velez 35-yard field goal, 7:47
  • Kentucky – Austin MacGinnis 35-yard field goal, 0:00
Third Quarter
  • Florida – Francisco Velez 22-yard field goal, 7:32
  • Kentucky – Garrett Johnson 60-yard pass from Patrick Towles (Austin MacGinnis kick), 5:32
  • Florida – Tevin Westbrook 10-yard pass from Jeff Driskel (Francisco Velez kick), 4:27
  • Kentucky – Garrett Johnson 33-yard pass from Patrick Towles (Austin MacGinnis kick), 3:21
  • Florida – Demarcus Robinson 9-yard pass from Jeff Driskel (Francisco Velez kick), 0:25
Fourth Quarter
  • Kentucky – Austin MacGinnis 51-yard field goal, 3:52
First Overtime
  • Kentucky – Stanley Williams 25-yard pass from Patrick Towles (Austin MacGinnis kick)
  • Florida – Demarcus Robinson 9-yard pass from Jeff Driskel (Francisco Velez kick)
Second Overtime
  • Florida – Francisco Velez 20-yard field goal
  • Kentucky – Austin MacGinnis 26-yard field goal
Third Overtime
  • Florida – Matt Jones 1-yard run
Passing
  • KEN – Patrick Towles – 24/45, 369 yards, 3 touchdowns, 3 interceptions
  • FLA – Jeff Driskel – 25/43, 295 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception
Rushing
  • KEN – Braylon Heard – 12 carries, 39 yards
  • FLA – Matt Jones – 29 carries, 156 yards, 1 touchdown
Receiving
  • KEN – Garrett Johnson – 6 receptions, 154 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • FLA – Demarcus Robinson – 15 receptions, 216 yards, 2 touchdowns
Tackling
  • KEN – Fred Tiller and Za'Darius Smith – 11 tackles
  • FLA – Antonio Morrison – 10 tackles

This was the SEC conference opener for both teams. This was also the earliest the two teams have played since the SEC split into two divisions in 1992. Florida currently had the longest consecutive and annual active winning streak (27) in NCAA history and longest in-conference streak in Southeastern Conference history over Kentucky, who has not beaten Florida since 1986. With this win, they extended this winning streak to 28. This game marked the first overtime game in the Florida–Kentucky series, the first three-overtime game played by Florida, and improves Florida's all-time record in overtime games to 4–2, having won the last four overtime games.[14]

Alabama[edit]

Florida Gators at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 14 0 7 0 21
#3 Alabama 14 7 14 7 42

at Bryant–Denny Stadium Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Date: September 20, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 85 °F (29 °C) • Wind: E at 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h) • Weather: clear, sunny
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: Tom Ritter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson[15]
  • Recap
Game information
First Quarter
  • Alabama – Kenyan Drake 87-yard pass from Blake Sims (Adam Griffith kick), 13:47
  • Florida – Valdez Showers 28-yard pass from Jeff Driskel (Francisco Velez kick), 11:26
  • Florida – Keanu Neal 49-yard fumble return (Francisco Velez kick), 9:24
  • Alabama – Amari Cooper 79-yard pass from Blake Sims (Adam Griffith kick), 4:12
Second Quarter
  • Alabama – Jalston Fowler 2-yard pass from Blake Sims (Adam Griffith kick), 4:12
Third Quarter
  • Florida – Jeff Driskel 14-yard run (Francisco Velez kick), 12:42
  • Alabama – Derrick Henry 3-yard run (Adam Griffith kick), 5:27
  • Alabama – Amari Cooper 4-yard pass from Jacob Coker (Adam Griffith kick), 0:21
Fourth Quarter
  • Alabama – Amari Cooper 6-yard pass from Blake Sims (Adam Griffith kick), 10:10
Passing
  • FLA – Jeff Driskel – 9/28, 93 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
  • ALA – Blake Sims – 23/33, 445 yards, 4 touchdowns
Rushing
  • FLA – Jeff Driskel – 11 carries, 59 yards, 1 touchdown
  • ALA – Derrick Henry – 20 carries, 111 yards, 1 touchdown
Receiving
  • FLA – Clay Burton – 3 receptions, 33 yards
  • ALA – Amari Cooper – 10 receptions, 201 yards, 3 touchdowns
Tackling
  • FLA – Keanu Neal – 8 tackles, 1 fumble return
  • ALA – Reggie Ragland – 6.5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery

Florida and Alabama will play for the fourth time in 6 six years, with this match-up being in Tuscaloosa. This is the most-played SEC Championship game as well, with Florida leading that series 4–3. However, Florida trails the all-time series 14–23, with the last game being played in 2011 that resulted in a 38–10 Alabama win in Gainesville.[16]

Tennessee[edit]

Florida Gators at Tennessee Volunteers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0

at Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 4, 2014
  • Game time: Noon
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer[17]
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • FLA –
  • TEN –
Rushing
  • FLA –
  • TEN –
Receiving
  • FLA –
  • TEN –
Tackling
  • FLA –
  • TEN –

In their third SEC game of the 2014 season, Florida will square off against their bitter rival, the Tennessee Volunteers. Both teams have met annually since 1990 and the Volunteers trail the Gators in the all time series 19–24 (.442), and have lost 9 straight to Florida.[18] In last year's contest in Gainesville, Florida defeated Tennessee 31–17.[19]

LSU[edit]

LSU Tigers at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game time: TBD
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (TBD):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • LSU –
  • FLA –
Rushing
  • LSU –
  • FLA –
Receiving
  • LSU –
  • FLA –
Tackling
  • LSU –
  • FLA –

Florida and LSU have been annual opponents since 1971, and forged a heated and evenly matched rivalry since. Florida leads the overall series 31–26–3. The longest winning streak in the series is held by Florida, with nine victories from 1988 to 1996. LSU's longest winning streak is four, from 1977 to 1980. Since 2001, LSU has a 3–3 record at the Swamp, while Florida is 3–3 at Tiger Stadium. Both the Gators and Tigers each won two national championships during that time period and boasted impressive home records against other opponents. In 2013, LSU beat Florida 17–6 in a defensive struggle at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, the first of seven consecutive Gator losses on the year.[20] Florida bested LSU 14–6 in the last matchup in Gainesville in 2012.[21]

Missouri[edit]

Missouri Tigers at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: October 18, 2014
  • Game time: TBD
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (TBD):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • Mizzou–
  • FLA –
Rushing
  • Mizzou –
  • FLA –
Receiving
  • Mizzou–
  • FLA –
Tackling
  • Mizzou–
  • FLA –

Florida and Missouri have only played one another 3 total times (1966, 2012, and 2013), but with Missouri joining the SEC Eastern Division in 2012,[22] the two will meet annually in both Gainesville and Columbia. 2012 saw Florida squeak by Missouri and earn a share of the SEC East title with a 14–7 win in Gainesville[23] en route to an 11–2 final record. 2013 saw Missouri embarrass Florida (holding them scoreless in the fourth quarter) 36–17 in Columbia en route to an SEC East Divisional crown and a Cotton Bowl win.[24]

Georgia[edit]

Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0

at EverBank Field Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 1, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • UGA –
  • FLA –
Rushing
  • UGA –
  • FLA –
Receiving
  • UGA –
  • FLA –
Tackling
  • UGA –
  • FLA –

In one of only two SEC neutral site games, the Florida–Georgia rivalry is one of the most storied in SEC football. Held in Jacksonville, Florida since 1933 (minus 1994 and 1995) the rivalry attracts huge crowds to Jacksonville, and the associated tailgating and other events earned it the nickname of the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party." The designated home team alternates from year to year, with ticket distribution split evenly between the fans of the two teams. Georgia holds the overall series lead 49–40–2, and currently is riding a 3 game winning streak heading into this year's matchup. Current Florida head coach Will Muschamp (a former Georgia standout) is 0–7 in the rivalry, losing 4 games as a Georgia player and the last 3 games as Florida head coach.

Vanderbilt[edit]

Florida Gators at Vanderbilt Commodores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 0 0 0 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0

at Vanderbilt Stadium Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: November 8, 2014
  • Game time: TBD
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (TBD):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • FLA –
  • VAN –
Rushing
  • FLA –
  • VAN –
Receiving
  • FLA –
  • VAN –
Tackling
  • FLA –
  • VAN –

In one of the more lopsided series in the SEC, Florida travels to Vanderbilt following a rare loss to the Commodores in Gainesville 17–34 in 2013. The win for the Commodores at Florida was the first since 1945.[25] The Commodores snapped a 22-game losing streak to the Gators, and was just the Commodores' 10th win in 47 meetings against the Gators and their first in the series since 1988. Florida leads the overall series with Vanderbilt 35–10–2, and defeated Vanderbilt on their last visit to Nashville in 2012 by a score of 31–17.

South Carolina[edit]

South Carolina Gamecocks at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: November 15, 2014
  • Game time: TBD
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (TBD):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • SCAR –
  • FLA –
Rushing
  • SCAR –
  • FLA –
Receiving
  • SCAR –
  • FLA –
Tackling
  • SCAR –
  • FLA –

Florida and South Carolina have been divisional rivals since 1992, and the Gators holds a dominating 24–7–3 series lead against the Gamecocks. However, the series has been far more evenly matched since the arrival of former Gators Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and former head coach Steve Spurrier as South Carolina Head Coach in 2005. Previously, South Carolina had not defeated Florida before Spurrier's arrival, but has been only a slim 5–4 Florida advantage since. 2013 found Florida narrowly lose 14–19[26] to South Carolina late in the 4th quarter in a night time match-up at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. During their last visit to Gainesville, South Carolina was dominated on both sides of the ball in a 44–11 Gators rout.[27] This will be the final Southeastern Conference game of the season for both teams.

Eastern Kentucky[edit]

Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game time: TBD
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (TBD):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • EKU –
  • FLA –
Rushing
  • EKU –
  • FLA –
Receiving
  • EKU –
  • FLA –
Tackling
  • EKU –
  • FLA –

Florida closes out the 2014 home season and celebrates Senior Day against FCS opponent Eastern Kentucky. Gators coach Will Muschamp was Eastern Kentucky's secondary coach in 1999 in his second season as a full-time assistant coach. This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

Florida State[edit]

Florida Gators at Florida State Seminoles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 0 0 0 0
Florida State 0 0 0 0 0

at Doak Campbell Stadium Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: November 29, 2014
  • Game time: TBD
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • TV announcers (TBD):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Passing
  • FSU –
  • FLA –
Rushing
  • FSU –
  • FLA –
Receiving
  • FSU –
  • FLA –
Tackling
  • FSU –
  • FLA –

In one of the most intense, heated, and emotional rivalries in all of college football, Florida and Florida State will again end each of their respective regular seasons against one another in Tallahassee on FSU Senior Day. 2013 found both teams on opposite sides of the coin. FSU went on to an undefeated 14–0 season and were crowned BCS National Champions, while Florida limped to a 4–8 record that included a seven-game losing skid to end the season. Florida holds a 34–22–2 advantage in the series, a 7–3 record since 2004, and has a 4–1 record at Florida State since 2004. Florida State won the most recent match up 37–7 behind eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston in Gainesville, while Florida held serve in 2012 by defeating Florida State in Tallahassee 37–26 behind senior running back Mike Gillislee.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV NR NR  
Coaches' RV RV RV RV NR NR  
CFP Not released Not released


Postseason awards and further accomplishments[edit]

Associated Press All-SEC[edit]

All-SEC First Team
All-SEC Second Team
SEC Freshman of the Year

Coaches All-SEC[edit]

All-SEC First Team
All-SEC Second Team
SEC Freshman of the Year:
Freshman All-SEC Team

AP All-America[edit]

  • All-America First Team:
  • All-America Second Team:
  • All-America Third Team:

First round draft picks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Smits, Garry (November 23, 2013). "Gators choke on cupcake, fall 26-20 to Georgia Southern". Jacksonville.com. The Florida Times Union. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Florida suffers first loss to FCS team in school history". ESPN.com. The Associated Press. November 23, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gator Football Boxscores". GatorZone.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. April 12, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Team stats
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  8. ^ Long, Mark (August 30, 2014). "Idaho-Florida game postponed after lightning, rain". ap.org. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Florida vs. Idaho game suspended due to weather". secsports.com. August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
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  11. ^ EMU Pregame
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  13. ^ UK Pregame
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  15. ^ ALA Pregame
  16. ^ Florida–Alabama pre game notes
  17. ^ TEN Pregame
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  27. ^ Kirk, Jason (October 20, 2012). "Gators blast Spurrier, now one step from Atlanta". SBNation.com. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved July 17, 2014.