1933 Florida Gators football team

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1933 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1933 record 5–3–1 (2–3 SEC)
Head coach Dennis K. Stanley (1st season)
Captain Sam Davis
Home stadium Florida Field
Uniform
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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

The 1933 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1933 college football season. The season was Florida alumnus Dennis K. 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]

Before the season[edit]

Dutch Stanley was hired. Quarterback Sam Davis was the first quarterback and captain since Goof Bowyer in 1928.[2] A star on the team was Al Hickland, a 250-pound, three-sport athlete who was also the team's kicker.[3]

Schedule[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 (HC) W 14–7  
12–2–1933 Maryland* Plant FieldTampa, Florida W 19–0  
*Non-conference game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

Season summary[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dutch Stanley Ready To Take Coaching Job". St. Petersburg Times. July 23, 1933. 
  3. ^ "'Gators Close First Week of Grid Practice". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. September 10, 1933.