1937 Florida Gators football team

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1937 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1937 record 4–7 (3–4 8th SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody
Captain Walter Mayberry
Home stadium Florida Field
Uniform
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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

The 1937 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1937 college football season. The 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 (HC) 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.

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

Postseason[edit]

Tiger Mayberry ranked second in the country with 818 rushing yards; only Byron White exceeded Mayberry's rushing total that year.[2]

Mayberry also intercepted six passes when the Gators' opponents only threw 57 balls,[3][4] and was a first-team All-SEC selection by the conference coaches and sportswriters on behalf of the Associated Press.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1172 (White led the country with 1,121 rushing yards, and Mayberry was second with 818 yards.
  3. ^ "Norm Carlson Looks Back". 
  4. ^ Frank S. Wright (October 19, 1937). "Writers, Coaches Praise Mayberry, Gator Captain, As All-American Material". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Versatility, Great Power Represented". The Monroe News-Star. December 3, 1937. p. 10. Retrieved May 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read