1937 Florida Gators football team
|1937 Florida Gators football|
|1937 record||4–7 (3–4 8th SEC)|
|Head coach||Josh Cody|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1937 SEC football standings|
|#4 Alabama $||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
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.
Schedule and results
|9–25–1937||Louisiana State||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana||L 0–19|
|10–2–1937||Stetson*||Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida||W 18–0|
|10–9–1937||Temple*||Beury Stadium • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||L 6–7|
|10–16–1937||Sewanee||Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida||W 21–0|
|10–23–1937||Mississippi State||Scott Field • Starkville, Mississippi||L 13–14|
|10–30–1937||Maryland*||Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland||L 7–13|
|11–6–1937||Georgia||Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, 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|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.
Mayberry also intercepted six passes when the Gators' opponents only threw 57 balls, and was a first-team All-SEC selection by the conference coaches and sportswriters on behalf of the Associated Press.
- 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1172 (White led the country with 1,121 rushing yards, and Mayberry was second with 818 yards.
- "Norm Carlson Looks Back".
- Frank S. Wright (October 19, 1937). "Writers, Coaches Praise Mayberry, Gator Captain, As All-American Material". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
- "Versatility, Great Power Represented". The Monroe News-Star. December 3, 1937. p. 10. Retrieved May 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.