1939 Florida Gators football team

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1939 Florida Gators football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1939 record 5–5–1 (0–3–1 12th SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody
Captain Clark Goff
Home stadium Florida Field
Uniform
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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

The 1939 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1939 college football season. The season was the fourth and final year for Josh Cody as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. 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]

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 No. 19 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) L 7–21  
11–30–1939 Auburn Auburn StadiumAuburn, Alabama T 7–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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

Postseason[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ College Football Hall of Fame, Hall of Famers, Josh Cody Member Biography. Retrieved August 30, 2010.