1940 Florida Gators football team

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1940 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1940 record 5–5 (2–3 SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb (1st season)
Captain Bud Walton
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Tennessee $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Mississippi State 4 0 1     10 0 1
Ole Miss 3 1 0     9 2 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 4 1
Florida 2 3 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 1 2 2     5 3 2
Tulane 1 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 1     3 6 1
Georgia Tech 1 5 0     3 7 0
Sewanee 0 1 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1940 college football season. The season was the first of four for Tom Lieb as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Lieb was the former coach of the Loyola Lions, and had previously served as Knute Rockne's primary assistant and on-the-field replacement while Rockne was in the hospital during most of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's 1930 national championship season. The highlights of the Gators' 1940 season included victories over the Maryland Terrapins (19–0), the Georgia Bulldogs (18–13), the Miami Hurricanes (46–6) and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16–7). Lieb's 1940 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5 overall record and a 2–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing eighth among thirteen SEC teams.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 7–27  
October 5 Tampa* Phillips FieldTampa, Florida W 23–0  
October 11 Villanova* Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia L 0–28  
October 19 Maryland*dagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 19–0  
October 26 No. 5 Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee L 0–14  
November 9 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 18–13  
November 16 Miami (FL)* Burdine StadiumMiami W 46–6  
November 23 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 16–7  
November 30 Auburn A. J. McClung Memorial StadiumColumbus, Georgia L 7–20  
December 7 Texas* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–26  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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

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. 111 (2015). Retrieved August 17, 2015.