1940 Florida Gators football team

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1940 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1940 record 5–5 (2–3 8th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Captain Bud Walton
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Tennessee $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
#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 Thomas J. "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 and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–28–1940 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 7–27  
10–5–1940 Tampa* Phillips FieldTampa, Florida W 23–0  
10–11–1940 Villanova* Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 0–28  
10–19–1940 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) W 19–0  
10–26–1940 No. 5 Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee L 0–14  
11–9–1940 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 18–13  
11–16–1940 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 46–6  
11–23–1940 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia W 16–7  
11–30–1940 Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, Georgia L 7–20  
12–7–1940 Texas* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–26  
*Non-conference game. #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, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 111 (2015). Retrieved August 17, 2015.