1941 Florida Gators football team

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1941 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1941 record4–6 (1–3 SEC)
Head coachTom Lieb (2nd season)
CaptainBill Robinson
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 22,000)[1]
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 Mississippi State $ 4 0 1     8 1 1
No. 18 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 2 0
No. 20 Alabama 5 2 0     9 2 0
No. 14 Georgia 3 1 1     9 1 1
No. 17 Ole Miss 2 1 1     6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 2 0     8 2 0
LSU 2 2 2     4 4 2
Tulane 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 0     4 6 0
Auburn 1 3 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1941 college football season. The season was Tom Lieb's second as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included a 14–0 road win over the Miami Hurricanes in Miami, and a hard-fought 14–7 homecoming victory the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20Randolph–Macon*W 26–0
September 27at Mississippi StateL 0–6
October 4Tampa*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 46–6
October 11Villanova*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
L 0–6
October 18at Maryland*L 12–13
October 25at LSUL 7–10
November 8vs. GeorgiaL 3–19
November 15at Miami (FL)*W 14–0
November 22Georgia Techdagger
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 14–7
December 20vs. UCLA*
  • Fairfield Stadium
  • Jacksonville, FL
L 27–30
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]

Postseason[edit]

After the season was over, end Fergie Ferguson was named the Gators' second-ever first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and an honorable mention All-American by Grantland Rice in Collier's magazine.[3] He led the team in both points scored (36) and minutes played (420).

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2006 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Grantland Rice, "The All-America Football Team", Collier's, p. 78 (December 13, 1941). Retrieved September 26, 2014.