1942 Florida Gators football team

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1942 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1942 record 3–7 (1–3 9th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Captain Bill Corry
O'Neal Hill
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1941
1944 →
1942 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia $ 6 1 0     11 1 0
#5 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     9 2 0
#7 Tennessee 4 1 0     9 1 1
#18 Mississippi State 5 2 0     8 2 0
#10 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 2 0     7 3 0
#16 Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 3 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 4 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 0 5 0     3 6 1
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1942 college football season. The season was Tom Lieb's third as Florida's head coach. By the autumn of 1942, World War II had begun to affect many college football programs. Florida lost several players and most of its coaching staff to the war effort before the season,[1] and lost several more players during the season,[2] leading to diminishing success as the schedule progressed.

The Gators began the season 3-1 but lost their final six contests to finish with a 3–7 overall record. Their 1–3 conference record placed ninth among twelve teams in the SEC.[3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–19–1942 Jacksonville Naval Air Station* Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 7–20  
9–26–1942 Randolph–Macon* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 45–0  
10–3–1942 Tampa* Phillips FieldTampa, Florida W 26–6  
10–10–1942 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 6–0  
10–16–1942 Villanova* Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 3–13  
10–24–1942 No. 16 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) L 12–26  
10–31–1942 Maryland* Griffith StadiumWashington, D.C. L 0–13  
11–7–1942 No. 1 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 0–75  
11–14–1942 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 0–12  
11–21–1942 No. 2 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 7–20  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press, "Tom Lieb Must Develop Not Only a Football Team but a Coaching Staff," St. Petersburg Times, p. 11 (September 3, 1944). Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Lieb Expects Good Gator Grid Prospects," The Palm Beach Post, (May 27, 1944). Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  3. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.