1945 Florida Gators football team

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1945 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1945 record 4–5–1 (1–3–1 10th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Captain Hugo Miller
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
#14 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 1 0
#15 LSU 5 2 0     7 2 0
#18 Georgia 4 2 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 2 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Auburn 2 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 1     4 5 1
Tulane 1 3 1     2 6 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1945 college football season. The season was the fifth and last for Tom Lieb as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The 1945 backfield was made up entirely of freshmen.[1]

Among the season's highlights was the Gators' 26–13 neutral site victory over the Ole Miss Rebels played in Jacksonville. The Gators also split a pair of games against teams from two U.S. military training bases. Lieb's 1945 Florida Gators finished with a 4–5–1 overall record and a 1–3–1 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing ninth among twelve SEC teams.[2]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–22–1945 Camp Blanding* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 31–2  
9–29–1945 Ole Miss Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 26–13  
10–6–1945 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana T 6–6  
10–13–1945 Vanderbilt Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) L 0–7  
10–19–1945 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 6–7  
10–27–1945 Southwestern Louisiana* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 45–0  
11–3–1945 Auburn Auburn StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 0–19  
11–10–1945 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 0–34  
11–17–1945 Presbyterian* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 41–0  
11–24–1945 U.S. Amphibious* Norfolk, Virginia L 0–12  
*Non-conference game.

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

Postseason[edit]

After Lieb's coaching contract was not renewed, he became the track & field coach and an assistant football coach at the University of Alabama, where his old Notre Dame teammate Frank Thomas was the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golenbock, p. 6
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  • Golenbock, Peter (2002). Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory. St. Petersburg, Florida: Legends Publishing, LLC. ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.