1948 Florida Gators football team

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1948 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1948 record 5–5 (1–5 T-10th SEC)
Head coach Raymond Wolf
Offensive scheme T-formation
Captain Fletcher Groves
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia $ 6 0 0     9 2 0
#15 Ole Miss 6 1 0     8 1 0
#13 Tulane 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Vanderbilt 4 2 1     8 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Alabama 4 4 1     6 4 1
Mississippi State 3 3 0     4 4 1
Tennessee 2 3 1     4 4 2
Kentucky 1 3 1     5 3 2
Florida 1 5 0     5 5 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1948 college football season. The season was the third for Bear Wolf's as the Florida Gators football team's head coach. The season's highlights included the Gators' 16–9 win against the Auburn Tigers and their 27–13 Homecoming victory over the Miami Hurricanes. Wolf's 1948 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5 overall record and a 1–5 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing tenth among twelve SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–25–1948 Ole Miss Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 0–14  
10–2–1948 Tulsa* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 28–14  
10–9–1948 Auburn Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida W 16–9  
10–16–1948 Rollins* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 41–12  
10–23–1948 No. 6 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 7–42  
10–30–1948 Furman* Greenville, South Carolina L 14–39  
11–6–1948 No. 13 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 12–20  
11–13–1948 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 15–34  
11–20–1948 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) W 27–13  
11–27–1948 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama L 28–34  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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

Postseason[edit]

Several members of the Florida Board of Control and a number of Florida alumni called for Wolf to step down after the 1948 season, but football player-led student rallies in his support ended with Wolf's contract being extended for another year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.