1948 Florida Gators football team
|1948 Florida Gators football|
|1948 record||5–5 (1–5 T-10th SEC)|
|Head coach||Raymond Wolf|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1948 SEC football standings|
|#8 Georgia $||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|#15 Ole Miss||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||1||–||0|
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.
Schedule and results
|9–25–1948||Ole Miss||Florida Field • Gainesville, 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 Field • Atlanta, Georgia||L 7–42|
|10–30–1948||Furman*||Greenville, South Carolina||L 14–39|
|11–6–1948||No. 13 Georgia||Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida||L 12–20|
|11–13–1948||Kentucky||McLean Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky||L 15–34|
|11–20–1948||Miami*||Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC)||W 27–13|
|11–27–1948||Alabama||Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama||L 28–34|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.
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.
- 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.