1951 Florida Gators football team

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1951 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1951 record 5–5 (2–4 T-9th SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »
1951 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Georgia Tech + 7 0 0     11 0 1
#1 Tennessee + 5 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 1     7 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 3 1
#15 Kentucky 3 3 0     8 4 0
Auburn 3 4 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 3 5 0     6 5 0
Alabama 3 5 0     5 6 0
Florida 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1951 college football season. The season was Bob Woodruff's second as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included two intersectional victories over the Wyoming Cowboys (13–0) and the Loyola Lions (40–7), and two Southeastern Conference (SEC) victories over the Vanderbilt Commodores (33–13) during Florida's Homecoming and the Alabama Crimson Tide (30–21) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. For the second year in a row, Woodruff's 1951 Florida Gators finished 5–5 overall and 2–4 in the SEC, placing ninth among twelve conference teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
9–15–1951 Wyoming* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 13–0  
9–22–1951 The Citadel* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 27–7  
9–29–1951 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–27  
10–6–1951 Loyola Los Angeles* Rose BowlPasadena, California W 40–7  
10–13–1951 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 13–14  
10–20–1951 Vanderbilt Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) W 33–13  
10–27–1951 No. 17 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 6–14  
11–10–1951 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 6–7  
11–17–1951 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 6–21  
11–24–1951 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama W 30–21  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.