1951 Florida Gators football team

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1951 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1951 record5–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coachBob Woodruff (2nd season)
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 39,453)[1]
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Georgia Tech + 7 0 0     11 0 1
No. 1 Tennessee + 5 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 1     7 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 3 1
No. 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.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 15Wyoming*W 13–0
September 22The Citadel*W 27–7
September 29Georgia Tech
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
L 0–27
October 6Loyola (CA)*W 40–7
October 13AuburnL 13–14
October 20Vanderbiltdagger
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
W 33–13
October 27No. 17 Kentucky
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
L 6–14
November 10Georgia
  • Gator Bowl Stadium
  • Jacksonville, Florida
L 6–7
November 17Miami (FL)*L 6–21
November 24AlabamaW 30–2123,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Department of Publicity and The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "1951 Florida Football Facts 'n Figures" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.