1951 Florida Gators football team

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1951 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1951 record 5–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff (2nd season)
Home stadium Florida Field
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.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 Wyoming* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 13–0    
September 22 The Citadel* Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 27–7    
September 29 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 0–27    
October 6 Loyola Los Angeles* Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 40–7    
October 13 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 13–14    
October 20 Vanderbiltdagger Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 33–13    
October 27 No. 17 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 6–14    
November 10 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL L 6–7    
November 17 Miami (FL)* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL L 6–21    
November 24 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL W 30–21   23,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #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 Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.