1954 Florida Gators football team

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1954 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1954 record 5–5 (5–2 T-3rd SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ole Miss $ 5 1 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 6 2 0     8 3 0
Florida 5 2 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 5 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 1
#13 Auburn 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 3 0     6 4 0
Alabama 3 3 2     4 5 2
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tulane 1 6 1     1 6 3
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1954 college football season. The season was the fifth for Bob Woodruff as the Florida Gators football team's head coach. The Gators' standout players included running back Mal Hammack. The season was one of mixed results for the Gators: their best-ever Southeastern Conference (SEC) win-loss record, balanced by five overall losses. The highlights of the season were five SEC wins over the fifth-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13–12), Auburn Tigers (19–13), Kentucky Wildcats (21–7), Mississippi State Bulldogs (7–0) and Tennessee Volunteers (14–0). Woodruff's 1954 Florida Gators finished 5–5 overall and 5–2 in the SEC, placing third in the twelve-team conference[1]—their best SEC showing to date.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
9–18–1954 No. 16 Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, Texas L 14–34  
9–25–1954 No. 5 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia W 13–12  
10–2–1954 Auburn No. 20 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 19–13  
10–9–1954 Clemson* No. 14 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–14  
10–16–1954 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 21–7  
10–23–1954 LSU No. 18 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 7–20  
10–30–1954 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) W 7–0  
11–6–1954 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 13–14  
11–13–1954 Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 14–0  
11–27–1954 No. 11 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–14  
*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.