1961 Florida Gators football team

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1961 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1961 record 4–5–1 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Ray Graves (2nd season)
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1961 college football season. The season was Ray Graves' second as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team, and the Gators posted their only losing season in Graves' ten years as their coach. Graves' 1961 Florida Gators finished with a 4–5–1 overall record and a 3–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing sixth among the twelve SEC teams.[1]

Before the season[edit]

The Gators attempted LSU coach Paul Dietzel's three-platoon system.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 23 Clemson* Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 21–7  
September 30 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL T 3–3  
October 6 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 14–3  
October 14 Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 10–19  
October 21 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 7–0  
October 28 No. 7 LSUdagger Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 0–23  
November 4 No. 7 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–20  
November 11 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 21–14  
November 25 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–32  
December 2 Miami (FL)* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 6–15  
*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 Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Golenbock, p. 147

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