1962 Florida Gators football team

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1962 Florida Gators football
Gator Bowl, W 17–7 vs. Penn State
Conference Southeastern Conference
1962 record 7–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Ray Graves (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Pepper Rodgers (1st season)
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Ole Miss $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
No. 5 Alabama 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 7 LSU 5 1 1     9 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
Auburn 4 3 0     6 3 1
Georgia 2 3 1     3 4 3
Kentucky 2 3 1     3 5 2
Mississippi State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 2 6 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 9 0
Tulane 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1962 college football season. The season was the third of Ray Graves' ten seasons as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Graves' 1962 Florida Gators posted a 7–4 overall record and a 4–2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing fifth in twelve-team SEC.[1] The Gators won the Gator Bowl again in 1962, upsetting ninth-ranked Penn State. They wore the Confederate Battle Flag on the side of their helmets to pump up the southern team facing a favored northern school.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 19–9    
September 29 No. 8 Georgia Tech Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 0–17  
October 6 Duke* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 21–28  
October 13 Texas A&M* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 42–6  
October 20 Vanderbiltdagger Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 42–7  
October 27 No. 6 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 0–23  
November 3 No. 10 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 22–3  
November 10 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL W 23–15  
November 17 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 20–7  
December 1 Miami (FL)* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 15–17  
December 30 No. 9 Penn State* Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) CBS W 17–7   50,286
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game; from 1962 to 1967, AP only ranked the top ten teams.

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. ^ "Southeastern Conference". nationalchamps.net.