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 5th SEC)
Head coach Ray Graves
Offensive coordinator Pepper Rodgers
Defensive coordinator Jack Green
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Ole Miss $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
#5 Alabama 6 1 0     10 1 0
#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 and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–22–1962 Mississippi State Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 19–9  
9–29–1962 No. 8 Georgia Tech Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 0–17  
10–6–1962 Duke* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 21–28  
10–13–1962 Texas A&M* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 42–6  
10–20–1962 Vanderbilt Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 42–7  
10–27–1962 No. 6 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 0–23  
11–3–1962 No. 10 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 22–3  
11–10–1962 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL W 23–15  
11–17–1962 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 20–7  
12–1–1962 Miami* Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL L 15–17  
12–30–1962 No. 9 Penn State* Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) CBS W 17–7  
*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, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Southeastern Conference". nationalchamps.net.