1968 Florida Gators football team

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1968 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1968 record 6–3–1 (3–2–1 T-6th SEC)
Head coach Ray Graves
Offensive coordinator Ed Kensler
Defensive coordinator Gene Ellenson
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia $ 5 0 1     8 1 2
#13 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
#17 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
#16 Auburn 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1     7 3 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 2     0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1968 college football season. The season was Ray Graves' ninth of ten years as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators offense was led by senior tailback Larry Smith, a first-team All-American. Among the season's highlights were the Gators' conference wins over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (31–14), Tulane Green Wave (24–7) and Kentucky Wildcats (16–14), and victories over the in-state rival Florida State Seminoles (9–3) and Miami Hurricanes (14–10). The Gators also suffered their worst loss since 1942—a 0–51 blowout by the Georgia Bulldogs. Graves' 1968 Florida Gators finished 6–3–1 overall and 3–2–1 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), tying for sixth among the ten teams of the SEC.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–21–1968 U.S. Air Force Academy* No. 6 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 23–20  
9–28–1968 Florida State* No. 5 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC W 9–3  
10–5–1968 Mississippi State No. 4 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 31–14  
10–12–1968 Tulane No. 7 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 24–7  
10–19–1968 North Carolina No. 7 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 7–22  
10–26–1968 Vanderbilt No. 15 Dudley FieldNashville, TN T 14–14  
11–2–1968 Auburn No. 20 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) L 13–24  
11–9–1968 No. 9 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 0–51  
11–16–1968 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 16–14  
11–30–1968 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 14–10  
*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.