1968 Florida Gators football team

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1968 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1968 record 6–3–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Ray Graves (9th season)
Offensive coordinator Ed Kensler (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Gene Ellenson (5th season)
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Georgia $ 5 0 1     8 1 2
No. 13 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
No. 17 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
No. 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 51–0 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[edit]

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