1970 Florida Gators football team

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1970 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1970 record 7–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts (1st season)
Captain Mike Kelley
Donny Williams
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 LSU $ 5 0 0     9 3 0
#4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#10 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1970 college football season. The season was Florida alumnus Doug Dickey's first of nine as the new head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey had been the starting quarterback for the Gators under coach Bob Woodruff in 1952 and 1953, and had previously served as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers before returning to his alma mater in 1970. Dickey's 1970 Florida Gators finished with a 7–4 overall record and a 3–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), tying for third among ten SEC teams.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 Duke* No. 15 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 21–19    
September 19 Mississippi State No. 14 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 34–13    
September 26 Alabama No. 13 Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 15–46   58,138
October 3 NC State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 14–6    
October 10 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 38–27    
October 17 Richmond* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 20–0    
October 24 No. 11 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC L 7–38   64,069
October 31 No. 12 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 14–63   62,560
November 7 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL ABC W 24–17   70,294
November 14 Kentucky Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 24–13    
November 28 Miami (FL)* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 13–14    
*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, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.