1970 Florida Gators football team

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1970 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1970 record 7–4 (3–3 T-3rd SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts
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 and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–12–1970 Duke* No. 15 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 21–19  
9–19–1970 Mississippi State No. 14 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 34–13  
9–26–1970 Alabama No. 13 Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 15–46  
10–3–1970 North Carolina State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 14–6  
10–10–1970 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 38–27  
10–17–1970 Richmond* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 20–0  
10–24–1970 No. 11 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC L 7–38  
10–31–1970 No. 12 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) L 14–63  
11–7–1970 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL ABC W 24–17  
11–14–1970 Kentucky Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 24–13  
11–28–1970 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 13–14  
*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, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.