1972 Florida Gators football team

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1972 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1972 record 5–5–1 (3–3–1 6th SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts
Captain Fred Abbott
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Auburn 6 1 0     10 1 0
#11 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
#8 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1     5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1972 college football season. The season was the third for Doug Dickey as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1972 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5–1 overall record and a 3–3–1 Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, tying for sixth among ten SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–23–1972 Southern Methodist* Tampa StadiumTampa, FL L 14–21  
9–30–1972 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 28–13  
10–7–1972 No. 13 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 42–13  
10–14–1972 No. 3 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 7–24  
10–21–1972 Mississippi Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 16–0  
11–4–1972 No. 11 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 20–26  
11–11–1972 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL ABC L 7–10  
11–18–1972 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 40–0  
11–25–1972 No. 8 Louisiana State Florida Field • Gainesville, FL T 3–3  
12–2–1972 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 17–6  
12–9–1972 No. 16 North Carolina* Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL L 24–28  
*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.