1973 Florida Gators football team

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1973 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
1973 record 7–5 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts (4th season)
Captain David Hitchcock
Vince Kendrick
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 13 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     6 5 0
No. 19 Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 3 4 0     7 4 1
Florida 3 4 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     6 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. The season was Doug Dickey's fourth as the Florida Gators football team's head coach. Dickey's 1973 Florida Gators finished with a 7–5 overall record and a 3–4 Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, tying for fifth among ten SEC teams.[1]

The Tangerine Bowl was temporarily moved from Orlando to Gainesville as the completion of the Citrus Bowl expansion was delayed. The fans were greeted by a record cold snap, with gametime temperatures at 25 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-4 degrees Celsius); the cold weather benefited the visiting Miami Redskins, who won 16–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Kansas State* No. 14 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 21–10   50,673
September 22 Southern Miss* No. 15 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 14–13    
September 29 Mississippi State No. 16 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 12–33    
October 6 No. 10 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 3–24    
October 13 No. 3 Alabama Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 14–35   64,864
October 20 Ole Missdagger Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 10–13    
November 3 No. 19 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn AL W 12–8   63,429
November 10 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL ABC W 11–10   66,252
November 17 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 20–18    
November 24 Miami (FL)* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 14–7    
December 1 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 49–0    
December 22 No. 15 Miami (OH)* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (Tangerine Bowl) MTN L 7–16   37,234
*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.