1974 Florida Gators football team

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1974 Florida Gators football
Sugar Bowl, L 10–13 v. Nebraska
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 15
1974 record 8–4 (3–3 T-4th SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts
Captain Lee McGriff
Ralph Ortega
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
#8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
#17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
#15 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
#20 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. The season was Doug Dickey's fifth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1974 Florida Gators finished with an 8–4 overall record and a 3–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), tying for fourth among ten SEC teams.[1]

Powered by a strong backfield that included Tony Green and Jimmy DuBose, Dickey employed the wishbone offense for the first season in the Gators' history.[2]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–14–1974 California* Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 21–17  
9–21–1974 No. 14 Maryland* Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 17–10  
9–28–1974 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 29–13  
10–5–1974 Louisiana State No. 13 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 24–14  
10–12–1974 Vanderbilt No. 8 Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 10–24  
10–19–1974 Florida State* No. 14 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 24–14  
10–26–1974 Duke* No. 12 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 30–13  
11–2–1974 No. 5 Auburn No. 11 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL ABC W 25–14  
11–9–1974 Georgia No. 6 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 16–17  
11–16–1974 Kentucky No. 9 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ABC L 24–41  
11–30–1974 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 31–7  
12–31–1974 No. 8 Nebraska* No. 18 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 10–13  
*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.
  2. ^ Tom Cornelison, "Florida Wishbone Here To Stay," Sarasota Journal, p. 3C (September 16, 1974). Retrieved April 30, 2011.