1986 Florida Gators football team

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1986 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1986 record 6–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Zaven Yaralian
Captain Scott Armstrong
Dwayne Ferguson
Ricky Nattiel
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 LSU $ 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Galen Hall's third as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Hall's 1986 Florida Gators compiled a 6–5 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 2–4, tying for seventh place among the ten SEC teams. This was also the last year that Florida lost to the Kentucky Wildcats, as of 2016---the longest annual win streak of any team over another in NCAA history and the longest such streak in Southeastern Conference history. [1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
8–30–1986 Georgia Southern* No. 13 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 38–14   74,221
9–6–1986 No. 2 Miami* No. 13 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 15–23   74,875
9–20–1986 No. 4 Alabama No. 13 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 7–21   74,685
9–27–1986 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 10–16   38,625
10–4–1986 No. 18 Louisiana State Florida Field • Gainesville, FL L 17–28   74,221
10–11–1986 Kent State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 52–9   73,718
10–18–1986 Rutgers* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 15–3   36,781
11–1–1986 No. 5 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 18–17   74,521
11–8–1986 No. 19 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 31–19   81,957
11–15–1986 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 3–10   52,160
11–29–1986 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 17–13   62,307
*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, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.