1989 Florida Gators football team

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1989 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1989 record 7–5 (4–3 T-4th SEC)
Head coach Galen Hall (first 5 games)
Gary Darnell (last 7 games)
Offensive coordinator Whitey Jordan
Defensive coordinator Gary Darnell (first 5 games)
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Tennessee + 6 1 0     11 1 0
#9 Alabama + 6 1 0     10 2 0
#6 Auburn + 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Galen Hall's sixth and final season as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team; Hall was replaced as the Gators head coach after five games by his defensive coordinator, Gary Darnell. Hall and Darnell's 1989 Florida Gators posted an overall record of 7–5 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–3, tying for fourth place in the ten-team SEC.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–9–1989 Mississippi Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL TBS L 19–24   70,014
9–16–1989 Louisiana Tech* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL W 34–7   65,109
9–23–1989 Memphis State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 38–13   25,163
9–30–1989 Mississippi State Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 21–0   68,189
10–7–1989 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 16–13   74,527
10–14–1989 Vanderbilt No. 25 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL W 34–11   69,121
10–21–1989 New Mexico* No. 20 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 27–21   72,578
11–4–1989 No. 12 Auburn No. 19 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 7–10   85,214
11–11–1989 Georgia No. 20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL TBS L 10–17   81,577
11–18–1989 Kentucky Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL W 38–28   71,432
12–2–1989 No. 6 Florida State* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN L 17–24   75,124
12–30–1989 Washington* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) NBC L 7–34   33,858
*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.