1997 Florida Gators football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1997 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 4
1997 record 10–2 (6–2 T-2nd East SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier
Offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier
Defensive coordinator Bob Stoops
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1997 college football season. The season was the eighth for Steve Spurrier as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Spurrier's 1997 Florida Gators finished with a 10–2 overall record and a 6–2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), tying for second place among the six SEC Eastern Division teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
8–30–1997 Southern Mississippi* No. 2 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida ESPN2 W 21–6   85,439
9–6–1997 Central Michigan* No. 2 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida PPV W 82–6   85,347
9–20–1997 No. 4 Tennessee No. 3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 33–20   85,714
9–27–1997 Kentucky No. 1 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky CBS W 55–28   59,244
10–4–1997 Arkansas No. 1 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida ESPN2 W 56–7   85,253
10–11–1997 No. 14 Louisiana State No. 1 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN L 21–28   80,677
10–18–1997 No. 6 Auburn No. 7 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL CBS W 24–10   85,244
11–1–1997 No. 14 Georgia No. 6 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida CBS L 17–37   84,297
11–8–1997 Vanderbilt No. 13 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida (HC) JPS W 20–7   85,305
11–15–1997 South Carolina No. 12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina JPS W 48–21   80,072
11–22–1997 No. 2 Florida State* No. 10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 32–29   85,677
1–1–1998 No. 11 Penn State* No. 6 Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 21–6   72,940
*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.