1999 Florida Gators football team

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1999 Florida Gators football
SEC Eastern Division champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 12
1999 record 9–4 (7–1 1st East SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier
Offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier
Defensive coordinator Jon Hoke
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
#9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
#16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
#8 Alabama x$   7 1         10 3  
#13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
#17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during 1999 college football season. The season was Steve Spurrier's tenth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators returned to the SEC Championship Game after a two-year hiatus, but did not bring home another SEC Championship trophy. After losing the SEC Championship Game 34–7 to the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Gators ended their season with a last-second 37–34 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the Citrus Bowl. Spurrier's 1999 Florida Gators posted a 9–4 overall record and a 7–1 record in the Southeastern Conference, placing first among the six SEC Eastern Division teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–4–1999 Western Michigan* No. 4 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida PPV W 55–26   85,322
9–11–1999 Central Florida* No. 4 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida PPV W 58–27   85,346
9–18–1999 No. 2 Tennessee No. 4 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 23–21   85,707
9–25–1999 Kentucky No. 3 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky ESPN W 38–10   70,971
10–2–1999 No. 21 Alabama No. 3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS L 39–40 OT  85,721
10–9–1999 Louisiana State No. 8 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana CBS W 31–10   80,255
10–16–1999 Auburn No. 7 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 W 32–14   85,214
10–30–1999 No. 10 Georgia No. 5 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida CBS W 30–14   84,397
11–6–1999 Vanderbilt No. 5 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida (HC) CBS W 13–6   85,117
11–13–1999 South Carolina No. 4 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina JPS W 20–3   73,951
11–20–1999 No. 1 Florida State* No. 3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS L 23–30   85,747
12–4–1999 No. 7 Alabama No. 5 Georgia DomeAtlanta (SEC Championship) ABC L 7–34   74,309
1–1–2000 No. 9 Michigan State* No. 10 Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida (Citrus Bowl) ABC L 34–37   62,011
*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.