2005 Florida Gators football team

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2005 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 31–24 vs. Iowa
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 12
2005 record 9–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Urban Meyer (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Dan Mullen (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread option
Co-defensive coordinator Charlie Strong (3rd year)
Co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Captain Vernell Brown
Mike Degory
Jarvis Herring
Chris Leak
Jeremy Mincey
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Georgia x$   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
#12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
#5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
#14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
#8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2005 college football season. The Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The season was the team's first of six under head coach Urban Meyer, who led the Gators to an Outback Bowl berth and an overall win-loss record of 9–3 (.750).

Pre-season[edit]

The 2005 season would open with high expectations of new head coach Urban Meyer. Fourteen starters, seven from offense and seven from defense, would return for the 2005 season. The Gators would open the season in Gainesville against Wyoming from the Mountain West Conference. This year would also be the first time former Gator coach Steve Spurrier would coach against his alma mater.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 Wyoming* No. 10 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL PPV W 32–14   90,707
September 10 Louisiana Tech* No. 10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL PPV W 41–3   90,099
September 17 No. 5 Tennessee No. 6 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 16–7   90,716
September 24 Kentucky No. 5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY CBS W 49–28   66,820
October 1 No. 15 Alabama No. 5 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS L 3–31A   81,018
October 8 Mississippi State No. 13 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL JPS W 35–9   90,104
October 15 No. 10 LSU No. 11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA CBS L 17–21   92,402
October 29 No. 4 Georgia No. 16 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL CBS W 14–10   84,501
November 5 Vanderbiltdagger No. 13 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 W 49–42   90,140
November 12 South Carolina No. 12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS L 22–30   83,421
November 26 No. 23 Florida State* No. 19 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 34–7   90,669
January 2 No. 25 Iowa* No. 16 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 31–24   65,881
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

A NCAA subsequently vacated Alabama victory for major infractions of NCAA rules. As a result, Alabama does not count the game as a victory, but Florida continues to count it as a loss.

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[1] and GatorZone.com.[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Gators 7 10 9 6 32

Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 0 0 3
Gators 7 14 13 7 41

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Volunteers 0 7 0 0 7
Gators 7 0 6 3 16

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 14 35 0 0 49
Wildcats 7 0 7 14 28

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 3 0 0 3
Crimson Tide 17 7 7 0 31

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 0 6 0 9
Gators 3 9 9 14 35

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 7 10 0 17
Tigers 14 0 0 7 21

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 7 0 10
Gators 14 0 0 0 14

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Commodores 7 7 0 21 7 42
Gators 7 7 14 7 14 49

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 3 9 7 3 22
Gamecocks 7 13 7 3 30

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 0 0 0 7 7
Gators 0 14 3 17 34

Iowa[edit]

Outback Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 0 7 0 17 24
Gators 7 17 7 0 31

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Urban Meyer – Head Coach – first year at UF
  • Steve Addazio – Tackles/Tight Ends – first year
  • Stan Drayton – Running Backs – first year
  • Billy Gonzales – Wide Receivers – first year
  • Chuck Heater – Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks – first year
  • John Hevesy – Centers/Guards – 0 years
  • John "Doc" Holliday – Associate Head Coach/Safeties – first year
  • Greg Mattison – Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line – first year
  • Dan Mullen – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – first year
  • Charlie Strong – Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – sixth year

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Media Guide, Florida Year-by-Year Records, Southeastern Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, p. 60 (2009).
  • 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012).
  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived 2013-05-27 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. ^ GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2005. Retrieved November 25, 2011.