1937 Florida Gators football team

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1937 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1937 record 4–7 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach Josh Cody (2nd season)
Captain Walter Mayberry
Home stadium Florida Field
(Capacity: 22,000)[1]
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 6 0 0     9 1 0
No. 8 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
Auburn 4 1 2     6 2 3
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     7 2 0
Mississippi State 3 2 0     5 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 3 1
Florida 3 4 0     4 7 0
Tulane 2 3 1     5 4 1
Georgia 1 2 2     6 3 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0     4 5 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1937 college football season. The season was the second for Josh Cody as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team, the highlight of the season was the Gators' only 1930s win over the Georgia Bulldogs (6–0) in Jacksonville, Florida, but the season was mostly remembered for its disappointments—three one-point losses to the Temple Owls (6–7), the Mississippi State Bulldogs (13–14) and the Clemson Tigers (9–10). Cody's 1937 Florida Gators finished 4–7 overall and 3–4 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing eighth of thirteen SEC teams in the conference standings.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 0–19  
October 2 Stetson* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 18–0  
October 9 Temple* Beury StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 6–7  
October 16 Sewanee Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 21–0  
October 23 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 13–14  
October 30 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 7–13  
November 6 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 6–0  
November 13 Clemson* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 9–10  
November 20 Georgia Techdagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–12  
November 27 Auburn Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–14  
December 4 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 6–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]

Postseason[edit]

Tiger Mayberry ranked second in the country with 818 rushing yards; only Byron White exceeded Mayberry's rushing total that year.[3]

Mayberry also intercepted six passes when the Gators' opponents only threw 57 balls,[4][5] and was a first-team All-SEC selection by the conference coaches and sportswriters on behalf of the Associated Press.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2006 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  3. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1172 (White led the country with 1,121 rushing yards, and Mayberry was second with 818 yards.
  4. ^ "Norm Carlson Looks Back". 
  5. ^ Frank S. Wright (October 19, 1937). "Writers, Coaches Praise Mayberry, Gator Captain, As All-American Material". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 
  6. ^ "Versatility, Great Power Represented". The Monroe News-Star. December 3, 1937. p. 10. Retrieved May 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read