1972 Florida Gators football team

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1972 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1972 record 5–5–1 (3–3–1 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts (3rd season)
Captain Fred Abbott
Home stadium Florida Field
(Capacity: 61,200)[1]
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Alabama $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
No. 8 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1     5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1972 college football season. The season was the third for Doug Dickey as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1972 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5–1 overall record and a 3–3–1 Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, tying for sixth among ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 SMU* Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida L 14–21   42,489
September 30 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 28–13   42,712
October 7 No. 13 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida W 42–13   42,758
October 14 No. 3 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama L 7–24   57,631
October 21 Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 16–0   35,200
November 4 No. 11 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 20–26   57,551
November 11 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida ABC L 7–10   66,252
November 18 Kentuckydagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 40–0   47,639
November 25 No. 8 LSU Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida T 3–3   46,391
December 2 Miami (FL)* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 17–6   45,432
December 9 No. 16 North Carolina* Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 24–28   33,103
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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

Attendance figures: 1973 University of Florida Football Brochure.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1972 University of Florida Football Brochure" (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, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1973 University of Florida Football Brochure" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.