1973 Florida Gators football team

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1973 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
1973 record 7–5 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts (4th season)
Captain David Hitchcock
Vince Kendrick
Home stadium Florida Field
(Capacity: 61,200)[1]
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 13 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     6 5 0
No. 19 Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 3 4 0     7 4 1
Florida 3 4 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     6 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. The season was Doug Dickey's fourth as the Florida Gators football team's head coach. Dickey's 1973 Florida Gators finished with a 7–5 overall record and a 3–4 Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, tying for fifth among ten SEC teams.[2]

The Tangerine Bowl was temporarily moved from Orlando to Gainesville as the completion of the Citrus Bowl expansion was delayed. The fans were greeted by a record cold snap, with gametime temperatures at 25 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-4 degrees Celsius); the cold weather benefited the visiting Miami Redskins, who won 16–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Kansas State* No. 14 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 21–10   50,673
September 22 Southern Miss* No. 15 Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida W 14–13   38,377
September 29 Mississippi State No. 16 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi L 12–33   34,000
October 6 No. 10 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 3–24   64,864
October 13 No. 3 Alabama Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 14–35   64,864
October 20 Ole Missdagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 10–13   47,079
November 3 No. 19 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn AL W 12–8   63,429
November 10 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida ABC W 11–10   70,266
November 17 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 20–18   55,328
November 24 Miami (FL)* Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, Florida W 14–7   39,071
December 1 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 49–0   62,233
December 22 No. 15 Miami (OH)* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Tangerine Bowl) MTN L 7–16   37,234
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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

Attendance figures: 1974 University of Florida Press Guide.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1973 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. "1974 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.