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The 1962 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. The season was the third of Ray Graves' ten seasons as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Graves' 1962 Florida Gators posted a 7–4 overall record and a 4–2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing fifth in twelve-team SEC.[2] The Gators won the Gator Bowl again in 1962, upsetting ninth-ranked Penn State. They wore the Confederate Battle Flag on the side of their helmets to pump up the southern team facing a favored northern school.[3]

1962 Florida Gators football
Gator Bowl, W 17–7 vs. Penn State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1962 record7–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachRay Graves (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorPepper Rodgers (3rd season)
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 44,000)[1]
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Ole Miss $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
No. 5 Alabama 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 7 LSU 5 1 0     9 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
Auburn 4 3 0     6 3 1
Georgia 2 3 1     3 4 3
Kentucky 2 3 1     3 5 2
Mississippi State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 2 6 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 9 0
Tulane 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22at Mississippi StateW 19–930,000
September 29No. 8 Georgia TechL 0–1746,000
October 6vs. Duke*L 21–2826,000
October 13Texas A&M*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 42–633,000
October 20Vanderbilt 
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 42–742,000
October 27at No. 6 LSUL 0–2367,000
November 3No. 10 Auburn
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
W 22–336,000
November 10vs. Georgia
  • Gator Bowl Stadium
  • Jacksonville, FL (rivalry)
W 23–1542,000
November 17Florida State*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
W 20–747,000
December 1at Miami (FL)*L 15–1752,000
December 30vs. No. 9 Penn State*
CBSW 17–750,286
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game; from 1962 to 1967, AP only ranked the top ten teams

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

Attendance figures: University of Florida 1963 Football Brochure.[4]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Department of Sports Publicity. "University of Florida 1962 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, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Southeastern Conference". nationalchamps.net.
  4. ^ Department of Sports Publicity. "University of Florida 1963 Football Brochure" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.