1962 Florida Gators football team
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. 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.
|1962 Florida Gators football|
|1962 record||7–4 (4–2 SEC)|
|Head coach||Ray Graves (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Pepper Rodgers (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1962 SEC football standings|
|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|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 22||at Mississippi State||W 19–9||30,000|
|September 29||No. 8 Georgia Tech||L 0–17||46,000|
|October 6||vs. Duke*||L 21–28||26,000|
|October 13||Texas A&M*||W 42–6||33,000|
|October 20||Vanderbilt||W 42–7||42,000|
|October 27||at No. 6 LSU||L 0–23||67,000|
|November 3||No. 10 Auburn||W 22–3||36,000|
|November 10||vs. Georgia||W 23–15||42,000|
|November 17||Florida State*||W 20–7||47,000|
|December 1||at Miami (FL)*||L 15–17||52,000|
|December 30||vs. No. 9 Penn State*||CBS||W 17–7||50,286|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide
Attendance figures: University of Florida 1963 Football Brochure.
- Department of Sports Publicity. "University of Florida 1962 Football Brochure" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- 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.
- "Southeastern Conference". nationalchamps.net.
- Department of Sports Publicity. "University of Florida 1963 Football Brochure" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.