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The 1994 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Steve Spurrier's fifth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Spurrier's 1994 Florida Gators posted an overall record of 10–2–1 and a 6–1 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing first among the six SEC Eastern Division teams and winning the SEC championship.[2]

1994 Florida Gators football
SEC champion
SEC Eastern Division champion
Sugar Bowl, L 17–23 vs. Florida State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1994 record10–2–1 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Pruett (1st season)
CaptainTerry Dean
Aubrey Hill
Ellis Johnson
Larry Kennedy
Henry McMillian
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 83,000)[1]
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 7 Florida x$ 7 1 0     10 2 1
No. 22 Tennessee 5 3 0     8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0     7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0     1 10 0
Western Division
No. 5 Alabama x 8 0 0     12 1 0
No. 9 Auburn 6 1 1     9 1 1
No. 24 Mississippi State 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0     4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0     4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Before the seasonEdit

The Gators were eyeing a national title[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3New Mexico State*No. 1W 70–2184,721
September 10KentuckyNo. 2
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ABCW 73–785,238
September 17at No. 15 TennesseeNo. 1ESPNW 31–096,656
October 1at Ole MissNo. 1JPSW 38–1438,360
October 8LSUNo. 1
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
JPSW 42–1885,385
October 15No. 6 AuburnNo. 1
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ABCL 33–3685,562
October 29GeorgiaNo. 5
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNW 52–1485,604
November 5Southern Miss* No. 4
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
W 55–1785,448
November 12South CarolinaNo. 4
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
JPSW 48–1785,028
November 19at VanderbiltNo. 3PPVW 24–733,508
November 26at No. 7 Florida State*No. 4ABCT 31–3180,210
December 3vs. No. 3 AlabamaNo. 6ABCW 24–2374,751
January 1vs. No. 7 Florida State*No. 5ABCL 17–2376,244
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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

RosterEdit

1994 Florida Gators football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 91 Tremayne Allen Jr
WR 89 Reidel Anthony Fr
QB 12 Terry Dean Sr
WR 28 Chris Doering Jr
WR 83 Jacquez Green Fr
WR 1 Jack Jackson Jr
QB 10 Eric Kresser So
WR 81 Travis McGriff Fr
G 71 Jeff Mitchell So
T 74 Jason Odom Jr
RB 33 Fred Taylor Fr
QB 17 Danny Wuerffel So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 67 Mark Campbell Jr
DE 57 Kevin Carter Sr
DT 61 Ellis Johnson Sr
SS 4 Lawrence Wright So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Season summaryEdit

New Mexico StateEdit

New Mexico State at #1 Florida
1 234Total
Aggies 7 1400 21
Gators 28 28014 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[4]

  • Terry Dean tied an NCAA record by throwing for seven touchdowns in the first half. [5]

KentuckyEdit

Kentucky at #2 Florida
1 234Total
Wildcats 0 700 7
Gators 14 172121 73
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium
  • Game attendance: 85,238
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–17 1993 W 24–20
  • E. Williams 13 Rush, 115 Yds

[6]

TennesseeEdit

Ole MissEdit

LSUEdit

AuburnEdit

GeorgiaEdit

Southern MississippiEdit

South CarolinaEdit

VanderbiltEdit

Florida StateEdit

#4 Florida at #7 Florida State
1 234Total
Gators 7 1770 31
Seminoles 3 0028 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–12–1 1993 L 21–33

SEC ChampionshipEdit

Florida State (Sugar Bowl)Edit

#7 Florida State vs. #5 Florida
1 234Total
Seminoles 3 1730 23
Gators 3 707 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–12–2 1994 T 31–31

PostseasonEdit

The Seminoles then won a rematch in the Sugar Bowl 23–17, referred to as "The Fifth Quarter in the French Quarter."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 1994 Football 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. ^ "National title Gators' goal". Rome News-Tribune. August 17, 1994. p. 4-B.
  4. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1994 Sep 04. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.
  5. ^ Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.
  6. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1994 Sep 11. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.