2005 Florida Gators football
Outback Bowl Champions
Outback Bowl, W 31–24 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 12
2005 record9–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachUrban Meyer
Offensive coordinatorDan Mullen
Offensive schemeSpread Option
Defensive coordinatorCharlie Strong
Greg Mattison
Base defense4-3
CaptainVernell Brown
Mike Degory
Jarvis Herring
Chris Leak
Jeremy Mincey
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Georgia x   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
#12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
#5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
#14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
#8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2005 college football season. The Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The season was the team's first of six under head coach Urban Meyer, who led the Gators to an Outback Bowl berth and an overall win-loss record of 9–3 (.750).

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The 2005 season would open with high expectations of new head coach Urban Meyer. Fourteen starters, seven from offense and seven from defense, would return for the 2005 season. The Gators would open the season in Gainesville against Wyoming from the Mountain West Conference. This year would also be the first time former Gator coach Steve Spurrier would coach against his alma mater.

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–3–2005* Wyoming #10 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL PPV W 32–14   90,707
9–10–2005* Louisiana Tech #10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL PPV W 41–3   90,099
9–17–2005 #5 Tennessee #6 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 16–7   90,716
9–24–2005 Kentucky #5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY CBS W 49–28   66,820
10–1–2005 #15 Alabama #5 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS L 3–31A   81,018
10–8–2005 Mississippi State #13 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL JP W 35–9   90,104
10–15–2005 #10 Louisiana State #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA CBS L 17–21   92,402
10–29–2005 #4 Georgia #16 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL CBS W 14–10   84,501
11–5–2005 Vanderbilt #13 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (HC) ESPN2 W 49–42   90,140
11–12–2005 South Carolina #12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JP L 22–30   83,421
11–26–2005* #23 Florida State #19 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 34–7   90,669
1–2–2006* #25 Iowa #16 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 31–24   65,881
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

A NCAA subsequently vacated Alabama victory for major infractions of NCAA rules. As a result, Alabama does not count the game as a victory, but Florida continues to count it as a loss.

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[1] and GatorZone.com.[2]

Game notes[edit | edit source]

Wyoming[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Gators 7 10 9 6 32



Louisiana Tech[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 0 0 3
Gators 7 14 13 7 41



Tennessee[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Volunteers 0 7 0 0 7
Gators 7 0 6 3 16



Kentucky[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 14 35 0 0 49
Wildcats 7 0 7 14 28



Alabama[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 3 0 0 3
Crimson Tide 17 7 7 0 31



Mississippi State[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 0 6 0 9
Gators 3 9 9 14 35



LSU[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 7 10 0 17
Tigers 14 0 0 7 21



Georgia[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 7 0 10
Gators 14 0 0 0 14



Vanderbilt[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 7 7 0 21 42
Gators 7 7 14 7 49



South Carolina[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 3 9 7 3 22
Gamecocks 7 13 7 3 30



Florida State[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 0 0 0 7 7
Gators 0 14 3 17 34



Iowa[edit | edit source]

Outback Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 0 7 0 17 24
Gators 7 17 7 0 31



Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Media Guide, Florida Year-by-Year Records, Southeastern Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, p. 60 (2009).
  • 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012).
  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2005. Retrieved November 25, 2011.

External links[edit | edit source]

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