|2005 Florida Gators football|
Outback Bowl Champions
|2005 record||9–3 (5–3 SEC)|
|Head coach||Urban Meyer|
|Offensive coordinator||Dan Mullen|
|Offensive scheme||Spread Option|
|Defensive coordinator||Charlie Strong|
|Home stadium||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|2005 SEC football standings|
|#10 Georgia x†||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|#5 LSU xy||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|#14 Auburn x||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
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).
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
|9–3–2005*||Wyoming||#10||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, 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 Stadium • Lexington, KY||CBS||W 49–28||66,820|
|10–1–2005||#15 Alabama||#5||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, 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 Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA||CBS||L 17–21||92,402|
|10–29–2005||#4 Georgia||#16||Alltel Stadium • Jacksonville, 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 Stadium • Columbia, 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 Stadium • Tampa, 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.
- Urban Meyer - Head Coach - first year at UF
- Steve Addazio - Tackles/Tight Ends - first year
- Stan Drayton - Running Backs - first year
- Billy Gonzales - Wide Receivers - first year
- Chuck Heater - Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks - first year
- John Hevesy - Centers/Guards - 0 years
- John "Doc" Holliday - Associate Head Coach/Safeties - first year
- Greg Mattison - Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line - first year
- Dan Mullen - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks - first year
- Charlie Strong - Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers - sixth year
- Florida–Florida State football rivalry
- Florida Gators
- Florida–Georgia football rivalry
- Florida–LSU football rivalry
- Florida–Tennessee football rivalry
- History of the University of Florida
- List of Florida Gators football players
- 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.
- College Football Data Warehouse, Florida Yearly Results: 2005–2010. Retrieved September 16, 2012.