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The Florida Gators football team represents the University of Florida in the sport of American football. The University of Florida fielded its first official varsity football team in the fall of 1906, and has fielded a team every season since then, with the exception of 1943. During the 1980s, the Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Florida Field on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus.

This article includes a game-by-game list of the Florida Gators' ten football seasons from 1980 to 1989. During the 1980s, the Gators were coached by Charles B. "Charley" Pell (1979–1984), Galen S. Hall (1984–1989) and Gary B. Darnell (1989). Pell, Hall and Darnell compiled an overall record of 76–38–3 (.662) during the decade.


Contents: 1980  · 1981  · 1982  · 1983  · 1984  · 1985  · 1986  · 1987  · 1988  · 1989


1980 Edit

1980 Florida Gators football
Tangerine Bowl, W 35–20 vs. Maryland
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
1980 record8–4 (4–2 T-4th SEC)
Head coachCharley Pell
Offensive coordinatorMike Shanahan
CaptainRod Brooks
Cris Collinsworth
David Little
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Georgia 6 0 0     12 0 0
#6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
#19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Season overview Edit

The 1980 college football season was the Florida Gators football team's second season under new head coach Charles B. "Charley" Pell, and marked a remarkable one-year turnaround for the Gators from their 0–10–1 record in 1979.[1] The winless 1979 season was the worst season in Gators history, and it was Pell's first campaign as the new head coach of the Gators, after the Gators' previous head coach, Doug Dickey, was fired in the aftermath of a 4–7 season in 1978.[1] Pell's 1980 Florida Gators posted an 8–4 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–2, tying for fourth place in the ten-team SEC.[2] The Gators capped their season with a 35–20 bowl victory over the Maryland Terrapins in the Tangerine Bowl, marking the first time in the history of major college football that a winless team received a bowl bid the following season.[1]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–13–1980* California Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida W 41–13  
9–20–1980* Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia W 45–12  
9–27–1980 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 21–15  
10–4–1980 Louisiana State #19 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–24  
10–18–1980 Mississippi Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 15–3  
10–25–1980* Louisville Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 13–0  
11–1–1980 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 21–10  
11–8–1980 #2 Georgia #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida ABC L 21–26  
11–15–1980 Kentucky #20 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 17–15  
11–22–1980* Miami #18 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida ABC L 7–31  
11–29–1980* #3 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ABC L 13–17  
12–20–1980* Maryland Orlando StadiumOrlando, Fla. (Tangerine Bowl) MTN W 35–20  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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1981 Edit

1981 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1981 record7–5 (3–3 T-4th SEC)
Head coachCharley Pell
Offensive coordinatorMike Shanahan
Defensive coordinatorJoe Kines
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/6 Alabama § 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6/5 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

Season overview Edit

The 1981 college football season was Charley Pell's third year as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Pell's 1981 Florida Gators posted an overall record of 7–5 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 3–3, and tying for fourth place among ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–5–1981* Miami #17 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, Florida L 20–21  
9–12–1981* Furman Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 35–7  
9–19–1981* Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 27–6  
9–26–1981 #12 Mississippi State Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi ABC L 7–28  
10–3–1981 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 24–10  
10–10–1981* Maryland Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 15–10  
10–17–1981 Mississippi Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 49–3  
10–31–1981 Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 12–14  
11–7–1981 #4 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida ABC L 21–26  
11–14–1981 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 33–12  
11–28–1981* Florida State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 35–3  
12–31–1981* West Virginia Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, Ga. (Peach Bowl) CBS L 6–26  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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1982 Edit

1982 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
1982 record8–4 (3–3 T-6th SEC)
Head coachCharley Pell
Offensive coordinatorMike Shanahan
Defensive coordinatorJoe Kines
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Georgia 6 0 0     11 1 0
#11/11 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14/14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll


Season overview Edit

The 1982 college football season was the fourth for Charley Pell as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Pell's 1982 Florida Gators posted an 8–4 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 3–3, tying for sixth place in the ten-team SEC.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–4–1982* #15 Miami #16 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 17–14  
9–11–1982* #10 Southern California #11 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida ABC W 17–9  
9–25–1982 Mississippi State #5 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 27–17  
10–2–1982 Louisiana State #4 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 13–24  
10–9–1982 Vanderbilt #14 Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee L 29–31  
10–16–1982* West Texas State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 77–14  
10–30–1982 #19 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 19–17  
11–6–1982 #3 Georgia #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida CBS L 0–44  
11–13–1982 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 39–13  
11–20–1982* Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana W 21–14  
12–4–1982* #15 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida W 13–10  
12–31–1982* #14 Arkansas AstrodomeHouston, Texas (Bluebonnet Bowl) MTN L 24–28  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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1983 Edit

1983 Florida Gators football
Gator Bowl, W 14–6 v. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1983 record9–2–1 (4–2 T-3rd SEC)
Head coachCharley Pell
Offensive coordinatorMike Shanahan
Defensive coordinatorJoe Kines
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Auburn 6 0 0     11 1 0
#5/5 Georgia 5 1 0     10 1 1
#6/6 Florida 4 2 0     9 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     9 3 0
#15/12 Alabama 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     3 8 0
LSU 0 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches Poll

Season overview Edit

The 1983 college football season was Charley Pell's fifth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Pell's 1983 Florida Gators posted a 9–2–1 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–2, placing third among ten SEC teams.[2] The 1983 season was the first in which Florida was ranked among the top ten teams in the final Associated Press (AP) poll and was only the second time that the Gators were ranked in every weekly AP Poll throughout the season (1975 being the first).

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–3–1983* Miami #16 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 28–3  
9–10–1983* #9 Southern California #18 Los Angeles ColiseumLos Angeles, California T 19–19  
9–17–1983* Indiana State #15 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 17–13  
9–24–1983 Mississippi State #15 Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 35–12  
10–1–1983 #16 Louisiana State #12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 31–17  
10–8–1983 Vanderbilt #9 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 29–10  
10–22–1983* East Carolina #6 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 24–17  
10–29–1983 #4 Auburn #5 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 21–28  
11–5–1983 #4 Georgia #9 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida CBS L 9–10  
11–12–1983 Kentucky #14 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 24–7  
12–3–1983* Florida State #12 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 53–14  
12–30–1983* #10 Iowa #11 Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl) ABC W 14–6  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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1984 Edit

1984 Florida Gators football
*SEC Championship (vacated)
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 3
1984 record9–1–1 (5–0–1 1st* SEC)
Head coachCharley Pell (first 3 games)
Galen Hall (last 8 games)
Offensive coordinatorGalen Hall (first 3 games)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Kines
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/7 Florida 5 0 1     9 1 1
#15/16 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14/14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0     7 4 1
#19/19 Kentucky 3 3 0     9 3 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     4 6 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion


Season overview Edit

The 1984 college football season was Charley Pell's sixth and last as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team; after the third game of the season, Pell was replaced as the Gators' head coach by his new offensive coordinator, Galen Hall. After the Gators began the season as a 1–1–1 team under Pell, Hall's 1984 Florida Gators posted a 9–1–1 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 5–0–1 (8–0–0 and 4–0–0, respectively, under Hall), finishing first among ten SEC teams,[2] and were recognized as the SEC champions. The Gators finished third in both the Associated Press Poll and Coaches Poll, and were also named national champions by twenty-two publications including The New York Times and The Sporting News.

On May 30, 1985, the presidents of the ten SEC-member universities voted 6–4 to vacate the Gators' 1984 SEC title and declared the team ineligible for the SEC championship during the upcoming 1985 and 1986 seasons because of the rule violations committed under Pell. The retroactive vacating of the 1984 championship, six months after the 1984 football season ended, drew an angry response from University of Florida president Marshall Criser, as well as Gators coaches, players and fans due to the retroactive nature of the decision and its perceived unfairness.[3]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–1–1984* #10 Miami #17 Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida ESPN L 20–32  
9–8–1984 Louisiana State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida TBS T 21–21  
9–15–1984* Tulane Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 63–21  
9–29–1984 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 27–12  
10–6–1984* Syracuse Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 16–0  
10–13–1984 Tennessee #18 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee W 43–30  
10–20–1984* Cincinnati #17 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 48–17  
11–3–1984 #11 Auburn #13 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida ABC W 24–3  
11–10–1984 #8 Georgia #10 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida CBS W 27–0  
11–17–1984 Kentucky #5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky TBS W 25–17  
12–1–1984* #12 Florida State #3 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ABC W 27–17  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1985 Edit

1985 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 5
1985 record9–1–1 (5–1 T-1st* SEC)
Head coachGalen Hall
Defensive coordinatorCharlie Bailey
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Tennessee 5 1 0     9 1 2
#5/NR Florida 5 1 0     9 1 1
#13/14 Alabama 4 1 1     9 2 1
#20/20 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
Georgia 3 2 1     7 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 7 1
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


Season overview Edit

The 1985 college football season was the second for Galen Hall as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team, having coached the 1984 Gators' final eight games as their interim coach. Hall's 1985 Florida Gators, while ineligible to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC) title or receive a bowl bid because of NCAA probation, finished with a 9–1–1 overall record and an SEC record of 5–1, tying for first place in the ten-team SEC.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–7–1985* Miami #5 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, Florida W 35–23  
9–14–1985* Rutgers #3 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida T 28–28  
9–28–1985 Mississippi State #11 Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 36–22  
10–5–1985 #8 Louisiana State #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 20–0  
10–12–1985 #14 Tennessee #7 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 17–10  
10–19–1985* Southwestern Louisiana #5 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 45–0  
10–26–1985* Virginia Tech #2 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 35–18  
11–2–1985 #6 Auburn #2 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama W 14–10  
11–9–1985 #17 Georgia #1 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 3–24  
11–16–1985 Kentucky #11 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 15–13  
11–30–1985* #12 Florida State #6 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 38–14  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1986 Edit

1986 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1986 record6–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coachGalen Hall
Defensive coordinatorZaven Yaralian
CaptainScott Armstrong
Dwayne Ferguson
Ricky Nattiel
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/11 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6/8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9/9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll


Season overview Edit

The 1986 college football season was Galen Hall's third as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Hall's 1986 Florida Gators compiled a 6–5 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 2–4, tying for seventh place among the ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
8–30–1986* Georgia Southern #13 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 38–14  
9–6–1986* #2 Miami #13 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 15–23  
9–20–1986 #4 Alabama #13 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–21  
9–27–1986 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 10–16  
10–4–1986 #18 Louisiana State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 17–28  
10–11–1986* Kent State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 52–9  
10–18–1986* Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey W 15–3  
11–1–1986 #5 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 18–17  
11–8–1986 #19 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 31–19  
11–15–1986 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 3–10  
11–29–1986* Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida          W 17–13  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.


1987 Edit

1987 Florida Gators football
Aloha Bowl, L 16–20 v. UCLA
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1987 record6–6 (3–3 6th SEC)
Head coachGalen Hall
Defensive coordinatorZaven Yaralian
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/7 Auburn 5 0 1     9 1 2
#5/5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
#14/13 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
#13/14 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll


Season overview Edit

The 1987 college football season was the fourth for Galen Hall as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Hall's 1987 Florida Gators posted a 6–6 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 3–3, placing sixth among ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–5–1987* #10 Miami #20 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, Florida TBS L 4–31  
9–12–1987* Tulsa Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 52–0  
9–19–1987 #11 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama TBS W 23–14  
9–26–1987 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 38–3  
10–3–1987 #7 Louisiana State #19 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN L 10–13  
10–10–1987* Cal State Fullerton #18 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 65–0  
10–17–1987* Temple #14 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 34–3  
10–31–1987 #6 Auburn #10 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama ESPN L 6–29  
11–7–1987 #10 Georgia #17 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida TBS L 10–23  
11–14–1987 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 27–14  
11–28–1987* #3 Florida State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida CBS L 14–28  
12–25–1987* #10 UCLA Aloha StadiumHonolulu, Hawaii (Aloha Bowl) ABC L 16–20  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1988 Edit

1988 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1988 record7–5 (4–3 T-4th SEC)
Head coachGalen Hall
Offensive coordinatorLynn Amadee
Defensive coordinatorGary Darnell
Home stadiumFlorida Field
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#19/NR LSU § 6 1 0     8 4 0
#15/15 Georgia 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17/17 Alabama 4 3 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll


Season overview Edit

The 1988 college football season was Galen Hall's fifth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Hall's 1988 Florida Gators finished with a 7–5 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–3, tying for fourth place among the ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–3–1988* Montana State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 69–0  
9–10–1988 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 27–15  
9–17–1988* Indiana State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 58–0  
9–24–1988 Mississippi State #20 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 17–0  
10–1–1988 #14 Louisiana State #17 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 19–6  
10–8–1988* Memphis State #14 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 11–17  
10–15–1988 Vanderbilt #20 Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee TBS L 9–24  
10–29–1988 #9 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) ESPN L 0–16  
11–5–1988 #19 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida TBS L 3–26  
11–12–1988 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 24–19  
11–26–1988* #5 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ESPN L 17–52  
12–29–1988 Illinois Legion FieldBirmingham, Ala. (All-American Bowl) ESPN W 14–10  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1989 Edit

1989 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1989 record7–5 (4–3 T-4th SEC)
Head coachGalen Hall (first 5 games)
Gary Darnell (last 7 games)
Offensive coordinatorWhitey Jordan
Defensive coordinatorGary Darnell (first 5 games)
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Alabama § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Tennessee § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#6 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview Edit

The 1989 college football season was Galen Hall's sixth and final season as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team; Hall was replaced as the Gators head coach after five games by his defensive coordinator, Gary Darnell. Hall and Darnell's 1989 Florida Gators posted an overall record of 7–5 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–3, tying for fourth place in the ten-team SEC.[2]

Schedule and results Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–9–1989 Mississippi Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida TBS L 19–24  
9–16–1989* Louisiana Tech Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida W 34–7  
10–23–1989* Memphis State Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee W 38–13  
9–30–1989 Mississippi State Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida W 21–0  
10–7–1989 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 16–13  
10–14–1989 Vanderbilt #25 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida W 34–11  
10–21–1989* New Mexico #20 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Fla. (Homecoming) W 27–21  
11–4–1989 #12 Auburn #19 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama ESPN L 7–10  
11–11–1989 Georgia #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida TBS L 10–17  
11–18–1989 Kentucky Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida W 38–28  
12–2–1989* #6 Florida State Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida ESPN L 17–24  
12–30–1989* Washington Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, California (Freedom Bowl) NBC L 7–34  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Norm Carlson, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 95–96 (2007).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2012 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. Associated Press, "SEC Presidents swipe Florida of football title," Times Daily, p. 5B (May 31, 1985). See also "Gators Stripped of SEC Title," The Palm Beach Post, pp. A1 & A5 (May 31, 1985). Both retrieved May 5, 2011.

Bibliography Edit

  • 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.
  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
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