1997 Florida Gators Football Team
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1997 Florida Gators Football Team
1997 Florida Gators football
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 4
1997 record10-2 (6-2 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Spurrier
Defensive coordinatorBob Stoops (2nd season)
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 83,000)[1]
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
No. 10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
No. 4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
No. 11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
No. 13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was the eighth for Steve Spurrier as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Spurrier's 1997 Florida Gators finished with a 10-2 overall record and a 6-2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), tying for second place among the six SEC Eastern Division teams.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 30Southern Miss*No. 2ESPN2W 21-685,439
September 6Central Michigan*No. 2
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 82-685,347
September 20No. 4 TennesseeNo. 3
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 33-2085,714
September 27at KentuckyNo. 1CBSW 55-2859,244
October 4ArkansasNo. 1
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
ESPN2W 56-785,253
October 11at No. 14 LSUNo. 1ESPNL 21-2880,677
October 18at No. 6 AuburnNo. 7CBSW 24-1085,244
November 1vs. No. 14 GeorgiaNo. 6CBSL 17-3784,297
November 8VanderbiltdaggerNo. 13
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
JPSW 20-785,305
November 15at South CarolinaNo. 12JPSW 48-2180,072
November 22No. 2 Florida State*No. 10
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 32-2985,677
January 1, 1998vs. No. 11 Penn State*No. 6ABCW 21-672,940
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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

Personnel


References

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 1997 Football Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 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.

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