1910 Florida football
ConferenceIndependent
1910 record6–1
Head coach
CaptainEarle Taylor
Seasons
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1910 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Louisiana Industrial     7 0 0
Navy     8 0 1
North Carolina A&M     4 0 2
Spring Hill     3 0 1
Texas A&M     8 1 0
Arkansas     7 1 0
Florida     6 1 0
Baylor     6 1 1
Georgetown     6 1 1
Marshall     5 1 1
Kentucky State     7 2 0
Texas     6 2 0
Virginia     6 2 0
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     6 2 1
Chattanooga     5 2 1
Kendall     2 1 1
Maryland     4 3 1
Oklahoma     4 2 1
South Carolina     4 4 0
VMI     3 3 1
Davidson     3 4 2
Oklahoma A&M     3 4 0
West Virginia     2 4 1
Catholic University     2 4 0
North Carolina     3 6 0
George Washington     2 2 2
Wake Forest     2 7 0
Delaware     1 2 2
Mississippi College     0 4 0
Southwest Texas State     0 4 0
Tulane     0 7 0

The 1910 Florida football team represented the University of Florida during the 1910 college football season. The season was George E. Pyle's second as the head coach of the University of Florida football team. Pyle's 1910 Florida football team finished its fifth varsity football season undefeated on its home field, with an overall record of 6–1.[1]

Before the season

The team was captained by Earle Taylor, the only five-time letterman in school history.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 8Gainesville Guards*
W 23–0
October 15vs. Third District A&M*Jacksonville, FLW 52–0
October 22at Mercer
L 13–0
November 5vs. The CitadelJacksonville, FLW 6–2
November 12at Rollins*Winter Park, FLW 38–0
November 19College of Charleston*
  • The Baseball Park
  • Gainesville, FL
W 34–0
November 26at Columbia Athletic Club*Lake City, FLW 33–0
  • *Non-conference game

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Season summary

Gainesville Guards

The season opened with a 23–0 defeat of the Gainesville Guards.

Georgia A&M

Florida defeated Third District A&M, 52–0.

Mercer

The season's only blemish was a 13–0 loss to the Mercer Baptists.[3][4] It was Florida's fourth consecutive loss to Mercer. It took until the second half for Mercer to get going.[5]

A former player Roy Corbett sent a letter to The Gainesville Sun congratulating the 1928 team and mentioned the Gators nickname coming from Neal "Bo Gator" Storter.[6] Carl Van Ness's research also posits Storter as the name's origin.[7] Storter himself denied the above and stated the nickname 'Gators' came when a Macon Telegraph reporter declared "Macon to be invaded by a bunch of alligators from Florida" before the game with Mercer in 1910.[6][8]

The starting lineup was Swanson (left end), Wagner (left tackle), Price (left guard), Storter (center), Barker (right guard), Robles (right tackle), Boule (right end), Edgerton (quarterback), Tenney (left halfback), Taylor (right halfback), Vidal (fullback).[5]

The Citadel

Florida faced The Citadel Bulldogs for the first time and won 6–2. Aside from the loss to Mercer, only The Citadel scored on the Gators when Dummy Taylor was trapped in the endzone for a safety.[9] Dummy Taylor ran 55 yards for the touchdown.[10]

Rollins

Florida beat the in-state rival, Rollins, 38–0, for the third consecutive meeting.

Charleston

Florida beat the College of Charleston, 34–0.

Columbia A. C.

To close the season, Florida defeated the Columbia Athletic Club 33–0, its third successive shutout and 30-point victory.[11] The win for the Gainesville squad over it a Lake City institution, its former home, was the highlight of the season.[12]

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Dummy Taylor Dies at Gainesville Home". Ocala Star Banner. September 12, 1955. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Malaria was the most common diagnosis made by the University Physician".
  4. ^ Hogg, Clyde H. (1 January 2005). Spitting on Diamonds: A Spitball Pitcher's Journey to the Major Leagues, 1911-1919. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 9780826264824 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b P. L. Johnston (October 23, 1910). "Baptists Win Over Florida". The Atlanta Constitution. p. 6. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ a b Pat Dooley (September 2013). "33. How the Gators Got Their Name". 100 Things Florida Fans Should Know & do Before They die: 33. ISBN 9781623682934.
  7. ^ Carl Van Ness (2006). "The Cannon Incident of 1909". Florida: News for Alumni and Friends of the University of Florida: 7.
  8. ^ Olivia Ormos (February 1, 2006). "Good Ol' Boys".
  9. ^ Carlson 2007, p. 15
  10. ^ "Florida 6, Citadel 2". The Atlanta Constitution. November 6, 1910. p. 5. Retrieved July 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  11. ^ "UF Better Than 1974". Ocala Star Banner. October 22, 1975.
  12. ^ McEwen 1974, p. 46

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