1941 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1941 record4–6 (1–3 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainBill Robinson
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 16 Mississippi State $ 4 0 1 8 1 1
No. 18 Tennessee 3 1 0 8 2 0
No. 20 Alabama 5 2 0 9 2 0
No. 14 Georgia 3 1 1 9 1 1
No. 17 Ole Miss 2 1 1 6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 2 0 8 2 0
LSU 2 2 2 4 4 2
Tulane 2 3 0 5 4 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0 3 6 0
Florida 1 3 0 4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0 5 4 0
Auburn 0 4 1 4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Florida Gators football team was an American football team that represented the University of Florida in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1941 college football season. In their second season under head coach Tom Lieb, the Gators compiled a 4–6 record (1–3 against SEC opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 149 to 97.[1] The team played its home games at Florida Field in Gainesville, Florida.[2] The season's highlights included a 14–0 road win over the Miami Hurricanes and a 14–7 homecoming victory over Georgia Tech.

Three Florida players were recognized by the Associated Press (AP) or United Press (UP) on the 1941 All-SEC football team: Fergie Ferguson (AP-2, UP-1); tackle Milton Hull (AP-3); and halfback Tommy Harrison (AP-3).[3][4][5] Ferguson was the Gators' second-ever first-team All-SEC selection. He also received an honorable mention All-American by Grantland Rice in Collier's magazine.[6] He led the team in both points scored (36) and minutes played (420).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20Randolph–Macon*W 26–0[7]
September 27at Mississippi StateL 0–613,000[8]
October 4Tampa*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 46–6[9]
October 11Villanova*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
L 0–6> 20,000[10]
October 18at Maryland*L 12–137,500[11]
October 25at LSUL 7–1020,000[12]
November 8vs. GeorgiaL 3–1921,000[13]
November 15at Miami (FL)*W 14–031,731[14]
November 22Georgia Techdagger
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 14–715,000[15]
December 20vs. UCLA*
  • Fairfield Stadium
  • Jacksonville, FL
L 27–308,000[16]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[17]

References

  1. ^ "1941 Florida Gators Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  2. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2006 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ "All-Southeastern Team Is Selected". The Odessa American. December 1, 1941. p. 8. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Sinkwich, Nelson, Jenkins and Hapes Selected on All-Southeastern Eleven". The Palm Beach Post. December 2, 1941.
  5. ^ "Eight Teams Represented On UP Grid Squad". Bradford Evening Star. November 25, 1941. p. 12. Retrieved May 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ Grantland Rice, "The All-America Football Team", Collier's, p. 78 (December 13, 1941).
  7. ^ Holmes Alexander (September 21, 1941). "Gators Score 26-0 Win In Grid Opener". Tampa Sunday Tribune. pp. II-1, II-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Bob Hartley (September 28, 1941). "Miss. State Beats Florida With 4th Period Touchdown". Clarion-Ledger. p. II-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Wayne Oliver (October 5, 1941). "Florida Gators Smother Tampa Spartans Under 46 to 6 Score". Sunday News-Democrat. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Perry Lewis (October 12, 1941). "Florida Sunk By Villanova". The Philadelphia Inquirer. pp. Sports 1, 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Maryland Rallies With 58-Yard Pass Play To Nip Florida Eleven, 13-12". The Baltimore Sun. October 19, 1941. p. Sports 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Norman Walker (October 26, 1941). "Field Goal Wins for Louisiana State University Over Florida". The Shreveport Times. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Jack Troy (November 9, 1941). "Sinkwich Superb as Bulldogs Romp, 19-3". The Atlanta Constitution. p. 2D – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Guy Butler (November 16, 1941). "Gator Passes Down U. of M." The Miami News. pp. 1A, 2C – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Johnny Bradberry (November 23, 1941). "Florida Tallies Twice in Third To Beat Georgia Tech, 14 to 7". The Atlanta Constitution. p. 2D – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "U.C.L.A. Bruins Outscore Florida Gators, 30 to 27". Sunday News-Democrat (Tallahassee, Florida). December 21, 1941. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.