|1957 Florida Gators football|
|Record||6–2–1 (4–2–1 SEC)|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1957 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 1 Auburn $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|No. 7 Ole Miss||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 14 Mississippi State||4||–||2||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|No. 17 Florida||4||–||2||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|No. 13 Tennessee||4||–||3||–||0||8||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1957 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. The season was Bob Woodruff's eighth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Woodruff's 1957 Florida Gators finished their abbreviated season with an overall record of 6–2–1 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–2–1, tying for third place among the twelve SEC teams.
The 1957 season was the last time the Gators played only nine games in a season. Ten games were scheduled, but the season opener against the UCLA Bruins was canceled when most of the Gators team members were suffering from a serious bout of influenza. The Gators were led by quarterback Jimmy Dunn, and two-way halfbacks Bernie Parrish and Jim Rountree.
|September 28||Wake Forest*||W 27–0||28,000|
|October 5||at Kentucky||W 14–7||33,000|||
|October 19||Mississippi State||L 20–29|
|October 26||No. 10 LSU||W 22–14|
|November 2||at No. 4 Auburn||No. 19||L 0–13||36,000|||
|November 9||vs. Georgia||W 22–0|
|November 16||Vanderbilt||W 14–7|
|November 23||at Georgia Tech||T 0–0||40,000|
|November 30||at Miami (FL)*||No. 20||W 14–0|
Florida won a 27–0 home-opener victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
The second week of play was a 14–7 conference win over the Kentucky Wildcats.
Florida lost at homecoming to Mississippi State 29–20.
The Gators upset Billy Cannon and his 10th-ranked LSU Tigers 22–14.
The Gators were shut out 13–0 by coach Ralph Jordan's national champion Auburn Tigers. When the two teams met in Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn, it was the first game between the rivals in which both teams were ranked in the top twenty of the AP Poll. Woodruff's Gators featured their usual strong defense, but the Tigers defense was even better.
Florida beat the Georgia Bulldogs 22–0.
Parrish was named AP "Back of the Week" for his performance in the 14–7 win over Vanderbilt. This included rushing for 111 yards, scoring both touchdowns, kicking both extra points, catching an interception, and making seven tackles—including one to prevent the Commodores' tying score.
Georgia Tech and Florida fought to a scoreless tie.
Florida had a road win over the in-state rival Miami Hurricanes, 14–0 in Miami, Florida.
At the end of the season, the Gators finished in the top twenty of the final AP Poll for only the second time in their history,'