|1973 Florida Gators football|
|1973 record||7–5 (3–4 SEC)|
|Offensive coordinator||Jimmy Dunn (4th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Doug Knotts (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1973 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Alabama $||8||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 13 LSU||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 19 Tennessee||3||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1973 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. The season was Doug Dickey's fourth as the Florida Gators football team's head coach. Dickey's 1973 Florida Gators finished with a 7–5 overall record and a 3–4 Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, tying for fifth among ten SEC teams.
The Tangerine Bowl was temporarily moved from Orlando to Gainesville as the completion of the Citrus Bowl expansion was delayed. The fans were greeted by a record cold snap, with gametime temperatures at 25 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-4 degrees Celsius); the cold weather benefited the visiting Miami Redskins, who won 16–7.
|September 15||7:30 EST||Kansas State*||No. 14||W 21–10||50,673|
|September 22||vs. Southern Miss*||No. 15||W 14–13||38,377|||
|September 29||at Mississippi State||No. 16||L 12–33||34,000|
|October 6||7:30 CST||at No. 10 LSU||L 3–24||64,864|
|October 13||4:00 EST||No. 3 Alabama||L 14–35||64,864|
|October 20||4:00 EST||Ole Miss||L 10–13||47,079|
|November 3||1:30 EST||at No. 19 Auburn||W 12–8||63,429|
|November 10||2:00 EST||vs. Georgia||ABC||W 11–10||70,266|
|November 17||2:00 EST||Kentucky||W 20–18||55,328|
|November 24||7:30 EST||at Miami (FL)*||W 14–7||39,071|
|December 1||2:00 EST||Florida State*||W 49–0||62,233|
|December 22||vs. No. 15 Miami (OH)*||MTN||L 7–16||37,234|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide
Attendance figures: 1974 University of Florida Press Guide.
|1973 Florida Gators football team roster|
Main article: 1973 Kansas State Wildcats football team
Main article: Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
Main article: 1973 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team
Main article: 1973 Ole Miss Rebels football team
Don Gaffney made the start, becoming the first black quarterback in school history, and Florida won at Jordan–Hare Stadium for the first time.
See also: Florida–Georgia football rivalry
Main article: 1973 Kentucky Wildcats football team
See also: Florida–Miami football rivalry
Florida's defense held the Hurricanes out of the end zone from the five-yard line with 33 seconds left in the game.
Jimmy Ray Stephens