1992 Outback Gator Bowl
1234 Total
Florida 010107 27
NC State 0037 10
DateDecember 31, 1992
StadiumGator Bowl Stadium
LocationJacksonville, Florida
MVPRB Errict Rhett, Florida
WR Reggie Lawrence, NC State
RefereeRon Winter (Big Ten)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersGary Bender and Pat Haden
Gator Bowl
 < 1991 1993

The 1992 Gator Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 1992, at Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The game matched the Florida Gators against the NC State Wolfpack. It was the final contest of the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams. It was the first of three Gator Bowls sponsored by Outback Steakhouse; thus, the game was also known as the 1992 Outback Gator Bowl. The game ended in a 27–10 victory for the Gators.


The game matched the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference against the NC State Wolfpack of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Gators, having lost the 1992 SEC Championship Game to the Alabama Crimson Tide, were co-champions of the Eastern Division of the SEC with the Georgia Bulldogs. The Wolfpack were runners-up in the ACC behind the Florida State Seminoles. The game was the first bowl game featuring the Gators and the Wolfpack, and was their thirteenth meeting. Florida led the series 8–4–1 heading into the game.[2]

Game summary

Scoring summary



Statistics[1] FLA NCSU
First downs 26 13
Plays–yards 69–445 47–267
Rushes–yards 50–198 25–54
Passing yards 247 213
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–39–2 22–42–1
Time of possession 33:43 26:17


  1. ^ a b c "Bowl History" (PDF). Florida Football. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Florida vs North Carolina State, 1869-1992". Stassen.com. Retrieved 31 December 2014.