The 1991 Season

Coach Spurrier

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In 1991 expectations were high coming off a strong inaugural season for Steve Spurrier, and he did not disappoint, wining the Gators first ever outright SEC Championship. The Gators started off with two strong wins including a shutout of Alabama in Gainesville, but things quickly changed when Florida traveled to Syracuse, New York, where they suffered a 38-21 loss. The Gators quickly rebounded with seven consecutive wins, including a second straight win over the hated Georgia Bulldogs, and a huge upset of the Tennessee Volunteers. This set the pace for a showdown in the "Swamp" versus the third ranked Seminoles. This game is described by many as the loudest game ever at Florida Field. The Gators pulled out a narrow win beating FSU 14-9. After a January 1st loss to Notre Dame at the New Orleans Sugar Bowl, Florida finished the season at a respectalbe 10-2.

Breakdown of the 1991 Season:

(opponent, site, outcome and score)

  • San Jose State (Gainesville) W 59-21
  • Alabama(Gainesville) W 35-0
  • Syracuse (Syracuse) L 38-21
  • Miss. State (Orlando) W 29-7
  • LSU (Baton Rouge) W 16-0
  • Tennessee (Gainesville) W 35-18
  • Nothern Illinois (Gainesville) W 41-10
  • Auburn (Auburn) W 31-10
  • Georgia (Jacksonville) W 45-13
  • Kentucky (Gainesville) W 35-26
  • Florida State (Gainesville) W 14-9
  • Notre Dame (Sugar Bowl, New Orleans) L 39-28

Season End Averages:(Per Game)

  • Rushing Yards= 148.6
  • Passing Yards= 308.5
  • Total Yards= 457.1
  • Points= 32.8