The 1992 Season


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In 1992 the Gators started the season ranked fourth in the nation under Spurrier, but things quickly changed. In the second game of the season Florida traveled to Knoxville where the Volunteers handed the Gators a 38-21 loss. This was followed by a 30-6 loss at the hands of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who completely demolished Florida on a Thursday night ESPN game. Florida finally got its act together and won seven consecutive Southeastern Conference games, before slipping up against a tough Florida State team.

Florida's next game was in the inaugural Southeastern Conference Championship Game against Alabama. Alabama took its revenge for back to back losses to the Gators by beating Florida 28-21, and going on to defeat Miami for the National Championship. Florida's next opponent was the "Wolf Pack" of North Carolina State University in the Gator Bowl. The Gators went on to win this game known as the "Fog Bowl," by a score of 27-10.

Breakdown of the 1992 Season:

(opponent, site, outcome and score)

  • Kentucky (Gainesville) W 35-19
  • Tennessee (knoxville) L 31-12
  • Miss. State (Starkville) L 30-6
  • LSU (Gainesville) W 28-21
  • Auburn (Gainesville) W 24-9
  • Louisville (Gainesville) W 31-17
  • Georgia (Jacksonville) W 26-24
  • Southern Miss. (Gainesville) W 24-20
  • South Carolina (Gainesville) W 14-9
  • Vandy (Nashville) W 41-21
  • Florida State (Tallahassee) L 45-24
  • Alabama (SEC Championship Game, Birmingham) L 28-21
  • North Carolina State (Gator Bowl, Jacksonville) W 27-10

Season End Averages:(Per Game)

  • Rushing Yards= 103.3
  • Passing Yards= 286.7
  • Total Yards= 389.9
  • Points= 24.0