1940 Florida Gators football team

1940 Florida Gators football team

1940 Florida Gators football

Conference
Southeastern Conference

1940 record
5–5 (2–3 8th SEC)

Head coach
Tom Lieb

Captain
Bud Walton

Home stadium
Florida Field

Seasons

← 1939
1941 →

1940 SEC football standings

v
t
e

Conf
 
 
Overall

Team
W
 
L
 
T
 
 
W
 
L
 
T

#4 Tennessee $
5

0

0
 
 
10

1

0

#9 Mississippi State
4

0

1
 
 
10

0

1

Ole Miss
3

1

0
 
 
9

2

0

Alabama
4

2

0
 
 
7

2

0

Auburn
3

2

1
 
 
6

4

1

LSU
3

3

0
 
 
6

4

0

Georgia
2

3

1
 
 
5

4

1

Florida
2

3

0
 
 
5

5

0

Kentucky
1

2

2
 
 
5

3

2

Tulane
1

3

0
 
 
5

5

0

Vanderbilt
1

5

1
 
 
3

6

1

Georgia Tech
1

5

0
 
 
3

7

0

Sewanee
0

1

0
 
 
3

5

0

$ – Conference champion

Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1940 college football season. The season was the first of four for Thomas J. “Tom” Lieb as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Lieb was the former coach of the Loyola Lions, and had previously served as Knute Rockne’s primary assistant and on-the-field replacement while Rockne was in the hospital during most of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s 1930 national championship season. The highlights of the Gators’ 1940 season included victories over the Maryland Terrapins (19–0), the Georgia Bulldogs (18–13), the Miami Hurricanes (46–6) and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16–7). Lieb’s 1940 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5 overall record and a 2–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing eighth among thirteen SEC teams.[1]
Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Opponent
Site
Result

9–28–1940
Mississippi State
Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida
L 7–27  

10–5–1940
Tampa*
Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida
W 23–0  

10–11–1940
Villanova*
Villanova Stadium • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
L 0–28  

10–19–1940
Maryland*
Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC)
W 19–0  

10–26–1940
No. 5 Tennessee
Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee

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