Dubious Records: Part Three

We continue our tour of some of the worst records in UF history and in this segment we get to check in on a couple of other teams on campus as well as the source for most of our standards, Gator Football.

#12, 75-point loss to Georgia, Football 1942 ----- Maybe it was the war and the knowledge that this was the last Gator Football team for a while (the Gators did not field a team in 1943). Maybe it was something else, but there was no expecting this result. Florida was 3-4 coming into this match up and had been playing Georgia competitively for several years. But not on this day. The worst loss in school history, and it had to come against Georgia?

#11, 20 SEC losses, Baseball 2006 ----- Despite their weather and population advantage, the Gators suffered through the worst SEC season in school history two years ago. It started out well enough with two wins in three games at Arkansas. It ended well with two straight wins over LSU to finish the campaign. In between the Gators dropped 19 of 25 SEC contests. The Gators failures were across the board; a .262 batting average, a 5.14 staff ERA and 46 errors leading to 48 unearned runs. While the Gators won their first and last SEC series, they lost eight straight series in between.

#10, 13 SEC losses, Women's Basketball 2003 ----- Carolyn Peck's first team at UF had perhaps the worst season in school history. Peck didn't get along with star center Vanessa Hayden and, thus the Gators spent most f the season without the series of "Big V". After going to ten straight post-season tournaments including nine NCAA appearances, the Gators were SEC doormats in '03. The Gators dropped their first twelve conference games under Peck before avoiding the humiliation of a winless season by capturing a home win over Ole Miss. The 13 SEC losses is four more than any other Florida team has ever suffered.

#9, 41.3 points/game allowed, Football 1917 ----- The 1917 Gator Football team allowed the most in school history, 298 in eleven games, but it was a long way from the worst on a per game basis. The 1917 Gators beat South Carolina (21-13) and Florida Southern (19-7) for their only wins in six games. The other four were uglier than the north end of a south bound hippo. Tulane (52-0), Auburn (68-0), Clemson (55-7) and Kentucky (52-0) all humiliated the boys in Orange and Blue. That is one of the safest records around as well.

So we are down to the eight most dubious records on the books in Gainesville. In our next installment, hoops ineptitude and ground up on the gridiron.

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