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2004 Florida Gators football
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Peach Bowl, L 27-10 vs. Miami (FL)
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #25
2004 record 7-5 (4-4 SEC)
Head coach Ron Zook
Charlie Strong (bowl game)
Offensive coordinator Larry Fedora
Defensive coordinator Charlie Strong

Home stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »

The 2004 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the 2004 college football season. This was the team's third and final season under head coach Ron Zook. They played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

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Pre-season

For the fifth time in school history, Florida played five of its first six games at home. Four of the last five games were on the road. Florida's record for the two prior seasons under Zook on the road in conference play was an SEC league best 7-1. Eight starters returned and true sophomore Chris Leak would start the first game of the season at the helm for the first time. The Gators opened the season against Eastern Michigan from the Mid-American Conference.

Schedule

Date Time Rank# (Rank#)Opponent Result Stadium · City Coverage
September 11, 2004* 1:00 PM #10 Eastern Michigan W 49-10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL
September 18, 2004 8:00 PM #9 @ #13 Tennessee L 30-28 Neyland Stadium · Knoxville, TN CBS
September 25, 2004 11:30 AM #16 Kentucky W 20-3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL ESPN2
October 2, 2004 12:00 PM #16 Arkansas W 45-30 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL CBS
October 9, 2004 7:45 PM #12 #24 LSU L 24-21 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL ESPN
October 16, 2004*¤ 12:00 PM #22 Middle Tennessee State W 52-16 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL
October 23, 2004 12:30 PM #19 @Mississippi State L 38-31 Davis Wade Stadium · Starkville, MS JP
October 30, 2004 3:30 PM #7 Georgia L 31-24 ALLTEL Stadium · Jacksonville, FL CBS
November 6, 2004 2:00 PM @Vanderbilt W 34-17 Vanderbilt Stadium · Nashville, TN
November 13, 2004 7:00 PM South Carolina W 48-14 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL ESPN2
November 20, 2004* 7:45 PM @ #8 Florida State W 20-13 Doak Campbell Stadium · Tallahassee, FL ESPN
December 31, 2004 7:30 PM #19 #14 Miami (FL) L 27-10 Peach Bowl, Georgia Dome · Atlanta, GA ESPN
*Non-Conference Game Homecoming #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. ¤Game originally scheduled for September 4, but postponed due to Hurricane Frances All times are Eastern Time (UTC-5).

Game Notes

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Eastern Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 0 0 10
Gators 7 21 21 0 49

Tennessee

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 14 0 7 28
Volunteers 7 7 0 16 30

Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 0 0 0 3
Gators 3 7 3 7 20

Arkansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 7 7 16 30
Gators 7 28 3 7 45

LSU

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 14 3 7 24
Gators 14 7 0 0 21

Middle Tennessee State

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 3 10 3 0 16
Gators 17 14 21 0 52

The match with MTSU was intended to be the season opener for the Gators, but was cancelled and rescheduled because of Hurricane Frances. This left the Gators without a regular-season bye week.

Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 14 10 7 31
Bulldogs 7 10 7 14 38

Following this loss, head coach Ron Zook was fired, but allowed to coach the remainder of the season.

Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 0 7 10 17
Bulldogs 7 7 3 7 24

Vanderbilt

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 7 10 10 34
Commodores 10 7 0 0 17

South Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 7 0 0 7 14
Gators 0 21 10 17 48

Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 3 0 10 20
Seminoles 0 3 0 10 13

Ron Zook's last game as head coach of the Florida Gators.

Miami

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 3 7 0 10
Hurricanes 7 10 7 3 27

Defensive coordinator Charlie Strong was interim head coach for the bowl game.

Coaching staff

  • Ron Zook - Head Coach
  • Jerry “Red” Anderson - Defensive Line
  • Dan Disch - Assistant Coach/Secondary
  • Dwayne Dixon - Assistant Head Coach/Inside Receivers
  • Larry Fedora - Offensive Coordinator/Receivers
  • Mike Locksley - Running Backs / Recruiting Coordinator
  • Bill Miller - Associate Head Coach (Linebackers)
  • Charlie Strong - Defensive Coordinator
  • Joe Wickline - Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
  • Ed Zaunbrecher - Quarterbacks

References

1. Schedule/Results - http://gatorzone.com/sched.php?sport=footb

2. Coaching Staff - http://gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2004

See also


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