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1988 Florida Gators football team

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1988 record  7–5 (4–3 T-4th SEC)
Offensive coordinator  Lynn Amadee
Home stadium  Florida Field
Head coach  Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator  Gary Darnell
1988 Florida Gators football team
Conference  Southeastern Conference

The 1988 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Galen Hall's fifth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Hall's 1988 Florida Gators finished with a 7–5 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–3, tying for fourth place among the ten SEC teams.

The Gators started the 1988 season 5-0 and were ranked as high as No. 14. During an October game against the Memphis State Tigers, star running back Emmitt Smith injured his knee and was unable to play for a month. Florida lost the Memphis State contest and the next three as well, with the Gator offense unable to score a single touchdown while Smith was sidelined. The offense under coordinator Lynn Amadee struggled all season, with Gator quarterbacks combining to throw three touchdowns and 17 interceptions, leading one Florida sports columnist to dub the offense the "Amadeeville Horror". Defensive tackle Trace Armstrong was All-SEC in 1988, setting a new school, single-season record for tackles for a loss with nineteen, including seven sacks. In both 1987 and 1988, walk-on safety Louis Oliver was an All-American.

Schedule and results

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.


1988 Florida Gators football team Wikipedia

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