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1971 Florida vs. Florida State

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October 16, 1971 • Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida • •
19 Florida State Seminoles Florida Gators
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Seminoles 0 0 0 15 15
Gators 0 14 0 3 17


Game day program


October 16, 1971

Florida (0-5), #19 Florida State (5-0)

Gainesville, Florida

Attendance: 65,109


Fans were expecting a shootout because of the quarterbacks, Florida's John Reaves and Florida State's Gary Huff, but Doug Dickey opted for a ball-control game plan as Florida ran 54 times to just 11 pass plays.

The Gators built a 17-7 lead as Mike Rich opened the scoring with a touchdown run and on the ensuing kickoff, Jimmy Barr nabbed a mid-air fumble and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown.

Gary Huff led a late Florida State rally with a six-yard touchdown pass to Rhett Dawson but the following drive stalled short of field goal range.

Final Score: Florida 17, Florida State 14


1st Quarter

No Scoring

2nd Quarter

FLA: Mike Rich 1 yard run (kick failed), 14:58

FLA: Jimmy Barr 26 yard fumble return (Reaves to Durrance pass), 14:40

3rd Quarter

No Scoring

4th Quarter

FSU: Paul Magalski 3 yard run (Frank Fontes kick), 13:57

FLA: Richard Franco 42 yard field goal, 9:19

FSU: Rhett Dawson 6 yard pass from Gary Huff (Huff to Dawson pass), 3:02



FLA: John Reaves 4/11, 44 yds FSU: Gary Huff 22/40, 184 yards, INT


FLA: Tommy Durrance 15/60

FSU: Munroe 14/74, Magalski 10/58, Jarrett 5/25, Smith 1/7, Huff 4/-6)


FSU: Dawson 7/90, Smith 3/38, Parris 4/24, Munroe 3/20, Jarrett 4/17, Gaydos 1/9


  • 50 Years of College Football (Broyles, Guido)
  • Eugene Register-Guard. 17 Oct 1971.

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