Daily Football Fix: Gators trivia contest

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Gator Great Emmitt Smith is acknowledged on the field during the first half of UF's game against Ole Miss on October 3, 2015 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Rob C. Witzel / Staff Photographer

As we prepare to dive into the Dog Days, it seems like a good time to lighten things up a little bit with some Florida football trivia. Answers are at the bottom. No cheating. Cheaters will automatically be placed on double-secret probation.

Here we go:

  1. In what town/city was Florida’s longest touchdown pass thrown?
  1. Jacksonville
  2. Gainesville
  3. Houston
  4. Baton Rouge
  1. What emblem did the Gators wear on their helmets for the 1962 Gator Bowl game against Penn State?
  1. Number of each player
  2. UF
  3. Confederate flag
  4. F
  1. Who was Florida’s first special teams All-American?
  1. Caleb Sturgis
  2. Brandon James
  3. Judd Davis
  4. Chas Henry
  1. Who is UF’s all-time leading rusher?
  1. Emmitt Smith
  2. Errict Rhett
  3. Fred Taylor
  4. Neal Anderson
  1. In what town/city did Emmitt Smith have his breakout game as a true freshman in 1987?
  1. Miami
  2. Gainesville
  3. Birmingham
  4. Starkville
  1. Who is the Gators’ all-time leading rushing wide receiver?
  1. Wes Chandler
  2. Cris Collinsworth
  3. Jacquez Green
  4. Percy Harvin
  1. Who has the longest rushing TD in school history?
  1. Willie Wilder
  2. John L. Williams
  3. Emmitt Smith
  4. Herb McAnley
  1. Which two Florida players combined for the most rushing yards in one game?
  1. Bo Carroll and Fred Taylor
  2. Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey
  3. Kelvin Taylor and Matt Jones
  4. Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin
  1. Who is UF’s second-leading all-time rushing quarterback behind Tim Tebow?
  1. Terry LeCount
  2. Larry Libertore
  3. Jimmy Fisher
  4. Treon Harris
  1. How many interceptions did John Reaves throw against Auburn in 1969?
  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 9
  4. 10
  1. Who is UF’s all-time leader in completion percentage?
  1. Wayne Peace
  2. Chris Leak
  3. Tim Tebow
  4. Danny Wuerffel
  1. Who holds the school record for most passing yards in a game?
  1. Tim Tebow
  2. Danny Wuerffel
  3. Doug Johnson
  4. Rex Grossman
  1. Who holds the school record for most career interceptions?
  1. John Reaves
  2. Rex Grossman
  3. Steve Spurrier
  4. Chris Leak
  1. Who holds the record for most 300-yard passing games in a season?
  1. Shane Matthews
  2. Tim Tebow
  3. Rex Grossman
  4. Danny Wuerffel
  1. Who is UF’s all-time leading receiver?
  1. Carlos Alvarez
  2. Willie Jackson
  3. Andre Caldwell
  4. Errict Rhett
  1. Who holds the school record for most touchdown receptions in a season?
  1. Chris Doering
  2. Reidel Anthony
  3. Ike Hilliard
  4. Jabar Gaffney
  1. Who is UF’s all-time leader in made field goals?
  1. Berj Yepremian
  2. Jeff Chandler
  3. David Posey
  4. Caleb Sturgis
  1. What opposing running back has rushed for the most yards in a game against the Gators?
  1. Herschel Walker
  2. Marcus Lattimore
  3. Travis Stephens
  4. Willis McGahee
  1. What opposing quarterback has thrown for the most yards in a game against the Gators?
  1. Charlie Ward
  2. Tim Couch
  3. Peyton Manning
  4. Eric Zeier
  1. Who is UF’s all-time leading tackler?
  1. Sammy Green
  2. David Little
  3. Scot Brantley
  4. Ralph Ortega

 

Answers

  1. C. (Cris Collinsworth threw a 99-yard TD strike to Derrick Gaffney against Rice in 1977).
  1. C. (Gators were motivated by that north-south thing).
  2. C. (Davis was named an All-American in 1993).
  3. B.  (Rhett rushed for 4,163 yards)
  4. C.  (Smith rushed for 224 yards against Alabama in Birmingham in his third game).
  5. D. (Harvin rushed for 1,852 yards)
  6. C. (Smith had a 96-yard TD run against Mississippi State in 1988).
  7. C. (Taylor and Jones combined to rush for 389 yards against Georgia in 2014).
  8. B. (Libertore rushed for 786 yards, 2,161 less than Tebow).
  9. C. (Nine, a school record that likely will stand forever).
  10. C. (Tebow completed 66.4 percent of his passes in his career).
  11. A. (Tebow threw for 482 yards against Cincinnati in the 2009 Sugar Bowl).
  12. A. (Reaves threw for 59, 13 more than Shane Matthews).
  13. C. (Grossman had 10 300-yard passing games in 2001).
  14. C. (Caldwell finished his career with 185 receptions, surpassing Alvarez, who had 172).
  15. B. (Anthony had 18 TD catches in 1996).
  16. D. (Sturgis had 70 field goals in his career, three more than Davis).
  17. A. (Walker rushed for 238 yards in 1980).
  18. C. (Manning threw for 492 yards in a UF win in 1996).
  19. B. (The late Little had 475 tackles, eight more than Brantley, who missed most of his senior season).

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. Robbie–here’s a good one: how many times have the gators lost when with only two minutes left they were leading by 35 points or more?
    1. 0
    2. 2
    3. 4
    4. 6

  2. This and Pat’s article yesterday, plus Doering’s comments make me vacillate between giddiness at another chance to have a competent office, and fear of more of the same, b/c I am used to it. Our once glorious program has been in the gutter too long. Please do what we believe you can with the talent on hand, Dan, then go get some blue chips.

  3. Steve ,That does deserve a DILLY DILLY. But I think we as fans are going to see something that we can be proud of. Yes, we can be disappointed, we have been disappointed but we have a coach that has the ability. One of the things I felt last year was indecisiveness in coaching. If you make a mistake in a play that could have been for positive gain, do you then not run it again because you are afraid of making another mistake? If you don’t run it because you didn’t teach your players how to run the play OR don’t know how to teach them to run it is another thing and what I feel was really happening.
    Great trivia. Saw a lot of those guys and still couldn’t answer some without looking it up. Reminded me of the talent that has passed through.
    Leland I hope that answer is 0 but I seem to remember one time we gave up a pile of points at the end of a game.

  4. WHAT IF CAM NEWTOIN OR JACOBY BRISSETT DID NOT TRANSFER??
    DURING THE SABAN ERA , 2007-17, UF HAS HAD 92 PLAYERS MAKE AN ACTIVE NFL ROSTER COMPARED TO 68 FOR ALABAMA. BOTH SCHOOLS WITH AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF PRO BOWLERS AT 10.
    LAST YEAR UF HAD 57 PLAYERS ON AN ACTICE NFL ROSTER COMPARED TO 49 FOR ALABAMA. EACH SCHOOL
    HAD 9 ACTIVE PRO BOWLERS.
    DAN MULLER WAS 33-39 AT MISSISSIPPI STATE. ZOOK WAS 16-8, MUSCHAMP 17-15, MCILWAIN 16-8

    • Great stats on the FL and Alabama players.
      Mullen was 69-46 overall and 33-39 in conference. Yes some of those guys had better conference records. But the last three were with Florida. Don’t think that is a fair comparison (may eat my words in a few years).

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