Florida coach Dan Mullen

Florida returned to a level of national prominence last season with a 10-3 record and a win over Michigan in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. The Gators went 5-3 in the SEC to finish tied for second in the East in Dan Mullen’s first season back in Gainesville as the head coach. He won 69 games in the previous nine seasons at Mississippi State. Last season the Gators defeated USC in Gainesville rallying in the 4th quarter to win 35-31. They will play at USC October 19th. The Gators open their season against Miami in Orlando August 24th in a game that will also recognize the 150th season of college football.

Dan Mullen

Gators at a glance (Compiled by Menachem Muller)

                                                   2018 Overall          2018 Conference

Florida Gators                           10-3                    5-3               Won Peach Bowl against Michigan

Dan Mullin 2nd season             10-3                     5-3

  2018 SEC Rank NCAA Rank
Points Per game 35 5 22
Rushing Yards per game 213.2 4 27
Passing yards per game 213.5 10 83
Total yards per game 426.8 6 42
Points allowed per game 20 6 20
Rushing yards allowed per game 159.8 10 60
Passing yards allowed per game 178.9 2 12
Total yards allowed per game 338.7 6 27

The Gators return 16 starters; 6 on offense, 8 on defense, and the Kicker and Punter.

 Statistical Leaders Returning

Feleipe Franks 2457 24 6 58.4
RB Games Yards TD AVG
Lamical Perine 13 996 8 6.8
Feleipe Franks 13 362 7 3.2
WR Games Yards TD REC
Van Jefferson 11 503 6 35
Josh Hammond 12 401 5 28
  Tackles TFL INT Sacks
Jabari Zuniga 45 11 0 6.5
David Reese 2nd 81 2.5 0 0
C.J. Henderson 38 5 2 3
Donovan Stiner 49 1 2 1

Returning Starters Offense        

QB Feleipe Franks

RB Lamical Perine

WR Van Jefferson

WR Josh Hammond

WR Tyrie Cleveland

C Nick Buchanan

Returning Starters Defense

DE Jabari Zuniga

DT Kyree Campbell

DT Adam Shuler

LB David Reese 2nd

CB C.J. Henderson

CB Marco Wilson (injured 2018)

S Donovan Stiner

S Brad Stewart Jr.

Special Teams

P Tommy Townsend

K Evan McPherson

Key Losses

RB Jordan Scarlett

TE C’yontai Lewis

LT Martez Ivey

LG Tyler Jordan

RG Fred Johnson

RT Jawaan Taylor

DE Cece Jefferson

DE/LB Jachai Polite

LB Vosean Joseph

CB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson