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When did you see your first Gator game and who was the opponent?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by OklahomaGator, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. truckingator

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    the year was 1982
     
  2. iwannaperfectseason

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    First home game of 1985 vs. Rutgers. Up 28-7 and Kerwin sits down in 3rd quarter and Rodney Brewer comes in. Before you know it, Rutgers scores 21 points and ties us up. It ended 28-28.

    Rodney would also play a role in our loss to scUM when we were trying to reach the CWS for the first time.
     
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  3. Wanne15

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    Georgia with Wes Chandler and we lost a close game. 76 maybe, I’m not sure. Wes did score though.
     
  4. iwannaperfectseason

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    The last time we were shutout. Let's hope it stays that way.
     
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  5. I grew up outside the USA, but I had an uncle who would send VHS tapes of Gator games along with the latest TV shows. I think the first VHS tape I watched was the "Run Lindsey, Run" game. Yeah. That one. Even though I hate hearing that phrase being replayed every year, that was my introduction to Gator football and I think of that tape fondly (at least the first 59 minutes of game time). The first game I watched in person was probably my first year of college: week 1 against New Mexico State in 1994 (70-21 victory). I did not see my first bowl game until my kids were older, the 2009-2010 Sugar Bowl (51-24 victory over Cincinnati).
     
  6. uftaipan

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    1983, versus Kentucky in Gainesville. I was six. That was back when we knew how to beat Kentucky. Final score: 24-7 Gators.
     
  7. GatorTheo

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    1969. Houston.
     
  8. TrueGator

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    1980. Not sure who it was. Maybe Mississippi State.

    My wife, on the other hand, says she got dragged as a small child to all of her older brother's games, so, the 1971 12-6 loss to Duke in Tampa would have been her first.
     
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  9. 1955Gator

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    First game 10/10/1955 LSU UF won 18-14 first win over LSU.
     
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  10. LawGator08

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    You all are old! First in person game was the season opener my freshman year in 2001 against Marshall with Byron Leftwich at quarterback.
     
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  11. devincdoss

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    2004 against Tennessee at Neyland when I was 8 years old. Me and my brother’s jerseys still have mustard stains on the back. Will never forget the Dallas Baker unsportsmanlike penalty
     
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  12. phatGator

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    Same year for me but I missed the opener. First was next home game: Mississippi State.
     
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    Are you a Yankee?
     
  14. GatorGrowl

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    Duke in 1969
    Gators won and Carlos had a TD punt return
    Game was in Jacksonville
     
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    In the Sombrero. Rich Campbell was Cal's QB.
     
  16. canagator

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    My first game in The Swamp was October 24th 1992 vs Louisville, Shane Mathews was our QB and Steve Spurrier our coach, we won the game 31-17 Louisville were coached by Howard Schnellenberger!
     
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  17. dadx4

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    1985 vs. Rutgers.. I had just moved to Florida from Knoxville, Tennessee. I was shocked that they tied us. I didn't even know who Rutgers was and I had been playing football since I was 8 years old.
     
  18. rustygator79

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    1990 vs UGA. i like to think i started the trend...
     
  19. GTR75

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    1973. Gators beat Kansas State in Gainesville.
     
  20. uftaipan

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    I was at that game, too. I was in flight school at Pensacola at the time and took a trip to Gainesville for Labor Day Weekend. September 11th happened the Tuesday after the following game if memory serves.
     
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