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GATOR BOWL
December 22, 1958
Florida, a team which defends magnificently, meets a Mississippi team which does everything pretty well but may not score enough this time
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December 22, 1958

Gator Bowl

Florida, a team which defends magnificently, meets a Mississippi team which does everything pretty well but may not score enough this time

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1958 RECORD

34

TULANE

14

7

MISS. ST.

14

21

UCLA

14

6

VANDERBILT

6

7

LSU

10

5

AUBURN

6

7

GEORGIA

6

51

ARKANSAS ST.

7

21

FLA. ST.

7

12

MIAMI

9

FLORIDA
A great defense makes Florida hard to beat, especially for a team which must move mainly on the ground. The Florida line ranks with the best in the nation; it held LSU to a measly 89 yards rushing. Pass defense is a bit weak; Florida allows the short pass to cut off the long one. The Florida offense, operated by Quarterback JIMMY DUNN, suffers from a lack of top-notch halfbacks. Dunn, as a result, has a tendency to keep the ball on his option plays. BOB MILBY, a sophomore fullback, is the best runner on the team, but he is not a breakaway threat. Team runs from straight T, uses the belly series effectively. Florida lacks Mississippi's team speed and hasn't nearly the Ole Miss backfield strength. VEL HECKMAN, a husky tackle who is great on defense, and DON FLEMING, a tough end who covers well outside, key the well-manned Florida line. Dunn and JOE GREEN provide the Gators with some fine punting.

14
JIMMY DUNN

QUARTERBACK
5ft. 10 in., 142 lbs.
Tampa

41
BOB MILBY

FULLBACK
6 ft., 196 lbs.
Ocala, Fla.

72
VEL HECKMAN

RIGHT TACKLE
6 ft., 230 lbs.
Allentown, Pa.

83
DON FLEMING

LEFT END
6 ft., 176 lbs.
Shadyside, Ohio

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