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Tuesday September 18, 2012 On this date in Gators history: Sept. 18, 1959

Woodruff The first game of Coach Bob Woodruff’s final season was a 30-0 road shutout of Tulane.

Jack Jones hit Doug Partin with an 18-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but the Green Wave kept it close until UF poured in 23 fourth-quarter points.

Woodruff started the season as the winningest coach in UF history with 47 career victories over his first nine seasons.

Interesting nugget: When Woodruff left Baylor for Florida in in 1949, he signed a seven-year, $17,000 contract as head coach and athletic director. That was $5,000 more than the school was paying university president J. Hillis Miller.

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