2001 Auburn Tigers football team

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2001 Auburn Tigers football
AuburnTigers.svg
SEC Western Division Co-Champions
Peach Bowl, L 16–10 vs. North Carolina
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
2001 record 7–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Tommy Tuberville
Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone
Defensive coordinator John Lovett
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 86,063)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#3 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
#22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#7 LSU xy   5 3         10 3  
Auburn x   5 3         7 5  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: LSU 31, Tennessee 20
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. They posted a 7–5 record, including a record of 5–3 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers finished the season tied for first place in the SEC West Division, but did not qualify for SEC Championship Game because of tie-breakers.

Auburn's season was highlighted by a 23–20 victory over #1-ranked Florida on October 13. On November 10, the Tigers beat rival Georgia, 24–17, led by running back Carnell Williams, who carried the ball 41 times and made several receptions, one on a long screen pass to set up his game-winning touchdown run. Auburn was scheduled to play LSU on September 15, but as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the game was postponed until December 1. This was the first time that Auburn did not end its regular season schedule against arch rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl since the series was resumed in 1948 after a 41-year hiatus.

While Auburn was unranked at the end of the season in both major polls, several BCS computer rating systems such as Massey (#23),[1] Sagarin (#24)[2] and The Seattle Times (#24)[3] included the Tiger in their final top 25 rankings.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 1:30 PM Ball State* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL PPV W 30–0   82,376
September 8 2:30 PM Ole Miss Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL JPS W 27–21   86,063
September 22 6:45 PM at Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN L 14–31   43,403
September 29 6:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN PPV W 24-21   39,366
October 6 6:00 PM Mississippi State Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 W 16–14   86,063
October 13 6:45 PM #1 Florida Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN W 23–20   86,063
October 20 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech*dagger #20 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 48–41 OT  86,063
October 27 11:30 AM at Arkansas #17 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR JPS L 17–42   67,213
November 10 2:30 PM at #19 Georgia #24 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS W 24–17   86,520
November 17 2:30 PM Alabama #17 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS L 7–31   86,063
December 1 6:45 PM at #22 LSU #25 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN L 14–27   92,141
December 31 7:30 PM vs. North Carolina* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN L 10-16   71,827
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Georgia[edit]

#24 Auburn at #19 Georgia
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 7 0 10 7 24
Georgia 7 7 0 3 17
  • AUB: Cadillac Williams 41 Rush, 167 Yds


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