2001 LSU Tigers football team

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2001 LSU Tigers football
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
SEC Western Division Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 47–34 vs. Illinois
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #7
2001 record 10–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Nick Saban (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs (1st year)
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
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 conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU went 10–3 and won the SEC West and represented the division in the 2001 SEC Championship Game for the first time. After a 31–20 upset of favored Tennessee, LSU played in the 2002 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, and defeated yet another higher ranked opponent, Illinois, 47–34.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM Tulane* #14 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Rag) PPV W 48–17   91,782
September 8 7:00 PM Utah State* #13 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 31–14   87,756
September 29 7:45 PM at #7 Tennessee #14 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 18–26   108,472
October 6 2:30 PM #2 Florida #18 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 15–44   92,010
October 13 6:00 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY PPV W 29–25   52,471
October 20 8:00 PM at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 42–0   45,514
October 27 8:00 PM Ole Miss Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN2 L 24–35   91,941
November 3 2:30 PM at Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Alabama–LSU rivalry) CBS W 35–21   83,818
November 10 7:00 PM Middle Tennessee*dagger Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA PPV W 30–14   88,249
November 23 1:30 PM #24 Arkansas Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS W 41–38   89,560
December 1 6:45 PM #25 Auburn #22 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 27-14   92,141
December 8 7:00 PM vs. #2 Tennessee #21 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS W 31–20   74,843
January 1 7:30 PM vs. #7 Illinois* #12 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 47–34   77,688
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

LSU Tigers in the 2002 National Football League Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Josh Reed Wide Receiver 2 4 36 Buffalo Bills
Rohan Davey Quarterback 4 19 117 New England Patriots
Jarvis Green Defensive End 4 28 126 New England Patriots
Robert Royal Tight End 5 25 160 Washington Redskins
Howard Green Defensive Tackle 6 18 190 Houston Texans

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2002.htm

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