2001 Oklahoma Sooners football team
|2001 Oklahoma Sooners football|
Cotton Bowl Champions
|Conference||Big 12 Conference South|
|2001 record||11-2 (6-2 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Bob Stoops (3rd year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mark Mangino (2nd year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Mike Stoops (3rd year)|
|Co-defensive coordinator||Brent Venables (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
|2001 Big 12 football standings|
|#9 Colorado xy†||7||–||1||10||–||3|
|#8 Nebraska x‡||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|#5 Texas xy||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|Championship: Colorado 39, Texas 37|
|† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2001 Oklahoma Sooners Football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2001 college football season, the 107th season of Sooner football. The team was led by third-year head coach Bob Stoops. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 conference.
Conference play began with a win over Kansas State in Norman on September 29th, and ended in an upset loss to Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam Series. The Sooners finished the season 11-2 (6-2 in Big 12), while finishing 2nd in the Big 12 South. They were invited to the 2002 Cotton Bowl, where they defeated Arkansas, 10-3.
Following the season, Roy Williams was selected 8th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, along with Rocky Calmus in the 3rd round. Tying with the 1999 and 2000 seasons, this is the least amount of Sooners drafted in the 15 years of the Stoops era, with only two players from Oklahoma selected.
|August 25||6:45 PM||North Carolina*||#3||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Hispanic Fund College Classic)||ESPN||W 41–27||75,423|
|September 1||2:30 PM||at Air Force*||#3||Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO||ABC||W 44–3||56,162|
|September 8||6:30 PM||North Texas*||#3||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||FSN||W 37–10||74,930|
|September 29||11:00 AM||#11 Kansas State||#3||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||ABC||W 38–37||75,862|
|October 6||2:30 PM||vs. #5 Texas||#3||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Red River Rivalry)||ABC||W 14–3||75,587|
|October 13||6:00 PM||at Kansas||#3||Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS||FSN||W 38–10||48,700|
|October 20||2:00 PM||Baylor||#2||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||W 33–17||75,499|
|October 27||11:00 AM||at #3 Nebraska||#2||Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (OU–Nebraska)||ABC||L 10–20||78,031|
|November 3||2:00 PM||Tulsa*||#3||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||FSN||W 58–0||74,911|
|November 10||11:00 AM||Texas A&M||#3||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||ABC||W 31–10||75,525|
|November 17||2:30 PM||at Texas Tech||#3||Jones SBC Stadium • Lubbock, TX||ABC||W 30–13||52,008|
|November 24||2:30 PM||Oklahoma State||#4||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series)||FSN||L 13–16||75,537|
|January 1||10:00 AM||vs. Arkansas||#10||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl)||FOX||W 10–3||72,955|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
2002 NFL Draft
The 2002 NFL Draft was held on April 20-21, 2002 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.
|Roy Williams||S||1st||8||Dallas Cowboys|
|Rocky Calmus||LB||3rd||77||Tennessee Titans|
|Tim Duncan||K||Undrafted||Arizona Cardinals|
|Brandon Moore||LB||Undrafted||San Francisco 49ers|
|Josh Norman||TE||Undrafted||San Diego Chargers|
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- "NCAA Football - Oklahoma vs. Air Force". Usatoday.com. 2001-09-01. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- "2002 NFL Draft". Pro-Football Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 January 2014.