2001–02 NCAA football bowl games

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2001–02 NCAA football bowl games
2001 Bowls-USA-states.svg
Number of bowl games per state.
Season 2001
Number of bowls 25
All-star games 2
Bowl games December 18, 2001 –
January 3, 2002
National Championship Rose Bowl
Location of Championship Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, California
Champions Miami Hurricanes
Bowl Record by Conference
Conference Bowls Record Final AP Poll
SEC 8 5–3 (0.625) 5
Big 12 8 3–5 (0.375) 4
ACC 6 4–2 (0.667) 3
Big Ten 6 2–4 (0.333) 2
Big East 5 4–1 (0.800) 4
Pac-10 5 3–2 (0.600) 4
Conference USA 4 1–3 (0.250) 1
Mountain West 3 2–1 (0.667) 1
MAC 2 2–0 (1.000) 1
WAC 2 0–2 (0.000) 0
Sun Belt 1 0–1 (0.000) 0

The 2001–02 NCAA football bowl games conclude the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Miami Hurricanes won the BCS National Championship over Nebraska, 37–14.

Non-BCS bowls[edit]

Number of bowl teams per state.

New Orleans Bowl[edit]

December 18, 2001 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans

In the first New Orleans Bowl, the Colorado State Rams beat the North Texas Mean Green 45–20.

GMAC Bowl[edit]

December 19, 2001 at Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

This game featured two future NFL quarterbacks, David Garrard for East Carolina and Byron Leftwich for Marshall. The Pirates jumped out to a 38–8 lead at halftime but Marshall came back to tie the game at 51 at the end of the fourth quarter. The game ended in double overtime 64–61, making it the highest scoring bowl game in history. Byron Leftwich tied a bowl game record with 576 passing yards.

Tangerine Bowl[edit]

December 20, 2001 at the Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Las Vegas Bowl[edit]

December 25, 2001 at Sam Boyd Stadium, Whitney, Nevada

Independence Bowl[edit]

December 27, 2001 at Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

Seattle Bowl[edit]

December 27, 2001 at Safeco Field, Seattle, WA

Galleryfurniture.com Bowl[edit]

December 28, 2001 at the Houston Astrodome, Houston

In a battle of two Texas teams, the Aggies prevailed 28–9.

Music City Bowl[edit]

December 28, 2001 at Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee

Holiday Bowl[edit]

December 28, 2001 at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Despite leading 36–20 heading into the fourth quarter, the Washington Huskies lost to the Texas Longhorns 47–43.

Motor City Bowl[edit]

December 29, 2001 at Ford Field, Detroit

Alamo Bowl[edit]

December 29, 2001 at the Alamodome, San Antonio

Insight Bowl[edit]

December 29, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix, Arizona

Humanitarian Bowl[edit]

December 31, 2001 at Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho

On the blue turf of Bronco Stadium, Clemson defeated Louisiana Tech 49–24.

Sun Bowl[edit]

December 31, 2001 at Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Liberty Bowl[edit]

December 31, 2001 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

Peach Bowl[edit]

December 31, 2001 at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Outback Bowl[edit]

January 1, 2002 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Cotton Bowl Classic[edit]

January 1, 2002, at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Gator Bowl[edit]

January 1, 2002 at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

Florida Citrus Bowl[edit]

January 1, 2002 at the Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

BCS bowls[edit]

Fiesta bowl[edit]

January 1, 2002 at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Sugar Bowl[edit]

January 1, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Orange Bowl[edit]

January 2, 2002 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Rose Bowl (BCS National Championship)[edit]

January 3, 2002 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

All-star games[edit]

Senior bowl[edit]

January 26, 2002 at Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama[5]

East–West Shrine Game[edit]

January 12, 2009 at Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco

  • West 21, East 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Orleans Bowl History". Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Leftwich throws for 576 yards in 64–61 GMAC Bowl win". CNN. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh 34, North Carolina St. 19". CNN. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Utah vs. USC". USA Today. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Randle El To Wear His Customary No. 11 in Senior Bowl". Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "2002 Senior Bowl recap". Archived from the original on 9 December 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2009.