2001 Insight.com Bowl

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2001 Insight.com Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 7 12 0 7 26
Kansas State 3 0 0 0 3
Date December 29, 2001
Season 2001
Stadium Bank One Ballpark
Location Phoenix, Arizona
MVP RB James Mungro and LB Clifton Smith
Attendance 40,028
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Dave Barnett and Rod Gilmore
Insight.com Bowl
 < 2000  2002

The 2001 Insight.com Bowl was the 13th edition of the Insight.com Bowl. It featured the Kansas State Wildcats, and the Syracuse Orangemen, and it was a rematch of the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, played in nearby Tempe.

Game summary[edit]

Syracuse opened the scoring on a 65-yard touchdown run by running back James Mungro making it 7–0 Syracuse. Kansas State's Joe Rheem kicked a 29–yard field goal to pull KSU to 7–3, closing the first quarter scoring. In the second quarter, James Mungro scored on a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, but on both occasions the extra point fell short, as Syracuse led 19–3. After a scoreless third quarter, backup quarterback RJ Anderson fired a 52-yard touchdown pass to Johnnie Morant making the final score 26–3.[1]