2001 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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2001 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall Thundering Herd logo.svg
MAC East Division champion
GMAC Bowl champion
GMAC Bowl, W 64–61 2OT vs. East Carolina
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
2001 record 11–2 (8–0 MAC)
Head coach Bob Pruett (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Mark McHale
Defensive coordinator Bill Wilt
Home stadium Marshall University Stadium
(Capacity: 38,019)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   6 0         8 0         11 2  
Miami   4 2         6 2         7 5  
Bowling Green   4 2         5 3         8 3  
Kent State   3 3         5 3         6 5  
Akron   3 3         4 4         4 7  
Buffalo   1 5         1 7         3 8  
Ohio   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West Division
#23 Toledo xy$   4 1         5 2         10 2  
Northern Illinois x   4 1         4 3         6 5  
Ball State x   4 1         4 3         5 6  
Western Michigan   2 3         4 4         5 6  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         3 8  
Eastern Michigan   0 5         1 6         2 9  
Championship: Toledo 41, Marshall 36
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Marshall finished the season with a 64–61 win over East Carolina in the GMAC Bowl. It was the highest scoring bowl game in college football history.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:15 PM at No. 1 Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 L 14–49   85,445
September 8 7:00 PM UMass* Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV W 49–20   27,533
September 29 7:00 PM Bowling Green Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 37–31   32,034
October 6 2:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL W 37–15   17,367
October 13 1:00 PM at Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY W 34–14   12,438
October 20 4:00 PM Central Michigandagger Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 42–21   30,063
October 27 7:00 PM Akron Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 50–33   22,129
November 3 3:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 42–21   12,607
November 10 12:00 PM at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH W 27–21   24,286
November 17 3:00 PM Ohio No. 24 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Battle for the Bell) W 42–18   24,932
November 24 7:00 PM Youngstown State* No. 20 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 38–24   16,041
November 30 7:30 PM at Toledo No. 18 Glass BowlToledo, OH (MAC Championship Game) ESPN2 L 36–41   20,025
December 19 8:00 PM vs. East Carolina* No. 25 Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GMAC Bowl) ESPN2 W 64–61 2OT  40,139
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players drafted in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Chris Massey Fullback 7 243 St. Louis Rams

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2009.