2001 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2001 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
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)
Captain Rocky Calmus
Josh Norman
Frank Romero
Roy Williams
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#9 Colorado xy$   7 1         10 3  
#8 Nebraska x%   7 1         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 5  
Kansas State   3 5         6 6  
Missouri   3 5         4 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 8  
Southern Division
#5 Texas xy   7 1         11 2  
#6 Oklahoma   6 2         11 2  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   2 6         4 7  
Baylor   0 8         3 8  
Championship: Colorado 39, Texas 37
  • $ – BCS representative as conference 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 NCAA Division I-A 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 the Kansas State Wildcats in Norman on September 29, and ended at home in an upset loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the annual Bedlam Series. The Sooners finished the regular season 10–2 (6–2 in Big 12), finishing second in the Big 12 South. They were invited to the 2002 Cotton Bowl Classic, where they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks, 10–3.

Following the season, Roy Williams was selected 8th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, along with Rocky Calmus in the 3rd round.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 25 6:45 PM North Carolina* No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Hispanic College Fund Football Classic) ESPN W 41–27   75,423[1]
September 1 2:30 PM at Air Force* No. 3 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC W 44–3   56,162[1]
September 8 6:30 PM North Texas* No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN PPV W 37–10   74,930[1]
September 29 11:00 AM No. 11 Kansas State No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 38–37   75,862[1]
October 6 2:30 PM vs. No. 5 Texas No. 3 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 14–3   75,587[1]
October 13 6:00 PM at Kansas No. 3 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 38–10   48,700[1]
October 20 2:00 PM Baylordagger No. 2 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 33–17   75,499[1]
October 27 11:00 AM at No. 3 Nebraska No. 2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 10–20   78,031[1]
November 3 2:00 PM Tulsa* No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN PPV W 58–0   74,911[1]
November 10 11:00 AM Texas A&M No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 31–10   75,525[1]
November 17 2:30 PM at Texas Tech No. 3 Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX ABC W 30–13   52,008[1]
November 24 2:30 PM Oklahoma State No. 4 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) FSN L 13–16   75,537[1]
January 1 10:00 AM vs. Arkansas* No. 10 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX W 10–3   72,955[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time Zone.

Game summaries[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 1988 OU, 28–0
North Carolina Tar Heels at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
North Carolina 7 7 0 13 27
#3 Oklahoma 31 10 0 0 41

Air Force[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Air Force Falcons
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Oklahoma 7 13 0 24 44
Air Force 0 3 0 0 3

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North Texas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1998 OU, 37–9
North Texas Mean Green at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 3 7 0 0 10
#3 Oklahoma 14 7 9 7 37

Kansas State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
65–16–4 2000 OU, 27–24
#11 Kansas State Wildcats at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Kansas State 0 14 13 10 37
#3 Oklahoma 14 14 7 3 38

Texas (Red River Shootout)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
35–55–5 2000 OU, 63–14
#3 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #5 Texas Longhorns
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14
#5 Texas 0 3 0 0 3

Kansas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
63–27–6 2000 OU, 34–16
#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Oklahoma 3 14 7 14 38
Kansas 3 0 0 7 10

Baylor[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–0 2000 OU, 56–7
Baylor Bears at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 7 0 0 10 17
#2 Oklahoma 14 13 0 6 33

Nebraska[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
40–36–3 2000 OU, 31–14
#2 Oklahoma Sooners at #3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Oklahoma 0 10 0 0 10
#3 Nebraska 0 10 3 7 20

Tulsa[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–7–1 1996 TULSA, 31–24
Tulsa Golden Hurricane at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0
#3 Oklahoma 3 17 21 17 58

Texas A&M[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–9 2000 OU, 35–31
Texas A&M Aggies at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 10 0 0 0 10
#3 Oklahoma 0 10 7 14 31

Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 2000 OU, 27–13
#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Oklahoma 3 10 7 10 30
Texas Tech 3 7 0 3 13

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–14–7 2000 OU, 12–7
Oklahoma State Cowboys at #4 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 6 0 10 16
#4 Oklahoma 0 10 0 3 13

Arkansas (Cotton Bowl)[edit]

Main article: 2002 Cotton Bowl
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4–1 1986 OU, 42–8
#10 Oklahoma Sooners vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Oklahoma 7 0 3 0 10
Arkansas 0 0 0 3 3

2002 NFL Draft[edit]

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 was the highest Sooner drafted since Cedric Jones went fifth overall in 1996.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2001 OU Football Season". Sooner Stats. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Football - Oklahoma vs. Air Force". USA Today. September 1, 2001. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2002 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2014.