2001 Seattle Bowl
|2001 Jeep Seattle Bowl|
2001 Seattle Bowl logo
|Date||December 27, 2001|
|Payout||US$750,000 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Dave Barnett (play-by-play)
Bill Curry & Mike Golic (analysts)
Michele Tafoya (sidelines)
The 2001 Jeep Seattle Bowl was the first edition to be named as such of the college football bowl game (previously known as the Oahu Bowl), and was to be played at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The game pitted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from the ACC and the Stanford Cardinal from the Pac-10. The game was the final competition of the 2001 football season for each team and resulted in a 24–14 Georgia Tech upset victory over the 11th ranked Stanford team.
Georgia Tech coach Mac McWhorter was coaching on an interim basis (his only game as head coach) after coach George O'Leary announced he was resigning to take the same position at Notre Dame. Due to a controversy surrounding O'Leary's resume, and in an odd twist of fate, McWhorter's counterpart Tyrone Willingham ended up as the new Notre Dame coach and thus this edition of the Seattle Bowl was his last game at Stanford.