2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic

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2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 17 20 0 7 44
Fresno State 14 7 7 7 35
Date December 31, 2001
Season 2001
Stadium Spartan Stadium
Location San Jose, California
MVP Charles Rogers (MSU)
Nick Myers (MSU)
Referee Clair Gausman
Attendance 30,456
United States TV coverage
Network FSN
Silicon Valley Football Classic
 < 2000  2002

The 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic was a post-season college football bowl game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Fresno State Bulldogs on December 31, 2001, at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. It was the second time the Silicon Valley Football Classic was played and the final game of the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams. Michigan State defeated Fresno State 44–35.[1][2]

Future NFL players David Carr, Jeff Smoker, Charles Rogers, TJ Duckett, and Bernard Berrian all played in this game.


  1. ^ "Michigan State vs. Fresno State Box Score". MSUSpartans.com. December 31, 2001. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CNNSI.com". CNN.