2001 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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2001 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 31–28 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
2001 record9–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachLou Holtz (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorSkip Holtz (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorCharlie Strong (3rd season)
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
No. 3 Florida %   6 2         10 2  
No. 13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
No. 22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 7 LSU xy$   5 3         10 3  
Auburn x   5 3         7 5  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: LSU 31, Tennessee 20
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Gamecocks were led by Lou Holtz in his third season as head coach, and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

South Carolina followed up one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history in 2000 with another successful season in 2001. South Carolina's game on September 20 against Mississippi State was the first NCAA Division I-A game played following the September 11 attacks.[1] On January 1, 2002, the Gamecocks defeated Ohio State in the 2002 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida, and finished the season ranked #13 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll.

Schedule[edit]

The November 10 game played host to ESPN's College Gameday, a first for the program. A game against Bowling Green was scheduled for September 15, but was cancelled in the wake of the September 11 attacks.[2] The game was never played. South Carolina added Wofford to the schedule to replace the open date originally scheduled for November 3.[3]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 PMBoise State*No. 21W 32–1383,019[4]
September 87:45 PMat No. 25 GeorgiaNo. 21ESPNW 14–986,520[4]
September 207:30 PMat No. 17 Mississippi StateNo. 18ESPNW 16–1443,579[4]
September 2912:30 PMAlabamaNo. 15
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
JPSW 37–3684,100[4]
October 61:00 PMKentuckyNo. 13
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
PPVW 42–680,250[4]
October 133:30 PMat ArkansasNo. 9CBSL 7–1053,514[4]
October 201:00 PMVanderbiltNo. 16
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 46–1483,104[4]
October 276:00 PMat No. 9 TennesseeNo. 12ESPN2L 10–17107,530[4]
November 31:00 PMWofford*No. 17
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 38–1477,922[4]
November 107:45 PMNo. 4 FloridaNo. 14
ESPNL 17–5484,900[4]
November 1712:30 PMClemson*No. 22
JPSW 20–1585,000[4]
January 111:00 AMvs. No. 22 Ohio State*No. 14ESPNW 31–2866,249[4]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster[edit]

2001 South Carolina Gamecocks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 4 Andrew Pinnock Jr
QB 9 Corey Jenkins Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
NT 57 Langston Moore Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Carolina edges Mississippi State, 16–14[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/09/remembering_911_and_the_secs_i.html
  3. ^ http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/scores101/101307/101307342.htm
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Cumulative Season Statistics". University of South Carolina. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
  5. ^ "College Football Data Warehouse". Archived from the original on 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-03-25.