2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
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2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Seattle Bowl champion
Seattle Bowl, W 24–14 vs. Stanford
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 24
2001 record8–5 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachGeorge O'Leary (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorBill O'Brien (1st season)
Offensive schemeMixed Shotgun & Ace
Defensive coordinatorTed Roof (3rd season)
Home stadiumBobby Dodd Stadium
(Capacity: 41,000)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Maryland $   7 1         10 2  
No. 15 Florida State   6 2         8 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
No. 24 Georgia Tech   4 4         8 5  
NC State   4 4         7 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         6 5  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's coach was George O'Leary, who would leave the school before the bowl game to accept the head coaching job at the University of Notre Dame. It played its home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Preseason

Coming off of three strong seasons (including 3 straight New Year's Day bowl appearances and 3 wins over the archrival Georgia Bulldogs), the Jackets were expected to contend for the national championship in 2001. In 2000, quarterback George Godsey had picked up where his predecessor Joe Hamilton had left off, passing for 2,906 yards and 23 touchdowns (against just 6 interceptions). Armed with targets like Kelly Campbell for his senior season, a number of preseason magazines named Godsey to 1st Team All-ACC honors, and pundits predicted that a loaded Georgia Tech team would win the Atlantic Coast Conference title with the departure of many key players from the defending champion Florida State Seminoles.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 262:00 pmvs. Syracuse*No. 10ABCW 13-741,517
September 16:00 pmThe Citadel*No. 11W 35-741,804
September 812:00 pmat Navy*No. 10FSNW 70-730,602
September 293:30 pmClemsonNo. 9
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta (rivalry)
ABCL 44-47 OT41,924
October 61:00 pmat DukeNo. 17W 37-1010,431
October 117:30 pmNo. 22 MarylandNo. 15
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ESPNL 17-2040,574
October 203:30 pmNC StateNo. 23
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ABCW 27-1741,942
November 17:30 pmNo. 22 North CarolinaNo. 23
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ESPNW 28-2141,893
November 103:15 pmat VirginiaNo. 20L 38-3952,494
November 1712:00 pmat Wake ForestJPSW 38-3324,263
November 247:45 pmNo. 19 Georgia*No. 21
ESPNL 17-3141,974
December 13:30 pmat Florida StateESPNL 17-2882,269
December 274:00 pmvs. No. 11 Stanford*ESPNW 24-1430,144
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

Coaching staff

References


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