2001 LSU Tigers Football Team
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2001 LSU Tigers Football Team
2001 LSU Tigers football
SEC champion
SEC Western Division co-champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 47-34 vs. Illinois
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 7
2001 record10-3 (5-3 SEC)
Head coachNick Saban (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJimbo Fisher (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
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 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU went 10-3 and won the SEC West and represented the division in the 2001 SEC Championship Game for the first time. After a 31-20 upset of favored Tennessee, LSU played in the 2002 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, and defeated yet another higher ranked opponent, Illinois, 47-34.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 14PPVW 48-1791,782
September 87:00 p.m.Utah State*No. 13
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 31-1487,756
September 297:45 p.m.at No. 7 TennesseeNo. 14ESPNL 18-26108,472
October 62:30 p.m.No. 2 FloridaNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSL 15-4492,010
October 136:00 p.m.at KentuckyPPVW 29-2552,471
October 208:00 p.m.at Mississippi StateESPN2W 42-045,514
October 278:00 p.m.Ole Miss
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPN2L 24-3591,941
November 32:30 p.m.at AlabamaCBSW 35-2183,818
November 107:00 p.m.Middle Tennessee*dagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 30-1488,249
November 231:30 p.m.No. 24 Arkansas
CBSW 41-3889,560
December 16:45 p.m.No. 25 AuburnNo. 22
ESPNW 27-1492,141
December 87:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 TennesseeNo. 21CBSW 31-2074,843
January 1, 20027:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 Illinois*No. 12ABCW 47-3477,688
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

LSU Tigers in the 2002 National Football League Draft

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Josh Reed Wide Receiver 2 4 36 Buffalo Bills
Rohan Davey Quarterback 4 19 117 New England Patriots
Jarvis Green Defensive End 4 28 126 New England Patriots
Robert Royal Tight End 5 25 160 Washington Redskins
Howard Green Defensive Tackle 6 18 190 Houston Texans

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2002.htm

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