2001 Marshall Thundering Herd Football Team
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2001 Marshall Thundering Herd Football Team
2001 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall Thundering Herd logo.svg
MAC East Division champion
GMAC Bowl champion
GMAC Bowl, W 64-61 2OT vs. East Carolina
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
2001 record11-2 (8-0 MAC)
Head coachBob Pruett (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark McHale
Defensive coordinatorBill Wilt
Home stadiumMarshall University Stadium
(Capacity: 38,019)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   6 0         8 0         11 2  
Miami   4 2         6 2         7 5  
Bowling Green   4 2         5 3         8 3  
Kent State   3 3         5 3         6 5  
Akron   3 3         4 4         4 7  
Buffalo   1 5         1 7         3 8  
Ohio   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West Division
No. 23 Toledo xy$   4 1         5 2         10 2  
Northern Illinois x   4 1         4 3         6 5  
Ball State x   4 1         4 3         5 6  
Western Michigan   2 3         4 4         5 6  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         3 8  
Eastern Michigan   0 5         1 6         2 9  
Championship: Toledo 41, Marshall 36
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Marshall finished the season with a 64-61 win over East Carolina in the GMAC Bowl. It was the highest scoring bowl game in college football history.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:15 pmat No. 1 Florida*ESPN2L 14-4985,445
September 87:00 pmUMass*W 49-2027,533
September 15at TCU*canceled[a]
September 297:00 pmBowling Green
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 37-3132,034
October 62:00 pmat Northern IllinoisW 37-1517,367
October 131:00 pmat BuffaloW 34-1412,438
October 204:00 pmCentral Michigandagger
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 42-2130,063
October 277:00 pmAkron
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 50-3322,129
November 33:00 pmat Kent StateW 42-2112,607
November 1012:00 pmat Miami (OH)W 27-2124,286
November 173:00 pmOhioNo. 24
W 42-1824,932
November 247:00 pmYoungstown State*No. 20
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 38-2416,041
November 307:30 pmat ToledoNo. 20ESPN2L 36-4120,025
December 198:00 pmvs. East Carolina*ESPN2W 64-61 2OT40,139
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
^[a] The game between Marshall and TCU was canceled due to the September 11 attacks.[1]

Roster

Team players drafted in the NFL

The following players were selected in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Chris Massey Fullback 7 243 St. Louis Rams

[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.gofrogs.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/091301aaa.html
  2. ^ "2002 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009.

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