2001 North Texas Mean Green Football Team
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2001 North Texas Mean Green Football Team
2001 North Texas Mean Green football
North Texas 2005-2006 Wordmark.png
Sun Belt co-champion
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2001 record5-7 (5-1 Sun Belt)
Head coachDarrell Dickey (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary DeLoach (2nd as DC, 4th overall season)
Home stadiumFouts Field
(Capacity: 30,500)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Middle Tennessee +   5 1         8 3  
North Texas +   5 1         5 7  
New Mexico State   4 2         5 7  
Louisiana-Lafayette   2 4         3 8  
Arkansas State   2 4         2 9  
Louisiana-Monroe   2 4         2 9  
Idaho   1 5         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 2001 North Texas Mean Green football team represented the University of North Texas in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Mean Green played their home games at the Fouts Field in Denton, Texas, and competed in the newly formed Sun Belt Conference. They were led by fourth-year head coach Darrell Dickey. The team finished their regular season 5-6 overall; in Sun Belt play they were 5-1, tied for first place with Middle Tennessee.

North Texas entered the New Orleans Bowl with a losing record of 5-6, which would usually not be considered bowl-eligible; they were able to play in a bowl game by being co-champions of their conference.[1] Previously, the most recent bowl appearance by a team with a losing record had been William & Mary in the 1970 Tangerine Bowl.[1] The Mean Green lost the New Orleans Bowl to Colorado State, finishing the season with an overall mark of 5-7.

Previous season

In 2000, North Texas compiled a 3-8 record (1-4 in conference play) during the regular season, failing to qualify for a bowl game for the 41st straight season.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:05 pmTCU*L 5-1922,837
September 86:30 pmat No. 3 Oklahoma*FSN PPVL 10-3774,930
September 227:00 pmvs. Texas Tech*L 14-4220,852
September 297:00 pmat South Florida*L 10-2825,156
October 66:00 pmat Louisiana-MonroeL 17-197,087
October 133:05 pmMiddle Tennesseedagger
  • Fouts Field
  • Denton, Texas
W 24-2111,621
October 20Arkansas State
  • Fouts Field
  • Denton, Texas
W 45-0
November 3at New Mexico StateW 22-20
November 10UL-Lafayette
  • Fouts Field
  • Denton, Texas
W 42-17
November 17at IdahoW 50-27
December 1at Troy State*L 16-18
December 186:00 pmvs. Colorado State*ESPN2L 20-4527,004
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Schedule source:[2] Homecoming source:[3]

Roster

References

  1. ^ a b "College Football Teams Which Played in Bowl Games Despite Losing Records". thesportsseer.com. December 30, 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 North Texas Mean Green football schedule". www.meangreensports.com. University of North Texas. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Stinnett, Tony (October 11, 2001). "Dickey may be under pressure at N. Texas". The Daily News Journal. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. p. 15. Retrieved 2018 – via newspapers.com.



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