2001 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
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2001 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team

2001 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2001 record5-6 (4-4 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Paterno (36th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorTom Bradley
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium (c. 107,282; grass)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 12 Illinois $   7 1         10 2  
No. 20 Michigan   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   4 4         5 6  
Indiana   4 4         5 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 5  
Wisconsin   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   2 6         4 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 7  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team's head coach was Joe Paterno. It played its home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Minnesota and Purdue this year. Also, due to the events of 9/11, the Virginia game was rescheduled from September 13, 2001, to December 1, 2001.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18:00 p.m.No. 2 Miami*ABCL 7-33109,313
September 2212:00 p.m.Wisconsin
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCL 6-18107,253
September 2912:00 p.m.at IowaESPNL 18-2469,422
October 63:30 p.m.No. 15 Michigan
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCL 0-20107,879
October 203:30 p.m.at No. 22 NorthwesternABCW 38-3542,512
October 2712:00 p.m.Ohio State
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 29-27108,327
November 312:00 p.m.Southern Miss*dagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN2W 38-20106,158
November 103:30 p.m.at No. 15 IllinoisABCL 28-3370,904
November 1712:00 p.m.Indiana
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+W 28-14106,527
November 243:30 p.m.at Michigan StateESPNW 42-3772,658
December 112:00 p.m.at Virginia*ESPNL 14-2057,005
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

Post season

NFL draft

Two Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
4th 9 107 Omar Easy Fullback Kansas City Chiefs
6th 24 196 John Gilmore Tight end New Orleans Saints

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (2000-2004)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.

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