|2001–02 NCAA football bowl games|
|Number of Bowls||25|
|Bowl games|| December 18, 2001 – |
January 3, 2002
|National Championship||Rose Bowl|
|Location of Championship|| Rose Bowl Stadium |
| College football bowl games
The 2001-02 NCAA College Football Bowl Games post-season schedule followed the 2001 NCAA Division I FBS regular season in college football. The Miami Hurricanes won the National Championship over Nebraska, 37-14.
New Orleans BowlEdit
In the first New Orleans Bowl, the Colorado State Rams beat the North Texas Mean Green 45-20.
This game featured two future NFL quarterbacks, David Garrard for East Carolina and Byron Leftwich for Marshall. The Pirates jumped out to a 38-8 lead at halftime but Marshall came back to tie the game at 51 at the end of the fourth quarter. The game ended in double overtime 64-61, marking it the highest scoring bowl game in history. Byron Leftwich tied a bowl game record with 576 passing yards.
Las Vegas BowlEdit
In a battle of two Texas teams, the Aggies prevailed 28-9.
Music City BowlEdit
Despite leading 36-20 heading into the fourth quarter, the Washington Huskies lost to the Texas Longhorns 47-43.
Motor City BowlEdit
On the blue turf of Bronco Stadium, Clemson defeated Louisiana Tech 49-24.
Cotton Bowl ClassicEdit
Florida Citrus BowlEdit
Rose Bowl (BCS National Championship)Edit
- South 41, North 26
- Game MVP: Antwaan Randle El, Indiana
- North coach: Mike Holmgren, Seahawks
- South coach: Dave McGinnis, Cardinals
- Notable players: David Carr, Ryan Sims, Patrick Ramsey, Antwaan Randle El, LeCharles Bentley, Javon Walker
East-West Shrine GameEdit
- West 21, East 13
- ↑ "New Orleans Bowl History". http://neworleansbowl.com/2007/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=36. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- ↑ "Leftwich throws for 576 yards in 64-61 GMAC Bowl win". CNN. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/2001/bowls/news/2001/12/19/marshall_ecu_ap/. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- ↑ "Pittsburgh 34, North Carolina St. 19". CNN. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/recaps/2001/12/20/ppd_nnn/. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- ↑ "Utah vs. USC". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores101/101359/101359303.htm. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- ↑ "Randle El To Wear His Customary No. 11 in Senior Bowl". http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012302aaa.html. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- ↑ "2002 Senior Bowl recap". Archived from the original on 9 December 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20091209201015/http://www.seniorbowl.com/gamerecaps2000s.asp. Retrieved 24 December 2009.