2001 Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse University 7 12 0 7 26
Kansas State University 3 0 0 0 3
Date December 29, 2001
Season 2001
Stadium Bank One Ballpark
Location Phoenix, Arizona
MVP James Mungro and Clifton Smith
Attendance 40,028 Bowl
 < 2000  2002

The 2001 edition to the bowl was the 13th edition to the bowl game. It featured the Kansas State Wildcats, and the Syracuse Orangemen, and was a rematch of the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, played in nearby Tempe.

Syracuse opened the scoring on a 65 yard touchdown run by running back James Mungro making it 7-0 Syracuse. Kansas State's Joe Rheem kicked a 29 yard field goal to pull KSU to 7-3, closing the first quarter scoring. In the second quarter, James Mungro scored on a pair of 1 yard touchdown runs, but the 2 extra points missed, making it 19-3 Syracuse at halfitime. After a scoreless third quarter, backup quarterback RJ Anderson fired a 52 yard touchdown pass to Johnnie Morant making the final score 26-3 Syracuse.[1]


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