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2001 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 20
2001 record8–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorStan Parrish (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (5th season)
Base defenseMultiple
MVPMarquise Walker
CaptainEric Brackins
CaptainShawn Thompson
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12/12 Illinois   7 1         10 2  
#20/20 Michigan   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   4 4         6 6  
Indiana   4 4         5 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 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 champion

The 2001 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1, 2001* 3:30 PM Miami (OH) #12/10 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN W 31–13   109,676
September 8, 2001* 12:30 PM at #15/15 Washington #11/10 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC L 23–18   74,080
September 22, 2001* 12:10 PM Western Michigan #20/17 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN W 38–21   109,837
September 29, 2001 3:30 PM #22/23 Illinois #17/17 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 45–20   107,085
October 6, 2001 3:30 PM at Penn State #15/15 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 20–0   107,879
October 13, 2001† 12:10 PM #17/16 Purdue #12/12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN W 24–10   110,450
October 27, 2001 2:30 PM at Iowa #8/8 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 32–26   70,397
November 3, 2001 3:30 PM at Michigan State #6/6 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ("Clockgate") ABC L 26–24   75,262
November 10, 2001 12:10 PM Minnesota #12/13 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ESPN2 W 31–10   110,828
November 17, 2001 2:30 PM at Wisconsin #11/11 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC W 20–17   79,633
November 24, 2001 1:00 PM Ohio State #11/11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC L 26–20   111,571
January 1, 2002* 1:00 PM vs. #8/8 Tennessee #17/15 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC L 45–17   59,653
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical achievementsEdit

On October 27, Larry Foote earned a share of the single-game conference record of 7 tackles for a loss, becoming the third conference athlete to do so.[1] He also holds a share of the national record, becoming the third player to do so since the NCAA recognized it as a stat.[2]

Marquise Walker was the Big Ten receiving statistical champion with 7.5 receptions per conference game and 7.2 reception per game.[3] On September 8 against Washington and November 24 against Ohio State he posted 15 receptions breaking the record of 12 set in 1958 by Brad Myers and tied in 1996 by Tai Streets. The record still stands. During the season he set the school record for single-season receptions (86), surpassing Jack Clancy's 1966 record of 76; career receptions (176), surpassing Anthony Carter's 161 set in 1982; consecutive games with a reception (32), surpassing Mercury Hayes's 30 set in 1995; and single-season reception yards, surpassing David Terrell's record set the prior season. Braylon Edwards surpassed all of these records in 2004.[4]

The team earned the Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for all games by holding opponents to 89.1 yards per game.[5] The team also earned the Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for conference games by holding opponents to 95.4 yards per game.[5] The team earned the Big Ten passing defense statistical championships for conference games by holding conference opponents to 190.8 yards per game, although Ohio State won the title for all games.[6] They also ranked first in passing efficiency defense for both conference games (103.5) and with Ohio State leading for all games.[6] The team led the conference in total defense for conference games (286.1) and all games (316.4).[6] The team led the Big Ten Conference in scoring defense for conference games (16.9 points per game) and all games (19.8).[7] They were the conference leaders in quarterback sacks for conference games (4.4 sacks per game) and all games (4.2 sacks per game).[7]

John Navarre set the school single-season pass attempts record of 385, surpassing 350 by Tom Brady in 1998. He would rebreak his own record in each of the next two seasons.[8]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Co-captain: Eric Brackins, Shawn Thompson
  • All-Americans: Larry Foote, Marquise Walker
  • All-Conference: Larry Foote, Jonathan Goodwin, Dan Rumishek, Marquise Walker
  • Most Valuable Player: Marquise Walker
  • Meyer Morton Award: Bill Seymour
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Chris Perry
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Ronald Bellamy
  • Dick Katcher Award: Shantee Orr
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Jake Frysinger
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Kurt Anderson
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Eric Brackins
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Larry Foote

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 43. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  2. "2009 Division I Football Records Book: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 22. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009FBS.pdf. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  3. "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 53. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  4. "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/fbl-record-100509.pdf. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 56. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 57. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 58. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  8. "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120–123. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/fbl-record-100509.pdf. Retrieved July 10, 2010.

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