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2001 South Carolina Gamecocks football
Outback Bowl Champions
Outback Bowl vs. Ohio State, W 31–28
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
2001 record9–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachLou Holtz
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#3 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
#22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#7 LSU xy   5 3         10 3  
Auburn x   5 3         7 5  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: LSU 31, Tennessee 20
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference. The Gamecocks were led by Lou Holtz in his third season as USC head coach, and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC.

Carolina followed up one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history in 2000 with another successful season in 2001. The season was also notable in that the USC–Mississippi State game on September 20 was the first Division I-A game played following the September 11 terrorist attacks.[1] On January 1, 2002, the Gamecocks defeated Ohio State in the 2002 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida, and finished the season ranked #13 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls.

ScheduleEdit

The November 10 game played host to ESPN's College Gameday, a first for the program.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 7:00 PM Boise State #21 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 32–13   83,019[2]
September 8 7:45 PM at #24 Georgia #21 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN W 14–9   86,520[2]
September 20 7:30 PM at Mississippi State #18 Scott FieldStarkville, MS ESPN W 16–14   43,579[2]
September 29 12:30 PM Alabama #15 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS W 37–36   84,100[2]
October 6 1:00 PM Kentucky #13 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 42–6   80,250[2]
October 13 3:30 PM at Arkansas #9 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR CBS L 7–10   53,514[2]
October 20 1:00 PM Vanderbilt #16 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 46–14   83,104[2]
October 27 6:00 PM at #9 Tennessee #12 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN2 L 10–17   107,530[2]
November 3* 1:00 PM Wofford #17 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 38–14   77,922[2]
November 10 7:45 PM Florida #14 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN L 17–54   84,900[2]
November 17* 12:30 PM Clemson #22 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) JPS W 20–15   85,000[2]
January 1* 11:00 AM vs. Ohio State #14 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 31–28   66,249[2]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staffEdit

  • Lou Holtz - Head Coach
  • - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
  • - Recruiting Coordinator/Linebackers
  • - Running Backs
  • - Tight Ends
  • - Defensive Line
  • - Wide Receivers
  • - Outside Linebackers
  • - Defensive Video Graduate Assistant
  • - Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • - Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • - Offensive Video Graduate Assistant

ReferencesEdit


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