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The 2001 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. They posted a 7–5 record, including a record of 5–3 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers finished the season tied for first place in the SEC West Division, but did not qualify for the SEC Championship Game because of tie-breakers.

2001 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC Western Division co-champion
Peach Bowl, L 10–16 vs. North Carolina
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2001 record7–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachTommy Tuberville (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorNoel Mazzone (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Lovett (3rd season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 86,063)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
No. 3 Florida %   6 2         10 2  
No. 13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
No. 22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 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 conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Auburn's season was highlighted by a 23–20 victory over #1-ranked Florida on October 13. On November 10, the Tigers beat rival Georgia, 24–17, led by running back Carnell Williams, who carried the ball 41 times and made several receptions, one on a long screen pass to set up his game-winning touchdown run. Auburn was scheduled to play LSU on September 15, but as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the game was postponed until December 1. This was the first time that Auburn did not end its regular season schedule against arch rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl since the series was resumed in 1948 after a 41-year hiatus.

While Auburn was unranked at the end of the season in both major polls, several BCS computer rating systems such as Massey (#23),[1] Sagarin (#24)[2] and The Seattle Times (#24)[3] included the Tigers in their final top 25 rankings.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11:30 PMBall State*PPVW 30–082,376
September 82:30 PMOle Miss
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
JPSW 27–2186,063
September 226:45 PMat Syracuse*ESPNL 14–3143,403
September 296:00 PMat VanderbiltPPVW 24-2139,366
October 66:00 PMMississippi State
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
ESPN2W 16–1486,063
October 136:45 PMNo. 1 Florida
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
ESPNW 23–2086,063
October 201:00 PMLouisiana Tech* No. 20
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
PPVW 48–41 OT86,063
October 2711:30 AMat ArkansasNo. 17JPSL 17–4267,213
November 102:30 PMat No. 19 GeorgiaNo. 24CBSW 24–1786,520
November 172:30 PMAlabamaNo. 17
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (Iron Bowl)
CBSL 7–3186,063
December 16:45 PMat No. 22 LSUNo. 25ESPNL 14–2792,141
December 317:30 PMvs. North Carolina*ESPNL 10-1671,827
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2001 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Jason Campbell Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

FloridaEdit

1 234Total
Florida 3 377 20
• Auburn 3 7013 23
  • Almost seven years earlier, Auburn had defeated #1 Florida and snapped their home win streak.

[4]

GeorgiaEdit

#24 Auburn at #19 Georgia
1 234Total
Auburn 7 0107 24
Georgia 7 703 17
  • AUB: Cadillac Williams 41 Rush, 167 Yds

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2001-12-04. Retrieved 2008-10-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbt01.htm
  3. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/sports/collegefb/STpoll.html
  4. ^ USA Today. Retrieved 2014-Dec-29.