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The 2001 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU went 10–3 and won the SEC West and represented the division in the 2001 SEC Championship Game for the first time. After a 31–20 upset of favored Tennessee, LSU played in the 2002 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, and defeated yet another higher ranked opponent, Illinois, 47–34.

2001 LSU Tigers football
SEC champion
SEC Western Division co-champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 47–34 vs. Illinois
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 7
2001 record10–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachNick Saban (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJimbo Fisher (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 14PPVW 48–1791,782
September 87:00 p.m.Utah State*No. 13
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 31–1487,756
September 297:45 p.m.at No. 7 TennesseeNo. 14ESPNL 18–26108,472
October 62:30 p.m.No. 2 FloridaNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSL 15–4492,010
October 136:00 p.m.at KentuckyPPVW 29–2552,471
October 208:00 p.m.at Mississippi StateESPN2W 42–045,514
October 278:00 p.m.Ole Miss
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPN2L 24–3591,941
November 32:30 p.m.at AlabamaCBSW 35–2183,818
November 107:00 p.m.Middle Tennessee* 
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 30–1488,249
November 231:30 p.m.No. 24 Arkansas
CBSW 41–3889,560
December 16:45 p.m.No. 25 AuburnNo. 22
ESPNW 27-1492,141
December 87:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 TennesseeNo. 21CBSW 31–2074,843
January 1, 20027:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 Illinois*No. 12ABCW 47–3477,688
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2001 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 6 Rohan Davey Sr
RB 31 Domanick Davis Jr
WR 25 Josh Reed Sr
TE 86 Robert Royal Sr
RB 22 LaBrandon Toefield Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Ryan Clark Sr
LB 7 Trev Faulk Sr
DT 95 Howard Green Sr
DE 59 Jarvis Green Sr
LB 11 Bradie James Jr
CB 13 Corey Webster Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

LSU Tigers in the 2002 National Football League DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Josh Reed Wide Receiver 2 4 36 Buffalo Bills
Rohan Davey Quarterback 4 19 117 New England Patriots
Jarvis Green Defensive End 4 28 126 New England Patriots
Robert Royal Tight End 5 25 160 Washington Redskins
Howard Green Defensive Tackle 6 18 190 Houston Texans

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2002.htm

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