2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season
The 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I-AA level, began in August 2001, and concluded with the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 21, 2001, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Montana Grizzlies won their second I-AA championship, defeating the Furman Paladins by a final score of 13–6.
|2001 NCAA Division I-AA season|
|Payton Award||Brian Westbrook (RB, Villanova)|
|Buchanan Award||Derrick Lloyd (LB, James Madison)|
|Duration||December 1–December 21|
|Championship date||December 21, 2001|
|Championship site||Finley Stadium|
|Division I-AA football season|
Conference changes and new programsEdit
Atlantic 10 Conference – Hofstra, Maine, Villanova, and William & Mary
NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracketEdit
|National Championship Game |
|Sam Houston State||24|
|Sam Houston State*||34|
|William & Mary||27|
* By team name denotes host institution
* By score denotes overtime
- "2001 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 3. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "Griz will face NWestern State in playoffs". Independent Record. Helena, Montana. AP. November 26, 2001. p. 1B. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
- Kasper, Jon (November 12, 2001). "NCAA changes format for playoff pairings". Missoulian. Missoula, Montana. p. D1. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
- Kasper, Jon (November 12, 2001). "NCAA changes format for playoff pairings (cont'd)". Missoulian. Missoula, Montana. p. D6. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via newspapers.com.