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2001 Utah Utes football team

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The Utes went 8–4 in the 2001 season, starting 7–2 before losing the last two conference games. They finished the season with a victory over a Carson Palmer-led USC Trojans team in the 2001 Las Vegas Bowl.

2001 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Las Vegas Bowl champion
Las Vegas Bowl, W 10–6 vs. USC
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2001 record8–4 (4–3 MW)
Head coachRon McBride (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorCraig Ver Steeg (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorKyle Whittingham (7th season)
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,634)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 BYU $   7 0         12 2  
Colorado State   5 2         7 5  
Utah   4 3         8 4  
New Mexico   4 3         6 5  
Air Force   3 4         6 6  
UNLV   3 4         4 7  
San Diego State   2 5         3 8  
Wyoming   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMUtah State*KJZZW 23–1936,557
September 81:30 PMat No. 7 Oregon*KJZZL 10–2445,712
September 223:00 PMat Indiana*KJZZW 28–2626,591
September 291:00 PMNew Mexico 
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT (The Bowl)
ESPN+W 37–1632,100
October 66:00 PMSouth Florida*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
KJZZW 52–2130,818
October 201:00 PMWyoming
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPN+W 35–036,795
October 271:00 PMat Colorado StateESPN+L 17–1924,119
November 31:00 PMat UNLVESPN+W 42–1421,042
November 101:00 PMSan Diego State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
W 17–336,018
November 175:00 PMat No. 9 BYUESPN2L 21–2466,149
December 112:00 PMat Air ForceKJZZL 37–3825,702
December 251:30 PMvs. USC*ABCW 10–630,894
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[1][2][3]

RosterEdit

2001 Utah Utes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 69 Jordan Gross Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 63 Garrett Smith Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

Two players went in the 2002 NFL Draft, and one player was signed as an undrafted free agent.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Cliff Russell Wide receiver 3 87 Washington Redskins
Ed Ta'amu Guard 4 132 Minnesota Vikings
Maake Kemoeatu Defensive tackle - - Baltimore Ravens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "2001 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 1, 2009.
  3. ^ "2001 Season Results". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved June 4, 2009.