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2001 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1992-2003.PNG
Big 12 North Co-Champions
2002 Rose Bowl, L 14-37 vs Miami
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
2001 record 11-2 (7-1 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich
Offensive coordinator Frank Solich
Defensive coordinator Craig Bohl

Home stadium

Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big 12 Football standings
     Conf       Overall
Team W   L     W   L
North
#9 / 9 Colorado 7 1     10 3
#8 / 7 Nebraska 7 1     11 2
Iowa State 4 4     7 5
Kansas State 3 5     6 6
Missouri 3 5     4 7
Kansas 1 7     3 8
South
#5 / 5 Texas 7 1     11 2
#6 / 6 Oklahoma 6 2     11 2
Texas A&M 4 4     8 4
Texas Tech 4 4     7 5
Oklahoma State 2 6     4 7
Baylor 0 8     3 8

Championship:   Colorado 39 vs Texas 37
Rankings: AP / Coaches

The 2001 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team was the representative of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Contents

Schedule

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 25* TCU #4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC W 21-7   77,473
September 1* Troy State #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska Big 12 Synd. W 42-14   77,812
September 8* #17 Notre Dame #5 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 27-10   78,118
September 20* Rice #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 48-3   77,344
September 29 at Missouri #4 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 36-3   64,204
October 6 Iowa State #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN W 48-14   78,002
October 13 at Baylor #4 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 48-7   38,102
October 20† Texas Tech #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN W 41-31   77,838
October 27 #2 Oklahoma #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 20-10   78,031
November 3 at Kansas #2 University of Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas FSN W 51-7   50,750
November 10 Kansas State #2 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 31-21   77,818
November 23 at #14 Colorado #2 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado ABC L 36-62   53,790
January 3* vs. #1 Miami #4 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) ABC L 14-37   93,781
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster

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Adams, Demoine #98 (Jr.) RE
Adams, Titus (Fr.) NT
Albertson, Matt #41 (Jr.) IB
Altstadt, Steve (Sr.) OG
Amos, Willie #27 (So.) FS
Andersen, Jake #71 (RFr.) OG
Bingham, Ryon #59 (So.) DT
Bland, Philip #21 (Fr.) ROV
Boettner, Mic #29 (Sr.) ROV
Booker, Dion #14 (Sr.) FS
Bowling, Jon #84 (Jr.) TE
Brown, Josh #26 (Jr.) PK
Brown, Manaia #91 (RFr.) NT
Brye, Clifford (Jr.) SE
Buller, Chad #39 (So.) WLB
Bullocks, Daniel (Fr.) FS
Bullocks, Josh (Fr.) ROV
Burgess, Rodney (Jr.) CB
Burrow, Dan #36 (RFr.) FS
Burrow, Jamie #48 (Sr.) MLB
Butler, Terrell #4 (So.) ROV
Chrisman, Joe #11 (Jr.) QB
Clanton, Jon #55 (Jr.) NT
Cody, Wes #59 (Jr.) OG
Collins, Thunder #1 (Jr.) IB
Cook, Kelly #32 (So.) SE
Cooper, Ira #47 (RFr.) MLB
Cornelsen, Ben #81 (Jr.) WB
Craver, Keyuo #3 (Sr.) LCB
Crouch, Eric #7 (Sr.) QB
Dabbert, Will #80 (Jr.) TE
Davies, Judd #4 (So.) FB
Davis, Josh #25 (So.) IB
Dawson, Jon #50 (So.) OG
DeAngelis, Sandro #22 (RFr.) PK
Demerath, Tim #32 (Sr.) ROV
Diedrick, Dahrran #30 (Jr.) IB
Dunn, Andrew #29 (RFr.) WB
Erickson, Mike #78 (RFr.) OG
Evwaraye, Seppo (Fr.) NT
Flaum, M.J. #65 (RFr.) OT
Fonoti, Toniu #77 (Jr.) OG
Fries, Gabe #51 (Jr.) SLB
Garrison, John #52 (Jr.) C
Gibson, John #8 (Sr.) WB
Golliday, Aaron #99 (Jr.) TE
Gragert, Nick #49 (Sr.) FB
Green, Tim #72 (So.) OT
Grixby, DeAntae #6 (So.) IB

 

Groce, DeJuan #5 (Jr.) RCB
Guse, Kevin #26 (So.) LCB
Hassebroek, Troy #89 (Jr.) SE
Helming, Jared (Fr.) NT
Hemje, Jeff #18 (Sr.) RCB
Hoke, Anthony #46 (So.) WLB
Hollowell, T.J. #17 (So.) MLB
Hopkins, Lannie #40 (RFr.) ROV
Huston, Kellen #15 (RFr.) RCB
Ickes, Matt #24 (Sr.) RCB
Incognito, Richie (Fr.) C
Jackson, Joel #30 (RFr.) LCB
Jisa, Jason #80 (RFr.) SE
Johnson, Blanchard #23 (So.) WLB
Johnson, Trevor #88 (So.) RE
Kabongo, Patrick #94 (So.) DT
Kastl, Paul #37 (Jr.) FB
Keiser, Dusty #41 (RFr.) TE
Kelsay, Chris #57 (Jr.) RE
Klem, John #19 (Jr.) SE
Koethe, Scott #73 (Jr.) OT
Kollmorgen, Kyle #75 (Sr.) OT
Kolowski, David #74 (Jr.) C
Kolterman, Nate #67 (Jr.) OT
Kriewald, Steve #45 (RFr.) FB
Landingham, Randy (Fr.) CB
Larson, Kyle #19 (So.) P
Liley, Tim #28 (So.) SE
Limbaugh, Jack #63 (So.) C
Lindstrom, Brett #15 (So.) QB
Lohr, Jason #70 (Sr.) NT
Long, DeWayne #12 (RFr.) WB
Loos, Chris #76 (So.) OT
Lord, Jammal #10 (So.) QB
Makris, Mike #53 (So.) MLB
Manning, Danieal (Fr.) CB
Manning, Stephen #79 (Jr.) DT
McBride, Jeff #76 (RFr.) RE
McLaughlin, Mike (So.) QB
McPherson, Lornell #6 (RFr.) LCB
Mikluscak, Ryan #14 (RFr.) SE
Miller, Robin #21 (So.) IB
Miller, Tim #58 (So.) WLB
Nelson, Brian #61 (So.) OG
Nelson, Casey #85 (Sr.) DT
O'Holleran, Jack #24 (RFr.) WB
Ommert, Ryan #23 (So.) SE
Otto, Jamie #13 (RFr.) LCB
Peetz, Phil #82 (So.) TE

 

Pike, Gary (Fr.) OT
Pippens, Jerrell #31 (So.) FS
Plooster, Matt #27 (So.) WB
Povendo, Nick #69 (RFr.) OT
Reese, Tim #36 (So.) IB
Richenberger, Jason #44 (RFr.) WLB
Ricketts, Pat #13 (So.) LCB
Ringenberg, Kyle #86 (Jr.) TE
Ross, Cory (Fr.) IB
Rutherford, Jon #66 (Sr.) OG
Ruud, Barrett (Fr.) MLB
Safranek, Steve #47 (So.) MLB
Scholting, Carl #35 (So.) FS
Septak, Chris #83 (RFr.) TE
Sewell, Josh #79 (So.) OG
Shada, Alex #42 (RFr.) TE
Shanle, Scott #43 (Jr.) SLB
Shook, Matt #53 (Jr.) C
Shrader, Matt #97 (Fr.) RE
Siefken, Scott #13 (RFr.) QB
Sievers, Chad (So.) LB
Slechta, Jeremy #56 (Sr.) DT
Smith, Jemond #45 (Jr.) SLB
Smith, Justin #92 (Jr.) RE
Smith, Le Kevin (Fr.) DT
Stella, Randy #34 (Jr.) WLB
Stuntz, Mike (Fr.) QB
Swiney, Erwin #16 (Sr.) RCB
Tagoa'i, Junior #55 (So.) OG
Tata, Tony #90 (Jr.) MLB
Terpening, Aaron #2 (Jr.) ROV
Thomas, Benard #10 (So.) RE
Thomas, Wilson #9 (Jr.) SE
Thorne, Fred #31 (So.) WB
Toline, Tyler #93 (RFr.) RE
Tomasevicz, Curt #35 (RFr.) FB
Vedral, Mark #9 (Sr.) WLB
Vili Waldrop, Dan #68 (So.) OT
Volk, Cody #57 (So.) OT
Volk, Dave #58 (Sr.) OT
Warrior, Adrian #97 (Jr.) RE
White, Jay #29 (Jr.) LCB
White, Seth #33 (So.) LCB
Wichmann, J.P. (John Paul) #95 (Sr.) RE
Wigert, Kiffin #20 (RFr.) SE
Wingender, Andy #25 (So.) FB
Wistrom, Tracey #87 (Sr.) TE
Woodward, Wes #20 (Sr.) ROV
Zajicek, Ben #5 (RFr.) WB

     

Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Frank Solich Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
1998 1979-2003 Nebraska
Craig Bohl Defenisive Coordinator
Linebackers
2000 1981-1983, 1995-2002 Nebraska
Turner Gill Assistant Head Coach
Quarterbacks
1992 1989, 1992-2004 Nebraska
Ron Brown Receivers
Tight Ends
1987 1987-2003, 2008- Brown University
Jeff Jamrog Defensive Line 2000 1988-1989, 2000-2003, 2008- Nebraska
Dan Young Offensive Line
Kicking
1983 1983-2002 Reed College
Milt Tenopir Offensive Line 1974 1974-2002 Sterling
Nelson Barnes Rush Ends 1997 1997-2002 North Texas
George Darlington Defensive Backs 1973-2002 Rutgers
Dave Gillespie Running Backs 1998 1985-1993, 1998-2003 Nebraska-Omaha
Boyd Epley Head Strength Coach 1969 1969-2003 Nebraska

Game notes

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TCU

TCU at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 7 0 0 0 7
• Nebraska 13 0 8 0 21


Troy State

Troy State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Troy State 7 7 0 0 14
• Nebraska 14 14 7 7 42


Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 3 0 7 10
• Nebraska 17 10 0 0 27


Rice

Rice at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Rice 0 0 0 3 3
• Nebraska 21 7 20 0 48


Missouri

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 0 13 9 14 36
Missouri 3 0 0 0 3


Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 0 14 0 14
• Nebraska 20 21 0 7 48


Baylor

Nebraska at Baylor [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 7 7 7 27 48
Baylor 0 7 0 0 7


Texas Tech

Texas Tech at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 13 15 3 0 31
• Nebraska 21 7 10 3 41


Oklahoma

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 10 0 0 10
• Nebraska 0 10 3 7 20


Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 0 20 7 24 51
Kansas 0 0 0 7 7


Kansas State

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 14 0 7 21
• Nebraska 0 13 15 3 31


Colorado

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 20 7 6 36
Colorado 28 14 0 20 62


Miami

Nebraska vs Miami [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 7 7 14
Miami 7 27 0 3 37


Rankings

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 8
Coaches 7
BCS Not released 2 1 1 1 1 4 3 2 N/A

After the season

Nebraska finished in a tie for 1st place in the Big 12 North Division and also tied for 1st conference-wide, with a final record of 11-2 (7-1).

The events which took place at the end of the season put a strain on the system of college rankings and polls. The Cornhuskers lost their final regular season game to Colorado 36-62, leaving both tied for 1st place in the Big 12 North Division. As Colorado won the head-to-head contest, Colorado then participated in the Big 12 Championship and defeated Texas 39-37. Despite Colorado's accomplishments, Nebraska's strength-of-schedule component in the Bowl Championship Series selection system resulted in the Cornhuskers being selected to play in the 2002 Rose Bowl for the BCS National Championship Game against Miami, despite the fact that Nebraska had not played in their own conference championship game and technically had not even won their own conference division.

Nebraska then fell to Miami 14-37 in the Rose Bowl, but the controversy of these events led to more modifications to the BCS formula, which followed a pattern of seasonal tweaks dating back nearly to when the BCS system was implemented.

Senior Cornhusker quarterback Eric Crouch was the 2001 recipient of the Walter Camp Award, the Davey O'Brien Award, and the Heisman Trophy. Coach Solich was also selected Big 12 Football Coach of the Year.

Awards

[4]

Award Name(s)
Heisman Trophy Eric Crouch
Walter Camp Award Eric Crouch
Davey O'Brien Award Eric Crouch
Sporting News Player of the Year Eric Crouch
ABC/Chevrolet Player of the Year Eric Crouch
Big 12 Coach of the Year Frank Solich
All-American 1st Team Toniu Fonoti, Keyuo Craver, Eric Crouch
All-American 2nd Team Chris Kelsay
All-American 3rd Team Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 1st team Toniu Fonoti, Eric Crouch, Keyuo Craver, Dahrran Diedrick
All-Big 12 2nd team Dave Volk, Chris Kelsay, Jamie Burrow
All-Big 12 3rd team Tracey Wistrom, Jeremy Slechta, DeJuan Groce, Kyle Larson

NFL and Pro Players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2001 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[5]

Name Team
Demoine Adams Edmonton Eskimos
Titus Adams New York Jets
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Daniel Bullocks Detroit Lions
Josh Bullocks New Orleans Saints
Eric Crouch St. Louis Rams
Keyuo Craver New Orleans Saints
Josh Davis New York Jets
Clint Finley Kansas City Chiefs
Toniu Fonoti San Diego Chargers
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
T. J. Hollowell New York Giants
Richie Incognito St. Louis Rams
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Bobby Newcombe Montreal Alouettes
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Cory Ross Baltimore Ravens
Barrett Ruud Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Slechta Philadelphia Eagles
Le Kevin Smith New England Patriots
Erwin Swiney Green Bay Packers

References


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