2001 Utah Utes football team

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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 Conference 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

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.

Schedule[edit]

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 Mexicodagger
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
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
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[1][2] [3]

Roster[edit]

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 Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.