2001–02 NCAA football bowl games
|2001–02 NCAA football bowl games|
|Number of bowls||25|
|Bowl games|| December 18, 2001 – |
January 3, 2002
|National Championship||Rose Bowl|
|Location of Championship|| Rose Bowl Stadium |
| College football bowl games
The 2001–02 NCAA College Football Bowl Games post-season schedule followed the 2001 NCAA Division I FBS regular season in college football. The Miami Hurricanes won the National Championship over Nebraska, 37–14.
New Orleans Bowl
In the first New Orleans Bowl, the Colorado State Rams beat the North Texas Mean Green 45–20.
This game featured two future NFL quarterbacks, David Garrard for East Carolina and Byron Leftwich for Marshall. The Pirates jumped out to a 38–8 lead at halftime but Marshall came back to tie the game at 51 at the end of the fourth quarter. The game ended in double overtime 64–61, making it the highest scoring bowl game in history. Byron Leftwich tied a bowl game record with 576 passing yards.
Las Vegas Bowl
In a battle of two Texas teams, the Aggies prevailed 28–9.
Music City Bowl
Despite leading 36–20 heading into the fourth quarter, the Washington Huskies lost to the Texas Longhorns 47–43.
Motor City Bowl
On the blue turf of Bronco Stadium, Clemson defeated Louisiana Tech 49–24.
Cotton Bowl Classic
Florida Citrus Bowl
Rose Bowl (BCS National Championship)
- South 41, North 26
- Game MVP: Antwaan Randle El, Indiana
- North coach: Mike Holmgren, Seahawks
- South coach: Dave McGinnis, Cardinals
- Notable players: David Carr, Ryan Sims, Patrick Ramsey, Antwaan Randle El, LeCharles Bentley, Javon Walker
East-West Shrine Game
- West 21, East 13
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