2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic

2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic
1234 Total
Michigan State 172007 44
Fresno State 14777 35
Date December 31, 2001
Season 2001
Stadium Spartan Stadium
Location San Jose, California
MVP Charles Rogers (MSU)
Nick Myers (MSU)
Referee Clair Gausman
Attendance 30,456
United States TV coverage
Network FSN

The 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic was a post-season college football bowl game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Fresno State Bulldogs on December 31, 2001, at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. It was the second time the Silicon Valley Football Classic was played and the final game of the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams. Michigan State defeated Fresno State 44–35.[1][2]

Future NFL players David Carr, Jeff Smoker, Charles Rogers, TJ Duckett, and Bernard Berrian all played in this game. [3]

Scoring summary

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter


Statistics Michigan State Fresno State
First Downs 23 25
Rushing Yards 21029
Passing Yards 376 531
Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 32-22-1 58-35-2
Total Yards 586 560
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 8-64 6-30
Punts-Average 6-38.7 5-39.6
Punt Return Yards 2-3 3-27
Kickoff Return Yards 5-108 6-115


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