2001 Hofstra Pride football
A-10 co-champion
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 11
2001 record9–3 (7–2 A-10)
Head coach
CaptainCharlie Adams
Home stadiumJames M. Shuart Stadium
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 11 Hofstra +^   7 2     9 3  
No. 10 Maine +^   7 2     9 3  
No. 20 Villanova +   7 2     8 3  
No. 17 William & Mary +^   7 2     8 4  
No. 21 Rhode Island   6 3     8 3  
Delaware   4 5     4 6  
Northeastern   4 5     5 6  
UMass   3 6     3 8  
Richmond   3 6     3 8  
New Hampshire   2 7     4 7  
James Madison   0 9     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

The 2001 Hofstra Pride football team represented Hofstra University during the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season. It was the program's 61st season and they finished in a four-way tie as Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) co-champions with Maine, Villanova, and William & Mary.[1][2] Each team finished with identical 7–2 conference records. The Pride earned a berth into the 16-team Division I-AA playoffs, but lost in the opening round to Lehigh, 24–27, in overtime.[1] Hofstra was led by 12th-year head coach Joe Gardi and their captain was Charlie Adams.[1]

Redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Butler finished as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding offensive player in Division I-AA (now known as Football Championship Subdivision), as chosen by a nationwide panel of media and college sports information directors.[3]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1NortheasternNo. 7Fox Sports NYW 45–215,086
September 8at No. 19 Rhode IslandNo. 4L 26–354,309
September 226:00 p.m.MaineNo. 14
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
MSG NetworkW 51–443,109
September 296:00 p.m.UMassNo. 12
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
Fox Sports NYW 36–62,995
October 61:00 p.m.at No. 20 William & MaryNo. 12Fox Sports NYW 34–283,250
October 1312:00 p.m.at DelawareNo. 9Fox Sports NYW 39–1420,866
October 2012:00 p.m.Elon*daggerNo. 8
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
MSG NetworkW 42–216,271
October 271:30 p.m.New HampshireNo. 7
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
Fox Sports NYW 35–202,177
November 312:00 p.m.at RichmondNo. 5MSG NetworkW 35–217,836
November 1012:00 p.m.at No. 23 VillanovaNo. 3Metro TVL 34–545,341
November 17at Liberty*No. 10MSG NetworkW 40–3
December 1No. 5 Lehigh*No. 9Metro TVL 24–27 OT10,131

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b c "2001 Hofstra Pride football results". College Football Data Warehouse. William Goodyear. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "2007 Hofstra Pride Football Media Guide: All-Time Results" (PDF). Hofstra.edu. Hofstra University. 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Walter Payton Award". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2019.