2001 Oklahoma Sooners football
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
2001 record11–2 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMark Mangino (2nd; 3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBrent Venables (3rd season)
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern Division
No. 9 Colorado xy$   7 1     10 3  
No. 8 Nebraska x%   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  
Southern Division
No. 5 Texas xy   7 1     11 2  
No. 6 Oklahoma   6 2     11 2  
Texas Tech   4 4     7 5  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 4  
Oklahoma State   2 6     4 7  
Baylor   0 8     3 8  
Championship: Colorado 39, Texas 37
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Oklahoma Sooners Football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 107th season of Sooner football. The team was led by third-year head coach Bob Stoops. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 conference.

Conference play began with a win over the Kansas State Wildcats in Norman on September 29, and ended at home in an upset loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the annual Bedlam Series. The Sooners finished the regular season 10–2 (6–2 in Big 12), finishing second in the Big 12 South. They were invited to the 2002 Cotton Bowl Classic, where they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks, 10–3.

Following the season, Roy Williams was selected 8th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, along with Rocky Calmus in the 3rd round.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 256:45 p.m.North Carolina*No. 3ESPNW 41–2775,423[1]
September 12:30 p.m.at Air Force*No. 3ABCW 44–356,162[1]
September 86:30 p.m.North Texas*No. 3
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, Oklahoma
FSN PPVW 37–1074,930[1]
September 2911:00 a.m.No. 11 Kansas StateNo. 3
ABCW 38–3775,862[1]
October 62:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 TexasNo. 3ABCW 14–375,587[1]
October 136:00 p.m.at KansasNo. 3FSNW 38–1048,700[1]
October 202:00 p.m.BaylordaggerNo. 2
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 33–1775,499[1]
October 2711:00 a.m.at No. 3 NebraskaNo. 2ABCL 10–2078,031[1]
November 32:00 p.m.Tulsa*No. 3
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSN PPVW 58–074,911[1]
November 1011:00 a.m.Texas A&MNo. 3
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCW 31–1075,525[1]
November 172:30 p.m.at Texas TechNo. 3ABCW 30–1352,008[1]
November 242:30 p.m.Oklahoma StateNo. 4
FSNL 13–1675,537[1]
January 1, 200210:00 a.m.vs. Arkansas*No. 10
FOXW 10–372,955[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

North Carolina

See also: 2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

North Carolina Tar Heels at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
North Carolina 7 7013 27
#3 Oklahoma 31 1000 41

Air Force

See also: 2001 Air Force Falcons football team

#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Air Force Falcons
1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 7 13024 44
Air Force 0 300 3

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North Texas

See also: North Texas Mean Green football

North Texas Mean Green at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
North Texas 3 700 10
#3 Oklahoma 14 797 37

Kansas State

See also: 2001 Kansas State Wildcats football team

#11 Kansas State Wildcats at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#11 Kansas State 0 141310 37
#3 Oklahoma 14 1473 38

Texas (Red River Shootout)

See also: 2001 Texas Longhorns football team and Red River Shootout

#3 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #5 Texas Longhorns
1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 0 707 14
#5 Texas 0 300 3

Kansas

See also: 2001 Kansas Jayhawks football team

#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks
1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 3 14714 38
Kansas 3 007 10

Baylor

See also: 2001 Baylor Bears football team

Baylor Bears at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Baylor 7 0010 17
#2 Oklahoma 14 1306 33

Nebraska

See also: 2001 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry

#2 Oklahoma Sooners at #3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
1 234Total
#2 Oklahoma 0 1000 10
#3 Nebraska 0 1037 20

Tulsa

See also: 2001 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Tulsa 0 000 0
#3 Oklahoma 3 172117 58

Texas A&M

See also: 2001 Texas A&M Aggies football team

Texas A&M Aggies at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Texas A&M 10 000 10
#3 Oklahoma 0 10714 31

Texas Tech

See also: 2001 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders
1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 3 10710 30
Texas Tech 3 703 13

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)

See also: 2001 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team and Bedlam Series

Oklahoma State Cowboys at #4 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 6010 16
#4 Oklahoma 0 1003 13

Arkansas (Cotton Bowl)

Main article: 2002 Cotton Bowl

See also: 2001 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

#10 Oklahoma Sooners vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
1 234Total
#10 Oklahoma 7 030 10
Arkansas 0 003 3

Roster

2001 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 9 Mark Clayton Fr
TE 86 Lance Donley So
OL 68 Howard Duncan Sr
OL 69 Brad Davis Jr
RB 22 Quentin Griffin Jr
QB 8 Nate Hybl Jr
WR 3 Josh Norman Sr
WR 6 Antwone Savage Jr
OL 60 Wes Sims Fr
OL 75 Mike Skinner Jr
TE 88 Trent Smith Jr
QB 18 Jason White So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 11 Teddy Lehman So
DL 55 Jammal Brown Fr
LB 20 Rocky Calmus Sr
DT 80 Dan Cody Fr
DT 97 Tommie Harris Fr
DT 93 Kory Klein So
DE 45 Jimmy Wilkerson So
FS 38 Roy Williams Jr
DB 17 Andre Woolfolk Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 40 Tim Duncan Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster

Rankings

See also: 2001 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
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2002 NFL Draft

The 2002 NFL Draft was held on April 20–21, 2002 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft. Roy Williams was the highest Sooner drafted since Cedric Jones went fifth overall in 1996.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Roy Williams S 1st 8 Dallas Cowboys
Rocky Calmus LB 3rd 77 Tennessee Titans
Tim Duncan K Undrafted Arizona Cardinals
Brandon Moore LB Undrafted San Francisco 49ers
Josh Norman TE Undrafted San Diego Chargers

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2001 OU Football Season". Sooner Stats. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "NCAA Football – Oklahoma vs. Air Force". USA Today. September 1, 2001. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "2002 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2014.