2001 Jeep Seattle Bowl
2001 Seattle Bowl logo
1234 Total
Georgia Tech 71007 24
Stanford 0338 14
DateDecember 27, 2001
Season2001
StadiumSafeco Field
LocationSeattle, Washington
Attendance30,144
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
AnnouncersDave Barnett (play-by-play)
Bill Curry & Mike Golic (analysts)
Michele Tafoya (sidelines)
Seattle Bowl
 < 2000 (Oahu Bowl) 2002

The 2001 Jeep Seattle Bowl was the first edition to be named as such of the college football bowl game (previously known as the Oahu Bowl), and was to be played at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The game pitted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from the ACC and the Stanford Cardinal from the Pac-10. The game was the final competition of the 2001 football season for each team and resulted in a 24–14 Georgia Tech upset victory over the 11th ranked Stanford team.

The game was played at Safeco Field because Qwest Field had not yet been completed.

Coaches

Georgia Tech coach Mac McWhorter was coaching on an interim basis (his only game as head coach) after coach George O'Leary announced he was resigning to take the same position at Notre Dame. Due to a controversy surrounding O'Leary's resume, and in an odd twist of fate, McWhorter's counterpart Tyrone Willingham ended up as the new Notre Dame coach and thus this edition of the Seattle Bowl was his last game at Stanford.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 19, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)