2001 Sugar Bowl


2001 Sugar Bowl

NCAAFootballSingleGameHeader
Name=2001 Sugar Bowl
Date=January 2, 2001
Year=2000
Visitor School=University of Miami
Visitor Name Short=Miami
Visitor Nickname=Hurricanes
Visitor Record=11-1
Visitor

Visitor Coaches=2
Visitor BCS=3
Visitor Coach=Butch Davis
Visitor1=10
Visitor2=3
Visitor3=14
Visitor4=10
Visitor5=
Visitor Total=37
Home School=University of Florida
Home Name Short=Florida
Home Nickname=Gators
Home Record=10-3
Home

Home Coaches=7
Home BCS=7
Home Coach=Steve Spurrier
Home1=7
Home2=3
Home3=7
Home4=3
Home5=
Home Total=20
Type=Sugar Bowl
Stadium=Louisiana Superdome
City=New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2001 Sugar Bowl a 2000-2001 BCS game was played on January 1, 2002. This 67th edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the Florida Gators, and the Miami Hurricanes, in an in-state rivalry game. Miami came into the game ranked 3rd in the BCS, 2nd in both the Coaches and AP Poll, at 10-1, whereas Florida came into the game ranked 7th in the BCS at 10-2.

Florida started the scoring with a 23 yard touchdown pass from Florida quarterback Rex Grossman to tight end Kirk Wells. Miami responded with a 44 yard Todd Sievers field goal to trim the lead to 7-3. Later in the quarter, quarterback Ken Dorsey fired an 8 yard touchdown pass to tight end Jeremy Shockey, and Miami took a 10-7 lead after 1 quarter.

Todd Sievers kicked a 29 yard field goal in the third quarter to extend the lead to 13-7. Florida kicker Jeff Chandler kicked a 51 yard field goal before halftime to get the Gators to 13-10. In the third quarter, running back Earnest Graham rushed 36 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, and Florida took a 17-13 lead.

Ken Dorsey later fired a 19 yard touchdown pass to running back D.J. Williams, and Miami reclaimed the lead, 20-17. A Ken Dorsey touchdown later in the quarter increased the lead to 27-17. Florida got within 27-20 following a Todd Sievers field goal, but Miami scored the games final 10 points to close the scoring.

External links

*http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/recaps/2001/01/02/ffa_mmi/


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