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2001 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 83-59, .585 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.57 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 5.48 (1st of 12)

Division Champions: Tennessee (East) and Louisiana State (West)
Conference Champion: Louisiana State (Won Championship Game 31-20)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida, Georgia, Louisiana State, South Carolina and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tennessee 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 30.8 19.3 19.22 8.83
Florida 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 44.8 14.8 23.38 5.38
South Carolina 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 25.8 19.2 12.36 5.03
Georgia 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 27.6 19.0 11.51 3.60
Kentucky 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 23.5 33.4 -1.15 7.67
Vanderbilt 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 20.5 36.5 -7.10 4.27
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana State 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 32.2 23.2 14.33 6.41
Auburn 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 21.2 23.4 4.95 6.53
Mississippi 7 4 .636 4 4 .500 35.5 28.2 5.64 -0.18
Alabama 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 26.5 19.3 9.66 4.91
Arkansas 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 24.5 23.3 8.40 6.23
Mississippi State 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 17.8 26.2 1.65 7.10

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Florida 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 7 6 4 4 4 3 2 6 5 3
Tennessee 8 8 8 8 7 6 13 11 9 7 6 6 7 5 2 8 4
Louisiana State 14 14 13 15 14 18               22 21 12 7
South Carolina 21 21 21 18 15 13 9 16 12 17 14 22 18 15 14 14 13
Georgia     25       19 17 15 18 19 23 19 16 16 16 22
Alabama 25 25                              
Arkansas                         24        
Auburn               20 17   24 17   25      
Mississippi State 20 20 18 17 21                        

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2002-01-02 Orange Bowl Florida 56 Maryland 23 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2002-01-01 Citrus Bowl Tennessee 45 Michigan 17 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2002-01-01 Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 10 Arkansas 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2002-01-01 Outback Bowl South Carolina 31 Ohio State 28 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2002-01-01 Sugar Bowl Louisiana State 47 Illinois 34 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2001-12-31 Peach Bowl North Carolina 16 Auburn 10 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2001-12-28 Music City Bowl Boston College 20 Georgia 16 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
2001-12-27 Independence Bowl Alabama 14 Iowa State 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 259
  Eli Manning (MS) 259
3. Casey Clausen (TN) 227
4. Rohan Davey (LAST) 217
5. David Greene (GA) 192
6. Greg Zolman (VAND) 186
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 167
8. Phil Petty* (SC) 164
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 94
  Tyler Watts (AL) 94
Pass Attempts
1. Eli Manning (MS) 408
2. Rex Grossman (FL) 395
3. Rohan Davey (LAST) 367
4. Greg Zolman (VAND) 357
5. Casey Clausen (TN) 354
6. David Greene (GA) 324
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 292
8. Phil Petty* (SC) 288
9. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 185
10. Zak Clark (AR) 179
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 65.6
2. Casey Clausen (TN) 64.1
3. Eli Manning (MS) 63.5
4. David Greene (GA) 59.3
5. Rohan Davey (LAST) 59.1
6. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 57.2
7. Phil Petty* (SC) 56.9
8. Daniel Cobb (AUB) 56.3
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 55.3
10. Shane Boyd (KY) 55.2
Passing Yards
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 3896
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 3347
3. Casey Clausen (TN) 2969
4. Eli Manning (MS) 2948
5. David Greene (GA) 2789
6. Greg Zolman (VAND) 2512
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 2179
8. Phil Petty* (SC) 1926
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 1352
10. Tyler Watts (AL) 1325
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 9.9
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 9.1
3. David Greene (GA) 8.6
4. Casey Clausen (TN) 8.4
5. Kevin Fant (MSST) 8.0
6. Tyler Watts (AL) 7.7
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 7.5
8. Daniel Cobb (AUB) 7.4
9. Eli Manning (MS) 7.2
10. Greg Zolman (VAND) 7.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 10.2
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 8.9
3. Casey Clausen (TN) 8.5
4. David Greene (GA) 8.4
5. Tyler Watts (AL) 8.1
6. Eli Manning (MS) 7.8
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 7.7
8. Greg Zolman (VAND) 6.7
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 6.5
10. Phil Petty* (SC) 6.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 34
2. Eli Manning (MS) 31
3. Casey Clausen (TN) 22
4. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 19
5. Rohan Davey (LAST) 18
6. David Greene (GA) 17
7. Greg Zolman (VAND) 14
8. Phil Petty* (SC) 12
9. Tyler Watts (AL) 10
10. Brock Berlin (FL) 9
Passing Interceptions
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 12
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 10
3. Kevin Fant (MSST) 9
  Eli Manning (MS) 9
  Greg Zolman (VAND) 9
  Casey Clausen (TN) 9
  David Greene (GA) 9
8. Phil Petty* (SC) 7
  Wayne Madkin (MSST) 7
  Jared Lorenzen (KY) 7
  Daniel Cobb (AUB) 7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 170.8
2. Casey Clausen (TN) 150.0
3. Rohan Davey (LAST) 146.5
4. Eli Manning (MS) 144.8
5. David Greene (GA) 143.3
6. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 136.6
7. Tyler Watts (AL) 135.1
8. Kevin Fant (MSST) 127.0
9. Daniel Cobb (AUB) 124.0
10. Phil Petty* (SC) 122.0
Rush Attempts
1. Travis Stephens (TN) 291
2. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 230
3. Joe Gunn (MS) 200
4. Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 174
5. Fred Talley (AR) 164
6. Derek Watson* (SC) 139
7. Dontae Walker (MSST) 136
8. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 132
9. Rodney Williams (VAND) 131
10. Verron Haynes (GA) 126
Rushing Yards
1. Travis Stephens (TN) 1464
2. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 992
3. Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 881
4. Joe Gunn (MS) 870
5. Fred Talley (AR) 774
6. Verron Haynes (GA) 691
7. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 676
8. Lew Thomas (VAND) 675
9. Earnest Graham (FL) 650
10. Santonio Beard (AL) 633
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Santonio Beard (AL) 8.2
2. Matt Jones (AR) 8.0
3. Lew Thomas (VAND) 6.4
4. Verron Haynes (GA) 5.5
5. Domanick Davis (LAST) 5.4
6. Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 5.4
7. Earnest Graham (FL) 5.2
8. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 5.1
9. Carnell Williams (AUB) 5.1
10. Tyler Watts (AL) 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
2. Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 12
3. Travis Stephens (TN) 10
4. Earnest Graham (FL) 9
  Joe Gunn (MS) 9
6. Cedric Cobbs (AR) 7
  Toward Sanford (MS) 7
  Verron Haynes (GA) 7
9. Musa Smith (GA) 6
  Carnell Williams (AUB) 6
  Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 6
Receptions
1. Josh Reed (LAST) 94
2. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 67
3. Derek Abney (KY) 66
4. Reche Caldwell (FL) 65
  Dan Stricker (VAND) 65
6. Kelley Washington (TN) 64
7. Chris Collins (MS) 54
8. Michael Clayton (LAST) 47
  Brian Scott* (SC) 47
10. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 42
Receiving Yards
1. Josh Reed (LAST) 1740
2. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 1191
3. Dan Stricker (VAND) 1079
4. Reche Caldwell (FL) 1059
5. Kelley Washington (TN) 1010
6. Donte' Stallworth (TN) 821
7. Fred Gibson (GA) 772
8. Michael Clayton (LAST) 754
9. Derek Abney (KY) 741
10. Brian Scott* (SC) 730
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Fred Gibson (GA) 23.4
2. Donte' Stallworth (TN) 20.0
3. Taylor Jacobs (FL) 18.7
4. Josh Reed (LAST) 18.5
5. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 17.8
6. Freddie Milons (AL) 17.4
7. M.J. Garrett (VAND) 16.9
8. Dan Stricker (VAND) 16.6
9. Reche Caldwell (FL) 16.3
10. Tim Carter (AUB) 16.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 13
2. Reche Caldwell (FL) 10
  Donte' Stallworth (TN) 10
4. Dan Stricker (VAND) 8
  Justin Jenkins (MSST) 8
6. Taylor Jacobs (FL) 7
  Josh Reed (LAST) 7
8. Michael Clayton (LAST) 6
  Terrence Edwards (GA) 6
  Fred Gibson (GA) 6
  Aaron Boone (KY) 6
  Derek Abney (KY) 6
  Chris Collins (MS) 6
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Travis Stephens (TN) 310
2. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 243
3. Joe Gunn (MS) 213
4. Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 177
5. Fred Talley (AR) 168
6. Derek Watson* (SC) 166
7. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 151
8. Rodney Williams (VAND) 150
9. Verron Haynes (GA) 145
10. Dontae Walker (MSST) 141
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Josh Reed (LAST) 1747
2. Travis Stephens (TN) 1633
3. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 1191
4. Dan Stricker (VAND) 1159
5. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 1140
6. Reche Caldwell (FL) 1106
7. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 1013
8. Kelley Washington (TN) 1010
9. Verron Haynes (GA) 933
10. Joe Gunn (MS) 918
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
2. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 13
3. Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 12
4. Travis Stephens (TN) 11
5. Donte' Stallworth (TN) 10
  Reche Caldwell (FL) 10
  Joe Gunn (MS) 10
8. Earnest Graham (FL) 9
  Verron Haynes (GA) 9
10. Toward Sanford (MS) 8
  Justin Jenkins (MSST) 8
  Dan Stricker (VAND) 8
Total Plays
1. Eli Manning (MS) 442
2. Rex Grossman (FL) 429
3. Greg Zolman (VAND) 426
4. Casey Clausen (TN) 418
5. Rohan Davey (LAST) 405
6. David Greene (GA) 371
7. Phil Petty* (SC) 370
8. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 346
9. Travis Stephens (TN) 291
10. Tyler Watts (AL) 283
Total Yards
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 3904
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 3351
3. Eli Manning (MS) 2957
4. Casey Clausen (TN) 2933
5. David Greene (GA) 2830
6. Greg Zolman (VAND) 2504
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 2298
8. Phil Petty* (SC) 2141
9. Tyler Watts (AL) 1889
10. Travis Stephens (TN) 1464
Total Yards Per Play
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 9.1
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 8.3
Total Touchdowns
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 39
2. Eli Manning (MS) 31
3. Casey Clausen (TN) 25
4. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 21
5. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
  Greg Zolman (VAND) 19
7. Rohan Davey (LAST) 18
  David Greene (GA) 18
9. Tyler Watts (AL) 15
  Phil Petty* (SC) 15
Touchdowns
1. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
2. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 13
3. Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 12
4. Donte' Stallworth (TN) 11
  Travis Stephens (TN) 11
6. Reche Caldwell (FL) 10
  Joe Gunn (MS) 10
8. Earnest Graham (FL) 9
  Verron Haynes (GA) 9
10. Dan Stricker (VAND) 8
  Toward Sanford (MS) 8
  Justin Jenkins (MSST) 8
Points
1. Stover (VAND) 13
2. Lawrence Richardson (AR) 12
3. Constantin Ritzmann (TN) 8
4. Jamal White (KY) 6
  Chavez Donning (SC) 6
  Bo Hartfield (MS) 6
7. Scholaferri (KY) 4
Extra Point Attempts
1. Jonathan Nichols (MS) 49
2. Jeff Chandler (FL) 48
3. John Corbello (LAST) 44
4. Alex Walls (TN) 39
5. Daniel Weaver* (SC) 36
6. Neal Thomas (AL) 34
  Billy Bennett (GA) 34
8. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 29
  Seth Hanson (KY) 29
10. Damon Duval (AUB) 28
Extra Points Made
1. Jonathan Nichols (MS) 47
2. Jeff Chandler (FL) 46
3. John Corbello (LAST) 41
4. Alex Walls (TN) 39
5. Billy Bennett (GA) 34
6. Neal Thomas (AL) 33
  Daniel Weaver* (SC) 33
8. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 29
9. Damon Duval (AUB) 28
10. Seth Hanson (KY) 26
Field Goal Attempts
1. Damon Duval (AUB) 26
2. Billy Bennett (GA) 25
3. John Corbello (LAST) 23
4. Jeff Chandler (FL) 22
5. Neal Thomas (AL) 21
6. Alex Walls (TN) 20
7. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 17
  Daniel Weaver* (SC) 17
9. John Michael Marlin (MSST) 16
10. Seth Hanson (KY) 9
Field Goals Made
1. Jeff Chandler (FL) 19
2. Billy Bennett (GA) 17
3. Damon Duval (AUB) 16
4. Neal Thomas (AL) 15
  Alex Walls (TN) 15
6. John Corbello (LAST) 14
7. Daniel Weaver* (SC) 13
8. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 12
9. John Michael Marlin (MSST) 8
10. Seth Hanson (KY) 5
Punts
1. Richie Butler (AR) 67
2. Jared Cook (MSST) 60
3. Joe Webb (VAND) 57
4. Glenn Pakulak (KY) 56
5. Damon Duval (AUB) 51
  Dustin Colquitt (TN) 51
7. Lane Bearden (AL) 50
8. Cody Ridgeway (MS) 48
9. Donnie Jones (LAST) 47
  Tyeler Dean* (SC) 47
Punting Yards
1. Richie Butler (AR) 2848
2. Glenn Pakulak (KY) 2492
3. Jared Cook (MSST) 2445
4. Joe Webb (VAND) 2358
5. Damon Duval (AUB) 2244
6. Donnie Jones (LAST) 2054
7. Dustin Colquitt (TN) 2020
8. Tyeler Dean* (SC) 1993
9. Lane Bearden (AL) 1980
10. Cody Ridgeway (MS) 1861
Punt Returns
1. Marvin Jackson (AR) 27
2. Rashad Baker (TN) 26
  Lito Sheppard (FL) 26
4. Damien Gary (GA) 23
5. Derek Abney (KY) 22
  Jason Armstead (MS) 22
7. Antonio Carter (AL) 20
8. Domanick Davis (LAST) 19
9. Ryan Brewer* (SC) 18
10. Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 15
  Roderick Hood (AUB) 15
  Joe Walkins (AUB) 15
Punt Return Yards
1. Damien Gary (GA) 288
2. Marvin Jackson (AR) 265
3. Domanick Davis (LAST) 263
4. Lito Sheppard (FL) 246
5. Rashad Baker (TN) 237
6. Derek Abney (KY) 212
7. Jason Armstead (MS) 196
8. Joe Walkins (AUB) 167
9. Roderick Hood (AUB) 154
10. Antonio Carter (AL) 138
Kickoff Returns
1. Derek Abney (KY) 33
2. Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 29
3. Pig Prather (MSST) 25
  Leonard Scott (TN) 25
5. Domanick Davis (LAST) 22
6. Jason Armstead (MS) 19
7. Lerinezo Richardson (AR) 18
  Ryan Brewer* (SC) 18
  Lawrence Richardson (AR) 18
  Roderick Hood (AUB) 18
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Derek Abney (KY) 739
2. Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 595
3. Pig Prather (MSST) 569
4. Jason Armstead (MS) 524
5. Leonard Scott (TN) 522
6. Domanick Davis (LAST) 418
7. Lerinezo Richardson (AR) 416
  Lawrence Richardson (AR) 416
9. Derek Watson* (SC) 384
10. Fred Gibson (GA) 375
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Lawrence Richardson (AR) 23.1
Interceptions
1. Damien James (LAST) 5
2. Karlos Dansby (AUB) 4
  Rashad Baker (TN) 4
  Caleb Miller (AR) 4
  Korey Banks (MSST) 4
6. Andre Goodman* (SC) 3
  Ken Hamlin (AR) 3
  Jerrol Jackson (VAND) 3
  Josh Morgan (MSST) 3
  Ryan Clark (LAST) 3
  Jermaine Phillips (GA) 3
  Erin Damond (LAST) 3
  Roderick Hood (AUB) 3
  Lawrence Richardson (AR) 3
  Syniker Taylor (MS) 3
  Lerinezo Richardson (AR) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Jermaine Phillips (GA) 89
2. Jermaine Petty (AR) 88
3. Rashad Baker (TN) 82
4. Damien James (LAST) 80
5. Syniker Taylor (MS) 69
6. Caleb Miller (AR) 62
7. Thurman Ward (AL) 60
8. Tim Wansley (GA) 56
9. Travis Carroll (FL) 50
10. Aaron McWhorter (VAND) 48