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2001 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 83-59, .585 W-L% (3rd 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. Tyler Watts (AL) 94
  Kevin Fant (MSST) 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. Kevin Fant (MSST) 55.3
9. Shane Boyd (KY) 55.2
10. Tyler Watts (AL) 54.7

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. Eli Manning (MS) 7.2
9. Greg Zolman (VAND) 7.0
10. Phil Petty* (SC) 6.7

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
  David Greene (GA) 9
  Casey Clausen (TN) 9
8. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 7
  Jared Lorenzen (KY) 7
  Daniel Cobb (AUB) 7
  Phil Petty* (SC) 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. Phil Petty* (SC) 122.0
10. Greg Zolman (VAND) 119.1

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. Lew Thomas (VAND) 6.4
3. Verron Haynes (GA) 5.5
4. Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 5.4
5. Earnest Graham (FL) 5.2
6. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 5.1
7. Carnell Williams (AUB) 5.1
8. Tyler Watts (AL) 5.1
9. Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 5.1
10. Travis Stephens (TN) 5.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
2. Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 12
3. Travis Stephens (TN) 10
4. Joe Gunn (MS) 9
  Earnest Graham (FL) 9
6. Toward Sanford (MS) 7
  Cedric Cobbs (AR) 7
  Verron Haynes (GA) 7
9. Carnell Williams (AUB) 6
  Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 6
  Musa Smith (GA) 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. Brian Scott* (SC) 47
  Michael Clayton (LAST) 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. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 8
  Dan Stricker (VAND) 8
6. Taylor Jacobs (FL) 7
  Josh Reed (LAST) 7
8. Derek Abney (KY) 6
  Michael Clayton (LAST) 6
  Chris Collins (MS) 6
  Fred Gibson (GA) 6
  Terrence Edwards (GA) 6
  Aaron Boone (KY) 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. Reche Caldwell (FL) 10
  Joe Gunn (MS) 10
  Donte' Stallworth (TN) 10
8. Earnest Graham (FL) 9
  Verron Haynes (GA) 9
10. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 8
  Toward Sanford (MS) 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. Phil Petty* (SC) 15
  Tyler Watts (AL) 15

Points

1. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 114
2. Jeff Chandler (FL) 103
3. Billy Bennett (GA) 85
4. Alex Walls (TN) 84
5. John Corbello (LAST) 83
6. Neal Thomas (AL) 78
  Jabar Gaffney (FL) 78
8. Damon Duval (AUB) 76
9. Daniel Weaver* (SC) 67
10. Donte' Stallworth (TN) 66
  Travis Stephens (TN) 66

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. Billy Bennett (GA) 34
  Neal Thomas (AL) 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. Daniel Weaver* (SC) 33
  Neal Thomas (AL) 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

Field Goal Percentage

1. Jeff Chandler (FL) 86.4
2. Daniel Weaver* (SC) 76.5
3. Alex Walls (TN) 75.0
4. Neal Thomas (AL) 71.4
5. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 70.6
6. Billy Bennett (GA) 68.0
7. Damon Duval (AUB) 61.5
8. John Corbello (LAST) 60.9
9. John Michael Marlin (MSST) 50.0

Punts

1. Richie Butler (AR) 67
2. Jared Cook (MSST) 60
3. Joe Webb (VAND) 57
4. Glenn Pakulak (KY) 56
5. Dustin Colquitt (TN) 51
  Damon Duval (AUB) 51
7. Lane Bearden (AL) 50
8. Cody Ridgeway (MS) 48
9. Tyeler Dean* (SC) 47
  Donnie Jones (LAST) 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

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Glenn Pakulak (KY) 44.5
2. Damon Duval (AUB) 44.0
3. Jonathan Kilgo (GA) 43.8
4. Donnie Jones (LAST) 43.7
5. Richie Butler (AR) 42.5
6. Tyeler Dean* (SC) 42.4
7. Joe Webb (VAND) 41.4
8. Jared Cook (MSST) 40.8
9. Dustin Colquitt (TN) 39.6
10. Lane Bearden (AL) 39.6

Punt Returns

1. Marvin Jackson (AR) 27
2. Lito Sheppard (FL) 26
  Rashad Baker (TN) 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. Joe Walkins (AUB) 15
  Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 15
  Roderick Hood (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

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Domanick Davis (LAST) 13.8
2. Damien Gary (GA) 12.5
3. Joe Walkins (AUB) 11.1
4. Ray Ray Bivines (MSST) 10.4
5. Roderick Hood (AUB) 10.3
6. Marvin Jackson (AR) 9.8
7. Derek Abney (KY) 9.6
8. Lito Sheppard (FL) 9.5
9. Rashad Baker (TN) 9.1
10. Jason Armstead (MS) 8.9

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. Lawrence Richardson (AR) 18
  Lerinezo Richardson (AR) 18
  Ryan Brewer* (SC) 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. Lawrence Richardson (AR) 416
  Lerinezo Richardson (AR) 416
9. Derek Watson* (SC) 384
10. Fred Gibson (GA) 375

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Derek Watson* (SC) 29.5
2. Jason Armstead (MS) 27.6
3. Fred Gibson (GA) 26.8
4. Tim Carter (AUB) 23.9
5. Freddie Milons (AL) 23.4
6. Lerinezo Richardson (AR) 23.1
  Lawrence Richardson (AR) 23.1
8. Pig Prather (MSST) 22.8
9. Derek Abney (KY) 22.4
10. Jason Mathenia (VAND) 22.0

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