|2001 Washington Huskies football|
|2001 record||8–4 (6–2 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Rick Neuheisel (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Keith Gilbertson (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Tim Hundley (3rd season)|
|MVP||Willie Hurst (O)|
|MVP||Ben Mahdavi (D)|
|Home stadium||Husky Stadium|
|2001 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 2 Oregon $||7||–||1||11||–||1|
|No. 10 Washington State||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|No. 16 Stanford||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|No. 19 Washington||6||–||2||8||–||4|
The 2001 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its third season under head coach Rick Neuheisel, the team compiled an 8-4 record, finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 370 to 353. Willie Hurst and Ben Mahdavi were selected as the team's most valuable player offensive and defensive players, respectively.
|September 8||12:30 PM||No. 11 Michigan*||No. 15||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||ABC||W 23–18||74,080|
|September 22||12:30 PM||Idaho*||No. 13||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||FSN||W 53–3||70,145|
|September 29||2:00 PM||at California||No. 13||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||FSN||W 31–28||35,172|
|October 6||12:30 PM||USC||No. 11||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||FSN||W 27–24||72,946|
|October 13||12:30 PM||at No. 7 UCLA||No. 10||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA||ABC||L 13–35||70,377|
|October 20||3:30 PM||Arizona||No. 15||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||FSN||W 31–28||71,108|
|October 27||6:15 PM||at Arizona State||No. 13||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||FSN||W 33–31||50,106|
|November 3||12:30 PM||No. 10 Stanford||No. 11||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||FSN||W 42–28||72,090|
|November 10||12:30 PM||at Oregon State||No. 8||Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR||FSN||L 24–49||36,682|
|November 17||12:30 PM||No. 9 Washington State||No. 16||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup)||ABC||W 26–14||74,442|
|November 24||5:00 PM||at No. 1 Miami*||No. 12||Orange Bowl • Miami, FL||ABC||L 7–65||78,114|
|December 28||7:30 PM||vs. No. 9 Texas*||No. 21||Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl)||ESPN||L 43–47||60,548|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.|
- Due to Pac-10 scheduling, rival Oregon was not played for the only time since 1944.
- Following the September 11 attacks, the Miami game was moved from September 15 to November 24.
|2001 Washington Huskies football team roster|
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