Fresno State – Buffs “on the brink of disaster”

— The Jim Thorpe Classic — The Buffs were anxious to play a 12th game in 2001- anything to get the season started, and put behind them the 3-8 nightmare which was the 2000 campaign. The inaugural Jim Thorpe Classic provided such an opportunity. The game was designated to honor the legendary Thorpe, who had starred in college at Carlisle Indian School in 1912 and 1913 before going on to help bring recognition to the fledgling National Football League.  The Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back since …


— 2001 – National and Big 12 Recap — The Miami Hurricanes won the 2001 national championship, doing so in convincing fashion.  The Hurricanes, under first-year head coach Larry Coker, finished the season 12-0, the nation’s only undefeated team. Miami capped its unblemished season with a 37-14 demolition of Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. Finding a worthy opponent for Miami to play in the Rose Bowl was left for the Bowl Championship Series computers, and – arguably – the computers failed to live up to the challenge. Nebraska, despite not …

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