2001

2001

Oklahoma 13
Florida State 2

January 3, 2001 – Pro Player Stadium
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Sooners Earn National Title
Oklahoma entered the game with a perfect 12-0 record, but was still considered the underdog to No. 2 Florida State, two-time national champions in the ‘90s.
 
The Sooners smothered a Florida State team that averaged 42 points and led the nation in total offense.
 
Only a bad snap over punter Jeff Ferguson's head in the final minute, which resulted in a safety, prevented Oklahoma from handing the Seminoles their first shutout since 1988.
 
Oklahoma led 6-0 when All-American linebacker Rocky Calmus forced Seminole quarterback Chris Weinke to fumble near the Florida State 20 midway through the fourth quarter. Roy Williams recovered for the Sooners, and Quentin Griffin scored the clinching touchdown on a 10-yard run up the middle with 8:30 to play. Weinke, the Heisman Trophy winner, finished just 25-of-51 and threw two interceptions.
 
Oklahoma QB Josh Heupel, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, outplayed Weinke, completing 25-of-39 passes for 214 yards.
 

  OKLA FSU
First Downs 12 14
Rushing Attempts 36 17
Rushing Yards 56 27
Passes Attempted 39 52
Passes Completed 25 25
Had Intercepted 1 2
Passing Yards 214 274
Total Offense 270 301
Punts/Avg. 8/41.1 10/44.7
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 3/1
Penalties/Yards 7/45 6/38

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Oklahoma 3 0 3 7 - 13
Florida State 0 0 0 2 - 2

                                           
SCORING SUMMARY
OKLA: Duncan 27-yard FG; OKLA: Duncan 42-yard FG; OKLA: Griffin 10-yard run (Duncan kick); FSU- team safety MOP: Torrence Marshall (Oklahoma)
 
Oklahoma Head Coach: Bob Stoops
Florida State Head Coach: Bobby Bowden

 

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