2001 Peach Bowl

The 2001 Peach Bowl featured the North Carolina Tar Heels and Auburn Tigers.[1]

North Carolina scored on a 10-yard Willie Parker touchdown run, as UNC led 7–0 after 1 quarter of play. In the second quarter, Jeff Reed kicked a 22-yard field goal, extending North Carolina's lead to 10–0. In the third quarter, quarterback Ronald Curry scored on a 62-yard touchdown run giving North Carolina a 16–0 lead. In the fourth quarter, Damon Duval kicked a 34-yard field goal, and Daniel Cobb threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Lorenzo Diamond, as North Carolina made the final score 16–10.[1]


UNC: Darian Durant 76 pass yds, Willie Parker 131 rush yds, Sam Aiken 73 rec yds.

Auburn: Jason Campbell 74 pass yds, Ronnie Brown 28 rush yds, Silas Daniels 21 rec yds.

2001 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
North Carolina Tar Heels Auburn Tigers
(7–5) (7–4)
16 10
Head coach: 
John Bunting
Head coach: 
Tommy Tuberville
1234 Total
North Carolina 7360 16
Auburn 00010 10
DateDecember 31, 2001
StadiumGeorgia Dome
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersRon Franklin and John Madden


  1. ^ a b "North Carolina vs. Auburn". USA Today. December 31, 2001. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
Carlos Rogers (American football)

Carlos Cornelius Rogers (born July 2, 1981) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Auburn, where he earned consensus All-American honors, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins ninth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. Rogers has also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.

Damon Duval

Damon Duval (born April 3, 1980) is an American former professional placekicker and punter. Duval played college football for Auburn University, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He played professionally for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL), and the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Darian Durant

Darian Bernard Durant (born August 19, 1982) is a former professional Canadian football quarterback. He played college football at the University of North Carolina. By the end of his college career, he held school records for completion percentage, touchdowns, passing yards, total offense and completions. Durant was signed as a free agent by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2006, and became the club's full-time starting quarterback in 2009. He was named a CFL West Division All-Star in 2009 and 2013. Durant was the starting quarterback when the Saskatchewan Roughriders won the 101st Grey Cup in 2013 on their home field. Durant also played for the Montreal Alouettes in 2017. His brother Justin plays in the National Football League as a linebacker.

John Bunting (American football)

John Stephen Bunting (born July 15, 1950) is a former head American football coach at the University of North Carolina as well as a former National Football League (NFL) player. He was inducted to the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

John Lovett (American football)

John Lovett (born December 1, 1950) is an American football coach who last worked as the cornerbacks coach for the California Golden Bears football team. He was the defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) from 2013−2014. He was the defensive coordinator for Maine in 1994, Auburn from 1999−2001, Clemson from 2002−2004, Bowling Green from 2005−2006, and Miami from 2009−2010.

Lovett has coached in nine bowl games: the 1997 Motor City Bowl, 1998 Independence Bowl, 2000 Citrus Bowl, 2001 Peach Bowl, 2002 Tangerine Bowl, 2004 Peach Bowl, 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl, 2009 Champs Sports Bowl, the 2010 Sun Bowl, and the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.

List of Auburn Tigers football seasons

The Auburn Tigers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing Auburn University in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Auburn has played their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama since 1939. The Tigers have won two national championships,completed 12 undefeated seasons, including seven perfect seasons, recorded 15 total conference championships, appeared in 41 post-season bowl games(winning 23), have finished first or tied for first in the SEC's Western Division nine times, and have represented the Western Division in the SEC Championship Game six times. The Associated Press (AP) ranks Auburn eleventh in all-time Final AP Poll appearances. With 733 wins, Auburn ranks 12th all-time in win-loss records in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.

List of North Carolina Tar Heels football seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the North Carolina Tar Heels football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Since the team's creation in 1888, the Tar Heels have participated in more than 1,100 officially sanctioned games, including 30 bowl games.

The Tar Heels have been a member of a few conferences. Initially competing as an independent school, North Carolina joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1895, where it was a member until 1921. Between 1922 and 1952, the Tar Heels competed in the Southern Conference, where it won 3 conference championships. In 1953, North Carolina joined the Atlantic Coast Conference as a founding member, where it has been a member ever since.

North Carolina Tar Heels football

The North Carolina Tar Heels football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the sport of American football. The Tar Heels have played in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Being the oldest public university and oldest collegiate team in the Carolinas, the school is nicknamed "Carolina" in athletics. The program's title in football is "Carolina Football".North Carolina has played in 31 bowl games in its history and won three Southern Conference championships and five Atlantic Coast Conference titles. Thirty Tar Heel players have been honored as first-team All-Americas on 38 occasions. Carolina had 32 All-Southern Conference selections when it played in that league until 1952 and since joining the ACC in 1953, has had 174 first-team All-ACC choices. Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953, the team has won five conference championships, with the most recent title coming in 1980.

One very important contribution to the game of football by Carolina is the modern use of the forward pass; they were the first college team to use the play in 1895. Bob Quincy notes in his 1973 book They Made the Bell Tower Chime:

"John Heisman, a noted historian, wrote 30 years later that, indeed, the Tar Heels had given birth to the forward pass against the Bulldogs (UGA). It was conceived to break a scoreless deadlock and give UNC a 6–0 win. The Tar Heels were in a punting situation and a Georgia rush seemed destined to block the ball. The punter, with an impromptu dash to his right, tossed the ball and it was caught by George Stephens, who ran 70 yards for a touchdown."

The program has long been overshadowed by the school's powerhouse men's basketball team. While not a consistent football powerhouse, the Carolina football program has had intermittent success and has featured a number of great players, many of whom have gone on to prominence in the National Football League, including Lawrence Taylor, Charlie Justice, Chris Hanburger, Ken Willard, Don McCauley, William Fuller, Harris Barton, Jeff Saturday, Alge Crumpler, Willie Parker, Greg Ellis, Dré Bly, Julius Peppers and Hakeem Nicks.

Ronald Curry

Ronald Antonio Curry (born May 28, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver and current offensive assistant coach with the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft after playing college football at North Carolina.

Curry was also briefly a member of the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams.

History & conference tie-ins

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