2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2000 record6–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason (4th season)
MVPBen Hamilton, Ron Johnson
CaptainBen Hamilton, Sean Hoffman, Karon Riley
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 13 Purdue $+   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern +   6 2         8 4  
No. 11 Michigan +   6 2         9 3  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
No. 23 Wisconsin   4 4         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   4 4         5 7  
Iowa   3 5         3 9  
Illinois   2 6         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach Glen Mason, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–6 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 375 to 318.[1] The team made an appearance in the MicronPC.com Bowl, but was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 11:00 AM Louisiana–Monroe* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis MSC W 47–10   40,183
September 9 1:30 PM Ohio* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis L 17–23   41,637
September 16 11:30 AM at Baylor* Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas FSN W 34–9   20,125
September 23 11:00 AM at No. 21 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana ESPN L 24–38   67,425
September 30 11:00 AM No. 22 Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis ESPN W 44–10   44,462
October 7 11:00 AM Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis ESPN2 W 25–16   44,439
October 14 11:00 AM at No. 6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ESPN2 W 29–17   98,120
October 21 1:00 PM at Indiana No. 22 Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana L 43–51   30,882
October 28 11:00 AM No. 23 Northwestern Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis ESPN2 L 35–41   59,004
November 4 11:00 AM Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 L 20–41   79,171
November 18 11:00 AM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN+ W 27–24   54,387
December 28 6:00 PM vs. NC State* Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida (MicronPC.com Bowl) TBS L 30–38   28,359
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

1 234Total
Minnesota 17 606 29
Ohio St 3 707 17

Minnesota snapped a 16-game losing streak to Ohio State and beat Glen Mason's alma mater in Columbus for the first time since 1949.[2]

Roster[edit]

2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 8 Asad Abdul-Khaliq Fr
T 74 Adam Haayer Sr
G 55 Ben Hamilton Sr
WR 3 Ron Johnson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 99 Matt Anderle Jr
FS 2 Jack Brewer Jr
CB 39 Michael Lehan So
CB 42 Willie Middlebrooks Jr
DE 91 Karon Riley Sr
DT 93 John Schlecht Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ USA Today Retrieved November 12, 2012.