2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo, 1992–2003.svg
Big 12 North co-champion
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 66–17 vs. Northwestern
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division North Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 8
2000 record 10–2 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Frank Solich (3rd season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Craig Bohl (1st season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 9 Kansas State xy   6 2         11 3  
No. 8 Nebraska x   6 2         10 2  
No. 25 Iowa State   5 3         9 3  
Colorado   3 5         3 8  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Missouri   2 6         3 8  
Southern Division
No. 1 Oklahoma x$#   8 0         13 0  
No. 12 Texas   7 1         9 3  
Texas A&M   5 3         7 5  
Texas Tech   3 5         7 6  
Oklahoma State   1 7         3 8  
Baylor   0 8         2 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 27, Kansas State 24
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Cornhusker's 2000 Red-White spring game featured Nebraska's first (and currently only) female player: KaLena "Beanie" Barnes, a senior sprinter for Nebraska's women's track-and-field teams, played in spring practice as a punter and recorded one 35-yard punt.[1][2][3] She would not stay with the team for the regular season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 11:30 AM San José State* No. 1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska PPV W 49–13   77,728
September 9 1:30 PM at No. 23 Notre Dame* No. 1 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana NBC W 27–24 OT  80,232
September 23 2:30 PM Iowa* No. 1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) ABC W 42–13   78,070
September 30 6:00 PM Missouri No. 1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) FSN W 42–24   77,744
October 7 2:30 PM at Iowa State No. 2 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa ABC W 49–27   50,074
October 14 6:00 PM at Texas Tech No. 1 Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, Texas FSN W 56–3   48,961
October 21 1:00 PM Baylor No. 1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 59–0   77,959
October 28 11:00 AM at No. 3 Oklahoma No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) ABC L 14–31   75,989
November 4 2:30 PM Kansasdagger No. 5 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 56–17   78,096
November 11 6:00 PM at No. 16 Kansas State No. 4 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas FSN L 28–29   53,811
November 24 11:00 AM Colorado No. 10 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) ABC W 34–32   77,672
December 30 7:00 PM vs. No. 18 Northwestern* No. 9 AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 66–17   60,028
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster and coaching staff[edit]

2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 32 Matt Albertson So
IB 38 Dan Alexander Sr
OG 64 Steve Altstadt Jr
OG Jake Andersen Fr
SE 20 Tom Beveridge Sr
TE 84 Jon Bowling So
IB 36 Correll Buckhalter Sr
QB 11 Joe Chrisman So
OG 59 Wes Cody So
IB 1 Thunder Collins Jr
SE 32 Kelly Cook Fr
WB 86 Ben Cornelsen So
QB 7 Eric Crouch Jr
TE 91 Will Dabbert So
FB 4 Judd Davies Fr
IB 2 Josh Davis Fr
SE 3 Matt Davison Sr
OG 57 Jon Dawson Fr
IB 30 Dahrran Diedrick So
OG Mike Erickson Fr
OT M.J. Flaum Fr
OG 77 Toniu Fonoti So
C 52 John Garrison So
WB 8 John Gibson Sr
TE 99 Aaron Golliday So
FB 49 Nick Gragert Jr
OT 72 Tim Green Fr
IB 6 DeAntae Grixby So
SE 83 Seth Gutz Sr
OG 62 Andy Gwennap So
OG 69 Brian Hale Fr
WB 89 Troy Hassebroek So
OG 55 Russ Hochstein Sr
SE Jason Jisa Fr
TE 82 Trevor Johnson Fr
FB 44 Paul Kastl So
TE Dusty Keiser Fr
WB 19 John Klem So
OT 73 Scott Koethe So
OT 75 Kyle Kollmorgen Jr
C 74 David Kolowski So
OT 67 Nate Kolterman So
FB Steve Kriewald Fr
SE 28 Tim Liley Fr
OG 70 Jack Limbaugh Fr
QB 14 Brett Lindstrom Fr
WB DeWayne Long Fr
OG 71 Chris Loos Fr
QB 10 Jammal Lord Fr
WB Alvin Marshall Fr
WB 33 Luke McGowan Fr
TE 90 Jake McKee Sr
SE Ryan Mikluscak Fr
IB 21 Robin Miller RFr
FB 15 Willie Miller Sr
TE 43 John Murphy Sr
OT 63 Brian Nelson Fr
WB 12 Bobby Newcombe Sr
WB Jack O'Holleran Fr
SE 23 Ryan Ommert Fr
WB 81 Matt Plooster RFr
OT Nick Povendo Fr
C 54 Dominic Raiola Jr
IB 46 Tim Reese RFr
OG 66 Jon Rutherford Jr
OG 79 Chris Saalfeld Sr
OT 65 Jason Schwab Sr
TE Chris Septak Fr
C 53 Matt Shook So
OG 76 Dan Swantek Fr
SE 9 Wilson Thomas So
SE 47 Fred Thorne RFr
FB 35 Curtis Tomasevicz Fr
OT 68 Dan Vili Waldrop RFr
OT 56 Cody Volk RFr
OT 58 Dave Volk Jr
FB 27 Andy Wingender Fr
TE 87 Tracey Wistrom Jr
WB Ben Zajicek Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 98 Demoine Adams So
ROV 27 Willie Amos Fr
RCB 28 Josh Anderson Sr
SLB 41 Rod Baker Sr
NT 59 Ryon Bingham Fr
ROV 12 Rob Blomeier Fr
ROV 4 Mic Boettner Jr
FS 14 Dion Booker Jr
RE Manaia Brown Fr
SLB 49 Brad Bryan Fr
WLB 36 Chad Buller Fr
FS Dan Burrow Fr
MLB 48 Jamie Burrow Jr
LCB Terrell Butler Fr
NT 55 Jon Clanton So
MLB Shaun Coleman Fr
SLB Ira Cooper Fr
MLB 52 Jon Coyne Jr
LCB 3 Keyuo Craver Jr
ROV 37 Tim Demerath Jr
ROV 2 Mike Demps So
RE 46 Ty Dilts So
FS 19 Clint Finley Sr
FS 38 Eric Fischer Sr
SLB 53 Gabe Fries So
ROV 1 Taylor Gehman So
RCB 5 DeJuan Groce So
RE 97 Matt Grummert Sr
LCB 26 Kevin Guse Fr
LCB 18 Jeff Hemje Jr
SLB 51 Anthony Hoke Fr
SLB T.J. Hollowell Fr
WLB Lannie Hopkins Fr
RCB 24 Matt Ickes Jr
LCB Joel Jackson Fr
WLB 23 Blanchard Johnson Fr
DT 94 Patrick Kabongo Fr
DT 91 Loran Kaiser Sr
RE 57 Chris Kelsay So
NT 70 Jason Lohr Jr
MLB 44 Jason Long Fr
MLB 54 Mike Makris RFr
DT 79 Stephen Manning So
RE Jeff McBride Fr
LCB 33 Dwayne McClary Sr
DT 71 Matt McGinn Jr
RCB 6 Lornell McPherson Fr
WLB 58 Tim Miller RFr
RE 93 Brandon Mooberry Sr
RCB 22 Don Neal Fr
NT 87 Casey Nelson Jr
CB Jamie Otto Fr
RE 78 Phil Peetz RFr
SLB 44 Jon Penny Jr
FS 21 Jerrell Pippens RFr
MLB 13 Carlos Polk Sr
WLB Jason Richenberger Fr
RCB 13 Pat Ricketts RFr
RE 85 Kyle Ringenberg So
MLB 50 Steve Safranek RFr
FS 11 Carl Scholting RFr
SLB 43 Scott Shanle So
DT 56 Jeremy Slechta Jr
WLB 15 Jemond Smith So
RE 92 Justin Smith So
MLB 40 Luke Smith So
WLB 34 Randy Stella So
RCB 16 Erwin Swiney Sr
NT 96 Junior Tagoa'i RFr
MLB 90 Tony Tata So
ROV 8 Aaron Terpening So
RE Benard Thomas Fr
RE 83 Kyle Vanden Bosch Sr
WLB 9 Mark Vedral Jr
ROV 25 Joe Walker Sr
NT Brian Wanish Sr
RE 99 Adrian Warrior So
FS 42 Troy Watchorn Sr
LCB 29 Jay White So
RE 95 J.P. (John Paul) Wichmann Jr
ROV 20 Wes Woodward Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 26 Josh Brown So
PK 22 Sandro DeAngelis Fr
P 17 Dan Hadenfeldt Sr
P 18 Kyle Larson Fr
PK 10 Chace Long Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Craig Bohl
       1st season as DC/LB coach
       9th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Turner Gill
       9th season as QB coach
       9th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ron Brown
       14th season as WR/TE coach
       14th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Jeff Jamrog
       1st season as DL coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Dan Young
       18th season as OL/K coach
       18th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       27th season as OL coach
       27th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Nelson Barnes
       4th season as RE coach
       4th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Texas
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       28th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Dave Gillespie
       3rd season as RB coach
       12th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Boyd Epley
       32nd season as S&C coach
       32nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

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

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2011

Game summaries[edit]

San José State[edit]

San José State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
San José State 6 070 13
Nebraska 14 14147 49

Notre Dame[edit]

Nebraska at Notre Dame [box score]
1 234OTTotal
Nebraska 7 7706 27
Notre Dame 0 7773 24

Iowa[edit]

Iowa at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Iowa 7 600 13
Nebraska 7 14714 42

Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Missouri 7 7100 24
Nebraska 7 2177 42

Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 13828 49
Iowa State 7 767 27

Texas Tech[edit]

Nebraska at Texas Tech [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 14 14721 56
Texas Tech 0 030 3

Baylor[edit]

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Baylor 0 000 0
Nebraska 38 1470 59

Oklahoma[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 14 000 14
Oklahoma 0 2470 31

Kansas[edit]

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas 0 3014 17
Nebraska 21 14147 56

Kansas State[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 14 0014 28
Kansas State 7 1066 29

Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Colorado 0 10715 32
Nebraska 14 0713 34

Northwestern[edit]

Nebraska vs Northwestern [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 31217 66
Northwestern 3 1400 17

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 10 9 10 9 8 
Coaches Poll 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 10 8 9 8 7 
BCS Not released 1 4 4 8 8 8 8 Not released

After the season[edit]

Nebraska finished in a tie for 1st place in the Big 12 North Division, and tied for 3rd conference-wide, with a final record of 10–2 (6–2).

The season was concluded by #9 Nebraska blowing out #18 Northwestern by 66–17, the largest margin of victory in Alamo Bowl history.

Head Coach Frank Solich's career record improved to 31–7 (18–6).

Awards[edit]

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Award Name(s)
Rimington Trophy Dominic Raiola
Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team Russ Hochstein
All-American 1st Team Dominic Raiola, Carlos Polk, Russ Hochstein
All-American 2nd Team Eric Crouch, Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 1st team Dan Alexander, Keyuo Craver, Toniu Fonoti, Dan Hadenfeldt, Russ Hochstein, Carlos Polk, Dominic Raiola, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 2nd team Eric Crouch
All-Big 12 3rd team Troy Watchorn
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Correll Buckhalter, Matt Davison, Bobby Newcombe, Dave Volk

NFL and pro players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2000 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[6]

Name Team
Demoine Adams Edmonton Eskimos
Dan Alexander Tennessee Titans
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Correll Buckhalter Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Crouch St. Louis Rams
Keyuo Craver New Orleans Saints
Josh Davis New York Jets
Clint Finley Kansas City Chiefs
Toniu Fonoti San Diego Chargers
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
Russ Hochstein Tampa Bay Buccaneers
T. J. Hollowell New York Giants
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Bobby Newcombe Montreal Alouettes
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Carlos Polk San Diego Chargers
Dominic Raiola Detroit Lions
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Slechta Philadelphia Eagles
Erwin Swiney Green Bay Packers
Kyle Vanden Bosch Arizona Cardinals
Joe Walker Tennessee Titans

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alden, Doug (April 15, 2000). "NEBRASKA WOMAN MAKES FOOTBALL DEBUT". Associated Press. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Weaver, Dave (April 15, 2000). Kicking at stereotypes (Photograph). Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska. Associated Press. Archived from the original on June 27, 2001. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Box Score (Final): WHITE TEAM vs RED TEAM (Apr 15, 2000 at Lincoln, Nebraska)". HuskerMax. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Football - 2000 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  5. ^ 2000 Husker Honors
  6. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.