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2000 Akron Zips football
MAC East Division co-champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2000 record6–5 (5–3 MAC)
Head coachLee Owens (6th season)
CaptainTony McCray, Rich Reliford, Dwight Smith, Butchie Washington
Home stadiumRubber Bowl
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East
Marshall xy   5 1         5 3         8 5  
Akron x   5 1         5 3         6 5  
Ohio   4 2         5 3         7 4  
Miami   4 2         5 3         6 5  
Bowling Green   1 5         2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   2 4         2 6         2 9  
Kent State   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West
Western Michigan xy   4 1         7 1         9 3  
Toledo x   4 1         6 1         10 1  
Northern Illinois   2 3         4 3         6 5  
Ball State   2 3         4 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   2 3         2 5         3 8  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         2 9  
Championship: Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Akron Zips football team represented Akron University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season; they competed in the Mid-American Conference. They were led by sixth–year head coach Lee Owens. The Zips played their home games at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. They outscored their opponents 333–295 and finished with a record of 6 wins and 5 losses (6–5).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 2at No. 11 Virginia Tech*L 23–52
September 9at Central MichiganL 7–17
September 16UCF*W 35–24
September 23at OhioW 23–20
September 30Miami (OH)
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 37–20
October 7at Bowling GreenW 27–21
October 14Northern Illinois
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 35–52
October 21Connecticut*
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 35–38
October 28Marshall
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 28–31
November 11Buffalo
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 49–14
November 18at Kent StateW 34–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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