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2000 Florida State Seminoles football
ACC Champions
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
2000 record11–2 (8–0 ACC)
Head coachBobby Bowden (25th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Richt
Offensive schemePro Style
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews
Base defense4–3 Multiple
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Florida State   8 0         11 2  
#16 Clemson   6 2         9 3  
#17 Georgia Tech   6 2         9 3  
Virginia   5 3         6 6  
NC State   4 4         8 4  
North Carolina   3 5         6 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
Wake Forest   1 7         2 9  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Florida State Seminoles football team was the champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team finished with a 11–2 record, and lost in the 2001 BCS National Title Game to the Oklahoma Sooners. They reached the Title game despite finishing 3rd in both the Coaches and AP polls.

Regular seasonEdit

As a senior in 2000, Chris Weinke led the nation in passing with 4,167 yards and won the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's best player, as well as the Davey O'Brien Award and the Johnny Unitas Award. He also led the Seminoles to the Orange Bowl for their third title game in as many years, where they lost 13–2 to the Oklahoma Sooners. At the age of 28, Weinke was the oldest player in history to win the Heisman Trophy. He finished his Florida State career with a 32–3 record and held numerous FSU records including most passing yards in a career and most career touchdown passes.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 26* 8:00 PM vs. BYU #2 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Pigskin Classic) ABC W 29–3   54,260
September 9 8:00 PM at Georgia Tech #2 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ABC W 26–21   46,381
September 16 3:30 PM North Carolina #2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC W 63–14   79,287
September 23* 6:00 PM Louisville #2 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN2 W 31–0   80,741
October 7* 12:00 PM at #7 Miami #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Florida State–Miami rivalry) CBS L 24–27   80,905
October 14† 7:00 PM Duke #7 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL PPV W 63–14   80,280
October 21 3:30 PM Virginia #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ABC W 37–3   79,121
October 28 7:00 PM at #20 NC State #6 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN W 58–14   52,384
November 4 7:30 PM #10 Clemson #4 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry/Bowden Bowl) ESPN W 54–7   82,514
November 11 8:00 PM at Wake Forest #3 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC PPV W 35–6   27,071
November 18* 8:00 PM #4 Florida #3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ABC W 30–7   83,042
January 3* 8:00 PM vs. #1 Oklahoma #2 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC L 2–13   76,835
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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Game notesEdit

FloridaEdit

Florida at Florida State
by Quarter1234 Total
Florida 7 0 0 0 7
Florida St 14 0 13 3 30


2000 team members in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jamal Reynolds Defensive End 1 10 Green Bay Packers
Derrick Gibson Defensive Back 1 28 Oakland Raiders
Tommy Polley Outside Linebacker 2 42 St. Louis Rams
Tay Cody Cornerback 3 67 San Diego Chargers
Snoop Minnis Wide Receiver 3 77 Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Allen Linebacker 3 83 St. Louis Rams
Travis Minor Running Back 3 85 Miami Dolphins
Chris Weinke Quarterback 4 106 Carolina Panthers
Char-ron Dorsey Tackle 7 242 Dallas Cowboys
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Awards and honorsEdit

  • Chris Weinke, Heisman Trophy[3]
  • Chris Weinke, Sammy Baugh Trophy[4]
  • Chris Weinke, Davey O'Brien Award
  • Chris Weinke, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Jamal Reynolds, Defensive End, Lombardi Award[5]

ReferencesEdit

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