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2000 Michigan State Spartans football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2000 record5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachBobby Williams
Defensive coordinatorBill Miller
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 72,027 natural grass)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11/10 Michigan §   6 2         9 3  
#13/13 Purdue §   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern §   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
#23/24 Wisconsin   4 4         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   0 (*4) 4         0 (*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 champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 2000 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2000 college football season. The Spartans played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. This was the first year for head coach Bobby Williams, who took over the program after previous head coach Nick Saban had left to take the head coaching position at LSU.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9* 12:00 PM Marshall #24 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 34–24   72,983
September 16* 7:00 PM at Missouri #22 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN W 13–10   55,289
September 23* 3:30 PM #16 Notre Dame #23 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ABC W 27–21   74,714
September 30 12:00 PM Northwestern #18 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN+ L 17–37   73,128
October 7 12:00 PM at Iowa #25 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ L 16–21   63,290
October 14† 12:00 PM Wisconsin Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN+ L 10–17   74,863
October 21 3:30 PM at #16 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 0–14   111,514
October 28 12:00 PM Illinois Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN W 30–10   73,826
November 4 12:00 PM at #16/NR Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 13–27   98,406
November 11 1:05 PM #9/10 Purdue Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ABC W 30–10   74,624
November 18 12:00 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN+ L 23–42   96,070
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2001 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Renaldo Hill 7 202 Cornerback Arizona Cardinals
Tupe Peko 7 217 Guard New York Jets
T.J. Turner 7 239 Outside Linebacker New England Patriots

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