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2000 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten Co-Champions
Florida Citrus Bowl Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
2000 record9–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorStan Parrish (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (4th season)
Base defenseMultiple
MVPAnthony Thomas
CaptainSteve Hutchinson
CaptainAnthony Thomas
CaptainJames Whitley
CaptainEric Wilson
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
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 Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2, 2000* 12:00 PM Bowling Green #6/4 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN+ W 42–7   111,491
September 9, 2000* 12:00 PM Rice #3/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN+ W 38–7   109,778
September 16, 2000* 3:30 PM at #14/17 UCLA #3/3 Rose BowlPasadena, California, CA ABC L 23–20   88,044
September 23, 2000 12:00 PM at #19/17 Illinois #10/20 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il ESPN W 35–31   72,524
September 30, 2000 3:30 PM #17/14 Wisconsin #9/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 13–10   111,341
October 7, 2000 3:30 PM at Purdue #6/6 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC L 32–31   68,340
October 14, 2000† 3:30 PM Indiana #18/17 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 58–0   110,909
October 21, 2000 12:00 PM Michigan State #16/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC W 14–0   111,514
November 4, 2000 3:30 PM at #21/23 Northwestern #12/12 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC L 54–51   47,130
November 11, 2000 12:00 PM Penn State #20/21 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN W 33–11   110,803
November 18, 2000 12:00 PM at #12/12 Ohio State #19/18 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 38–26   98,568
January 1, 2001* 1:00 PM vs. #20/20 Auburn #17/15 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 31–28   66,928
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from poll=AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical achievementsEdit

David Terrell was the Big Ten receiving yardage champion for all games with 94.2 yards per game.[1] The team led the Big Ten in passing efficiency for conference games (148.0) and all games (155.3).[2] They led the conference in turnover margin (+1.13, co-leader with Northwestern) in conference games and (+1.08) in all games.[3]

Anthony Thomas set several school records: single-season carries (319), eclipsing the 303 mark by Tim Biakabutuka set five years earlier and broken three years later by Chris Perry; career carries (924), breaking Jamie Morris' thirteen-year-old record of 809 and broken seven years later by Mike Hart; career yards (4472), also breaking Jamie Morris' thirteen-year-old record of 4393 and broken seven years later by Hart; career rushing touchdowns (52), breaking Tyrone Wheatley's six-year-old record of 47 and still standing;[4] single season yards per game (144.4), eclipsing Morris' 141.9 from 1987 and still standing; single-season 150-yard games (6), surpassing Morris and Rob Lytle who had 5 in 1987 and 1976, respectively; career 100-yard games (22) eclipsing Wheatley's 20 in 1994 and surpassed by Hart in 2007; career 150-yard games (9), surpassing Morris' 7 set in 1987 and surpassed by Hart in 2007.[5] Drew Henson ended his career with the current school record for lowest interception percentage (1.87), surpassing Michael Taylor's 2.55 set in 1989.[6] Terrell broke Amani Toomer's single season reception yards record of 1096 by posting 1130 yards, but Marquise Walker surpassed this record the following season.[7]

PlayersEdit

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

KickersEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

The individuals in the sections below earned recognition for meritorious performances at the national, conference and team levels.[9][10]

NationalEdit

ConferenceEdit

TeamEdit

  • Co-captains: Steve Hutchinson, Anthony Thomas, James Whitley, Eric Wilson
  • Most Valuable Player: Anthony Thomas
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jeff Backus
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Ronald Bellamy
  • Frederick Matthei Award: David Terrell
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Andy Sechler
  • Dick Katcher Award: Dan Rumishek
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Jeff Backus, Maurice Williams, Steve Hutchinson
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: David Brandt, DeWayne Patmon
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Victor Hobson

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 53. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  2. "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 55. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  3. "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. 2010-01-05. p. 58. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  4. "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2010. p. 114. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/fbl-record-100509.pdf. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  5. "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2010. p. 115. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/fbl-record-100509.pdf. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  6. "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2010. pp. 120–123. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/fbl-record-100509.pdf. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  7. "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2010. pp. 124–125. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/fbl-record-100509.pdf. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  8. Dubuc played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League as a fullback from 2005 to 2006.
  9. "2000 Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. April 9, 2007. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/2000fbt.htm. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  10. "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. pp. 70–82. http://www.bigten.org/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/FullFBMG. Retrieved July 8, 2010.

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