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2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2000 record6–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason
MVPBen Hamilton
MVPRon Johnson
CaptainBen Hamilton
CaptainSean Hoffman
CaptainKaron Riley
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)
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 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2000–2001. The team's coach was Glen Mason, he led the team to an 6–6 record and an appearance in the MicronPC.com Bowl. Minnesota played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 11:00 AM Louisiana–Monroe Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 47–10   40,183
September 9* 1:30 PM Ohio Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17–23   41,637
September 16* 11:30 AM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FSN W 34–9   20,125
September 23 11:00 AM at #21 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 24–38   67,425
September 30 11:00 AM #22 Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN W 44–10   44,462
October 7 11:00 AM Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 25–16   44,439
October 14 11:00 AM at #6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN2 W 29–17   98,120
October 21 1:00 PM at Indiana #22 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 43–51   30,882
October 28 11:00 AM #23 Northwestern Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 35–41   59,004
November 4 11:00 AM Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 L 20–41   79,171
November 18 11:00 AM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN+ W 27–24   54,387
December 28* 6:00 PM vs. NC State Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (MicronPC.com Bowl) TBS L 30–38   28,359
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


Game notesEdit

Ohio StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Minnesota 17 6 0 6 29
Ohio St 3 7 0 7 17

Minnesota snapped a 16-game losing streak to Ohio State and beat Glen Mason's alma mater in Columbus for the first time since 1949.[1]


ReferencesEdit

  1. USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2012.

External linksEdit

Eric Thrall's Gopher History

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