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2000 Music City Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Mississippi 3 6 7 22 38
West Virginia University 7 28 14 0 49
Date December 28, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Adelphia Coliseum (LP Field)
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance 47,119
Payout US$750,000 per team [1]


Music City Bowl
 < 1999  2001

In the 2000 Music City Bowl, West Virginia defeated Ole Miss 49–38. This game was also West Virginia Mountaineers football coach Don Nehlen's final game.[2] Although West Virginia won the game, it was notable because of a second half comeback by freshman Eli Manning. Down 49–16 in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe inserted Manning.[3] Ole Miss scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

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