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2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 1992-2003
Big 12 North Co-Champions
Alamo Bowl Champions
Alamo Bowl, W 66–17 vs. Northwestern
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
2000 record10–2 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coachFrank Solich (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorFrank Solich (3rd season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorCraig Bohl (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Kansas State   6 2         11 3  
#8 Nebraska   6 2         10 2  
#25 Iowa State   5 3         9 3  
Colorado   3 5         3 8  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Missouri   2 6         3 8  
South
#1 Oklahoma   8 0         13 0  
#12 Texas   7 1         9 3  
Texas A&M   5 3         7 5  
Texas Tech   3 5         7 6  
Oklahoma State   1 7         3 8  
Baylor   0 8         2 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 27, Kansas State 24
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

ScheduleEdit

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 11:30 AM San José State #1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE PPV W 49–13   77,728
September 9* 1:30 PM at #23 Notre Dame #1 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 27–24 OT  80,232
September 23* 2:30 PM Iowa #1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC W 42–13   78,070
September 30 6:00 PM Missouri #1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) FSN W 42–24   77,744
October 7 2:30 PM at Iowa State #2 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA ABC W 49–27   50,074
October 14 6:00 PM at Texas Tech #1 Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX FSN W 56–3   48,961
October 21 1:00 PM Baylor #1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 59–0   77,959
October 28 11:00 AM at #3 Oklahoma #1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Rivalry) ABC L 14–31   75,989
November 4† 2:30 PM Kansas #5 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC W 56–17   78,096
November 11 6:00 PM at #16 Kansas State #4 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS FSN L 28–29   53,811
November 24 3:30 PM Colorado #10 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC W 34–32   77,672
December 30* 7:00 PM vs. #18 Northwestern #9 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 66–17   60,028
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staffEdit

2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 32 Albertson, MattMatt Albertson So
IB 38 Alexander, DanDan Alexander Sr
OG 64 Altstadt, SteveSteve Altstadt Jr
OG    Andersen, JakeJake Andersen Fr
SE 20 Beveridge, TomTom Beveridge Sr
TE 84 Bowling, JonJon Bowling So
IB 36 Buckhalter, CorrellCorrell Buckhalter Sr
QB 11 Chrisman, JoeJoe Chrisman So
OG 59 Cody, WesWes Cody So
IB Collins, ThunderThunder Collins Jr
SE 32 Cook, KellyKelly Cook Fr
WB 86 Cornelsen, BenBen Cornelsen So
QB Crouch, EricEric Crouch Jr
TE 91 Dabbert, WillWill Dabbert So
FB Davies, JuddJudd Davies Fr
IB Davis, JoshJosh Davis Fr
SE Davison, MattMatt Davison Sr
OG 57 Dawson, JonJon Dawson Fr
IB 30 Diedrick, DahrranDahrran Diedrick So
OG    Erickson, MikeMike Erickson Fr
OT    Flaum, M.J.M.J. Flaum Fr
OG 77 Fonoti, ToniuToniu Fonoti So
C 52 Garrison, JohnJohn Garrison So
WB Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson Sr
TE 99 Golliday, AaronAaron Golliday So
FB 49 Gragert, NickNick Gragert Jr
OT 72 Green, TimTim Green Fr
IB Grixby, DeAntaeDeAntae Grixby So
SE 83 Gutz, SethSeth Gutz Sr
OG 62 Gwennap, AndyAndy Gwennap So
OG 69 Hale, BrianBrian Hale Fr
WB 89 Hassebroek, TroyTroy Hassebroek So
OG 55 Hochstein, RussRuss Hochstein Sr
SE    Jisa, JasonJason Jisa Fr
TE 82 Johnson, TrevorTrevor Johnson Fr
FB 44 Kastl, PaulPaul Kastl So
TE    Keiser, DustyDusty Keiser Fr
WB 19 Klem, JohnJohn Klem So
OT 73 Koethe, ScottScott Koethe So
OT 75 Kollmorgen, KyleKyle Kollmorgen Jr
C 74 Kolowski, DavidDavid Kolowski So
OT 67 Kolterman, NateNate Kolterman So
FB    Kriewald, SteveSteve Kriewald Fr
SE 28 Liley, TimTim Liley Fr
OG 70 Limbaugh, JackJack Limbaugh Fr
QB 14 Lindstrom, BrettBrett Lindstrom Fr
WB    Long, DeWayneDeWayne Long Fr
OG 71 Loos, ChrisChris Loos Fr
QB 10 Lord, JammalJammal Lord Fr
WB    Marshall, AlvinAlvin Marshall Fr
WB 33 McGowan, LukeLuke McGowan Fr
TE 90 McKee, JakeJake McKee Sr
SE    Mikluscak, RyanRyan Mikluscak Fr
IB 21 Miller, RobinRobin Miller RFr
FB 15 Miller, WillieWillie Miller Sr
TE 43 Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy Sr
OT 63 Nelson, BrianBrian Nelson Fr
WB 12 Newcombe, BobbyBobby Newcombe Sr
WB    O'Holleran, JackJack O'Holleran Fr
SE 23 Ommert, RyanRyan Ommert Fr
WB 81 Plooster, MattMatt Plooster RFr
OT    Povendo, NickNick Povendo Fr
C 54 Raiola, DominicDominic Raiola Jr
IB 46 Reese, TimTim Reese RFr
OG 66 Rutherford, JonJon Rutherford Jr
OG 79 Saalfeld, ChrisChris Saalfeld Sr
OT 65 Schwab, JasonJason Schwab Sr
TE    Septak, ChrisChris Septak Fr
C 53 Shook, MattMatt Shook So
OG 76 Swantek, DanDan Swantek Fr
SE Thomas, WilsonWilson Thomas So
SE 47 Thorne, FredFred Thorne RFr
FB 35 Tomasevicz, CurtCurt Tomasevicz Fr
OT 68 Vili Waldrop, DanDan Vili Waldrop RFr
OT 56 Volk, CodyCody Volk RFr
OT 58 Volk, DaveDave Volk Jr
FB 27 Wingender, AndyAndy Wingender Fr
TE 87 Wistrom, TraceyTracey Wistrom Jr
WB    Zajicek, BenBen Zajicek Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 98 Adams, DemoineDemoine Adams So
ROV 27 Amos, WillieWillie Amos Fr
RCB 28 Anderson, JoshJosh Anderson Sr
SLB 41 Baker, RodRod Baker Sr
NT 59 Bingham, RyonRyon Bingham Fr
ROV 12 Blomeier, RobRob Blomeier Fr
ROV Boettner, MicMic Boettner Jr
FS 14 Booker, DionDion Booker Jr
RE    Brown, ManaiaManaia Brown Fr
SLB 49 Bryan, BradBrad Bryan Fr
WLB 36 Buller, ChadChad Buller Fr
FS    Burrow, DanDan Burrow Fr
MLB 48 Burrow, JamieJamie Burrow Jr
LCB    Butler, TerrellTerrell Butler Fr
NT 55 Clanton, JonJon Clanton So
MLB    Coleman, ShaunShaun Coleman Fr
SLB    Cooper, IraIra Cooper Fr
MLB 52 Coyne, JonJon Coyne Jr
LCB Craver, KeyuoKeyuo Craver Jr
ROV 37 Demerath, TimTim Demerath Jr
ROV Demps, MikeMike Demps So
RE 46 Dilts, TyTy Dilts So
FS 19 Finley, ClintClint Finley Sr
FS 38 Fischer, EricEric Fischer Sr
SLB 53 Fries, GabeGabe Fries So
ROV Gehman, TaylorTaylor Gehman So
RCB Groce, DeJuanDeJuan Groce So
RE 97 Grummert, MattMatt Grummert Sr
LCB 26 Guse, KevinKevin Guse Fr
LCB 18 Hemje, JeffJeff Hemje Jr
SLB 51 Hoke, AnthonyAnthony Hoke Fr
SLB    Hollowell, T.J.T.J. Hollowell Fr
WLB    Hopkins, LannieLannie Hopkins Fr
RCB 24 Ickes, MattMatt Ickes Jr
LCB    Jackson, JoelJoel Jackson Fr
WLB 23 Johnson, BlanchardBlanchard Johnson Fr
DT 94 Kabongo, PatrickPatrick Kabongo Fr
DT 91 Kaiser, LoranLoran Kaiser Sr
RE 57 Kelsay, ChrisChris Kelsay So
NT 70 Lohr, JasonJason Lohr Jr
MLB 44 Long, JasonJason Long Fr
MLB 54 Makris, MikeMike Makris RFr
DT 79 Manning, StephenStephen Manning So
RE    McBride, JeffJeff McBride Fr
LCB 33 McClary, DwayneDwayne McClary Sr
DT 71 McGinn, MattMatt McGinn Jr
RCB McPherson, LornellLornell McPherson Fr
WLB 58 Miller, TimTim Miller RFr
RE 93 Mooberry, BrandonBrandon Mooberry Sr
RCB 22 Neal, DonDon Neal Fr
NT 87 Nelson, CaseyCasey Nelson Jr
CB    Otto, JamieJamie Otto Fr
RE 78 Peetz, PhilPhil Peetz RFr
SLB 44 Penny, JonJon Penny Jr
FS 21 Pippens, JerrellJerrell Pippens RFr
MLB 13 Polk, CarlosCarlos Polk Sr
WLB    Richenberger, JasonJason Richenberger Fr
RCB 13 Ricketts, PatPat Ricketts RFr
RE 85 Ringenberg, KyleKyle Ringenberg So
MLB 50 Safranek, SteveSteve Safranek RFr
FS 11 Scholting, CarlCarl Scholting RFr
SLB 43 Shanle, ScottScott Shanle So
DT 56 Slechta, JeremyJeremy Slechta Jr
WLB 15 Smith, JemondJemond Smith So
RE 92 Smith, JustinJustin Smith So
MLB 40 Smith, LukeLuke Smith So
WLB 34 Stella, RandyRandy Stella So
RCB 16 Swiney, ErwinErwin Swiney Sr
NT 96 Tagoa'i, JuniorJunior Tagoa'i RFr
MLB 90 Tata, TonyTony Tata So
ROV Terpening, AaronAaron Terpening So
RE    Thomas, BenardBenard Thomas Fr
RE 83 Vanden Bosch, KyleKyle Vanden Bosch Sr
WLB Vedral, MarkMark Vedral Jr
ROV 25 Walker, JoeJoe Walker Sr
NT    Wanish, BrianBrian Wanish Sr
RE 99 Warrior, AdrianAdrian Warrior So
FS 42 Watchorn, TroyTroy Watchorn Sr
LCB 29 White, JayJay White So
RE 95 Wichmann, J.P. (John Paul)J.P. (John Paul) Wichmann Jr
ROV 20 Woodward, WesWes Woodward Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 26 Brown, JoshJosh Brown So
PK 22 DeAngelis, SandroSandro DeAngelis Fr
P 17 Hadenfeldt, DanDan Hadenfeldt Sr
P 18 Larson, KyleKyle Larson Fr
PK 10 Long, ChaceChace Long Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Craig Bohl
       1st season as DC/LB coach
       9th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Turner Gill
       9th season as QB coach
       9th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ron Brown
       14th season as WR/TE coach
       14th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Jeff Jamrog
       1st season as DL coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Dan Young
       18th season as OL/K coach
       18th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       27th season as OL coach
       27th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Nelson Barnes
       4th season as RE coach
       4th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Texas
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       28th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Dave Gillespie
       3rd season as RB coach
       12th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Boyd Epley
       32nd season as S&C coach
       32nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2011

Game notesEdit

San José StateEdit

San José State at Nebraska [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
San José State 6 0 7 0 13
Nebraska 14 14 14 7 49


Notre DameEdit

Nebraska at Notre Dame [box score]
by Quarter1234

<th width="20">OT</th>

Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 0

<td>6</td>

27
Notre Dame 0 7 7 7

<td>3</td>

24


IowaEdit

Iowa at Nebraska [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Iowa 7 6 0 0 13
Nebraska 7 14 7 14 42


MissouriEdit

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Missouri 7 7 10 0 24
Nebraska 7 21 7 7 42


Iowa StateEdit

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Nebraska 0 13 8 28 49
Iowa State 7 7 6 7 27


Texas TechEdit

Nebraska at Texas Tech [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Nebraska 14 14 7 21 56
Texas Tech 0 0 3 0 3


BaylorEdit

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Baylor 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 38 14 7 0 59


OklahomaEdit

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Nebraska 14 0 0 0 14
Oklahoma 0 24 7 0 31


KansasEdit

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Kansas 0 3 0 14 17
Nebraska 21 14 14 7 56


Kansas StateEdit

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Nebraska 14 0 0 14 28
Kansas State 7 10 6 6 29


ColoradoEdit

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Colorado 0 10 7 15 32
Nebraska 14 0 7 13 34


NorthwesternEdit

Nebraska vs Northwestern [box score]
by Quarter1234 Total
Nebraska 7 31 21 7 66
Northwestern 3 14 0 0 17


RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 4 10 9 10 9 8
Coaches 7
BCS Not released 1 4 4 8 8 8 8 N/A

After the seasonEdit

Nebraska finished in a tie for 1st place in the Big 12 North Division, and tied for 3rd conference-wide, with a final record of 10–2 (6–2).

The season was concluded by #9 Nebraska blowing out #18 Northwestern by 66–17, the largest margin of victory in Alamo Bowl history.

Head Coach Frank Solich's career record improved to 31–7 (18–6).

AwardsEdit

[2]

Award Name(s)
Rimington Trophy Dominic Raiola
Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team Russ Hochstein
All-American 1st Team Dominic Raiola, Carlos Polk, Russ Hochstein
All-American 2nd Team Eric Crouch, Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 1st team Dan Alexander, Keyuo Craver, Toniu Fonoti, Dan Hadenfeldt, Russ Hochstein, Carlos Polk, Dominic Raiola, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 2nd team Eric Crouch
All-Big 12 3rd team Troy Watchorn
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Correll Buckhalter, Matt Davison, Bobby Newcombe, Dave Volk

NFL and Pro PlayersEdit

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2000 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Demoine Adams Edmonton Eskimos
Dan Alexander Tennessee Titans
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Correll Buckhalter Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Crouch St. Louis Rams
Keyuo Craver New Orleans Saints
Josh Davis New York Jets
Clint Finley Kansas City Chiefs
Toniu Fonoti San Diego Chargers
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
Russ Hochstein Tampa Bay Buccaneers
T. J. Hollowell New York Giants
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Bobby Newcombe Montreal Alouettes
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Carlos Polk San Diego Chargers
Dominic Raiola Detroit Lions
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Slechta Philadelphia Eagles
Erwin Swiney Green Bay Packers
Kyle Vanden Bosch Arizona Cardinals
Joe Walker Tennessee Titans

ReferencesEdit

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