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2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2000 record5–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Paterno (35th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorTom Bradley (1st season)
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium (c. 93,967; 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 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team's head coach was Joe Paterno. It played its home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 272:30 p.m.vs. No. 15 USC*No. 22ABCL 5–2978,902
September 212:00 p.m.Toledo*ESPN2L 6–2494,296
September 912:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+W 67–794,555
September 163:30 p.m.at Pittsburgh*CBSL 0–1261,221
September 2312:00 p.m.at No. 14 Ohio StateABCL 6–4598,144
September 303:30 p.m.No. 22 Purdue
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 22–2096,023
October 712:00 p.m.at MinnesotaESPN2L 16–2544,439
October 2112:00 p.m.Illinoisdagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN2W 39–2596,475
October 287:00 p.m.vs. IndianaESPN2W 27–2443,122
November 412:00 p.m.Iowa
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+L 23–26 2OT95,437
November 1112:00 p.m.at No. 20 MichiganESPNL 11–33110,803
November 1812:00 p.m.Michigan State
ESPN+W 42–2396,070
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 36 Cerimele, MikeMike Cerimele Sr
WR 13 Crenshaw, SamSam Crenshaw Sr
WR 20 Drummond, EddieEddie Drummond Jr
RB 34 Easy, OmarOmar Easy Jr
TE 85 Gilmore, JohnJohn Gilmore Jr
G 71 Hartings, JoeJoe Hartings Jr
WR 24 Johnson, BryantBryant Johnson So
RB 5 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson So
WR 11 Johnson, TonyTony Johnson Fr
TE 88 Kranchick, MattMatt Kranchick Fr
FB 82 McHugh, SeanSean McHugh Fr
T 67 McKenzie, KareemKareem McKenzie Sr
QB 4 Senneca, MattMatt Senneca So
C 56 Stryker, GeoffGeoff Stryker Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Branch, BruceBruce Branch Jr
CB 6 Boyd, JamesJames Boyd Sr
DT 99 Falls, TimTim Falls So
LB 21 Finney, ShamarShamar Finney Jr
CB 25 Gardner, RichRich Gardner Fr
DE 81 Haynes, MichaelMichael Haynes So
DE 96 Jones, BobBob Jones Jr
CB 10 Jue, BhawohBhawoh Jue Sr
DE 37 Kurpeikis, JustinJustin Kurpeikis Sr
CB 26 Scott, BryanBryan Scott So
LB 41 Williams, TomTom Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Post seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 9 71 Bhawoh Jue Free safety Green Bay Packers
3rd 17 79 Kareem McKenzie Offensive tackle New York Jets
3rd 32 94 James Boyd Strong safety Jacksonville Jaguars
5th 16 147 Tony Stewart Tight end Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit


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