2000 Richmond Spiders football
A-10 Conference Co-Champions
Division I-AA Quarterfinals, L 20–34, vs. #1 Montana
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 6
2000 record10–3 (7–1 A-10)
Head coachJim Reid (6th season)
CaptainEric Beatty
CaptainHarold Hill
CaptainMac Janney
Home stadiumUR Stadium
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →

Template:2000 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings The 2000 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond during the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season. It was the program's 117th season and they finished as Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) co-champions with Delaware after posting identical 7–1 conference records.[1][2] The Spiders earned a berth as the #8 seed into the 16-team Division I-AA playoffs, but lost in the quarterfinals to #1 seed Montana, 20–34.[1] Richmond was led by sixth-year head coach Jim Reid.[1]

The Spiders' win over Arkansas State in week four was their first against a Division I-A opponent since 1985.[3]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Bucknell*W 10–714,100
September 93:30 p.m.at Virginia*L 6–3450,285
September 161:00 p.m.No. 3 UMass
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 31–2410,200
September 30at Arkansas State*No. 19W 30–2713,116
October 71:00 p.m.No. 7 DelawareNo. 16
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
L 17–2413,100
October 141:00 p.m.at New HampshireNo. 19W 31–106,268
October 21MainedaggerNo. 19
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 17–610,075
October 281:00 p.m.at No. 8 VillanovaNo. 16W 28–189,229
November 412:00 p.m.at Rhode IslandNo. 13W 13–10 OT3,681
November 1112:00 p.m.No. 17 James MadisonNo. 11
W 21–213,750
November 1812:00 p.m.at William & MaryNo. 10W 21–186,651
November 252:00 p.m.No. 9 Youngstown State*No. 10
W 10–35,484
December 22:00 p.m.at No. 1 Montana*No. 10L 20–3417,345

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Second Team All-America – Eric Beatty (Associated Press, The Sports Network); Josh Spraker (Associated Press)
  • First Team All-Atlantic 10 – Eric Beatty, Josh Spraker
  • Second Team All-Atlantic 10 – Michael Millard, Mac Janney
  • Third Team All-Atlantic 10 – Chad Blackstock, Harold Hill, Ken Farrar, David Lewandoski, Mark Thompson, TyRonne Turner
  • Atlantic 10 Coach of the YearJim Reid

References[edit | edit source]

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