2000 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. Virginia Tech competed as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hokies were led by Frank Beamer in his 14th year as head coach.
Michael Vick's 2000 season did have its share of highlights, such as his career rushing high of 210 yards against the Boston College Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Against West Virginia in the Black Diamond Trophy game, Vick accounted for 288 total yards of offense and two touchdowns in a 48–20 win. The following week, Vick led the Hokies back from a 14–0 deficit against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome—where the Hokies had not won since 1986. Vick put the game away with a 55-yard run with 1:34 left.
The following game against
Pittsburgh, Vick was injured and had to miss the rest of that game, the entire game against Central Florida, and was unable to start against the Miami Hurricanes—the Hokies' lone loss of the season. Vick's final game at Virginia Tech came against the Clemson Tigers in the 2001 Gator Bowl, where he was named MVP of the game.
The opening game on August 27 against Georgia Tech was postponed due to lightning and then cancelled due to an unplayable field.
Date Time Opponent Rank Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 8:00 p.m. Georgia Tech * No. 11 ESPN2 Postponed, then cancelled 56,276
September 2 12:00 p.m. Akron * No. 11 Lane Stadium Blacksburg, VA ESPN+ W 52–23 56,272
September 7 8:00 p.m. at East Carolina * No. 10 ESPN W 45–28 45,123
September 16 12:00 p.m. Rutgers No. 8 Lane Stadium Blacksburg, VA ESPN+ W 49–0 56,272
September 30 3:30 p.m. at Boston College No. 4 CBS W 48–34 44,500
October 7 12:00 p.m. Temple No. 3 Lane Stadium Blacksburg, VA ESPN+ W 35–13 56,272
October 12 8:00 p.m. West Virginia No. 3 ESPN W 48–20 56,272
October 21 7:00 p.m. at Syracuse No. 2 ESPN W 22–14 49,033
October 28 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 2 Lane Stadium Blacksburg, VA CBS W 37–34 56,272
November 4 12:00 p.m. at No. 3 Miami (FL) No. 2 CBS L 21–41 77,410
November 11 6:00 p.m. at Central Florida * No. 8 W 44–21 50,220
November 25 7:30 p.m. Virginia * No. 6 ESPN W 42–21 56,272
January 1, 2001 12:30 p.m. vs. No. 16 Clemson * No. 6 NBC W 41–20 68,741 *Non-conference game Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game All times are in Eastern time
2000 Virginia Tech Hokies football team roster
(C) Team captain
(S) Suspended (I) Ineligible
2000 team players in the NFL [ edit | edit source ]
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.