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2000 Florida Gators football
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SEC Champions
SEC Eastern Division Champions
SEC Championship Game, W 28-6 vs. Auburn
Sugar Bowl, L 37-20 vs. Miami
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #10
2000 record 10-3 (7-1 SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier

Home stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »

The 2000 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the 2000 college football season. This was the team's eleventh season under head coach Steve Spurrier. They played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

Contents

Schedule

Date Time Opponent Result Stadium · City Coverage
September 2, 2000* 6:00 PM Ball State W 40-19 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL PPV
September 9, 2000* 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee St. W 55-0 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL PPV
September 16, 2000 3:30 PM @ Tennessee W 27-23 Neyland Stadium · Knoxville, TN CBS
September 23, 2000 3:30 PM Kentucky W 59-31 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL CBS
September 30, 2000 3:30 PM @ Mississippi State L 47-35 Davis Wade Stadium · Starkville, MS CBS
October 7, 2000 12:30 PM LSU W 41-9 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL JP
October 14, 2000 3:30 PM Auburn W 38-7 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL CBS
October 28, 2000 3:30 PM Georgia W 34-23 ALLTEL Stadium · Jacksonville, FL CBS
November 4, 2000 12:30 PM @ Vanderbilt W 43-20 Vanderbilt Stadium · Nashville, TN JP
November 11, 2000 3:30 PM South Carolina W 41-21 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL CBS
November 18, 2000* 8:00 PM @Florida State L 30-7 Doak Campbell Stadium · Tallahassee, FL ABC
December 2, 2000 4:30 PM Auburn W 28-6 SEC Championship, Georgia Dome · Atlanta, GA ABC
January 2, 2001 8:00 PM Miami L 37-20 Sugar Bowl, Louisiana Superdome · New Orleans, LA ABC
*Non-Conference Game Homecoming All times are Eastern Time (UTC-5).

Game notes

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Ball State

1 2 3 4 Total
Ball State 7 3 9 0 19
Florida 12 14 7 7 40


Middle Tennessee St.

1 2 3 4 Total
Middle Tennessee State 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 21 17 10 7 55


Tennessee

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 7 10 10 27
Tennessee 3 9 8 3 23


Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 3 14 7 7 31
Florida 10 28 14 7 59


Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 10 13 12 35
Mississippi State 5 11 8 23 47

September 30, 2000

The Florida Gators came into Davis-Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS ranked 3rd in the nation. Unranked Mississippi State ran for 351 yards, 172 yards and a touchdown for Dicenzo Miller, and 156 yards and a touchdown for Dontae Walker. Quarterback Wayne Madkin also ran for two rushing touchdowns. The Bulldogs had 517 total yards.

A frustrated Steve Spurrier rotated three quarterbacks including future Chicago Bear, Rex Grossman. Grossman went 13 for 16 with 231 yards and 2 TDs. All together, the Gators had 494 yards and four touchdowns through the air.

Mississippi State won the game 47-35, breaking Florida's 72 game winning streak against unranked teams in front of a crowd of 43,816. After the game, the Mississippi State fans stormed the field and tore down the goal posts, parts of which ended up all over campus.

Florida Mississippi State
First Downs 26 25
Rushed-Yards 22-M78 57-351
Passing Yards 494 166
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-23 6-58
Return Yards 73 54
Passes 34-57-1 14-27-2
Punts 1-45.0 7-42.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties-Yards 7-46 10-85
Time of Possession 25:16 34:44

LSU

1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 0 3 0 6 9
Florida 7 10 10 14 41


Auburn

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 7 0 0 7
Florida 14 21 0 3 38


Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 14 0 6 23
Florida 9 8 10 7 34


Vanderbilt

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 10 7 19 7 43
Vanderbilt 7 6 0 7 20


South Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 21 0 0 0 21
Florida 3 28 10 0 41


Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 7 0 0 0 7
Florida State 14 0 13 3 30


Auburn (SEC Championship Game)

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 3 3 0 6
Florida 14 7 7 0 28


Miami (Orange Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 10 3 14 10 37
Florida 7 3 7 3 20


Notable players

References

  1. Schedule/Results - http://gatorzone.com/sched.php?sport=footb&curyearb=2000&submita=1
  2. Roster - http://gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2000
  3. Rankings - http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/polls_1936_present.html
  4. Mississippi State Game stats - http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores100/100274/100274368.htm
  5. Statistics - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/stats/2000/ffateamstats.html

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