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2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1992-2003.PNG
Big 12 North Co-Champions
2000 Alamo Bowl, W 66-17 vs Northwestern
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
2000 record 10-2 (6-2 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich
Offensive coordinator Frank Solich
Defensive coordinator Craig Bohl

Home stadium

Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 Big 12 Football standings
     Conf       Overall
Team W   L     W   L
North
#9 / 8 Kansas State 6 2     11 3
#8 / 7 Nebraska 6 2     10 2
#25 / 23 Iowa State 5 3     9 3
Colorado 3 5     3 8
Kansas 2 6     4 7
Missouri 2 6     3 8
South
#1 / 1 Oklahoma 8 0     13 0
#12 / 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 vs Kansas State 24
Rankings: AP / Coaches

The 2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team was the representative of 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.

Contents

Schedule

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* San José State #1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 49-13   77,728
September 9* at #23 Notre Dame #1 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana NBC W 27-24 OT  80,232
September 23* Iowa #1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 42-13   78,070
September 30 Missouri #1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN W 42-24   77,744
October 7 at Iowa State #2 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa ABC W 49-27   50,074
October 14 at Texas Tech #1 Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, Texas FSN W 56-3   48,961
October 21 Baylor #1 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 59-0   77,959
October 28 at #3 Oklahoma #1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma ABC L 14-31   75,989
November 4† Kansas #5 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 56-17   78,096
November 11 at #16 Kansas State #4 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas FSN L 28-29   53,811
November 24 Colorado #10 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 34-32   77,672
December 30* vs. #18 Northwestern #9 AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas (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

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Adams, Demoine #98 (So.) RE
Albertson, Matt #32 (So.) IB
Alexander, Dan #38 (Sr.) IB
Altstadt, Steve #64 (Jr.) OG
Amos, Willie #27 (Fr.) ROV
Andersen, Jake (Fr.) OG
Anderson, Josh #28 (Sr.) RCB
Baker, Rod #41 (Sr.) SLB
Beveridge, Tom #20 (Sr.) SE
Bingham, Ryon #59 (Fr.) NT
Blomeier, Rob #12 (Fr.) ROV
Boettner, Mic #4 (Jr.) ROV
Booker, Dion #14 (Jr.) FS
Bowling, Jon #84 (So.) TE
Brown, Josh #26 (So.) PK
Brown, Manaia (Fr.) RE
Bryan, Brad #49 (Fr.) SLB
Buckhalter, Correll #36 (Sr.) IB
Buller, Chad #36 (Fr.) WLB
Burrow, Dan (Fr.) FS
Burrow, Jamie #48 (Jr.) MLB
Butler, Terrell (Fr.) LCB
Chrisman, Joe #11 (So.) QB
Clanton, Jon #55 (So.) NT
Cody, Wes #59 (So.) OG
Coleman, Shaun (Fr.) MLB
Collins, Thunder #1 (Jr.) IB
Cook, Kelly #32 (Fr.) SE
Cooper, Ira (Fr.) SLB
Cornelsen, Ben #86 (So.) WB
Coyne, Jon #52 (Jr.) MLB
Craver, Keyuo #3 (Jr.) LCB
Crouch, Eric #7 (Jr.) QB
Dabbert, Will #91 (So.) TE
Davies, Judd #4 (Fr.) FB
Davis, Josh #2 (Fr.) IB
Davison, Matt #3 (Sr.) SE
Dawson, Jon #57 (Fr.) OG
DeAngelis, Sandro #22 (Fr.) PK
Demerath, Tim #37 (Jr.) ROV
Demps, Mike #2 (So.) ROV
Diedrick, Dahrran #30 (So.) IB
Dilts, Ty #46 (So.) RE
Erickson, Mike (Fr.) OG
Finley, Clint #19 (Sr.) FS
Fischer, Eric #38 (Sr.) FS
Flaum, M.J. (Fr.) OT
Fonoti, Toniu #77 (So.) OG
Fries, Gabe #53 (So.) SLB
Garrison, John #52 (So.) C
Gehman, Taylor #1 (So.) ROV
Gibson, John #8 (Sr.) WB
Golliday, Aaron #99 (So.) TE
Gragert, Nick #49 (Jr.) FB
Green, Tim #72 (Fr.) OT

 

Grixby, DeAntae #6 (So.) IB
Groce, DeJuan #5 (So.) RCB
Grummert, Matt #97 (Sr.) RE
Guse, Kevin #26 (Fr.) LCB
Gutz, Seth #83 (Sr.) SE
Gwennap, Andy #62 (So.) OG
Hadenfeldt, Dan #17 (Sr.) P
Hale, Brian #69 (Fr.) OG
Hassebroek, Troy #89 (So.) WB
Hemje, Jeff #18 (Jr.) LCB
Hochstein, Russ #55 (Sr.) OG
Hoke, Anthony #51 (Fr.) SLB
Hollowell, T.J. (Fr.) SLB
Hopkins, Lannie (Fr.) WLB
Ickes, Matt #24 (Jr.) RCB
Jackson, Joel (Fr.) LCB
Jisa, Jason (Fr.) SE
Johnson, Blanchard #23 (Fr.) WLB
Johnson, Trevor #82 (Fr.) TE
Kabongo, Patrick #94 (Fr.) DT
Kaiser, Loran #91 (Sr.) DT
Kastl, Paul #44 (So.) FB
Keiser, Dusty (Fr.) TE
Kelsay, Chris #57 (So.) RE
Klem, John #19 (So.) WB
Koethe, Scott #73 (So.) OT
Kollmorgen, Kyle #75 (Jr.) OT
Kolowski, David #74 (So.) C
Kolterman, Nate #67 (So.) OT
Kriewald, Steve (Fr.) FB
Larson, Kyle #18 (Fr.) P
Liley, Tim #28 (Fr.) SE
Limbaugh, Jack #70 (Fr.) OG
Lindstrom, Brett #14 (Fr.) QB
Lohr, Jason #70 (Jr.) NT
Long, Chace #10 (Sr.) PK
Long, DeWayne (Fr.) WB
Loos, Chris #71 (Fr.) OG
Lord, Jammal #10 (Fr.) QB
Makris, Mike #54 (RFr.) MLB
Manning, Stephen #79 (So.) DT
Marshall, Alvin (Fr.) WB
McBride, Jeff (Fr.) RE
McClary, Dwayne #33 (Sr.) LCB
McGinn, Matt #71 (Jr.) DT
McGowan, Luke #33 (Fr.) WB
McKee, Jake #90 (Sr.) TE
McPherson, Lornell #6 (Fr.) RCB
Mikluscak, Ryan (Fr.) SE
Miller, Robin #21 (RFr.) IB
Miller, Tim #58 (RFr.) WLB
Miller, Willie #15 (Sr.) FB
Mooberry, Brandon #93 (Sr.) RE
Murphy, John #43 (Sr.) TE
Neal, Don #22 (Fr.) RCB

 

Nelson, Brian #63 (Fr.) OT
Nelson, Casey #87 (Jr.) NT
Newcombe, Bobby #12 (Sr.) WB
O'Holleran, Jack (Fr.) WB
Ommert, Ryan #23 (Fr.) SE
Otto, Jamie (Fr.) CB
Peetz, Phil #78 (RFr.) RE
Penny, Jon #44 (Jr.) SLB
Pippens, Jerrell #21 (RFr.) FS
Plooster, Matt #81 (RFr.) WB
Polk, Carlos #13 (Sr.) MLB
Povendo, Nick (Fr.) OT
Raiola, Dominic #54 (Jr.) C
Reese, Tim #46 (RFr.) IB
Richenberger, Jason (Fr.) WLB
Ricketts, Pat #13 (RFr.) RCB
Ringenberg, Kyle #85 (So.) RE
Rutherford, Jon #66 (Jr.) OG
Saalfeld, Chris #79 (Sr.) OG
Safranek, Steve #50 (RFr.) MLB
Scholting, Carl #11 (RFr.) FS
Schwab, Jason #65 (Sr.) OT
Septak, Chris (Fr.) TE
Shanle, Scott #43 (So.) SLB
Shook, Matt #53 (So.) C
Slechta, Jeremy #56 (Jr.) DT
Smith, Jemond #15 (So.) WLB
Smith, Justin #92 (So.) RE
Smith, Luke #40 (So.) MLB
Stella, Randy #34 (So.) WLB
Swantek, Dan #76 (Fr.) OG
Swiney, Erwin #16 (Sr.) RCB
Tagoa'i, Junior #96 (RFr.) NT
Tata, Tony #90 (So.) MLB
Terpening, Aaron #8 (So.) ROV
Thomas, Benard (Fr.) RE
Thomas, Wilson #9 (So.) SE
Thorne, Fred #47 (RFr.) SE
Tomasevicz, Curt #35 (Fr.) FB
Vanden Bosch, Kyle #83 (Sr.) RE
Vedral, Mark #9 (Jr.) WLB
Vili Waldrop, Dan #68 (RFr.) OT
Volk, Cody #56 (RFr.) OT
Volk, Dave #58 (Jr.) OT
Walker, Joe #25 (Sr.) ROV
Wanish, Brian (Sr.) NT
Warrior, Adrian #99 (So.) RE
Watchorn, Troy #42 (Sr.) FS
White, Jay #29 (So.) LCB
Wichmann, J.P. (John Paul) #95 (Jr.) RE
Wingender, Andy #27 (Fr.) FB
Wistrom, Tracey #87 (Jr.) TE
Woodward, Wes #20 (Jr.) ROV
Zajicek, Ben (Fr.) WB

     

Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Frank Solich Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
1998 1979-2003 Nebraska
Craig Bohl Defenisive Coordinator
Linebackers
2000 1981-1983, 1995-2002 Nebraska
Turner Gill Assistant Head Coach
Quarterbacks
1992 1989, 1992-2004 North Texas
Ron Brown Receivers
Tight Ends
1987 1987-2003, 2008- Brown University
Jeff Jamrog Defensive Line 2000 1988-1989, 2000-2003, 2008- Nebraska
Dan Young Offensive Line
Kicking
1983 1983-2002 Reed College
Milt Tenopir Offensive Line 1974 1974-2002 Sterling
Nelson Barnes Rush Ends 1997 1997-2002 North Texas
George Darlington Defensive Backs 1973-2002 Rutgers
Dave Gillespie Running Backs 1998 1985-1993, 1998-2003 Nebraska-Omaha
Boyd Epley Head Strength Coach 1969 1969-2003 Nebraska

Game notes

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San José State

San José State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
San José State 6 0 7 0 13
• Nebraska 14 14 14 7 49


Notre Dame

Nebraska at Notre Dame [box score]
1 2 3 4 OT Total
• Nebraska 7 7 7 0 6 27
Notre Dame 0 7 7 7 3 24


Iowa

Iowa at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 7 6 0 0 13
• Nebraska 7 14 7 14 42


Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 7 10 0 24
• Nebraska 7 21 7 7 42


Iowa State

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 0 13 8 28 49
Iowa State 7 7 6 7 27


Texas Tech

Nebraska at Texas Tech [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 14 14 7 21 56
Texas Tech 0 0 3 0 3


Baylor

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 0 0 0 0 0
• Nebraska 38 14 7 0 59


Oklahoma

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 14 0 0 0 14
Oklahoma 0 24 7 0 31


Kansas

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 3 0 14 17
• Nebraska 21 14 14 7 56


Kansas State

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 14 0 0 14 28
Kansas State 7 10 6 6 29


Colorado

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 0 10 7 15 32
• Nebraska 14 0 7 13 34


Northwestern

Nebraska vs Northwestern [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 7 31 21 7 66
Northwestern 3 14 0 0 17


Rankings

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 season

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).

Awards

[4]

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 Players

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.[5]

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

References


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