2000 Auburn Tigers football team

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2000 Auburn Tigers football
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SEC Western Division Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #15
2000 record 9–4 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Tommy Tuberville
Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone
Defensive coordinator John Lovett
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 85,612)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Florida x   7 1         10 3  
#20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
#19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
#22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
#24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. They finished the season with a 9–4 record and won the Southeastern Conference West Division championship.[1] Second year head coach Tommy Tuberville led the Tigers to their first winning season since 1997, their second SEC Championship Game appearance, and a New Year's Day appearance in the Florida Citrus Bowl against Michigan, which marked the Tigers return to post-season play for the first time in three years. The Tigers shut out arch rival Alabama, 9–0, on November 18 in the first Iron Bowl game played in Tuscaloosa since 1901. The Tigers finished the season ranked #18 in the AP Poll and #20 in the Coaches Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Wyoming* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN W 35–21   76,128
September 9 6:00 PM at #19 Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS ESPN2 W 35–27   52,368
September 16 6:30 PM LSU #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 34–17   85,612
September 23 4:00 PM Northern Illinois* #20 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 31-14   79,635
September 30 1:00 PM Vanderbilt #19 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 33–0   84,276
October 7 2:30 PM at #20 Mississippi State #15 Scott FieldStarkville, MS CBS L 10–17   43,917
October 14 2:30 PM at #10 Florida #19 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL CBS L 7–38   85,710
October 21 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech*dagger Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 38–28   82,140
October 28 1:00 PM Arkansas #25 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 21–19   83,642
November 11 6:30 PM #14 Georgia #22 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN W 29–26 OT  85,612
November 18 2:30 PM at Alabama #17 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS W 9–0   85,986
December 2 3:30 PM vs. #7 Florida #18 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) ABC L 6–28   73,427
January 1 12:00 PM vs. #17 Michigan* #20 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC L 28-31   66,928
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 3 3 0 3 9
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

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