2000 Florida State Seminoles football team

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2000 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
ACC Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
2000 record 11–2 (8–0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (25th year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Richt
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Base defense 4–3 Multiple
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Florida State   8 0         11 2  
#17 Georgia Tech   6 2         9 3  
#16 Clemson   6 2         9 3  
Virginia   5 3         6 6  
NC State   4 4         8 4  
North Carolina   3 5         6 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
Wake Forest   1 7         2 9  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Florida State Seminoles football team was the champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team finished with an 11–2 record, and lost in the 2001 BCS National Title Game to the Oklahoma Sooners. They reached the Title game despite finishing 3rd in both the Coaches and AP polls.

Regular season[edit]

As a senior in 2000, Chris Weinke led the nation in passing with 4,167 yards and won the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's best player, as well as the Davey O'Brien Award and the Johnny Unitas Award. He also led the Seminoles to the Orange Bowl for their third title game in as many years, where they lost 13–2 to the Oklahoma Sooners. At the age of 28, Weinke was the oldest player in history to win the Heisman Trophy. He finished his Florida State career with a 32–3 record and held numerous FSU records including most passing yards in a career and most career touchdown passes.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 26 8:00 PM vs. BYU* #2 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Pigskin Classic) ABC W 29–3   54,260
September 9 8:00 PM at Georgia Tech #2 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ABC W 26–21   46,381
September 16 3:30 PM North Carolina #2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC W 63–14   79,287
September 23 6:00 PM Louisville* #2 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN2 W 31–0   80,741
September 28 12:00 PM at Maryland #1 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPN W 59–7   47,044
October 7 12:00 PM at #7 Miami (FL)* #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 24–27   80,905
October 14 7:00 PM Dukedagger #7 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL PPV W 63–14   80,280
October 21 3:30 PM Virginia #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ABC W 37–3   79,121
October 28 7:00 PM at #20 NC State #6 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN W 58–14   52,384
November 4 7:30 PM #10 Clemson #4 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 54–7   82,514
November 11 8:00 PM at Wake Forest #3 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC PPV W 35–6   27,071
November 18 8:00 PM #4 Florida* #3 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 30–7   83,042
January 3 8:00 PM vs. #1 Oklahoma* #2 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC L 2–13   76,835
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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2000 team members in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jamal Reynolds Defensive End 1 10 Green Bay Packers
Derrick Gibson Defensive Back 1 28 Oakland Raiders
Tommy Polley Outside Linebacker 2 42 St. Louis Rams
Tay Cody Cornerback 3 67 San Diego Chargers
Snoop Minnis Wide Receiver 3 77 Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Allen Linebacker 3 83 St. Louis Rams
Travis Minor Running Back 3 85 Miami Dolphins
Chris Weinke Quarterback 4 106 Carolina Panthers
Char-ron Dorsey Tackle 7 242 Dallas Cowboys

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Chris Weinke, Heisman Trophy[3]
  • Chris Weinke, Sammy Baugh Trophy[4]
  • Chris Weinke, Davey O'Brien Award
  • Chris Weinke, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Jamal Reynolds, Defensive End, Lombardi Award[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football Reference". Cfreference.net. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "2001 NFL Draft Listing". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ Heisman Trophy Winners[dead link]
  4. ^ "Awards". Touchdownclubofcolumbus.com. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "College Football Awards – Lombardi Award". Football.about.com. November 2, 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2010.