2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall University Bar M logo.svg
Motor City Bowl Champions
MAC Champions
MAC East Division Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference East
2000 record 8–5 (5–3 MAC)
Head coach Bob Pruett
Offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher
Defensive coordinator Kevin Kelly
Home stadium Marshall University Stadium
(Capacity: 38,019)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East
Marshall xy   5 1         5 3         8 5  
Akron x   5 1         5 3         6 5  
Ohio   4 2         5 3         7 4  
Miami   4 2         5 3         6 5  
Bowling Green   1 5         2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   2 4         2 6         2 9  
Kent State   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West
Western Michigan xy   4 1         7 1         9 3  
Toledo x   4 1         6 1         10 1  
Northern Illinois   2 3         4 3         6 5  
Ball State   2 3         4 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   2 3         2 5         3 8  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         2 9  
Championship: Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in 2000 season in NCAA Division I-A where Marshall won its fourth consecutive MAC Championship.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM SE Missouri St* Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV W 63–7   30,225
September 9 12:00 PM at #24 Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 24–34   72,983
September 23 6:00 PM at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 15–20   53,000
September 30 7:00 PM Buffalo Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 47–14   29,089
October 5 8:00 PM Western Michigan Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV ESPN L 10–30   27,109
October 14 7:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH L 0–42   34,900
October 21 3:30 PM Kent Statedagger Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 34–12   25,646
October 28 7:00 PM at Akron Rubber BowlAkron, OH W 31–28   15,641
November 4 1:30 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH W 20–13   8,091
November 11 7:00 PM Miami (OH) Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 51–31   30,419
November 18 4:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH (Battle for the Bell) L 28–38   21,217
December 2 1:00 PM Western Michigan Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (MAC Championship Game) ABC W 19–14   24,816
December 27 4:00 PM vs. Cincinnati* Pontiac SilverdomePontiac, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN2 W 25–14   52,911
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 Marshall Football Schedule." 2000 Marshall University Football Media Guide Retrieved on April 16, 2011.