2000 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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2000 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
Independence Bowl Champions
Independence Bowl, W 43–41 OT vs. Texas A&M
Conference Southeastern Conference
Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #22
AP #24
2000 record 8–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Jackie Sherrill
Offensive coordinator Sparky Woods
Defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn
Home stadium Scott Field (40,656)
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 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 2000 college football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 2000 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 2:30 PM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN FSN W 17–3   34,113
September 14 7:00 PM at BYU* Cougar StadiumProvo, UT ESPN W 44–28   60,278
September 23 11:30 PM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS L 19–23   79,949
September 30 2:30 PM #3 Florida Scott FieldStarkville, MS CBS W 47–35   43,816
October 7 2:30 PM #15 Auburn #20 Scott Field • Starkville, MS CBS W 17–10   43,917
October 21 8:00 PM at LSU #13 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 38–45 OT  90,584
October 28 1:30 PM Middle Tennessee*dagger #20 Scott Field • Starkville, MS W 61–35   42,933
November 4 12:30 PM at Kentucky #18 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Rivalry) PPV W 35–17   62,159
November 11 11:30 AM Alabama #15 Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS W 29–7   44,114
November 18 1:00 PM Arkansas #13 Scott Field • Starkville, MS L 10–17 OT  40,010
November 23 7:00 PM at Ole Miss #23 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN L 30–45   48,811
December 31 7:00 PM vs. Texas A&M* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 43–41 OT  36,974
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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