2000 Mountain West Conference football season

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2000 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 Colorado State   6 1         10 2  
Air Force   5 2         9 3  
UNLV   4 3         8 5  
BYU   4 3         6 6  
New Mexico   3 4         5 7  
Utah   3 4         4 7  
San Diego State   3 4         3 8  
Wyoming   0 7         1 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Mountain West Conference football season was the 2nd since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the MWC. Colorado State University won the conference championship in 2000, making the Rams the first to win an outright league title after the three-way tie in 1999.

Coaching Changes[edit]

Bowl Games[edit]

Bowl Date Stadium City Result
Las Vegas Bowl December 21, 2000 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada UNLV 31, Arkansas 14
Liberty Bowl December 29, 2000 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tennessee Colorado State 22, Louisville 17
Silicon Valley Classic December 31, 2000 Spartan Stadium San Jose, California Air Force 37, Fresno State 34

Awards[edit]

  • Co-Coaches of the Year: Sonny Lubick, Colorado State and John Robinson, UNLV
  • Co-Offensive Players of the Year: QB Matt Newton, Sr, Colorado State and QB Matt Thiessen, Sr, Air Force
  • Defensive Player of the Year: LB Rick Crowell, Sr, Colorado State
  • Co-Freshmen of the Year: DL Jason Kaufusi, Utah and DB Brandon Ratcliff, New Mexico

All Conference Team[edit]

Offense
Quarterback Matt Newton, Sr, Colorado State
AND Matt Thiessen, Sr, Air Force
Running back Jeremi Rudolph, Sr, UNLV
Cecil Sapp, So, Colorado State
Wide receiver Ryan Flemming, Jr, Air Force
Pete Rebstock, Jr, Colorado State
Tight end Jose Ochoa, Jr, Colorado State
Offensive Line John Greer, Sr, UNLV
Tim Stuber, Sr, Colorado State
Doug Kaufusi, Jr, Utah
David Hildebrand, Sr, Air Force
Justin Borvansky, Sr, Colorado State
Kicker Owen Pochman, Sr, BYU
Kick Returner Pete Rebstock, Jr, Colorado State
Defense
Defensive Line P. Chukwurah, Sr, Wyoming
Setema Gali, Sr, BYU
Brian Johnson, Jr, New Mexico
Anton Palepoi, Jr, UNLV
Linebacker Rick Crowell, Sr, Colorado State
Justin Ena, Jr, BYU
Kautai Olevao, Sr, Utah
Defensive back Andre Dyson, Sr, Utah
Kevin Thomas, Jr, UNLV
Will Demps, Jr, San Diego State
John Howell, Sr, Colorado State
Punter Aaron Edmonds, Jr, BYU