2000 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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2000 Purdue Boilermakers football
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Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 24–34 vs. Washington
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #13
2000 record 8–5 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Tiller (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney (4th year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Brock Spack (4th year)
Base defense 4-3
MVP Drew Brees (senior year)
Captain Akin Ayodele (senior year)
Captain Drew Brees (senior year)
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 67,332)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11/10 Michigan §   6 2         9 3  
#13/13 Purdue §   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern §   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
#23/24 Wisconsin   4 4         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 7  
Iowa   3 5         3 9  
Illinois   2 6         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2000 football team represented Purdue University during the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. Purdue finished as tri-champions of the Big Ten Conference and earned a berth in the Rose Bowl, the Boilermakers' first appearance in Pasadena since 1967.

The 2000 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana and competed in the Big Ten Conference. In its fourth year under head coach Joe Tiller, Purdue compiled an 8-4 record, won the Big Ten Conference championship, but was defeated by Washington in the 2001 Rose Bowl.

Purdue's offense was led by quarterback and Heisman Trophy-finalist Drew Brees. Brees lead the Big Ten in completions, attempts, passing yards and passing touchdowns, setting the Big Ten career record for career passing yards with 11,517 passing former Purdue player, Mark Herrmann who had set the mark with 9,946 in 1980. The team had neither a 1,000-yard rusher nor a 1,000-yard receiver. Vinny Sutherland was the leading receiver with 926 receiving yards, and Montrell Lowe led the team in rushing with 919 rushing yards. Drew Brees and Offensive Tackle Matt Light, were the only player on the offensive unit selected as an All-American, being selected by Pro Football Weekly.

On defense, the 2000 Purdue team had true freshman safety Stuart Schweigert, who intercepted five passes and also lead the team in tackles with 85. Other standouts on defense included defensive end Akin Ayodele with 9.0 quarterback sacks, and linebacker Landon Johnson with 71 tackles and two sacks, and safety Ralph Turner with 65 tackles, four sacks and an interception.

Ten members of the team were honored as All-Big Ten Conference selections, quarterback Drew Brees was named the Big Ten Offensive of the Year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, while safety Stuart Schweigert was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Nineteen members of the 2000 Boilermakers football team went on to play in the NFL. Prior to 2000, the Boilermakers had compiled three consecutive winning seasons and had not won a Big Ten Championship since the 1966 Purdue team.

Season[edit]

The season was Drew Brees's final year with the Boilermakers. He left Purdue with Big Ten Conference records in passing yards (11,792), touchdown passes (90), total offensive yards (12,693), completions (1,026), and attempts (1,678). Brees won the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding player of 2000 and won the NCAA's Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2001. Brees was third in balloting for the Heisman Trophy in 2000. The Boilermakers won all 8 of their games when they scored 30 points or more in 2000.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 1:00 PM Central Michigan* #15 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 48–0   56,197[1]
September 9 1:00 PM Kent State* #14 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 45–10   62,181[2]
September 16 12:00 PM at #21 Notre Dame* #13 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) NBC L 21–23   80,232[3]
September 23 11:00 AM Minnesota #21 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPN W 38–24   67,425[4]
September 30 2:30 PM at Penn State #22 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 20–22 (loss)  (vacated) 96,023[5]
October 7 11:00 AM #6 Michigan Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ABC W 32–31   68,340[6]
October 14 11:00 AM at #17 Northwestern #21 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN W 41–28   41,053[7]
October 21 11:00 AM at Wisconsin #17 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN W 30–24 OT  79,048[8]
October 28 2:30 PM #12 Ohio State #16 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ABC W 31–27   68,666[9]
November 11 1:00 PM at Michigan State #9 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 10–30   74,624[10]
November 18 3:30 PM Indiana #17 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) ABC W 41–13   69,104[11]
January 1 5:00 PM vs. #4 Washington #14 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC L 24–34   94,392[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

2000 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Heaggans, GaryGary Heaggans Fr
RB 3 Lowe, MontrellMontrell Lowe Redshirt.svg So
QB 4 Hance, BrandonBrandon Hance Fr
WR 5 James, ChrisChris James So
QB 10 Edgerton, DavidDavid Edgerton Sr
WR 14 Sutherland, VinnyVinny Sutherland Sr
QB 15 Brees, DrewDrew Brees (C) Sr
WR 18 Dawson, KeithKeith Dawson Sr
QB 20 Buergler, CarlCarl Buergler Redshirt.svg So
WR 21 Stubblefield, TaylorTaylor Stubblefield Fr
WR 25 Winston, DonaldDonald Winston Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 26 Tatum, FinusFinus Tatum Fr
RB 31 Robinson, BrandonBrandon Robinson Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 33 Jackson, RobRob Jackson Fr
RB 36 Brown, SedrickSedrick Brown Jr
RB 44 Ennis, SteveSteve Ennis So
RB 45 Rowe, JacobJacob Rowe So
C 52 Miller, MattMatt Miller Redshirt.svg So
C 54 Turner, RobRob Turner Redshirt.svg So
OT 55 Allen, IanIan Allen Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 56 Okobi, ChukkyChukky Okobi Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 66 Eisele, JasonJason Eisele Fr
OL 67 Sulk, JasonJason Sulk Fr
OG 68 Kitchel, KellyKelly Kitchel Redshirt.svg So
OG 70 Rufolo, SeanSean Rufolo Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 71 Butler, KellyKelly Butler Fr
OT 72 Kirkpatrick, JoshJosh Kirkpatrick Sr
OL 73 Holle, MikeMike Holle Fr
C 74 Pilipaukis, NickNick Pilipaukis Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 75 Moore, TylerTyler Moore Fr
OL 76 Bach, WillieWillie Bach Fr
OT 77 Gorin, BrandonBrandon Gorin Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 78 Light, MattMatt Light Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 79 Mruczkowski, GeneGene Mruczkowski Redshirt.svg So
WR 80 Simpson, A. T.A. T. Simpson Jr
TE 81 Randolph, ChrisChris Randolph Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 82 Standeford, JohnJohn Standeford Fr
WR 83 Henderson, AndreAndre Henderson Fr
WR 84 Morales, SethSeth Morales Redshirt.svg So
WR 85 Montgomery, BobbyBobby Montgomery Fr
TE 89 Stratton, TimTim Stratton Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 91 Holbrook, MattMatt Holbrook Fr
TE 93 Lougheed, PetePete Lougheed Redshirt.svg So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 2 Olmstead, TimTim Olmstead Redshirt.svg Fr
S 6 Ferrell, DeaunteDeaunte Ferrell Fr
CB 7 Woodyard, AshanteAshante Woodyard Redshirt.svg Jr
S 8 Turner, RalphRalph Turner Redshirt.svg So
S 9 Schweigert, StuartStuart Schweigert Fr
CB 12 Rogers, AntwaunAntwaun Rogers Fr
LB 13 Ayodele, AkinAkin Ayodele (C) Jr
LB 16 Gardner, GilbertGilbert Gardner Fr
S 17 Smith, BenBen Smith Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 18 Mack, KoreyKorey Mack Fr
CB 19 Starling, R'KesR'Kes Starling Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 20 McQuaid, ChuckChuck McQuaid Fr
CB 22 Morris, SeanSean Morris Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 23 Clopton, ChrisChris Clopton Sr
S 24 Getz, JonJon Getz Redshirt.svg So
DB 27 Edwards, CharlesCharles Edwards Fr
CB 28 Reeves, JacquesJacques Reeves Fr
LB 32 Middlebrook, CornellCornell Middlebrook So
LB 34 Koutouvides, NikoNiko Koutouvides Fr
CB 35 Hill, MarcusMarcus Hill Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 37 Jacquay, BryanBryan Jacquay Sr
S 38 Doe, BradyBrady Doe Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 39 Goldsberry, JonJon Goldsberry Fr
LB 40 Nesfield, KevinKevin Nesfield Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 41 Tone, AlexAlex Tone Jr
DT 42 Botts, BrandonBrandon Botts Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 43 Giles, DanielDaniel Giles Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 45 Barjona, ChancellorChancellor Barjona Jr
S 46 Vaughan, TomTom Vaughan Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 47 Johnson, LandonLandon Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
S 48 Upshur, TimTim Upshur Jr
CB 49 Hasegawa, EricEric Hasegawa Fr
LB 50 Dinkins, BrianBrian Dinkins Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 51 Odom, JoeJoe Odom Redshirt.svg So
DE 53 Phillips, ShaunShaun Phillips Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 57 Schaub, PatrickPatrick Schaub Fr
DE 58 Moore, WarrenWarren Moore Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 59 Swann, DougDoug Swann Fr
DT 61 Underwood, AlexAlex Underwood Fr
DE 62 Dzolovic, VedranVedran Dzolovic Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 63 Owen, DaveDave Owen Fr
DT 65 Johnson, BrandonBrandon Johnson Jr
LB 86 Tobey, JoshJosh Tobey So
DE 87 Foggio, RoccoRocco Foggio Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 88 Loerzel, JasonJason Loerzel Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 90 Counts, GregGreg Counts Fr
DT 92 Terrill, CraigCraig Terrill Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 94 Burroughs, LukeLuke Burroughs Fr
DT 95 Goatley, JodyJody Goatley Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 96 Lawrence, MikeMike Lawrence Fr
DT 98 Mitrione, MattMatt Mitrione Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 99 Grier, DaemeonDaemeon Grier Redshirt.svg Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 6 Owens, QuintonQuinton Owens Fr
P 11 Kurz, ScottScott Kurz Redshirt.svg Jr
P 29 Lavin, AaronAaron Lavin Fr
K 30 Dorsch, TravisTravis Dorsch Jr
LS 64 Reid, MarkMark Reid Fr
LS 69 Shelbourne, JohnJohn Shelbourne Redshirt.svg So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 22, 2013

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense
[13]


FS
Stuart Schweigert
Brady Doe


WLB MLB SLB
Landon Johnson Joe Odom Gilbert Gardner
Alex Tone Jason Loerzel Patrick Schaub
SS
Ralph Turner
Tom Vaughan
CB
Chris Clopton
Jacques Reeves


DE DT DT DE
Akin Ayodele Craig Terrill Matt Mitrione Shaun Phillips
Brian Dinkins Daemeon Grier Brent Botts Warren Moore
CB
Ashante Woodyard
R'Kes Starling
Offense
[14]
WR
Vinny Sutherland
Donald Winston
WR
John Standeford
Andre Henderson
LT LG C RG RT
Matt Light Gene Mruczkowski Chukky Okobi Rob Turner Brandon Gorin
Ian Allen Kelly Kitchel Nick Pilipaukis Sean Rufolo Kelly Butler
TE
Tim Stratton
Chris Randolph
WR
Seth Morales
A. T. Simpson
QB
Drew Brees
Brandon Hance
Special Teams
PK Travis Dorsch
P Scott Kurz
P Travis Dorsch
KR Vinny Sutherland
PR Vinny Sutherland
LS Tim Stratton
H Ben Smith
RB
Montrell Lowe
Sedrick Brown


Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 7 21 0 3 31
Purdue 3 7 13 9 32
  • Date: October 7
  • Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
  • Game start: 11:10 a.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 68,340
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 41 F, wind 12 NW
  • Referee: James Lapetina
  • References: [1]


Rivalries[edit]

Seniors drafted by the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Drew Brees Quarterback 2 32 San Diego Chargers
Matt Light Tackle 2 48 New England Patriots
Vinny Sutherland Wide Receiver 5 136 Atlanta Falcons
Chukky Okobi Center 5 146 Pittsburgh Steelers
Brandon Gorin Tackle 7 201 San Diego Chargers

[15]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

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