2000 Utah Utes football team

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2000 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Mountain West Conference
2000 record 4–7 (3–4 MWC)
Head coach Ron McBride (11th year)
Offensive coordinator Tommy Lee (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Kyle Whittingham (6th year)
Home stadium Rice–Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,634)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
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 season saw the Utes sliding back again. They went 4–7, the worst W-L record since Ron McBride's first season in 1990.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 PM Arizona* Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT ESPN2 L 3–17   41,352
September 9 4:00 PM at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA KJZZ L 21–24   43,500
September 16 6:00 PM Washington State* Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT KJZZ L 21–38   38,814
September 23 5:00 PM Air Forcedagger Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ABC L 14–23   37,151
September 30 3:05 PM at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, UT (Battle of the Brothers) KSL W 35–14   29,814
October 14 1:05 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA ESPN+ W 21–7   17,498
October 21 5:00 PM Colorado State Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT KJZZ L 17–24   37,505
October 28 1:00 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM ESPN+ L 3–10   21,366
November 4 1:00 PM UNLV Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN+ W 38–16   34,842
November 11 4:00 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY KJZZ W 34–0   10,195
November 24 4:00 PM BYU Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (Holy War) ESPN L 27–34   45,064
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

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After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Two players went in the 2001 NFL Draft, including future pro bowler Steve Smith.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Andre Dyson Cornerback 2 60 Tennessee Titans
Steve Smith Wide Receiver 3 74 Carolina Panthers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ute Record Book". University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  2. ^ "2000 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  3. ^ "2000 Final Statistics". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-06-05.