With Hopper leading the 'Brushers through the season of 1900 NSU posted a third consecutive winning season, the last consecutive streak until R. E. Courtright would post four consecutive 1919-1922. NSU went 4-2-1 under his tutleage, including their first ever win over a major "first team."
Prior to this season, the Sagebrusher's primary opponents were small preparatory schools and the second teams of larger California universities. Those few times the 'Brushers faced a major, first team normally lead to crushing defeat. Hopper changed the tide forever by beating the Stanford "First Eleven" 6-0.