2000 Humanitarian Bowl

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2000 Humanitarian Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 0 10 3 10 23
Boise State 7 10 7 14 38
Date December 28, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Bronco Stadium
Location Boise, Idaho
MVP QB Bart Hendricks (Boise State)
RB Chris Porter (UTEP)
Attendance 26,203
Payout US$750,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers Wayne Larrivee
Randy Wright
Humanitarian Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 edition to the Humanitarian Bowl was the 4th edition of the bowl game. It featured the Boise State Broncos, and the UTEP Miners.

Background[edit]

In their final season in the Big West Conference, the Broncos went 5-0 in conference play, being the final champion of the Big West Conference. It was their 2nd conference title since joining Division I-A in 1996. As for the Miners, they had finished as co-champion of the Western Athletic Conference (which occurred after a loss to #15 TCU), their first conference title since 1956. This was UTEP's first bowl since 1988 and Boise State's 2nd straight Humanitarian Bowl.

Game summary[edit]

Boise State scored first on a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Bart Hendricks to Jay Swillie giving the Broncos a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, Nick Calaycay kicked a 41-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 10-0 lead. UTEP got on the board following a 9-yard connection from Rocky Perez to Joey Knapp making it 10-7. A 28-yard field goal from Ricky Bishop tied the contest at 10. With only 23 seconds left in the half, Bart Hendricks rushed 12 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a 17-10 lead at intermission.

In the third quarter, Bart Hendricks scored on a 77-yard touchdown run, increasing Boise State's lead to 24-10. Ricky Bishop of UTEP made a 43-yard field goal to make it 24-13.

In the fourth quarter, Brock Forsey scored on a 43-yard touchdown run, making the lead 31-13. UTEP would attempt to come back on a 47-yard field goal from Ricky Bishop, and a 3-yard Chris Porter touchdown run to make it 31-23. Hendricks scored on an 11-yard pass from Banks to make the final score 38-23. The victory was the second consecutive Humanitarian Bowl victory for Boise State.[2]

Scoring Summary[edit]

  • 1st - Boise State - Swillie 28-yard pass from Hendricks (Calaycay kick)
  • 2nd - Boise State - Calaycay 41-yard field goal
  • 2nd - UTEP - Knapp 9-yard pass from R. Perez (Bishop kick)
  • 2nd - UTEP - Bishop 28-yard field goal
  • 2nd - Boise State - Hendricks 12-yard run (Calaycay kick)
  • 3rd - Boise State - Hendricks 77-yard run (Calaycay kick)
  • 3rd - UTEP - Bishop 43-yard field goal
  • 4th - Boise State - Forsey 41-yard run (Calaycay kick)
  • 4th - UTEP - Bishop 47-yard field goal
  • 4th - UTEP - Porter 3-yard run (Bishop kick)
  • 4th - Boise State - Hendricks 11-yard pass from Banks (Calaycay kick)

Statistics[edit]

Statistics UTEP Boise State
First Downs 22 18
Rushing Attempts-Yards 44-118 29-175
Passing Yards 201 258
Passes 17-38-1 18-30-1
Total Offense 82-319 59-433
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-0
Penalties 4-35 6-59
Interceptions-Yards 1-0 1-5
Punts-Yards 5-244 7-298
Punt Average 48.8 42.6
Punt Returns-Yards 5-91 3-15
Kickoff Returns-Yards 5-66 6-118
Sacks By: Number-Yards 7-42 5-24
Time of Possession 32:55 27:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/2000/bowls/news/2000/11/26/bowlsked/
  2. ^ "History: Bowl Summaries". 2007 UTEP Miners Football Media Guide (PDF). El Paso, Texas: University of Texas El Paso Department of Athletics. 2007. p. 155. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 

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