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.


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 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


  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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