2000 Insight.com Bowl

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2000 Insight.com Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 7 0 13 9 29
Iowa State 7 20 0 10 37
Date December 28, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Bank One Ballpark
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance 41,813
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Ron Franklin
Mike Gottfried
Insight.com Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 Insight.com bowl was the 12th edition of the bowl game. It featured the Iowa State Cyclones and the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Pitt scored first on a 72-yard touchdown pass from John Turman to Antonio Bryant, taking an early 7-0 lead. Iowa State answered with a 23-yard pass from Sage Rosenfels to Chris Anthony, tying the game at 7, at the end of the 1st quarter.

In the second quarter, Joe Woodley scored on a 1-yard touchdown run for ISU making it 13-7. Ennis Haywood added a 3-yard touchdown run making it 20-7. Sage Rosenfels threw his second touchdown pass of the game, a 9 yarder to Chris Anthony, as Iowa State made it 27-7 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Pitt quarterback Rod Rutherford scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, making it 27-14. John Turman later threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Bryant making it 27-20.

In the fourth quarter, Iowa State's JaMaine Billups scored on a 72-yard punt return, bringing Iowa State to 34-20. Pitt's Nick Lotz kicked a 25-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 34-23. Kevan Barlow scored on a 3-yard touchdown run, but the 2-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score at 34-29. Iowa State's Carl Gomez kicked a 41-yard field goal to cap the scoring at 37-29. Sage Rosenfels and Reggie Hayward got the MVPs. This was Iowa State's first bowl victory in school history after four previous losses.

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
PIT — John Turman 72-yard pass to Antonio Bryant (Nick Lotz kick), 6:39 PIT 7-0
ISU — Sage Rosenfels 23-yard pass to Chris Anthony (Carl Gomez kick), 10:08 TIE 7-7
2nd Quarter
ISU — Joe Woodley 1-yard run (two-point conversion failed), 1:12 ISU 13-7
ISU — Ennis Haywood 3-yard run (Carl Gomez kick), 6:57 ISU 20-7
ISU — Sage Rosenfels 9-yard pass to Chris Anthony (Carl Gomez kick), 11:37 ISU 27-7
3rd Quarter
PIT — Rod Rutherford 2-yard run (Nick Lotz kick), 6:50 ISU 27-14
PIT — John Turman 44-yard pass to Antonio Bryant (Nick Lotz kick failed), 12:55 ISU 27-20
4th Quarter
ISU — Jamaine Billups 72-yard punt return (Carl Gomez kick), 0:27 IS 34-20
PIT — Nick Lotz 25 yard field-goal, 3:52 ISU 34-23
PIT — Kevan Barlow 3-yard run (two-point conversion failed), 5:15 ISU 34-29
ISU — Carl Gomez 41-yard field goal, 10:05 ISU 37-29

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