2000 MAC Championship Game

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2000 MAC Championship Game
Conference Championship
1 2 3 4 Total
Western Michigan 0 0 7 7 14
Marshall 3 10 0 6 19
Date December 2, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Marshall Stadium
Location Huntington, West Virginia
MVP QB Byron Leftwich (Marshall)
Attendance 24,816
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers Sean McDonough, Ed Cunningham, Leslie Gudel[1]
MAC Championship Game
 < 1999  2001
2000 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall xy$   5 1         5 3         8 5  
Akron x   5 1         5 3         6 5  
Ohio   4 2         5 3         7 4  
Miami   4 2         5 3         6 5  
Bowling Green   1 5         2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   2 4         2 6         2 9  
Kent State   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West Division
Western Michigan xy   4 1         7 1         9 3  
Toledo x   4 1         6 1         10 1  
Northern Illinois   2 3         4 3         6 5  
Ball State   2 3         4 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   2 3         2 5         3 8  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         2 9  
Championship: Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 MAC Championship Game was played on December 2, 2000 at Marshall Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia.[1] The game featured the winner of each division of the Mid-American Conference. The game featured the Marshall Thundering Herd, of the East Division, and the Western Michigan Broncos, of the West Division. The Thundering Herd beat the Broncos 19−14.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MAC Football Championship Notes" (Press release). MAC-Sports.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Marshall Wins MAC Championship, 19-14" (Press release). MAC-Sports.com. 2000-12-02. Retrieved 2009-09-22.