2000 MicronPC.com Bowl

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2000 MicronPC.com Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 21 3 0 6 30
NC State 0 8 17 13 38
Date December 28, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Pro Player Stadium
Location Miami Gardens, Florida
MVP NC State QB Philip Rivers
Attendance 28,359
Payout US$750,000 per team
United States TV coverage
Network TBS
Announcers Kevin Harlan and Dave Rowe
MicronPC.com Bowl
 < 1999 2001

The 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl was the 11th edition of the college football bowl game which featured the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Game summary[edit]

Minnesota got off to a very quick start in the first quarter scoring 21 points by way of three touchdowns, two of them from running back Tellis Redmon. The Gophers would then add a field goal to that total before NC State got on the board with a 2-yard pass and two-point conversion from freshman quarterback Philip Rivers to make the score 24–8 going into halftime.

The Wolfpack stormed out of the break with 17 unanswered points, aided by a blocked punt, to take the lead 25–24 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Minnesota came back with a field goal, but NC State took the lead for good on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Koren Robinson to make it 31–27. After adding another field goal, the Gophers had one last chance with a late possession to win the game, but quarterback Travis Cole fumbled deep in his own territory to set up an easy NC State touchdown for a final score of 38–30.