2000 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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2000 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
Independence Bowl champion
Independence Bowl, W 43–41 OT vs. Texas A&M
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 22
AP No. 24
2000 record 8–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Jackie Sherrill (10th season)
Offensive coordinator Sparky Woods (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn (5th season)
Home stadium Scott Field (40,656)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Florida x$   7 1         10 3  
No. 20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
No. 19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
No. 22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
No. 24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 2000 college football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 2000 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 2:30 PM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN FSN W 17–3   34,113
September 14 7:00 PM at BYU* Cougar StadiumProvo, UT ESPN W 44–28   60,278
September 23 11:30 AM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS L 19–23   79,949
September 30 2:30 PM No. 3 Florida Scott FieldStarkville, MS CBS W 47–35   43,816
October 7 2:30 PM No. 15 Auburn No. 20 Scott Field • Starkville, MS CBS W 17–10   43,917
October 21 8:00 PM at LSU No. 13 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 38–45 OT  90,584
October 28 1:30 PM Middle Tennessee*dagger No. 20 Scott Field • Starkville, MS W 61–35   42,933
November 4 12:30 PM at Kentucky No. 18 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Rivalry) PPV W 35–17   62,159
November 11 11:30 AM Alabama No. 15 Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS W 29–7   44,114
November 18 1:00 PM Arkansas No. 13 Scott Field • Starkville, MS L 10–17 OT  40,010
November 23 7:00 PM at Ole Miss No. 23 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN L 30–45   48,811
December 31 7:00 PM vs. Texas A&M* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 43–41 OT  36,974
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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