2000 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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2000 Northwestern Wildcats football
Big Ten co-champion
Alamo Bowl, L 17–66 vs. Nebraska
Conference Big Ten Conference
2000 record 8–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Randy Walker (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Michigan +   6 2         9 3  
#13 Purdue $+   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern +   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
#23 Wisconsin   4 4         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   4 4         5 7  
Iowa   3 5         3 9  
Illinois   2 6         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Northern Illinois* Ryan FieldEvanston, IL W 35–17   23,352
September 9 12:00 PM Duke* Ryan Field • Evanston, IL W 38–5   23,209
September 16 11:00 AM at No. 20 TCU* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FSN L 14–41   30,796
September 23 11:00 AM at No. 7 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN+ W 47–44   78,597
September 30 11:00 AM at No. 18 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 37–17   73,128
October 7 11:00 AM Indiana No. 22 Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ W 52–33   30,201
October 14 11:00 AM No. 21 Purduedagger No. 17 Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN L 28–41   41,503
October 28 11:00 AM at Minnesota No. 23 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 41–35   59,004
November 4 2:30 PM No. 12 Michigan No. 21 Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ABC W 54–51   47,130
November 11 11:00 AM at Iowa No. 12 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ L 17–27   54,345
November 18 11:00 AM Illinois No. 23 Ryan Field • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN2 W 61–23   40,658
December 30 7:00 PM vs. No. 9 Nebraska* No. 18 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN L 17–66   60,028
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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