2000 Orange Bowl

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2000 FedEx Orange Bowl
BCS Bowl Game
66th Orange Bowl
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Alabama 0 14 14 0 6 34
Michigan 0 7 21 0 7 35
Date January 1, 2000
Season 1999
Stadium Pro Player Stadium
Location Miami Gardens, Florida
MVP David Terrell (Michigan WR)
Attendance 70,461[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers Brad Nessler and Bob Griese
Nielsen ratings 11.4[1]
Orange Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 FedEx Orange Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines on January 1, 2000, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michigan defeated Alabama 35–34 in an overtime battle. The game was part of the 1999–2000 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season and represented the concluding game of the season for both teams. The Orange Bowl was first played in 1935, and the 2000 game represented the 66th edition of the Orange Bowl. The contest was televised in the United States on ABC.

Quarterback Tom Brady led Michigan to the win, throwing for 369 yards and four touchdowns, while leading the team back from a pair of 14-point deficits in regulation (14-0 in the first half, and 28-14 in the second). Brady threw the game-winning score in overtime on a bootleg to tight end Shawn Thompson. The game was won by Michigan when Alabama placekicker, Ryan Pflugner, missed a PAT following their own touchdown. This was the first overtime BCS Bowl game.

Scoring Summary[edit]

1st Quarter[edit]

No Scoring

2nd Quarter[edit]

Alabama-Shaun Alexander 5 yard run (Ryan Pflunger kick) 9:48 UA 7 UM 0

Alabama- Shaun Alexander 6 yard run (Ryan Pflunger kick) 6:51 UA 14 UM 0

Michigan-David Terrell 27 yard pass from Tom Brady (Hayden Epstein kick) 0:58 UA 14 UM 7

3rd Quarter[edit]

Michigan- David Terrell 57 yard pass from Tom Brady (Hayden Epstein kick) 13:03 UA 14 UM 14

Alabama- Shaun Alexander 50 yard run (Ryan Pflunger kick) 11:00 UA 21 UM 14

Alabama-Freddie Milons 62 yard punt return (Ryan Pflunger kick) 8:29 UA 28 UM 14

Michigan- David Terrell 20 yard pass from Tom Brady (Hayden Epstein kick) 5:42 UA 28 UM 21

Michigan-Anthony Thomas 3 yard run (Hayden Epstein kick) 1:01 UA 28 UM 28

4th Quarter[edit]

No Scoring


Michigan- Shawn Thompson 25 yard pass from Tom Brady (Hayden Epstein kick) UM 35 UA 28

Alabama-Antonio Carter 21 yard pass from Andrew Zow (kick failed) UM 35 UA 34


  1. ^ a b "BCS Game Results". orangebowl.org. September 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2008. 

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