2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2000 record 5–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno (35th season)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium (c. 93,967; grass)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Michigan +   6 2         9 3  
No. 13 Purdue $+   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern +   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
No. 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 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team's head coach was Joe Paterno. It played its home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule[edit]

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 2:30 p.m. vs. No. 15 USC* No. 22 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 5–29   78,902
September 2 12:00 p.m. Toledo* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 L 6–24   94,296
September 9 12:00 p.m. Louisiana Tech* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 67–7   94,555
September 16 3:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh* Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) CBS L 0–12   61,221
September 23 12:00 p.m. at No. 14 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) ABC L 6–45   98,144
September 30 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Purdue Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 22–20   96,023
October 7 12:00 p.m. at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Governor's Bell) ESPN2 L 16–25   44,439
October 21 12:00 p.m. Illinoisdagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 39–25   96,475
October 28 7:00 p.m. vs. Indiana RCA DomeIndianapolis, IN ESPN2 W 27–24   43,122
November 4 12:00 p.m. Iowa Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ L 23–26 2OT  95,437
November 11 12:00 p.m. at No. 20 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN L 11–33   110,803
November 18 12:00 p.m. Michigan State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN+ W 42–23   96,070
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 9 71 Bhawoh Jue Free safety Green Bay Packers
3rd 17 79 Kareem McKenzie Offensive tackle New York Jets
3rd 32 94 James Boyd Strong safety Jacksonville Jaguars
5th 16 147 Tony Stewart Tight end Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (2000-2004)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.