2000 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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2000 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
Music City Bowl, W 49–38 vs. Ole Miss
Conference Big East Conference
2000 record 7–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Don Nehlen (21st season)
Defensive coordinator Steve Dunlap
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Miami (FL) $   7 0         11 1  
No. 6 Virginia Tech   6 1         11 1  
Pittsburgh   4 3         7 5  
Syracuse   4 3         6 5  
Boston College   3 4         7 5  
West Virginia   3 4         7 5  
Temple   1 6         4 7  
Rutgers   0 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The 2000 season was also Don Nehlen's final one in his coaching career. The Mountaineers finished the season 7–5, capped by a victory over Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl. The victory snapped the program's eight-game losing streak in bowl games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 12:00 PM Boston College Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN W 34–14   49,786
September 16 12:00 PM Maryland* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 30–17   53,007
September 23 3:30 PM No. 12 Miami (FL) Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia CBS L 10–47   63,735
September 28 7:30 PM at Temple Franklin FieldPhiladelphia ESPN+ W 29–24   25,263
October 7 1:00 PM Idaho* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia W 28–16   41,185
October 12 8:00 PM at No. 3 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia (Black Diamond Trophy) ESPN L 20–48   56,272
October 21 12:00 PM No. 20 Notre Dame* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia CBS L 28–42   64,424
November 4 12:00 PM Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) ESPN+ L 27–31   51,422
November 11 12:00 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey W 31–24 2OT  16,791
November 18 12:00 PM East Carolina* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN W 42–24   40,389
November 24 2:30 PM at Pittsburgh Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh (Backyard Brawl) CBS L 28–38   46,569
December 28 4:00 PM vs. Ole Miss* Adelphia ColiseumNashville, Tennessee (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 49–38   47,119
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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