2000 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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2000 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2000 record 7–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Don Nehlen
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  
#2 Miami (FL) $   7 0         11 1  
#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, WV ESPN W 34–14   49,786
September 16 12:00 PM Maryland* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 30–17   53,007
September 23 3:30 PM No. 12 Miami (FL) Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV CBS L 10–47   63,735
September 28 7:30 PM at Temple Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN+ W 29–24   25,263
October 7 1:00 PM Idaho* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 28–16   41,185
October 12 8:00 PM at No. 3 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) ESPN L 20–48   56,272
October 21 12:00 PM No. 20 Notre Dame* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV CBS L 28–42   64,424
November 4 12:00 PM Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) ESPN+ L 27–31   51,422
November 11 12:00 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 31–24 2OT  16,791
November 18 12:00 PM East Carolina* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN W 42–24   40,389
November 24 2:30 PM at Pittsburgh Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) CBS L 28–38   46,569
December 28 4:00 PM vs. Mississippi* Adelphia ColiseumNashville, TN (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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