2000 Georgia Southern Eagles football
NCAA Division I-AA champion
SoCon champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 1
2000 record13–2 (7–1 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Sewak (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorRusty Russell (4th season)
Home stadiumPaulson Stadium
(capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 Georgia Southern $^   7 1     13 2  
No. 4 Appalachian State ^   6 2     10 4  
No. 10 Furman ^   6 2     9 3  
No. 23 Wofford   5 3     7 4  
East Tennessee State   4 4     6 5  
Chattanooga   3 5     5 6  
Western Carolina   3 5     4 7  
The Citadel   1 7     2 9  
VMI   1 7     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 2000 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon) during the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Led by fourth-year head coach Paul Johnson, the Eagles compiled an overall record of 13–2 with a mark of 7–1 in conference play, winning the SoCon title. Georgia Southern advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship playoffs, where they defeated McNeese State in the first round, Hofstra in the quarterfinals, Delaware in the semifinals, and Montana Grizzlies] in the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game, winning the program's second consecutive and sixth overall NCAA Division I-AA title. The Eagles played their home games at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 26:00 pmat No. 10 (I-A) Georgia*No. 1L 7–2986,520
September 9Johnson C. Smith*No. 1W 57–1216,684
September 16WoffordNo. 2
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 24–1714,055
September 23at ChattanoogaNo. 2W 31–1015,072
September 301:00 pmVMINo. 2
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 50–1413,794
October 7at Western CarolinaNo. 1W 42–247,114
October 14No. 5 Appalachian StatedaggerNo. 1
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 34–2821,899[1]
October 213:30 pmat The CitadelNo. 1FSNSW 27–1012,391
October 28East Tennessee StateNo. 1
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 42–717,008
November 4at No. 11 FurmanNo. 1L 10–4515,127
November 11ElonNo. 6
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 32–914,084
November 25No. 16 McNeese State*No. 5
W 42–175,350
December 2No. 12 Hofstra*No. 5
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA (NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal)
W 48–207,139
December 912:00 pmat No. 2 Delaware*No. 5
W 27–1815,035
December 161:00 pmvs. No. 1 Montana*No. 5
ESPNW 27–2517,156

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References

  1. ^ "Eagles edge nemesis for homecoming win". The Atlanta Constitution. October 15, 2000. Retrieved November 30, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "2000 Football Schedule". CFBDataWarehouse.com. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "I-AA Top 25". The Southern Illinoisan. Carbondale, Illinois. The Sports Network. November 21, 2000. p. 2D. Retrieved February 7, 2019 – via newspapers.com.