2000 Music City Bowl
1234 Total
Ole Miss 36722 38
West Virginia 728140 49
DateDecember 28, 2000
Season2000
StadiumAdelphia Coliseum (LP Field)
LocationNashville, Tennessee
RefereeCourtney Mauzy (ACC)
Attendance47,119
PayoutUS$750,000 per team [1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersMark Jones, Gino Toretta, and Rob Stone
Music City Bowl
 < 1999  2001

In the 2000 Music City Bowl, West Virginia defeated Ole Miss 49–38. This game was also West Virginia Mountaineers football coach Don Nehlen's final game.[2] Although West Virginia won the game, it was notable because of a second half comeback by freshman Eli Manning. Down 49–16 in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe inserted Manning.[3] Ole Miss scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

References

  1. ^ "CNNSI.com - 2000 NCAA Football Bowls - 2000-01 college bowls schedule - Thursday January 04, 2001 01:07 AM". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  2. ^ "CNNSI.com - 2000 NCAA Football Bowls - Music City - Nehlen goes out a winner at West Virginia - Thursday December 28, 2000 08:29 PM". Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  3. ^ "Warm spot for Eli Manning on cold day". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-08-31.