2000 Northwestern Wildcats football
Big Ten co-champion
Alamo Bowl, L 17–66 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record8–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSpread
Captains
  • Harold Blackmon[1]
  • Conrad Emmerich
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 13 Purdue $+   6 2     8 4  
Northwestern +   6 2     8 4  
No. 11 Michigan +   6 2     9 3  
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 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 pmNorthern Illinois*W 35–1723,352
September 912:00 pmDuke*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 38–523,209
September 1611:00 amat No. 20 TCU*FSNL 14–4130,796
September 2311:00 amat No. 7 WisconsinESPN+W 47–44 2OT78,597
September 3011:00 amat No. 18 Michigan StateESPN+W 37–1773,128
October 711:00 amIndianaNo. 22
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+W 52–3330,201
October 1411:00 amNo. 21 PurduedaggerNo. 17
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPNL 28–4141,503
October 2811:00 amat MinnesotaNo. 23ESPN2W 41–3559,004
November 42:30 pmNo. 12 MichiganNo. 21
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ABCW 54–5147,130
November 1111:00 amat IowaNo. 12ESPN+L 17–2754,345
November 1811:00 amIllinoisNo. 23
ESPN2W 61–2340,658
December 307:00 pmvs. No. 9 Nebraska*No. 18ESPNL 17–6660,028
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Personnel

2000 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 20 Damien Anderson Sr
WR Louis Ayeni So
OL Leon Brockmeier
OL Lance Clelland
QB Matt Danielson So
TE David Farman Jr
WR Ronnie Foster So
WR Teddy Johnson Sr
WR Roger Jordan Fr
C 62 Austin King So
QB 10 Zak Kustok Sr
RB Kevin Lawrence Jr
RB Gilles Lezi Fr
OL 66 Steve Natali Fr
WR 86 El Da’Sheon Nix Fr
WR 17 Steve Parker Jr
WR 80 Kunle Patrick So
OT 73 Jeff Roehl So
WR Jon Schweighardt So
WR 32 Sam Simmons Jr
OL Mike Souza
RB Torri Stuckey Fr
WR Derrick Thompson Sr
TE Eric Worley So
RB Jason Wright Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 2 Kevin Bentley Jr
CB 6 Harold Blackmon (C) Sr
DE 7 Ray Bogenrief Fr
DB Marvin Brown Sr
LB Vincent Cartava So
DL 98 Pete Chapman So
DT 92 Javiar Collins Sr
DB Raheem Covington Jr
LB 3 Pat Durr So
DL Conrad Emmerich
LB 8 Napoleon Harris Sr
DE 95 Dwayne Missouri Sr
DB Rashad Morton
LB Billy Silva Jr
DL Salem Simon
DB Rashidi Wheeler
DB Sean Wieber Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Brian Huffman Fr
K 39 Tim Long Sr
P J.J. Standring Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2001-03-05

Rankings

See also: 2000 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP22172523211223201918
Coaches Poll2418231824212019
BCSNot released15Not released

Season summary

at Minnesota

See also: 2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

References

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 150. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ 2000 Northwestern Football Season