2000 Ohio State Buckeyes football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorChuck Stobart (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJon Tenuta (1st season)
MVPDerek Combs
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 95,346)
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 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–4 record, including a 38–26 loss to rival Michigan in Columbus in the regular season finale and a 24–7 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2001 Outback Bowl. The losses dropped head coach John Cooper's record to 2–10–1 in Michigan–Ohio State games and 3–8 in bowl games, contributing to his dismissal from the team on January 2, 2001.[1]

Coaching staff

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:00 p.m.Fresno State*No. 16ESPN+W 43–1096,583[2]
September 910:10 p.m.at Arizona*No. 18FSNW 27–1757,367[2]
September 1612:00 p.m.Miami (OH)*No. 17
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN+W 27–1696,721[2]
September 2312:00 p.m.Penn StateNo. 14
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 45–698,144[2]
October 73:30 p.m.at No. 24 WisconsinNo. 8ABCW 23–779,045[2]
October 1412:00 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 6
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN2L 17–2998,120[2]
October 2112:00 p.m.at IowaNo. 14ESPN+W 38–1060,495[2]
October 283:30 p.m.at No. 16 PurdueNo. 12ABCL 27–3168,666[2]
November 412:00 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 16
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPNW 27–1398,406[2]
November 114:00 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 13ESPNW 24–2161,207[2]
November 1812:00 p.m.No. 19 MichiganNo. 12
ABCL 26–3898,681[2]
January 1, 200111:00 a.m.vs. No. 14 South Carolina*No. 22ESPNL 7–2465,229[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries

Fresno State

1 234Total
Fresno State 0 037 10
No. 16 Ohio State 13 7716 43

[3]

Arizona

1 234Total
No. 18 Ohio State 3 7143 27
Arizona 7 1000 17

[4]

Miami (OH)

Penn State

1 234Total
Penn State 0 060 6
No. 14 Ohio State 14 3217 45

[5]

Wisconsin

1 234Total
No. 8 Ohio State 13 730 23
No. 24 Wisconsin 0 070 7

[6]

Minnesota

Iowa

Purdue

1 234Total
No. 12 Ohio State 0 3177 27
No. 16 Purdue 0 7321 31

Michigan State

Illinois

1 234Total
No. 13 Ohio State 3 966 24
Illinois 7 707 21

Michigan

Outback Bowl

Roster

2000 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 4 Ken-Yon Rambo Sr
QB 8 Steve Bellisari Jr
WR 14 Mike DeMaria Fr
QB 15 Scott McMullen Fr
QB 16 Craig Krenzel Fr
QB 17 Rick McFadden Fr
RB 28 Jonathan Wells Jr
FB 39 Jamar Martin Jr
C 68 LeCharles Bentley Jr
C 77 Tyson Walter Jr
WR 80 Reggie Germany Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 Mike Doss So
LB 6 Cie Grant So
DB 7 Derek Ross So
CB 20 Nate Clements Jr
LB 58 Courtland Bullard Jr
DT 73 Joe Brown Sr
DT 79 Ryan Pickett Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2001-02-14

Rankings

See also: 2000 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP161618171412861412161112212019
Coaches Poll151616151210751313191412201918
BCSNot released111313Not released

2001 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Nate Clements 1 21 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Ryan Pickett 1 29 Defensive Tackle St. Louis Rams
Rodney Bailey 6 181 Defensive End Pittsburgh Steelers
Reggie Germany 7 214 Wide Receiver Buffalo Bills
Derek Combs 7 228 Defensive Back Oakland Raiders
Ken-Yon Rambo 7 229 Wide Receiver Oakland Raiders

References

  1. ^ Rovnak, Paul (January 3, 2001) "Cooper Fired, Geiger cites 'deteriorating climate'", The Lantern (Ohio State)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7.
  3. ^ "Fresno State vs. Ohio State". USA Today. September 2, 2000. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Ohio State vs. Arizona". USA Today. September 9, 2000. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Penn State vs. Ohio State". USA Today. September 23, 2000. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ohio State vs. Wisconsin". USA Today. October 7, 2000. Retrieved September 22, 2014.