2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record5–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorTom Bradley (1st season)
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium (c. 93,967; grass)
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 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team's head coach was Joe Paterno. It played its home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
August 272:30 p.m.vs. No. 16 USC*No. 17ABCL 5–2978,902
September 212:00 p.m.Toledo*ESPN2L 6–2494,296
September 912:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+W 67–794,555[2]
September 163:30 p.m.at Pittsburgh*CBSL 0–1261,221
September 2312:00 p.m.at No. 12 Ohio StateABCL 6–4598,144
September 303:30 p.m.No. 19 Purdue
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 22–2096,023
October 712:00 p.m.at MinnesotaESPN2L 16–2544,439
October 2112:00 p.m.Illinoisdagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN2W 39–2596,475
October 287:00 p.m.vs. IndianaESPN2W 27–2443,122
November 412:00 p.m.Iowa
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+L 23–26 2OT95,437
November 1112:00 p.m.at No. 21 MichiganESPNL 11–33110,803
November 1812:00 p.m.Michigan State
ESPN+W 42–2396,070
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 36 Mike Cerimele Sr
WR 13 Sam Crenshaw Sr
WR 20 Eddie Drummond Jr
RB 34 Omar Easy Jr
TE 85 John Gilmore Jr
G 71 Joe Hartings Jr
WR 24 Bryant Johnson So
RB 5 Larry Johnson So
WR 11 Tony Johnson Fr
TE 88 Matt Kranchick Fr
FB 82 Sean McHugh Fr
OT 67 Kareem McKenzie Sr
QB 12 Rashard Casey Sr
QB 4 Matt Senneca So
C 56 Geoff Stryker Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Bruce Branch Jr
CB 6 James Boyd Sr
DT 99 Tim Falls So
LB 21 Shamar Finney Jr
CB 25 Rich Gardner Fr
LB 94 Israel Paniagua Sr
DE 81 Michael Haynes So
DE 96 Bob Jones Jr
CB 10 Bhawoh Jue Sr
DE 37 Justin Kurpeikis Sr
CB 26 Bryan Scott So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings

See also: 2000 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP22
Coaches Poll17
BCSNot releasedNot released

Post season

NFL draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 9 71 Bhawoh Jue Free safety Green Bay Packers
3rd 17 79 Kareem McKenzie Offensive tackle New York Jets
3rd 32 94 James Boyd Strong safety Jacksonville Jaguars
5th 16 147 Tony Stewart Tight end Philadelphia Eagles

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (2000-2004)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Nittany Lions lay it on Louisiana Tech, 67–7". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 10, 2000. Retrieved July 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.