2000 Humanitarian Bowl

The 2000 Humanitarian Bowl was the 4th edition of the bowl game. It featured the Boise State Broncos, and the UTEP Miners.

2000 Humanitarian Bowl
1234 Total
UTEP 010310 23
Boise State 710714 38
DateDecember 28, 2000
StadiumBronco Stadium
LocationBoise, Idaho
MVPQB Bart Hendricks (Boise State)
RB Chris Porter (UTEP)
RefereeRogers Redding (SEC)
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersWayne Larrivee
Randy Wright
Humanitarian Bowl
 < 1999  2001



In their final season in the Big West Conference, the Broncos went 5–0 in conference play, being the final champion of the Big West Conference. It was their 2nd conference title since joining Division I-A in 1996. As for the Miners, they had finished as co-champion of the Western Athletic Conference (which occurred after a loss to #15 TCU), their first conference title since 1956. This was UTEP's first bowl since 1988 and Boise State's 2nd straight Humanitarian Bowl.

Game summary


Boise State scored first on a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Bart Hendricks to Jay Swillie giving the Broncos a 7–0 lead. In the second quarter, Nick Calaycay kicked a 41-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 10–0 lead. UTEP got on the board following a 9-yard connection from Rocky Perez to Joey Knapp making it 10–7. A 28-yard field goal from Ricky Bishop tied the contest at 10. With only 23 seconds left in the half, Bart Hendricks rushed 12 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a 17–10 lead at intermission.

In the third quarter, Bart Hendricks scored on a 77-yard touchdown run, increasing Boise State's lead to 24–10. Ricky Bishop of UTEP made a 43-yard field goal to make it 24–13.

In the fourth quarter, Brock Forsey scored on a 43-yard touchdown run, making the lead 31–13. UTEP would attempt to come back on a 47-yard field goal from Ricky Bishop, and a 3-yard Chris Porter touchdown run to make it 31–23. Hendricks scored on an 11-yard pass from Banks to make the final score 38–23. The victory was the second consecutive Humanitarian Bowl victory for Boise State.[2]

Scoring Summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP UTEP BSU
1 BSU Jay Swillie 28-yard touchdown reception from Bart Hendricks, Nick Calaycay kick good 0 7
2 BSU 41-yard field goal by Nick Calaycay 0 10
2 UTEP Joey Knapp 9-yard touchdown reception from Rocky Perez, Ricky Bishop kick good 7 10
2 UTEP 28-yard field goal by Ricky Bishop 10 10
2 BSU Bart Hendricks 12-yard touchdown run, Nick Calaycay kick good 10 17
3 BSU Bart Hendricks 77-yard touchdown run, Nick Calaycay kick good 10 24
3 UTEP 43-yard field goal by Ricky Bishop 13 24
4 BSU Brock Forsey 41-yard touchdown run, Nick Calaycay kick good 13 31
4 UTEP 47-yard field goal by Ricky Bishop 16 31
4 UTEP Chris Porter 3-yard touchdown run, Ricky Bishop kick good 23 31
4 BSU Bart Hendricks 11-yard touchdown reception from Andre Banks, Nick Calaycay kick good 23 38
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 23 38


1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 10 3 10 23
Broncos 7 10 7 14 38
Statistics UTEP BSU
First downs 22 18
Plays–yards 82-319 59-433
Rushes–yards 44–118 29–175
Passing yards 201 258
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17–38–1 18–30–1
Time of possession 32:55 27:05


  1. ^ "CNNSI.com - 2000 NCAA Football Bowls - 2000-01 college bowls schedule - Thursday January 04, 2001 01:07 AM". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2008.
  2. ^ "History: Bowl Summaries". 2007 UTEP Miners Football Media Guide. El Paso, Texas: University of Texas El Paso Department of Athletics. 2007. p. 155. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 5, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2015.