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The 2000 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban in his first year at LSU, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Saban led the team to a turnaround from a 3–8 record in 1999 to an 8–4 record and a victory in the Peach Bowl.

2000 LSU Tigers football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 28–14 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
APNo. 22
2000 record8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachNick Saban (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJimbo Fisher (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorPhil Elmassian (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Florida x$   7 1         10 3  
No. 19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
No. 20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
No. 22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
No. 24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Western Carolina*W 58–087,188
September 97:00 p.m.Houston*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 28–1382,469
September 166:30 p.m.at No. 24 AuburnESPNL 17–3485,612
September 237:00 p.m.UAB* 
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNGPL 10–1385,339
September 306:00 p.m.No. 11 Tennessee
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNW 38–31 OT91,682
October 711:30 a.m.at No. 12 FloridaJPSL 9–4185,365
October 147:00 p.m.Kentucky
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 34–085,664
October 218:00 p.m.No. 13 Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPN2W 45–38 OT90,584
November 42:30 p.m.Alabama
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSW 30–2891,778
November 118:00 p.m.at Ole MissESPN2W 20–952,476
November 241:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 24CBSL 3–1443,982
January 1, 20014:00 p.m.vs. No. 15 Georgia Tech*ESPNW 28–1473,614
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

2000 LSU Tigers Football Schedule

Season summaryEdit

Western CarolinaEdit

1 234Total
Western Carolina 0 000 0
• LSU 20 17147 58
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Tiger Stadium
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:48
  • Game attendance: 87,188
  • Game weather: Clear; 97°F; wind 2 ENE
  • Referee: Jackson

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RosterEdit

2000 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Josh Booty Jr
QB 6 Rohan Davey Jr
RB 31 Domanick Davis So
WR 25 Josh Reed Jr
TE 86 Robert Royal Jr
RB 22 LaBrandon Toefield So
T 70 Louis Williams Sr
T 68 Brandon Winey Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Ryan Clark Jr
LB 7 Trev Faulk Jr
DT 95 Howard Green Jr
DE 59 Jarvis Green Jr
LB 11 Bradie James So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 24 NR NR 22 
Coaches Poll NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

LSU Tigers in the 2001 National Football League DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Brandon Winey Defensive tackle 6 1 164 Miami Dolphins
Josh Booty Quarterback 6 9 172 Seattle Seahawks
Louis Williams Center 7 11 211 Carolina Panthers

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2001.htm

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LSUSports.net. Retrieved 2015-Sep-13.