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2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

The 2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. Marshall won its fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship.

2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football
MAC champion
MAC East Division co-champion
Motor City Bowl champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast
2000 record8–5 (5–3 MAC)
Head coachBob Pruett
Offensive coordinatorEd Zaunbrecher
Defensive coordinatorKevin Kelly
Home stadiumMarshall University Stadium
(Capacity: 38,019)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall xy$   5 1         5 3         8 5  
Akron x   5 1         5 3         6 5  
Ohio   4 2         5 3         7 4  
Miami   4 2         5 3         6 5  
Bowling Green   1 5         2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   2 4         2 6         2 9  
Kent State   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West Division
Western Michigan xy   4 1         7 1         9 3  
Toledo x   4 1         6 1         10 1  
Northern Illinois   2 3         4 3         6 5  
Ball State   2 3         4 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   2 3         2 5         3 8  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         2 9  
Championship: Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMSE Missouri State*W 63–730,225
September 912:00 PMat No. 24 Michigan State*ESPNL 24–3472,983
September 236:00 PMat North Carolina*L 15–2053,000
September 307:00 PMBuffalo
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 47–1429,089
October 58:00 PMWestern Michigan
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
ESPNL 10–3027,109
October 147:00 PMat ToledoESPN+L 0–4234,900
October 213:30 PMKent State 
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 34–1225,646
October 287:00 PMat AkronW 31–2815,641
November 41:30 PMat Bowling GreenW 20–138,091
November 117:00 PMMiami (OH)
  • Marshall University Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
W 51–3130,419
November 184:00 PMat OhioL 28–3821,217
December 21:00 PMWestern Michigan
ABCW 19–1424,816
December 274:00 PMvs. Cincinnati*ESPN2W 25–1452,911
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

2000 Marshall Thundering Herd football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Byron Leftwich So
WR 3 Nate Poole Sr
G 75 Steve Sciullo So
WR 40 Darius Watts Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 19 Chris Crocker So
DB 15 Yancey Satterwhite Sr
LB 5 Max Yates Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 54 Chris Massey Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2000-11-09

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Paul Toviessi Defensive End 2 51 Denver Broncos

ReferencesEdit