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2000 Michigan State Spartans football team

The 2000 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Spartans played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. This was the first year for head coach Bobby Williams, who took over the program after previous head coach Nick Saban had left to take the head coaching position at Louisiana State University.

2000 Michigan State Spartans football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2000 record5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachBobby Williams (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Miller (2nd season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 72,027 AstroTurf)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big Ten 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 912:00 PMMarshall*No. 24ESPNW 34–2472,983
September 167:00 PMat Missouri*No. 22FSNW 13–1055,289
September 233:30 PMNo. 16 Notre Dame*No. 23
ABCW 27–2174,714
September 3012:00 PMNorthwesternNo. 18
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPN+L 17–3773,128
October 712:00 PMat IowaESPN+L 16–2163,290
October 1412:00 PMWisconsin 
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPN+L 10–1774,863
October 213:30 PMat No. 16 MichiganABCL 0–14111,514
October 2812:00 PMIllinois
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPNW 30–1073,826
November 412:00 PMat No. 16/19 Ohio StateESPNL 13–2798,406
November 111:05 PMNo. 9/10 Purdue
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ABCW 30–1074,624
November 1812:00 PMat Penn StateESPN+L 23–4296,070
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

2001 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Renaldo Hill 7 202 Cornerback Arizona Cardinals
Tupe Peko 7 217 Guard New York Jets
T. J. Turner 7 239 Outside Linebacker New England Patriots

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