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The 2000 UTEP Miners football team represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Gary Nord. The Miners played their home games at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

2000 UTEP Miners football
WAC co-champion
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2000 record8–4 (7–1 WAC)
Head coachGary Nord (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorPatrick Higgins (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Hoefer (1st season)
Home stadiumSun Bowl Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 21 TCU +   7 1         10 2  
UTEP +   7 1         8 4  
Fresno State   6 2         7 5  
San Jose State   5 3         7 5  
Tulsa   4 4         5 7  
Rice   2 6         3 8  
Hawaii   2 6         3 9  
SMU   2 6         3 9  
Nevada   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

During the 2000 season Brian Natkin became the first, and so far only, unanimous All-American in UTEP football history.[1]

RosterEdit

2000 UTEP Miners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 7 Lee Mays Jr
TE 87 Brian Natkin Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 47 Jon Dorenbos So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:30 PMat No. 19 Oklahoma*FSNL 14–5574,761
September 97:05 PMSMUW 37–2031,483
September 167:00 PMat Texas A&M*L 17–4569,184
September 237:05 PMHawaii
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
W 39–736,637
September 307:05 PMNew Mexico State*
W 41–3150,068
October 75:00 PMat TulsaKKWBW 40–718,689
October 147:00 PMat San Jose StateKKWBW 47–3013,274
October 217:05 PMFresno State 
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
W 23–1350,085
November 41:00 PMat NevadaW 45–2215,249
November 117:05 PMRice
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
W 38–2153,304
November 181:00 PMat No. 15 TCUFSNL 14–4741,068
December 2311:30 AMvs. Boise State*ESPN2L 23–3826,203
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf
  2. ^ "Football: 2000 Results". University of Texas–El Paso Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on June 16, 2002. Retrieved October 18, 2012.