2000 Utah Utes football team

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2000 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2000 record4–7 (3–4 MW)
Head coachRon McBride (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorTommy Lee (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorKyle Whittingham (6th season)
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,634)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 14 Colorado State $   6 1         10 2  
Air Force   5 2         9 3  
UNLV   4 3         8 5  
BYU   4 3         6 6  
New Mexico   3 4         5 7  
Utah   3 4         4 7  
San Diego State   3 4         3 8  
Wyoming   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 season saw the Utes sliding back again. They went 4–7, the worst W-L record since Ron McBride's first season in 1990.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 PMArizona*ESPN2L 3–1741,352
September 94:00 PMat California*KJZZL 21–2443,500
September 166:00 PMWashington State*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
KJZZL 21–3838,814
September 235:00 PMAir Forcedagger
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ABCL 14–2337,151
September 303:05 PMat Utah State*KSLW 35–1429,814
October 141:05 PMat San Diego StateESPN+W 21–717,498
October 215:00 PMColorado State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
KJZZL 17–2437,505
October 281:00 PMat New MexicoESPN+L 3–1021,366
November 41:00 PMUNLV
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPN+W 38–1634,842
November 114:00 PMat WyomingKJZZW 34–010,195
November 244:00 PMBYU
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT (Holy War)
ESPNL 27–3445,064

[1][2] [3]

After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Two players went in the 2001 NFL Draft, including future pro bowler Steve Smith.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Andre Dyson Cornerback 2 60 Tennessee Titans
Steve Smith Wide Receiver 3 74 Carolina Panthers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "2000 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 1, 2009.
  3. ^ "2000 Final Statistics". University of Utah Department of Athletics. June 28, 2001. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved June 5, 2009.