|2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football|
Big 12 North co-champion
Alamo Bowl champion
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2000 record||10–2 (6–2 Big 12)|
|Offensive coordinator||Frank Solich (3rd season)|
|Offensive scheme||I formation|
|Defensive coordinator||Craig Bohl (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|2000 Big 12 Conference football standings|
|No. 9 Kansas State xy||6||–||2||11||–||3|
|No. 8 Nebraska x||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|No. 25 Iowa State||5||–||3||9||–||3|
|No. 1 Oklahoma x$#||8||–||0||13||–||0|
|No. 12 Texas||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|Championship: Oklahoma 27, Kansas State 24|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Cornhusker's 2000 Red-White spring game featured Nebraska's first (and currently only) female player: KaLena "Beanie" Barnes, a senior sprinter for Nebraska's women's track-and-field teams, played in spring practice as a punter and recorded one 35-yard punt. She would not stay with the team for the regular season.
|September 2||11:30 am||San José State*||No. 1||PPV||W 49–13||77,728|
|September 9||1:30 pm||at No. 23 Notre Dame*||No. 1||NBC||W 27–24 OT||80,232|
|September 23||2:30 pm||Iowa*||No. 1||ABC||W 42–13||78,070|
|September 30||6:00 pm||Missouri||No. 1||FSN||W 42–24||77,744|
|October 7||2:30 pm||at Iowa State||No. 2||ABC||W 49–27||50,074|
|October 14||6:00 pm||at Texas Tech||No. 1||FSN||W 56–3||48,961|
|October 21||1:00 pm||Baylor||No. 1||W 59–0||77,959|
|October 28||11:00 am||at No. 3 Oklahoma||No. 1||ABC||L 14–31||75,989|
|November 4||2:30 pm||Kansas||No. 5||ABC||W 56–17||78,096|
|November 11||6:00 pm||at No. 16 Kansas State||No. 4||FSN||L 28–29||53,811|
|November 24||11:00 am||Colorado||No. 10||ABC||W 34–32||77,672|
|December 30||7:00 pm||vs. No. 18 Northwestern*||No. 9||ESPN||W 66–17||60,028|
Roster and coaching staff
|2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster|
San José State
|BCS||Not released||1||4||4||8||8||8||8||Not released|
After the season
Nebraska finished in a tie for 1st place in the Big 12 North Division, and tied for 3rd conference-wide, with a final record of 10–2 (6–2).
The season was concluded by #9 Nebraska blowing out #18 Northwestern by 66–17, the largest margin of victory in Alamo Bowl history.
Head Coach Frank Solich's career record improved to 31–7 (18–6).
|Rimington Trophy||Dominic Raiola|
|Draddy Trophy||Kyle Vanden Bosch|
|Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team||Russ Hochstein|
|All-American 1st Team||Dominic Raiola, Carlos Polk, Russ Hochstein|
|All-American 2nd Team||Eric Crouch, Tracey Wistrom|
|All-Big 12 1st team||Dan Alexander, Keyuo Craver, Toniu Fonoti, Dan Hadenfeldt, Russ Hochstein, Carlos Polk, Dominic Raiola, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tracey Wistrom|
|All-Big 12 2nd team||Eric Crouch|
|All-Big 12 3rd team||Troy Watchorn|
|All-Big 12 Honorable Mention||Correll Buckhalter, Matt Davison, Bobby Newcombe, Dave Volk|
NFL and pro players
The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2000 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.
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- 2000 Husker Honors
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