The University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Football

2000 National Champions

In a season so richly laced with great moments, the one for the ages came in the national title game, a 13-2 victory over Florida State in the Orange Bowl. It has been called by some the greatest defensive effort ever in a championship game.

The national title season came just two years into Bob Stoops' tenure and just two years removed from a sub-.500 season. Along the way, the Sooners had thrilling wins over Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M and Kansas State (twice), with only one of those contests played in Norman.

Headliners included heavily decorated QB Josh Heupel, who finished second in the Heisman voting, and big-play linebacker Torrance Marshall. The mark at the end of the season was an unblemished 13-0.

2000 Results (13-0 Overall, 8-0 Big 12)
09/02/00 - Oklahoma 55, UTEP 14
09/09/00 - Oklahoma 45, Arkansas State 7
09/23/00 - Oklahoma 42, Rice 14
09/30/00 - Oklahoma 34, Kansas 16
10/07/00 - Oklahoma 63, Texas 14
10/14/00 - Oklahoma 41, Kansas State 31
10/28/00 - Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 14
11/04/00 - Oklahoma 56, Baylor 7
11/11/00 - Oklahoma 35, Texas A&M 31
11/18/00 - Oklahoma 27, Texas Tech 13
11/25/00 - Oklahoma 12, Oklahoma State 7
12/02/00 - Oklahoma 27, Kansas State 24 (Big 12 Title Game)
01/03/01 - Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2 (Orange Bowl)
Head Coach: Bob Stoops

All-Americans:

Rocky Calmus, Linebacker - Jenks, Okla.
Josh Heupel, Quarterback - Aberdeen, S.D.
J.T. Thatcher, Free Safety - Norman, Okla.

Final 2000 AP Poll Record
1. Oklahoma 13-0-0
2. Miami (Fla.) 11-1-0
3. Washington 11-1-0
4. Oregon State 11-1-0
5. Florida State 11-2-0
6. Virginia Tech 11-1-0
7. Oregon 10-2-0
8. Nebraska 10-2-0
9. Kansas State 11-3-0
10. Florida 10-3-0
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