2000 MicronPC.com Bowl

2000 MicronPC.com Bowl
1234 Total
Minnesota 21306 30
NC State 081713 38
Date December 28, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Pro Player Stadium
Location Miami Gardens, Florida
MVP NC State QB Philip Rivers
Attendance 28,359
Payout US$750,000 per team
United States TV coverage
Network TBS
Announcers Kevin Harlan and Dave Rowe

The 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl was the 11th edition of the college football bowl game which featured the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Game summary

Minnesota got off to a very quick start in the first quarter scoring 21 points by way of three touchdowns, two of them from running back Tellis Redmon. The Gophers would then add a field goal to that total before NC State got on the board with a 2-yard pass and two-point conversion from freshman quarterback Philip Rivers to make the score 24–8 going into halftime.

The Wolfpack stormed out of the break with 17 unanswered points, aided by a blocked punt, to take the lead 25–24 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Minnesota came back with a field goal, but NC State took the lead for good on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Koren Robinson to make it 31–27. After adding another field goal, the Gophers had one last chance with a late possession to win the game, but quarterback Travis Cole fumbled deep in his own territory to set up an easy NC State touchdown for a final score of 38–30.



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