2003 California Golden Bears football team

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2003 California Golden Bears football
Insight Bowl Champions
Insight Bowl, W 52-49 vs. Virginia Tech
Conference Pacific-10
2003 record 8–6 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Jeff Tedford (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator George Cortez (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory (2nd year)
Captain Lorenzo Alexander
Captain Adimchinobe Echemandu
Captain Donnie McCleskey
Captain Aaron Rodgers
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 67,537)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 USC   7 1         12 1  
#9 Washington State   6 2         10 3  
Oregon   5 3         8 5  
California   5 3         8 6  
Oregon State   4 4         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
UCLA   4 4         6 7  
Arizona State   2 6         5 7  
Stanford   2 6         4 7  
Arizona   1 7         2 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 23 6:45 PM vs. #7 Kansas State* Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (BCA Classic) ESPN L 28–42   50,823
August 30 1:00 PM Southern Miss* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA HDNet W 34–2   33,552
September 6 3:00 PM Colorado State* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA FSN L 21–23   34,096
September 11 4:45 PM at Utah* Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT ESPN L 24–31   46,768
September 20 9:00 AM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 31–24   58,363
September 27 3:30 PM #3 USC California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA FSN W 34–31 3OT  51,208
October 4 2:00 PM Oregon State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 21–35   39,150
October 18 12:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC L 20–23 OT  53,825
October 25 12:30 PM Arizona California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 42–14   33,249
November 1 12:30 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 51–23   48,452
November 8 7:00 PM at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR TBS L 17–21   57,511
November 15 12:30 PM Washington California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 54–7   38,576
November 22 12:30 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (The Big Game) ABC W 28–16   67,950
December 26 5:00 PM vs. Virginia Tech* Bank One BallparkPhoenix, AZ (Insight Bowl) ESPN W 52–49   42,364
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

USC[edit]

#3 USC at California
1 2 3 4 OT Total
USC 7 0 14 3 0 24
California 7 14 0 3 3 27
  • "They always take us lightly," said receiver Jonathan Makonnen, who had seven catches for 104 yards. "They really don't respect us. They're a talented team, but they were kind of lackadaisical out there."
  • "I'm not knocking Leinart or their running backs, but I didn't see a whole lot of firepower from them," said Echemandu, the first player to rush for 100 yards against USC in 16 games. "Mike Williams is basically their whole offense."


Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 7 0 0 7
• California 13 20 7 14 54

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Stanford[edit]

California at Stanford
1 2 3 4 Total
California 0 0 7 21 28
Stanford 10 0 0 6 16
  • CAL: Aaron Rodgers 26/37, 359 Yds
  • CAL: Geoff McArthur 16 Rec, 245 Yds (single game record - Dameane Douglas, 1998)
  • CAL: bowl eligible for first time since 1996


References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 California football information guide
  2. ^ ESPN