2003 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2003 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2003 record 1–11 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Ron Turner
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,249)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6/7 Michigan   7 1         10 3  
#4/4 Ohio State   6 2         11 2  
#18/19 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#8/8 Iowa   5 3         10 3  
#20/17 Minnesota   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   5 3         8 5  
Wisconsin   4 4         7 6  
Northwestern   4 4         6 7  
Penn State   0* 7         0* 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 10  
Illinois   0 8         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 2003 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Turner, who was in his seventh season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 1–11.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 11:00 AM vs. Missouri* Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis, MO ABC L 15–22   63,576
September 6 11:00 AM Illinois State* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 49–22   56,304
September 13 7:00 PM at UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC L 3–6   51,118
September 20 11:00 AM California* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 24–31   58,363
September 27 5:00 PM Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 L 20–38   58,495
October 4 11:00 AM at #23 Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) ESPN L 10–43   63,139
October 11 11:00 AM #21 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN L 14–61   47,509
October 18 11:00 AM at #17 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN L 14–56   110,231
October 25 11:00 AM #24 Minnesotadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 10–36   46,407
November 1 11:00 AM at #13 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN L 10–41   70,397
November 8 11:00 AM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN L 14–17   24,102
November 18 11:00 AM Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) BTN L 21–38   38,688
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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