2003 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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2003 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 1992-2003
Alamo Bowl Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference North Division
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #19
2003 record 10–3 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Barney Cotton (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Bo Pelini (1st year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#14 Kansas State x   6 2         11 4  
#19 Nebraska   5 3         10 3  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Kansas   3 5         6 7  
Colorado   3 5         5 7  
Iowa State   0 8         2 10  
South
#3 Oklahoma x   8 0         12 2  
#12 Texas   7 1         10 3  
Oklahoma State   5 3         9 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         8 5  
Texas A&M   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Kansas State 35, Oklahoma 7
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 2:30 PM #24 Oklahoma State Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC W 17–7   78,058
September 6 11:30 AM Utah State* #23 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FSN W 31–7   77,284
September 13 7:00 PM Penn State* #18 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC W 18–10   78,008
September 25 6:45 PM at Southern Miss* #15 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS ESPN W 38–14   36,125
October 4 12:30 PM Troy State* #12 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 30–0   77,825
October 11 6:00 PM at Missouri #10 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO (Rivalry) TBS L 24–41   68,349
October 18 11:30 AM Texas A&Mdagger #18 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FSN W 48–12   77,604
October 25 11:30 AM Iowa State #14 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE PPV W 28–0   77,483
November 1 11:00 AM at #16 Texas #12 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 7–31   83,308
November 8 2:30 PM at Kansas #19 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 24–3   50,107
November 15 2:30 PM Kansas State #18 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC L 9–38   78,014
November 28 11:00 AM at Colorado #25 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rivalry) ABC W 31–22   53,434
December 29 8:00 PM vs. Michigan State* #22 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 17–3   56,229
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

2003 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OG 71 Andersen, JakeJake Andersen Jr
TE Ankerson, MattMatt Ankerson Fr
C 65 Austin, GregGreg Austin Fr
WR 38 Biodrowski, BrandonBrandon Biodrowski Jr
WR 19 Birkel, AndyAndy Birkel Fr
OL Burbach, AaronAaron Burbach Fr
OG 59 Byford, BrettBrett Byford Fr
QB 12 Dailey, JoeJoe Dailey Fr
FB 4 Davies, JuddJudd Davies Sr
IB 1 Davis, JoshJosh Davis Sr
OG 67 DeLone, DarrenDarren DeLone Jr
WR Erickson, DanDan Erickson Fr
OG 78 Erickson, MikeMike Erickson Jr
WR 28 Fluellen, IsaiahIsaiah Fluellen RFr
QB 17 Glissman, GarthGarth Glissman So
IB 30 Green, TierreTierre Green Fr
OG 72 Green, TimTim Green Sr
FB 6 Grixby, DeAntaeDeAntae Grixby Sr
C 58 Haney, JustinJustin Haney RFr
IB 36 Hansen, BenBen Hansen Fr
TE 11 Herian, MattMatt Herian So
TE Hill, SeanSean Hill Fr
IB 9 Horne, DavidDavid Horne So
OT 51 Incognito, RichieRichie Incognito So
WR 31 Jackson, JoelJoel Jackson Jr
TE Johnson, PatrickPatrick Johnson Fr
TE 47 Keiser, DustyDusty Keiser Jr
WR 49 Kenney, TylerTyler Kenney RFr
TE 46 Knopp, JohnJohn Knopp So
OG 75 Koch, BrandonBrandon Koch So
FB 45 Kriewald, SteveSteve Kriewald Jr
WR LeFlore, ChrisChris LeFlore Fr
WR 10 LeFlore, MarkMark LeFlore So
OG 66 Leslie, JermaineJermaine Leslie RFr
WR 13 Liley, TimTim Liley Sr
C 63 Limbaugh, JackJack Limbaugh Sr
QB 15 Lindstrom, BrettBrett Lindstrom Sr
OT 74 Lingenfelter, NewtonNewton Lingenfelter RFr
OT 76 Loos, ChrisChris Loos Sr
QB 5 Lord, JammalJammal Lord Sr
C 64 Mann, KurtKurt Mann RFr
WR 18 McLaughlin, MikeMike McLaughlin So
FB 30 Miller, GrantGrant Miller RFr
IB 21 Miller, RobinRobin Miller Sr
QB Miller, ZachZach Miller Fr
TE 81 Mueller, JoshJosh Mueller Fr
WR 84 Mulkey, GrantGrant Mulkey RFr
OG 61 Nelson, BrianBrian Nelson Sr
WR 24 O'Holleran, JackJack O'Holleran Jr
TE 86 O'Rourke, AdamAdam O'Rourke RFr
WR 8 Ommert, RyanRyan Ommert Sr
OL Peacock, CharlieCharlie Peacock Fr
TE 82 Peetz, PhilPhil Peetz Sr
TE 85 Phillips, J.B.J.B. Phillips Fr
OT 56 Pike, GaryGary Pike So
WR 2 Pilkington, RossRoss Pilkington So
WR 25 Pittman, KadeKade Pittman Fr
OT 69 Povendo, NickNick Povendo Jr
IB 22 Ross, CoryCory Ross So
TE Sand, AndyAndy Sand Fr
OG 54 Schott, CarsonCarson Schott So
WR 14 Schroeder, MattMatt Schroeder So
OT 70 Schuler, RyanRyan Schuler Fr
TE 83 Septak, ChrisChris Septak Jr
C 79 Sewell, JoshJosh Sewell Sr
TE 80 Shada, AlexAlex Shada Jr
FB Siegel, ScottScott Siegel Fr
OL Speichinger, JeffJeff Speichinger Fr
WR 35 Stamer, DustyDusty Stamer Jr
WR 17 Starkebaum, SethSeth Starkebaum RFr
QB 16 Stuntz, MikeMike Stuntz Jr
OG 55 Tagoa'i, JuniorJunior Tagoa'i Sr
OT 57 Timm, CoryCory Timm RFr
FB 41 Todd, DaneDane Todd RFr
OT 68 Vili Waldrop, DanDan Vili Waldrop Sr
OT 53 Volk, CodyCody Volk Sr
OT 73 Wells, SamSam Wells Jr
WR 20 Wigert, KiffinKiffin Wigert Jr
FB 34 Wingender, AndyAndy Wingender Sr
TE 44 Woodward, MatthewMatthew Woodward So
WR 3 Zajicek, BenBen Zajicek Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 96 Adams, TitusTitus Adams So
RCB 27 Amos, WillieWillie Amos Jr
MIKE 61 Atha, PeterPeter Atha So
NT 59 Bingham, RyonRyon Bingham Sr
CB 16 Biodrowski, ColeCole Biodrowski So
SS 21 Bland, PhilipPhilip Bland Jr
DE 34 Bradley, StewartStewart Bradley RFr
LCB 12 Brothers, TitusTitus Brothers Fr
DT 65 Bryant, ChrisChris Bryant RFr
WILL 39 Buller, ChadChad Buller Sr
SS 14 Bullocks, DanielDaniel Bullocks So
FS 20 Bullocks, JoshJosh Bullocks So
FS 36 Burrow, DanDan Burrow Jr
LCB 4 Butler, TerrellTerrell Butler Sr
DE 90 Carriker, AdamAdam Carriker RFr
BUCK 11 Cooper, IraIra Cooper Jr
CB 6 DeFrand, DonaldDonald DeFrand So
BUCK 48 Denman, CharlieCharlie Denman So
DB Eisenhart, BenBen Eisenhart Fr
DT 97 Evwaraye, SeppoSeppo Evwaraye So
NT 62 Fisher, AnthonyAnthony Fisher RFr
FS 15 Fisher, TylerTyler Fisher So
WILL 41 Franzluebbers, JaredJared Franzluebbers So
DB Gingery, TravisTravis Gingery Fr
NT 99 Greeson, BrandonBrandon Greeson RFr
CB 26 Guse, KevinKevin Guse Sr
NT 73 Helming, JaredJared Helming So
BUCK 2 Hollowell, T.J.T.J. Hollowell Sr
WILL 40 Hopkins, LannieLannie Hopkins Jr
CB 29 Huston, KellenKellen Huston Jr
WILL 49 Ickes, AdamAdam Ickes So
DE 88 Johnson, TrevorTrevor Johnson Sr
DT 94 Kabongo, PatrickPatrick Kabongo Sr
DT 95 Krug, NathanNathan Krug So
BUCK 43 Lewin, KristopherKristopher Lewin RFr
NT 70 Lohr, JasonJason Lohr Sr
DE Luhrs, KevinKevin Luhrs Fr
FS 32 Matteo, DerekDerek Matteo Jr
DE 50 McBride, JeffJeff McBride Jr
WILL 13 McKeon, CoreyCorey McKeon Fr
RCB 1 McPherson, LornellLornell McPherson Jr
DE 44 Moore, JayJay Moore RFr
DE 57 Muhammad, WaliWali Muhammad So
DE 56 Neemann, TrevorTrevor Neemann Fr
NT 63 O'Shea, MattMatt O'Shea So
DE 98 Patrick, ChrisChris Patrick Fr
FS 31 Pippens, JerrellJerrell Pippens Sr
DE Poulosky, AndyAndy Poulosky Fr
MIKE 53 Reeves, MitchMitch Reeves RFr
DE Rice, ThomasThomas Rice Fr
RCB 28 Ricketts, PatPat Ricketts Sr
SS 24 Rigoni, BrandonBrandon Rigoni RFr
CB 30 Robison, JoeyJoey Robison So
BUCK 51 Ruud, BoBo Ruud Fr
MIKE 38 Ruud, BarrettBarrett Ruud Jr
MIKE 42 Safranek, SteveSteve Safranek Sr
CB 8 Shanle, AndrewAndrew Shanle RFr
DT 76 Shrader, MattMatt Shrader Jr
SS 23 Siegel, ShaneShane Siegel So
MIKE 54 Sievers, ChadChad Sievers Jr
DT 66 Smith, Le KevinLe Kevin Smith So
DT 74 Teamer, BrandonBrandon Teamer Fr
DE 5 Thomas, BenardBenard Thomas Jr
CB 10 Thorne, FredFred Thorne Sr
SS 25 Tiedtke, BlakeBlake Tiedtke So
DE 93 Toline, TylerTyler Toline Jr
MIKE 35 Tomasevicz, CurtCurt Tomasevicz Sr
LCB 3 Washington, FabianFabian Washington So
CB 33 White, SethSeth White Sr
SS 9 Williams, DelrickDelrick Williams Sr
WILL 7 Williams, DemorrioDemorrio Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 22 DeAngelis, SandroSandro DeAngelis Jr
PK 27 Dyches, DavidDavid Dyches Fr
PK 32 Endorf, DaleDale Endorf Sr
P Kester, TylerTyler Kester Fr
P 37 Koch, SamSam Koch So
P 19 Larson, KyleKyle Larson Sr
PK Lueshen, EricEric Lueshen Fr
PK Nielsen, JaredJared Nielsen Fr
LS Peetz, JakeJake Peetz Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Turner Gill
       1st season as AHC/QB coach
       12th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Barney Cotton
       1st season as OC/OL coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Bo Pelini
       1st season as DC/LB coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Ohio State
  • Tim Albin
       1st season as RB/PG coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Northwestern Oklahoma
  • Ron Brown
       1st season as WR coach
       17th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Scott Downing
       1st season as TE/ST coach
       4th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Jeff Jamrog
       1st season as DL/DE coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Marvin Sanders
       1st season as Sec coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Jimmy Williams
       1st season as LB coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Boyd Epley
       35th season as S&C coach
       35th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2011

Game notes[edit]

Oklahoma State[edit]

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 3 0 14 0 17


Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 6 9 13 3 31


Penn State[edit]

Penn State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 0 10 0 0 10
Nebraska 3 6 6 3 18


Southern Miss[edit]

Nebraska at Southern Miss [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 17 0 14 7 38
Southern Miss 0 7 0 7 14


Troy State[edit]

Troy State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Troy State 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 3 7 13 7 30


Missouri[edit]

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 3 14 0 24
Missouri 7 7 0 27 41


Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 0 3 6 12
Nebraska 20 0 14 14 48


Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 21 7 0 0 28


Texas[edit]

Nebraska at Texas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 0 7 7
Texas 7 7 3 14 31


Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 7 7 7 24
Kansas 0 3 0 0 3


Kansas State[edit]

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 7 0 10 21 38
Nebraska 0 7 0 2 9


Colorado[edit]

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 14 0 10 31
Colorado 7 9 6 0 22


Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 3 0 0 0 3
Nebraska 3 14 0 0 17


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP NR 23 18 15 15 12 10 19 14 12 19 18 23 25 23 22 19
Coaches 18
BCS Not released 11 9 18 17 22 23 21 20 N/A

After the season[edit]

Nebraska finished in 2nd place in the Big 12 North Division and tied for 4th conference-wide, with a final record of 10–3 (5–3). Prior to the season, Head Coach Frank Solich was feeling pressure to perform after a 7–7 (3–5) record the previous year (the first non-winning season since 1961), and had significantly revamped his coaching staff for 2003.

Despite the sweeping changes and the improvements they brought, which helped Nebraska to another 9-win season, Solich was fired at the conclusion of the regular season. Defensive Coordinator Bo Pelini was named Interim Head Coach and led the Huskers to a 17–3 Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State. When new Head Coach Bill Callahan was announced in later weeks, most of the existing assistants (including Pelini) were also fired.

Pelini would later return as Callahan's replacement in 2008.

Awards[edit]

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Josh Bullocks, Kyle Larson
All-America honorable mention Richie Incognito, Demorrio Williams
All-Big 12 1st team Josh Bullocks, Matt Herian, Richie Incognito, Kyle Larson, Demorrio Williams
All-Big 12 2nd team Ryon Bingham, Barrett Ruud
All-Big 12 3rd team Fabian Washington
All-Big 12 honorable mention Daniel Bullocks, Josh Davis, Mike Erickson, Isaiah Fluellen, T. J. Hollowell, Trevor Johnson, Jammal Lord, Josh Sewell, Dan Vili Waldrop

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2003 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Titus Adams New York Jets
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Stewart Bradley Philadelphia Eagles
Daniel Bullocks Detroit Lions
Josh Bullocks New Orleans Saints
Adam Carriker St. Louis Rams
Josh Davis New York Jets
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
T. J. Hollowell New York Giants
Richie Incognito St. Louis Rams
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Jay Moore San Francisco 49ers
Chris Patrick New York Giants
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Andy Poulosky Sioux City Bandits
Cory Ross Baltimore Ravens
Barrett Ruud Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bo Ruud New England Patriots
Le Kevin Smith New England Patriots
Fabian Washington Oakland Raiders
Demorrio Williams Atlanta Falcons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 2003 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2003 Husker Honors". Archived from the original on May 18, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.