2003 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2003 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 South Division Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference South
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
2003 record 12–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Stoops (5th year)
Co-offensive coordinator Chuck Long (2nd year)
Co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops (5th year)
Co-defensive coordinator Brent Venables (5th year)
Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,207)
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 conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 109th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner (winning his second one that season), Bob Stoops, in his 5th season as the OU head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began with a win over Iowa State in Ames on October 4, and ended with an upset loss to Kansas State in the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game on December 6. The Sooners finished the season 12–2 (8–1 in Big 12) while winning the Big 12 South. Despite their loss in the conference championship game, they were invited to the 2004 Sugar Bowl, which served as the BCS National Championship Game that year, where they lost to LSU, 14–21.

Following the season, Tommie Harris was selected 14th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, along with Teddy Lehman in the 2nd round, and Derrick Strait in the 3rd.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM North Texas* #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN W 37–3   83,073[1]
September 6 6:45 PM at Alabama* #1 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN W 20–13   83,818[1]
September 13 2:30 PM Fresno State* #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK PPV W 52–28   83,091[1]
September 20 2:30 PM UCLA* #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 59–24   83,317[1]
October 4 6:00 PM at Iowa State #1 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA TBS W 53–7   49,670[1]
October 11 2:30 PM vs. #11 Texas #1 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 65–13   75,587[1]
October 18 6:00 PM #24 Missouridagger #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 34–13   83,327[1]
October 25 6:00 PM at Colorado #1 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO TBS W 34–20   54,215[1]
November 1 2:30 PM #14 Oklahoma State #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) ABC W 52–9   84,027[1]
November 8 11:00 AM Texas A&M #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 77–0   83,461[1]
November 15 1:30 PM Baylor #1 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK PPV W 41–3   82,117[1]
November 22 2:30 PM at Texas Tech #1 Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX ABC W 56–25   53,135[1]
December 6 7:00 PM vs. #12 Kansas State #1 Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC L 7–35   79,451[1]
January 4 7:00 PM vs. #2 LSU* #3 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 14–21   79,342[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

North Texas[edit]

North Texas Mean Green at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 0 0 3 3
#1 Oklahoma 10 13 7 7 37


Alabama[edit]

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Alabama Crimson Tide
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Oklahoma 6 7 7 0 20
Alabama 0 3 7 3 13

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Fresno State[edit]

Fresno State Bulldogs at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Fresno State 0 0 7 21 28
#1 Oklahoma 16 22 0 14 52


UCLA[edit]

UCLA Bruins at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 10 0 14 0 24
#1 Oklahoma 7 21 14 17 59

Antonio Perkins became the first Division I-A player in history to have three returns for a score in one game while also breaking the NCAA single-game punt return yardage record.[3]


Iowa State[edit]

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Oklahoma 3 19 10 21 53
Iowa State 0 0 0 7 7


Texas (Red River Shootout)[edit]

#1 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #11 Texas Longhorns
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Oklahoma 14 23 14 14 65
#11 Texas 7 6 0 0 13


Missouri[edit]

#24 Missouri Tigers at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Missouri 3 7 0 3 13
#1 Oklahoma 7 24 3 0 34


Colorado[edit]

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Colorado Buffaloes
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Oklahoma 14 3 10 7 34
Colorado 7 0 0 13 20

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This was Oklahoma's first win in Boulder since 1988.


Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)[edit]

#14 Oklahoma State Cowboys at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Oklahoma State 0 3 6 0 9
#1 Oklahoma 10 14 14 14 52


Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M Aggies at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
#1 Oklahoma 14 35 28 0 77

[5]

Baylor[edit]

Baylor Bears at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 0 3 0 0 3
#1 Oklahoma 24 10 0 7 41


Texas Tech[edit]

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Oklahoma 14 21 7 14 56
Texas Tech 3 7 8 7 25

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Kansas State (Big 12 Championship Game)[edit]

#12 Kansas State Wildcats vs. #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Kansas State 0 21 7 7 35
#1 Oklahoma 7 0 0 0 7


LSU (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

Main article: 2004 Sugar Bowl
#2 LSU Tigers vs. #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 LSU 7 7 7 0 21
#3 Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14


Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

OU Opp
Points per Game 42.9 15.3
First Downs 315 190
  Rushing 115 80
  Passing 173 102
  Penalty 27 8
Rushing Yardage 2043 1585
  Rushing Attempts 538 462
  Avg per Rush 3.8 3.4
  Avg per Game 145.9 113.2
Passing Yardage 4109 2050
  Avg per Game 293.5 146.4
  Completions-Attempts 299-480 (62.3%) 218-419 (52%)
Total Offense 6152 3635
  Total Plays 1018 881
  Avg per Play 6 4.1
  Avg per Game 439.4 259.6
Fumbles-Lost 17-6 26-12
OU Opp
Punts-Yards 60-2389 (39.8 avg) 102-4071 (39.9 avg)
Punt Returns-Total Yards 56-668 (11.9 avg) 22-93 (4.2 avg)
Kick Returns-Total Yards 30-656 (21.9 avg) 54-997 (18.5 avg)
Avg Time of Possession per Game 32:15 27:45
Penalties-Yards 86-673 96-808
  Avg per Game 48.1 57.7
3rd Down Conversions 86/202 (42.6%) 59/209 (28.2%)
4th Down Conversions 16/29 (55.2%) 8/24 (33.3%)
Sacks By-Yards 45-269 28-208
Total TDs 78 27
  Rushing 27 11
  Passing 43 1
Fields Goals-Attempts 19-22 (86.4%) 9/10 (90%)
PAT-Attempts 74-76 (97.4%) 23-26 (88.5%)
Total Attendance 582,413 240,838
  Games-Avg per Game 7-83,202 4-60,210

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 37 57 56 64 214
Oklahoma 146 219 114 122 601

2004 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2004 NFL Draft was held on April 24–25, 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Tommie Harris DT 1st 14 Chicago Bears
Teddy Lehman LB 2nd 37 Detroit Lions
Derrick Strait CB 3rd 76 New York Jets

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2003 OU Football Season". Sooner Stats. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide - Box Score". ESPN. September 6, 2003. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners Play-By-Play". ESPN. September 20, 2003. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Last Minute Sooner TD Beats Back Buffs". ESPN. October 25, 2003. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "White Accounts for Five TDs Before Half". ESPN. November 8, 2003. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "White Tosses Four TDs, Jones Scores Five". ESPN. November 22, 2003. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2004 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2014.