2003 Oregon Ducks football team

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2003 Oregon Ducks football
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Civil War Champions
Sun Bowl vs Minnesota, L 30-31
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2003 record 8-5 (5-3 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Bellotti (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti (7th year)
Captain Game captains
Home stadium Autzen Stadium (c. 54,000, FieldTurf)
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

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Dennis Dixon
QB
San Leandro, CA San Leandro HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 4.5 Feb 5, 2003 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Ryan Gilliam
CB
Tallahassee, FL Lincoln HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 4.4 Feb 5, 2003 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Lance Broadus
LB
Woodland Hills, CA William Howard Taft HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 223 lb (101 kg) 4.5 Feb 3, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Johnny DuRocher
QB
Spanaway, WA Bethel HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.8 May 8, 2002 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Jordan Carey
S
Olympia, WA Capital HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 4.4 Jan 25, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Marcus Miller
LB
Norwalk, CA Cerritos CC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.5 Dec 18, 2002 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Pat So'oalo
OL
Kailua, HI Kailua HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 288 lb (131 kg) 4.9 Jan 25, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
AJ Tuitele
S
Banning, CA Banning HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.5 Jun 14, 2002 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Eddie Whitaker
TE
Van Nuys, CA Los Angeles Valley CC 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 4.7 Jan 12, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Rodney Woods
CB
Fresno, CA Fresno CC 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 Jan 20, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Paul Martinez
K
Danville, CA San Ramon Valley HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.9 Jan 20, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Marc Walker
CB
San Francisco, CA CC of San Francisco 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Dec 18, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Victor Filipe
DT
Salt Lake City, UT Highland HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 290 lb (130 kg) NA Dec 9, 2002 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Jerome Johnson
LB
Los Angeles, CA Susan Miller Dorsey HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 243 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Dec 16, 2002 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Brady Leaf
QB
Great Falls, MT C M Russell HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.8 Dec 25, 2002 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Brian Paysinger
WR
Long Beach, CA Woodrow Wilson Classical HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.4 Jan 16, 2003 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Dante Rosario
LB
Dayton, OR Dayton HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jul 9, 2002 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Garren Strong
WR
Cupertino, CA Homestead HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.5 Dec 18, 2002 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Josh Tschirgi
OL
Vancouver, WA Skyview HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 5.1 Nov 20, 2002 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Brandon Bair
TE
Saint Anthony, ID South Fremont HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) NA Feb 4, 2003 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Marcus Maxwell
WR
Santa Clara, CA Diablo Valley College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.5 Jan 22, 2003 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Kyle Weatherspoon
WR
Lynwood, CA Lynwood HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 182 lb (83 kg) NA Feb 4, 2003 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Ramond White
LB
Henderson, NV Green Valley HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.5 Jan 22, 2003 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Dan Kause
TE
Anaheim, CA Servite CC 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 4.7 Dec 9, 2002 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44   Rivals: 26
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at Mississippi State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS ESPN2 W 42-34   52,856
September 6 12:30 PM Nevada* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 31-23   56,471
September 13 7:00 PM at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ TBS W 41-10   40,462
September 20 12:30 PM #3 Michigan* #22 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ABC W 31-27   59,023
September 27 12:30 PM #21 Washington State #10 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ABC L 16-55   57,473
October 3 7:00 PM at Utah* #19 Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT ESPN2 L 13-17   44,676
October 11 12:30 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ABC L 14-59   53,762
October 25 12:30 PM Stanforddagger Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR W 35-0   57,627
November 1 7:00 PM at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA TBS L 10-42   72,450
November 8 7:00 PM California Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR TBS W 21-17   57,511
November 15 12:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN W 31-13   56,083
November 22 12:30 PM Oregon State Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR (Civil War) ABC W 34-20   58,102
December 31 11:30 AM vs. Minnesota* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 30-31   49,894
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 28 0 14 0 42
Mississippi St 0 14 7 13 34


Nevada[edit]

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 6 14 21 7 48
Arizona 0 0 3 7 10

[1]



Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 6 0 7 14 27
Oregon 0 21 3 7 31
  • Highest ranked non-conference opponent Oregon defeated at home


Washington State[edit]

Utah[edit]

Arizona State[edit]

Stanford[edit]

Washington[edit]

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
California 0 10 0 7 17
Oregon 0 7 0 14 21
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon
  • Game start: 10:00 p.m. EST

[2]


UCLA[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 3 3 7 20
Oregon 7 7 14 6 34

[3]


Sun Bowl (Minnesota)[edit]

References[edit]