2003 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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2003 Texas A&M Aggies football
Conference Big 12 Conference
South Division
2003 record 4–8 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach Dennis Franchione
Offensive coordinator Les Koenning, Jr.
Defensive coordinator Carl Torbush
Home stadium Kyle Field
(Capacity: 82,600)
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 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University in the college football season of 2003. The team's head football coach was Dennis Franchione. 2003 was the first year for Franchione who resigned from Alabama in late 2002. Franchione, known for his history of turning struggling football programs around, replaced R.C. Slocum who was fired after a mediocre 6–6 season in 2002.

Franchione brought the majority of his coaching staff with him to College Station. Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Pollard declined an offer to go to College Station and elected to remain at Alabama. Franchione signed a contract that was set to pay him a yearly salary of $1.7 million through 2010.[1]

The Aggies finished the 2003 season with a 4–8 record, including a nationally televised 77–0 loss to Oklahoma, the worst loss in A&M's history. The season also marked the first losing season for the Aggies in 21 years.[2]

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Arkansas State* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 26–11   75,804[3]
September 6 7:00 PM #25 Utah* Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 28–26   74,019[3]
September 18 6:30 PM at #8 Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN L 19–35   65,115[3]
September 27 2:30 PM #19 Pittsburgh* Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC L 26–37   79,116[3]
October 4 9:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX (A&M–Tech rivalry) FSN L 28–59   51,772[3]
October 11 12:30 PM Baylor Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 73–10   73,030[3]
October 18 11:30 AM at #21 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE FSN L 12–48   77,604[3]
October 25 2:30 PM #22 Oklahoma State Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC L 10–38   79,153[3]
November 1 12:30 PM Kansas Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 45–33   68,487[3]
November 8 11:00 AM at #1 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 0–77   83,461[3]
November 15 11:30 AM at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN L 22–45   55,505[3]
November 28 2:30 PM #5 Texas Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Lone Star Showdown) ABC L 15–46   84,094[3]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas State 0 3 0 8 11
Texas A&M 0 9 10 7 26


Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 0 0 13 13 26
Texas A&M 14 7 0 7 28


Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 9 0 7 19
Virginia Tech 7 7 7 14 35


Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 9 0 21 7 37
Texas A&M 0 13 0 13 26


Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 14 0 14 28
Texas Tech 17 14 21 7 59


Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 3 7 0 0 10
Texas A&M 10 28 21 14 73


Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 0 3 6 12
Nebraska 20 0 14 14 48


Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 14 7 10 7 38
Texas A&M 0 0 0 10 10


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 7 6 13 33
Texas A&M 7 7 24 7 45


Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma 14 35 28 0 77


Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 6 3 13 22
Missouri 16 6 9 14 45


Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 14 6 16 10 46
Texas A&M 0 9 6 0 15


References[edit]

  1. ^ Eagle Staff (November 24, 2007). "Coach Fran timeline at Texas A&M". Bryan-College Station Eagle. Archived from the original on November 26, 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2007. 
  2. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (November 8, 2007). "Big 12 Football: Where did Fran fail?". San Antonio Express-News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Cumulative Season Statistics". Texas A&M University. Retrieved October 16, 2011.