2003 UCF Golden Knights football team

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2003 UCF Golden Knights football
UCF Golden Knights logo.png
Conference Mid-American Conference East
2003 record 3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coach Mike Kruczek (6th year)
Alan Gooch (Interim)
Home stadium Citrus Bowl
(Capacity: 65,438)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#10 Miami x   8 0         13 1  
Marshall   6 2         8 4  
Akron   5 3         7 5  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
UCF   2 6         3 9  
Ohio   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         1 11  
West
#23 Bowling Green x   7 1         11 3  
Northern Illinois   6 2         10 2  
Toledo   6 2         8 4  
Western Michigan   4 4         5 7  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Central Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Miami 49, Bowling Green 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 UCF Golden Knights football team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. After signing a three-year contract extension to begin the season, head coach Mike Kruczek was fired following a 3–7 start. Kruczek was replaced on an interim basis by Assistant coach and former player Alan Gooch who finished out the dismal 3-9 season.

2003 marked the Golden Knights second season in the Mid-American Conference, in the East Division.

Season schedule[edit]

The Citrus Bowl, the Knights home field.
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 3:00pm at #10 Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN L 28–49   65,115
September 13 6:00pm FAU* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 33–29   26,901
September 20 12:00pm at Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN L 14–38   35,103
September 27 2:00pm at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH L 16–36   6,728
October 4 6:00pm Buffalo Citrus Bowl • Orlando, FL W 19–10   22,540
October 11 2:00pm at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH L 0–28   21,109
October 18 6:00pm at Akron Rubber BowlAkron, OH L 24–38   8,113
October 25 4:00pm Central Michigandagger Citrus Bowl • Orlando, FL W 31–13   20,523
November 1 1:00pm at #23 West Virginia* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 18–36   42,712
November 8 12:00pm at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI L 13–29   5,150
November 19 7:30pm Marshall Citrus Bowl • Orlando, FL ESPN2 L 7–21   18,141
November 28 1:00pm #15 Miami (OH) Citrus Bowl • Orlando, FL L 21–56   12,902
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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