2003 UCLA Bruins football team

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2003 UCLA Bruins football
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Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2003 record 6–7 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Karl Dorrell (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Steve Axman (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Larry Kerr (1st year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
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

The 2003 UCLA Bruins football team represented UCLA in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's first season as the UCLA head coach. UCLA was ranked #20 by College Football News in the preseason polls.[1] The Bruins finished 6–7 overall, and were tied for fifth place in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 4–4 record.[2] The Bruins were invited to play in the Silicon Valley Football Classic vs. Fresno State on December 30, 2003.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 1:30 PM at #24 Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC L 14–16   48,534[3]
September 13 5:00 PM Illinois* Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 6–3   51,118[4]
September 20 12:30 PM at #1 Oklahoma* Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 24–59   83,317[5]
September 27 7:00 PM San Diego State* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN West 2 W 20–10   48,690[6]
October 4 3:30 PM #18 Washington Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN W 46–16   68,319[7]
October 11 3:30 PM at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 24–21   44,481[8]
October 18 12:30 PM California Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 23–20 OT  53,825[9]
October 25 7:00 PM Arizona State Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN W 20–13   61,778[10]
November 1 12:30 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FSN L 14–21   44,950[11]
November 8 4:00 PM at #12 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC L 13–31   33,846[12]
November 15 12:30 PM Oregon Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN L 13–31   56,083[13]
November 22 12:30 PM at #2 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) ABC L 22–47   93,172[14]
December 30 7:30 PM vs. Fresno State* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Silicon Valley Football Classic) ESPN2 L 9–17   20,126[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Colorado Buffaloes[edit]

UCLA at Colorado
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 7 7 0 14
Buffaloes 7 3 0 6 16
  • Date: September 4, 2004
  • Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado
  • Game start: 1:37 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 48,534
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 77°F, 36% humidity, 6mph S
  • Referee: C. Castleberry
  • Television network: ABC


Illinois Fighting Illini[edit]

Illinois at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 0 3 0 3
Bruins 3 3 0 0 6
  • Date: September 13, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 5:09 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 51,118
  • Game weather: Hazy, 81°F, 51% humidity, 3mph S
  • Referee: Jack Wood
  • Television network: ABC


Oklahoma Sooners[edit]

UCLA at Oklahoma
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 10 0 14 0 24
Sooners 7 21 14 17 59
  • Date: September 20, 2003
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 2:35 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:40
  • Game attendance: 51,118
  • Game weather: Clear, 79°F, 12mph S-SE
  • Referee: Steve Usecheck
  • Television network: ABC

Oklahoma's Antonio Perkins set an NCAA record for punt return yards in a game with 277 yards on seven returns. He also set an NCAA record with three punt returns for touchdowns in a game.[5]

San Diego State Aztecs[edit]

San Diego State at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 3 0 7 10
Bruins 0 3 7 10 20
  • Date: September 27, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 7:08 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 48,690
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 75°F, 61% humidity
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Television network: FSN West 2


Washington Huskies[edit]

Washington at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 6 0 0 16
Bruins 0 7 15 24 46
  • Date: October 4, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 3:41 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 68,319
  • Game weather: Hazy, 77°F, 47% humidity, 2mph S
  • Referee: Larry Farina
  • Television network: FSN


Arizona Wildcats[edit]

UCLA at Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 3 7 7 7 24
Wildcats 7 14 0 0 21
  • Date: October 11, 2003
  • Location: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
  • Game start: 3:40 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:09
  • Game attendance: 44,481
  • Game weather: Mostly clear, 85°F, 38% humidity, 5mph N
  • Referee: Jack Folliard
  • Television network: FSN


California Golden Bears[edit]

California at UCLA
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Golden Bears 3 0 9 8 0 20
Bruins 7 0 7 6 3 23
  • Date: October 18, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 12:39 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 53,825
  • Game weather: Bright, 93°F, 23% humidity, 1mph S
  • Referee: Jay Stricherz
  • Television network: ABC


Arizona State Sun Devils[edit]

Arizona State at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 3 10 0 0 13
Bruins 10 0 7 3 20

Maurice Drew's 83-yard touchdown run tied for ninth longest run from scrimmage in UCLA history, tied with Derek Ayers (1993 vs. BYU) and Jackie Robinson (1939 vs. Oregon). It was also the longest run from scrimmage by a true freshman in UCLA history. This was Drew's first 100-yard game. It was the 12th time in UCLA history a true freshman has reached the 100-yard mark and it was the first since DeShaun Foster in 1998 (109 yards on 15 carries vs. USC).

Stanford Cardinal[edit]

UCLA at Stanford
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 7 0 7 14
Cardinal 0 14 7 0 21
  • Date: November 1, 2003
  • Location: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
  • Game start: 12:30 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 44,950
  • Game weather: Crisp and clear, 65°F, 5mph N
  • Referee: Jack Folliard
  • Television network: FSN


Washington State Cougars[edit]

UCLA at Washington State
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 6 7 0 13
#12 Cougars 14 14 0 3 31
  • Date: November 8, 2003
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
  • Game start: 4:08 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 33,846
  • Game weather: Overcast, 48°F
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Television network: ABC


Oregon Ducks[edit]

Oregon at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 21 10 0 0 31
Bruins 3 3 0 7 13
  • Date: November 15, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 12:39 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 56,083
  • Game weather: Overcast, 68°F, 46% humidity, no wind
  • Referee: Jack Folliard


USC Trojans[edit]

UCLA at USC
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 2 7 13 22
#2 Trojans 14 19 14 0 47


Fresno State Bulldogs (Silicon Valley Football Classic)[edit]

UCLA vs. Fresno State
1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 7 2 0 9
Bulldogs 14 3 0 0 17
  • Date: December 30, 2003
  • Location: Spartan Stadium, San Jose, California
  • Game start: 7:34 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:17
  • Game attendance: 20,126
  • Game weather: Cool, 54°F, wind SE
  • Referee: David Witvoet


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2003-2004 Football Schedule". UCLA. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "No. 24 Colorado 16, UCLA 14". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "UCLA 6, Illinois 3". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Oklahoma 59, UCLA 24". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "UCLA 20, San Diego State 10". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "UCLA 46, Washington 16". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "UCLA 24, Arizona 21". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "UCLA 23, Cal 20". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "UCLA 20, ASU 13". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Stanford 21, UCLA 14". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "No. 12 Washington State 31, UCLA 13". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Oregon 31, UCLA 13". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "USC 47, UCLA 22". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Fresno State 17, UCLA 9". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 

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