2003–04 NCAA football bowl games

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2003–04 NCAA football bowl games
Sugar Bowl Game 2004 from Flickr 29799042.jpg
Gameplay during the BCS National Championship Sugar Bowl for the 2003 season
Season 2003
Number of bowls 28
All-star games 2
Bowl games December 16, 2003 –
January 3, 2004
National Championship 2004 Sugar Bowl
Location of Championship Louisiana Superdome,
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champions LSU Tigers (BCS/Coaches) & USC Trojans (AP)
Bowl Challenge Cup winner ACC
Bowl Record by Conference
Conference Bowls Record Final AP Poll
Big Ten 8 3–5 (0.375) 5
Big 12 8 2–6 (0.250) 5
SEC 7 5–2 (0.714) 5
ACC 6 5–1 (0.833) 2
Pac-10 6 4–2 (0.667) 2
Big East 5 2–3 (0.400) 2
Conference USA 5 1–4 (0.200) 1
WAC 4 3–1 (0.750) 1
Mountain West 3 1–2 (0.333) 1
MAC 2 2–0 (1.000) 1
Sun Belt 1 0–1 (0.000) 0
Independents 1 0–1 (0.000) 0

The 2003–04 NCAA football bowl games were a series of 28 post-season games (including the Bowl Championship Series) played in December 2003 and January 2004 for Division I-A football teams and their all-stars. The post-season began with the New Orleans Bowl on December 16, 2003, and concluded on January 30, 2004, with the season-ending Senior Bowl.

A total of 28 team-competitive games, and two all-star games, were played. To fill the 56 available bowl slots, four teams with non-winning seasons participated in bowl games—all four had a .500 (6–6) season. While teams that did not have winning seasons were invited to bowl games, seven teams with winning records were left out: Northern Illinois (10–2); Connecticut (9-3); Marshall and Toledo (both 8–4); Air Force and Akron (both 7–5); and South Florida (7–4).

Schedule[edit]

Non BCS Contests[1][2]
Date Game Site Time
(US EST)
TV Matchup
(pre-game record)
AP
pre-game
rank
USA Today
pre-game
rank
12/16 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
7 PM ESPN2 Memphis 27 (8–4),
North Texas 17 (9–3)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/18 GMAC Bowl Ladd Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama
7:30 PM ESPN2 Miami 49 (12–1),
Louisville 28 (9–3)
#14
NR
#15
NR
12/22 Tangerine Bowl Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida
5:30 PM ESPN North Carolina State 56 (7–5),
Kansas 26 (6–6)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/23 Fort Worth Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, Texas
7:30 PM ESPN Boise State 34 (12–1),
TCU 31 (11–1)
#18
#19
#16
#19
12/24 Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium
Whitney, Nevada
7:30 PM ESPN Oregon State 55 (7–5),
New Mexico 14 (8–4)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/25 Hawai'i Bowl Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, Hawaii
8:00 PM ESPN Hawaii 54 (8–5),
Houston 48 (7–5)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/26 Motor City Bowl Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
5:00 PM ESPN Bowling Green 28 (10–3),
Northwestern 24 (6–6)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/26 Insight Bowl Bank One Ballpark
Phoenix, Arizona
8:30 PM ESPN California 52 (7–6),
Virginia Tech 49 (8–4)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/27 Continental Tire Bowl Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina
11:00 AM ESPN2 Virginia 23 (7–5),
Pittsburgh 16 (8–4)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/29 Alamo Bowl Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
9:00 AM ESPN Nebraska 17 (9–3),
Michigan State 3 (8–4)
#22
NR
#21
NR
12/30 Houston Bowl Reliant Stadium
Houston, Texas
4:30 PM ESPN Texas Tech 38 (7–5),
Navy 14 (8–4)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/30 Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, California
8:00 PM ESPN Washington State 28 (9–3),
Texas 20 (10–2)
#15
#5
#14
#5
12/30 Silicon Valley Classic Spartan Stadium
San Jose, California
10:30 PM ESPN2 Fresno State 17 (8–5),
UCLA 9 (6–6)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/31 Music City Bowl LP Field
Nashville, Tennessee
12:00 PM ESPN Auburn 28 (7–5),
Wisconsin 14 (7–5)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/31 Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, Texas
2:00 PM CBS Minnesota 31 (9–3),
Oregon 30 (8–4)
#24
NR
#20
NR
12/31 Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee
3:30 PM ESPN Utah 17 (9–2),
Southern Miss 0 (9–3)
#25
NR
#25
NR
12/31 Independence Bowl Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana
7:30 PM ESPN Arkansas 27 (8–4),
Missouri 14 (8–4)
NR
NR
NR
NR
12/31 San Francisco Bowl Pacific Bell Park
San Francisco, California
10:30 PM ESPN2 Boston College 32 (7–5),
Colorado State 21 (7–5)
NR
NR
NR
NR
1/1 Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
11:00 AM ESPN Iowa 37, (9–3)
Florida 17 (8–4)
#13
#17
#12
#17
1/1 Gator Bowl Alltel Stadium
Jacksonville, Florida
12:30 PM NBC Maryland 41, (9–3)
West Virginia 7 (8–4)
#23
#20
#24
#23
1/1 Capital One Bowl Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida
1:00 PM ABC Georgia 34, (10–3)
Purdue 27 (9–3)
#11
#12
#11
#13
1/2 Cotton Bowl Classic Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas
2:00 PM FOX Mississippi 31, (9–3)
Oklahoma State 28 (9–3)
#16
#21
#18
#22
1/2 Peach Bowl Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
4:30 PM ESPN Clemson 27 (8–5),
Tennessee 14 (10–2)
NR
#6
NR
#7
1/3 Humanitarian Bowl Bronco Stadium
Boise, Idaho
12 PM ESPN Georgia Tech 52 (6–6),
Tulsa 10 (8–4)
NR
NR
NR
NR
Bowl Championship Series[1][2]
Date Game Site Time
(US EST)
TV Matchup AP rank BCS rank
1/1 Rose Bowl Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
4:30 PM ABC USC 28 (11–1) (Pac-10 Champion),
Michigan (Big Ten Champion) 14 (10–2)
#1
#4
#3
#4
1/1 Orange Bowl Dolphin Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
8:30 PM ABC Miami 16 (10–2) (Big East Champion),
Florida State (ACC Champion) 14 (10–2)
#10
#9
#9
#7
1/2 Fiesta Bowl Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Arizona
8 PM ABC Ohio State 35 (10–2),
Kansas State 28 (11–3) (Big 12 Champion)
#7
#8
#5
#10
1/4 Sugar Bowl Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
8 PM ABC LSU 21 (12–1) (SEC Champion),
Oklahoma 14 (12–1)
#2
#3
#2
#1

Conference bowl representation[edit]

Conference Bowl Appearances Top 25 (December 7 Polls)
 #  Record  % Winners Losers  #  Teams AP Rank CP Rank
 Mid-American 2 2–0  1.000  Miami
Bowling Green
1 Miami #14 #15
 ACC 6 5–1  0.833  Maryland
Georgia Tech
Clemson
NC State
Virginia
Florida State
2 Florida State #9 #8
Maryland #23 #24
 Western Athletic 4 3–1  0.750  Boise State
Hawaii
Fresno State
Tulsa
1 Boise State #18 #16
 SEC 7 5–2  0.714  LSU
Georgia
Mississippi
Auburn
Arkansas
Tennessee
Florida
5 LSU #2 #2
Tennessee #6 #7
Georgia #11 #11
Mississippi #16 #18
Florida #17 #17
 Pac-10 6 4–2  0.667  USC
Washington State
Oregon State
California
Oregon
UCLA
2 USC #1 #1
Washington State #15 #14
 Big East 5 2–3  0.400  Miami
Boston College
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh
2 Miami #10 #9
West Virginia #20 #23
 Big 10 8 3–5  0.375  Ohio State
Iowa
Minnesota
Michigan
Purdue
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Northwestern
5 Michigan #4 #4
Ohio State #7 #6
Iowa #13 #12
Purdue #12 #13
Minnesota #24 #20
 Mountain West 3 1–2  0.333  Utah
New Mexico
Colorado State
1 Utah #25 #25
 Big 12 8 2–6  0.250  Nebraska
Texas Tech
Oklahoma
Texas
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
Kansas
Missouri
5 Oklahoma #3 #3
Texas #5 #5
Kansas State #8 #10
Nebraska #22 #21
Oklahoma State #21 #22
 Conference USA 5 1–4  0.200  Memphis
TCU
Louisville
Houston
Southern Miss
1 TCU #19 #19
 Sun Belt 1 0–1  0.000  North Texas
0 none
 Independents 1 0–1  0.000  Navy
0 none

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ESPN College FB Scoreboard (2003)". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "2003-2004 Bowl Results (about.com)". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 

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