2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 31–3 vs. Oregon
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 20
2003 record 10–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason (7th year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Michigan $   7 1         10 3  
#4 Ohio State %   6 2         11 2  
#18 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#8 Iowa   5 3         10 3  
#20 Minnesota   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   5 3         8 5  
Wisconsin   4 4         7 6  
Northwestern   4 4         6 7  
Penn State   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 10  
Illinois   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2003 Gopher-Wolverine game.

The 2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach Glen Mason, the Golden Gophers compiled a 10–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 503 to 285.[1] The team made an appearance in the Sun Bowl. The 2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was ranked 17th in the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll and 20th in the final Associated Press poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM Tulsa* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 49–10   36,623[2]
September 6 7:00 PM Troy State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 48–7   31,393[3]
September 13 1:00 PM at Ohio* Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN+ W 42–20   20,227[4]
September 20 7:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 48–14   34,929[5]
September 27 11:00 AM at Penn State No. 24 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN W 20–14   106,735[6]
October 4 11:00 AM at Northwestern No. 21 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN+ W 42–17   23,539[7]
October 10 7:00 PM No. 20 Michigan No. 17 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 35–38   62,374[8]
October 18 11:00 AM No. 15 Michigan State No. 25 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 38–44   38,778[9]
October 25 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 36–10   46,407[10]
November 1 1:00 PM Indiana No. 24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 55–7   45,398[11]
November 8 11:00 AM Wisconsin No. 24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN W 37–34   59,543[12]
November 15 11:00 AM at No. 20 Iowa No. 19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 L 22–40   70,397[13]
December 31 1:00 PM vs. Oregon* No. 24 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 31–30   49,894[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wisconsin at #24/18 Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 3 10 14 7 34
Minnesota 10 14 3 10 37

References[edit]

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/minnesota-golden-gophers-team-roster?season=2003