2003 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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2003 Northwestern Wildcats football
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Conference Big Ten Conference
2003 record 6–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Randy Walker (5th year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Colby (2nd year)
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
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 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 28–20   27,775
September 6 12:00 PM Air Force* Ryan FieldEvanston, IL L 21–22   21,772
September 13 11:00 AM Miami (Ohio)* Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 14–44   24,215
September 20 1:00 PM at Duke* Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 28–10   21,143
September 27 11:00 PM at No. 4 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN2 L 0–20   104,680
October 4 11:00 AM No. 21 Minnesota Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 17–42   23,539
October 11 10:00 AM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN+ W 37–31 OT  27,213
October 25 11:00 AM No. 20 Wisconsin Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN2 W 16–7   36,233
November 1 11:00 AM at No. 11 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 14–34   51,110
November 8 11:00 AM Penn State Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN2 W 17–7   26,188
November 15 2:30 PM No. 9 Michigan Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN L 10–41   40,681
November 22 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ W 37–20   38,688
December 26 4:00 PM vs. No. 24 Bowling Green* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN L 24–28   51,286
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from BCS Poll or AP Poll if BCS not available. All times are in Central Time.

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