2003 Tangerine Bowl

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2003 Mazda Tangerine Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
NC State 21 7 14 14 56
Kansas 7 3 10 6 26
Date December 22, 2003
Season 2003
Stadium Citrus Bowl
Location Orlando, Florida
Referee Paul Labenne (WAC)
Attendance 26,482
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Mike Tirico, (play by play)
Kirk Herbstreit (analyst)
Tangerine Bowl
 < 2002 2004

The 2003 Tangerine Bowl was the 14th edition of the college football bowl game and was played on December 22, 2003, featuring the NC State Wolfpack, and the Kansas Jayhawks.

NC State started the scoring with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Richard Washington, to give NC State a 7-0 lead. Bill Whittemore threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Charles Gordon to tie the game at 7. Later in the first quarter, Philip Rivers threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Washington, and NC State reclaimed the lead at 14-7. T.A. McLendon scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to increase NC State's lead to 21-7.

In the second quarter, John Beck hit a 28-yard field goal to get Kansas to within 21-10. Philip Rivers threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to T.A. McLendon, to give NC State a 28-10 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Whittemore hit Gordon on an 11-yard touchdown pass making it 28-17. NC State answered with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Rivers to Brian Clark, making the lead 35-17.

Reggie Davis scored on a 10-yard touchdown run increasing State's lead to 42-17. John Beck kicked a 39-yard field goal for Kansas making the score 35-20. Bill Whittemore then scored on a 9-yard touchdown run, making the score 42-26. NC State scored the final two touchdowns of the game making the final margin 56-26.

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