2003 Utah Utes football team

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2003 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Mountain West champion
Liberty Bowl champion
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 21
2003 record10–2 (6–1 MW)
Head coachUrban Meyer (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Sanford (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorKyle Whittingham (9th season)
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 21 Utah $   6 1         10 2  
New Mexico   5 2         8 5  
Colorado State   4 3         7 6  
Air Force   3 4         7 5  
San Diego State   3 4         6 6  
BYU   3 4         4 8  
UNLV   2 5         6 6  
Wyoming   2 5         4 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The Utah Utes 2003 football team represented the University of Utah in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was Urban Meyer's first year coaching at the school, after being hired from Bowling Green. The team played its home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 287:00 PMUtah State*W 40–2039,697
September 66:00 PMat Texas A&M*KJZZL 26–2874,019
September 115:45 PMCalifornia*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNW 31–2446,768
September 274:30 PMat Colorado StateKJZZW 28–2129,117
October 38:00 PMNo. 19 Oregon*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPN2W 17–1344,676
October 115:00 PMSan Diego Statedagger
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
KJZZW 27–639,132
October 181:00 PMat UNLVESPN+W 28–1026,241
October 251:00 PMNew MexicoNo. 24
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT (The Bowl)
ESPN+L 35–4737,288
November 110:00 AMat Air ForceESPN2W 45–43 3OT30,004
November 154:30 PMWyoming
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
KJZZW 47–1741,307
November 221:00 PMat BYUESPN+W 3–064,486
December 311:30 PMvs. Southern Miss*No. 25ESPNW 17–055,989

[1][2]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP - - - - - - 28 28 24 - - 31 29 29 26 25 21
Coaches 50 45 - 49 44 41 27 27 23 32 32 30 26 27 27 25 21
BCS Not released - - - - 24 22 23 22

Game summaries[edit]

Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 3 9 8 20
Utes 7 7 7 19 40

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 0 13 13 26
Aggies 14 7 0 7 28

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 7 17 0 24
Utes 14 7 0 10 31

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 14 7 7 28
Rams 0 7 0 14 21

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 3 10 0 0 13
Utes 3 7 0 7 17

San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 3 3 0 0 6
Utes 0 0 13 14 27

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 14 7 0 7 28
Rebels 0 7 3 0 10

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 16 28 3 47
Utes 0 14 6 15 35

Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
Utes 3 14 6 0778 45
Falcons 0 7 0 16776 43

Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 10 0 0 17
Utes 7 10 16 14 47

BYU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 3 0 0 3
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0

Utah beat BYU for the second straight year with this 3–0 victory. There was heavy snow fall for much of the game. The victory snapped BYU's NCAA record for scoring in 361 straight games—BYU's first shutout since a 20–0 loss to Arizona State on September 25, 1975.[3]

Liberty Bowl: Utah vs. Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 7 0 10 17
Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Schedule". Retrieved February 18, 2008.
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Call, Jeff. "Cougars Left to Live with Another Setback". Deseret News. Retrieved November 4, 2009.