2003 Utah Utes football team

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2003 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Mountain West champion
Liberty Bowl champion
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
AP No. 21
2003 record 10–2 (6–1 MW)
Head coach Urban Meyer (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread option
Defensive coordinator Kyle Whittingham (9th year)
Home stadium Rice–Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#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]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM Utah State* Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Battle of the Brothers) W 40–20   39,697
September 6 6:00 PM at Texas A&M* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX KJZZ L 26–28   74,019
September 11 5:45 PM California* Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN W 31–24   46,768
September 27 4:30 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO KJZZ W 28–21   29,117
October 3 8:00 PM No. 22 Oregon* Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN2 W 17–13   44,676
October 11 5:00 PM San Diego Statedagger Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT KJZZ W 27–6   39,132
October 18 1:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV ESPN+ W 28–10   26,241
October 25 1:00 PM New Mexico No. 23 Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (The Bowl) ESPN+ L 35–47   37,288
November 1 10:00 AM at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ESPN2 W 45–43 3OT  30,004
November 15 4:30 PM Wyoming Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT KJZZ W 47–17   41,307
November 22 1:00 PM at BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT (The Holy War) ESPN+ W 3–0   64,486
December 31 1:30 PM vs. Southern Miss* No. 25 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN W 17–0   55,989
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

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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 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Utes 3 14 6 0 7 7 8 45
Falcons 0 7 0 16 7 7 6 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.