2003 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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2003 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Vanderbilt Commodores logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
2003 record 2–10 (1–7 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Johnson (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Ted Cain (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Bruce Fowler (2nd season)
Captain
Home stadium Vanderbilt Stadium
(Capacity: 39,773)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Georgia xy   6 2         11 3  
No. 15 Tennessee x   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Florida x   6 2         8 5  
South Carolina   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   1 7         4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
No. 2 LSU xy$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 13 Ole Miss x   7 1         10 3  
Auburn   5 3         8 5  
Arkansas   4 4         9 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 9  
Mississippi State   1 7         2 10  
Championship: LSU 34, Georgia 13
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented the Vanderbilt University in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by head coach Bobby Johnson in his second year as the head coach, the Commodores finished with a record of 2–10 for the second straight season and 21st consecutive losing season. Ended a 23 consecutive losing streak to SEC teams with a win to Kentucky.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 11:30 a.m. Mississippi Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) JPS L 21–24   29,411
September 6 6:00 p.m. Chattanooga* Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee W 51–6   26,176
September 13 11:30 a.m. Auburn Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee JPS L 7–45   37,703
September 20 6:00 p.m. at TCU* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 14–30   37,192
September 27 6:00 p.m. Georgia Tech* Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee PPV L 17–24   25,007
October 4 1:30 p.m. at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi L 21–30   40,156
October 11 1:00 p.m. Navy*dagger Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee L 27–37   25,417
October 18 1:00 p.m. No. 5 Georgia Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) PPV L 8–27   27,823
October 25 6:00 p.m. at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina PPV L 24–35   77,227
November 8 12:00 p.m. at No. 17 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida PPV L 35–17   90,122
November 15 1:00 p.m. Kentucky Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 28–17   26,440
November 22 12:00 p.m. at No. 9 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) PPV L 0–48   105,462
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

No players from the 2003 Vanderbilt team were drafted.[1]

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