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 season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Greg Colby (2nd season)
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 6 Michigan $   7 1         10 3  
No. 4 Ohio State %   6 2         11 2  
No. 18 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
No. 8 Iowa   5 3         10 3  
No. 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.

Schedule[edit]

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.

Roster[edit]

2003 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Brett Basanez So
TE 7 Ray Bogenrief Sr
T 76 Trai Essex Jr
RB 33 Noah Herron Jr
OL 61 Greg Lutzen So
T 60 Ikechuku Ndukwe Jr
G 63 Zach Strief So
G 64 Matt Ulrich Jr
QB 16 Alexander Webb Fr
RB 18 Jason Wright Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 94 Luis Castillo Jr
DT 97 Colby Clark Jr
DT 67 Barry Cofield So
LB 3 Pat Durr Sr
LB 41 Tim McGarigle So
LB 46 Eric VanderHorst So
CB 31 Marvin Ward Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2003-12-18

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