2003 UCLA Bruins football team

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2003 UCLA Bruins football
UCLA Bruins logo.svg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2003 record 6–7 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Karl Dorrell (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Steve Axman (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Larry Kerr (1st season)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 USC $   7 1         12 1  
No. 9 Washington State   6 2         10 3  
Oregon   5 3         8 5  
California   5 3         8 6  
Oregon State   4 4         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
UCLA   4 4         6 7  
Arizona State   2 6         5 7  
Stanford   2 6         4 7  
Arizona   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were led by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's first season as the UCLA head coach. UCLA was ranked #20 by College Football News in the preseason polls.[1] The Bruins finished 6–7 overall, and were tied for fifth place in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 4–4 record.[2] The Bruins were invited to play in the Silicon Valley Football Classic vs. Fresno State on December 30, 2003.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 1:30 PM at No. 24 Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC L 14–16   48,534[3]
September 13 5:00 PM Illinois* Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 6–3   51,118[4]
September 20 12:30 PM at No. 1 Oklahoma* Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 24–59   83,317[5]
September 27 7:00 PM San Diego State* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSNW2 W 20–10   48,690[6]
October 4 3:30 PM No. 18 Washington Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN W 46–16   68,319[7]
October 11 3:30 PM at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 24–21   44,481[8]
October 18 12:30 PM California Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 23–20 OT  53,825[9]
October 25 7:00 PM Arizona State Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN W 20–13   61,778[10]
November 1 12:30 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FSN L 14–21   44,950[11]
November 8 4:00 PM at No. 12 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC L 13–31   33,846[12]
November 15 12:30 PM Oregon Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN L 13–31   56,083[13]
November 22 12:30 PM at No. 2 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) ABC L 22–47   93,172[14]
December 30 7:30 PM vs. Fresno State* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Silicon Valley Football Classic) ESPN2 L 9–17   20,126[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Colorado[edit]

UCLA at Colorado
1 234Total
Bruins 0 770 14
Buffaloes 7 306 16
  • Date: September 4, 2004
  • Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado
  • Game start: 1:37 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 48,534
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 77°F, 36% humidity, 6mph S
  • Referee: C. Castleberry
  • Television network: ABC

Illinois[edit]

Illinois at UCLA
1 234Total
Fighting Illini 0 030 3
Bruins 3 300 6
  • Date: September 13, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 5:09 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 51,118
  • Game weather: Hazy, 81°F, 51% humidity, 3mph S
  • Referee: Jack Wood
  • Television network: ABC

Oklahoma[edit]

UCLA at Oklahoma
1 234Total
Bruins 10 0140 24
Sooners 7 211417 59
  • Date: September 20, 2003
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 2:35 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:40
  • Game attendance: 51,118
  • Game weather: Clear, 79°F, 12mph S-SE
  • Referee: Steve Usecheck
  • Television network: ABC

Oklahoma's Antonio Perkins set an NCAA record for punt return yards in a game with 277 yards on seven returns. He also set an NCAA record with three punt returns for touchdowns in a game.[5]

San Diego State[edit]

San Diego State at UCLA
1 234Total
Aztecs 0 307 10
Bruins 0 3710 20
  • Date: September 27, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 7:08 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 48,690
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 75°F, 61% humidity
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Television network: FSN West 2

Washington[edit]

Washington at UCLA
1 234Total
Huskies 10 600 16
Bruins 0 71524 46
  • Date: October 4, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 3:41 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 68,319
  • Game weather: Hazy, 77°F, 47% humidity, 2mph S
  • Referee: Larry Farina
  • Television network: FSN

Arizona[edit]

UCLA at Arizona
1 234Total
Bruins 3 777 24
Wildcats 7 1400 21
  • Date: October 11, 2003
  • Location: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
  • Game start: 3:40 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:09
  • Game attendance: 44,481
  • Game weather: Mostly clear, 85°F, 38% humidity, 5mph N
  • Referee: Jack Folliard
  • Television network: FSN

California[edit]

California at UCLA
1 234OTTotal
Golden Bears 3 0980 20
Bruins 7 0763 23
  • Date: October 18, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 12:39 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 53,825
  • Game weather: Bright, 93°F, 23% humidity, 1mph S
  • Referee: Jay Stricherz
  • Television network: ABC

Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at UCLA
1 234Total
Sun Devils 3 1000 13
Bruins 10 073 20

Maurice Drew's 83-yard touchdown run tied for ninth longest run from scrimmage in UCLA history, with Derek Ayers (1993 vs. BYU) and Jackie Robinson (1939 vs. Oregon). It was also the longest run from scrimmage by a true freshman in UCLA history. This was Drew's first 100-yard game. It was the 12th time in UCLA history a true freshman has reached the 100-yard mark and it was the first since DeShaun Foster in 1998 (109 yards on 15 carries vs. USC).

Stanford[edit]

UCLA at Stanford
1 234Total
Bruins 0 707 14
Cardinal 0 1470 21
  • Date: November 1, 2003
  • Location: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
  • Game start: 12:30 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 44,950
  • Game weather: Crisp and clear, 65°F, 5mph N
  • Referee: Jack Folliard
  • Television network: FSN

Washington State[edit]

UCLA at Washington State
1 234Total
Bruins 0 670 13
#12 Cougars 14 1403 31
  • Date: November 8, 2003
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
  • Game start: 4:08 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 33,846
  • Game weather: Overcast, 48°F
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Television network: ABC

Oregon[edit]

Oregon at UCLA
1 234Total
Ducks 21 1000 31
Bruins 3 307 13
  • Date: November 15, 2003
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Game start: 12:39 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 56,083
  • Game weather: Overcast, 68°F, 46% humidity, no wind
  • Referee: Jack Folliard

USC[edit]

UCLA at USC
1 234Total
Bruins 0 2713 22
#2 Trojans 14 19140 47

Fresno State (Silicon Valley Football Classic)[edit]

UCLA vs. Fresno State
1 234Total
Bruins 0 720 9
Bulldogs 14 300 17
  • Date: December 30, 2003
  • Location: Spartan Stadium, San Jose, California
  • Game start: 7:34 PM PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:17
  • Game attendance: 20,126
  • Game weather: Cool, 54°F, wind SE
  • Referee: David Witvoet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2003-2004 Football Schedule". UCLA. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "No. 24 Colorado 16, UCLA 14". UCLA Department of Athletics. September 6, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "UCLA 6, Illinois 3". UCLA Department of Athletics. September 13, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Oklahoma 59, UCLA 24". UCLA Department of Athletics. September 20, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "UCLA 20, San Diego State 10". UCLA Department of Athletics. September 27, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "UCLA 46, Washington 16". UCLA Department of Athletics. October 4, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "UCLA 24, Arizona 21". UCLA Department of Athletics. October 11, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "UCLA 23, Cal 20". UCLA Department of Athletics. October 18, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "UCLA 20, ASU 13". UCLA Department of Athletics. October 25, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Stanford 21, UCLA 14". UCLA Department of Athletics. November 1, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "No. 12 Washington State 31, UCLA 13". UCLA Department of Athletics. November 8, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Oregon 31, UCLA 13". UCLA Department of Athletics. November 15, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "USC 47, UCLA 22". UCLA Department of Athletics. November 22, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Fresno State 17, UCLA 9". UCLA Department of Athletics. December 30, 2003. Retrieved December 11, 2011.