2003 Washington State Cougars football team

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2003 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 28–20 vs. Texas
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 9
2003 record 10–3 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Bill Doba (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Levenseller (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Robb Akey (1st season)
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 35,117)
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 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The defending Pac-10 champions, the team was led by first-year head coach Bill Doba, promoted from defensive coordinator. The Cougars played home games on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman, with one in Seattle at Seahawks Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:30 PM Idaho* Seahawks StadiumSeattle [1][2] - (Battle of the Palouse, Cougar Gridiron Classic) FSNNW W 25–0   50,113
September 6 11:30 AM at No. 16 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana [3] NBC L 26–29 OT  80,795
September 13 12:30 PM at No. 17 Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado [4] W 47–26   48,116
September 20 2:00 PM New Mexico* No. 25 Martin StadiumPullman, Washington W 23–13   32,344
September 27 12:30 PM at No. 15 Oregon No. 21 Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon [5] ABC W 55–16   57,473
October 4 2:00 PM Arizonadagger No. 15 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington W 30–7   34,923
October 18 2:00 PM at Stanford No. 6 Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 24–14   48,526
October 25 3:30 PM Oregon State No. 6 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington FSN W 36–30   35,117
November 1 4:00 PM at No. 3 USC No. 6 Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles [6] ABC L 16–43   82,478
November 8 4:00 PM UCLA No. 13 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington ABC W 31–13   33,846
November 15 12:30 PM Arizona State No. 8 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington ABC W 34–19   30,423
November 22 4:00 PM at Washington No. 8 Husky Stadium • Seattle[7][8] - (Apple Cup) FSN L 19–27   74,549
December 30 5:00 PM vs. No. 6 Texas* No. 14 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 28–20   61,102
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bauer, Doug (August 31, 2003). "Cougs grind UI down". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ Fox, Tom (September 1, 2003). "Cougar ground control". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Fox, Tom (September 8, 2003). "Wasted chances in Doba's return home". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. p. 1B. 
  4. ^ "A Boulder landslide". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. staff and wire reports. September 14, 2003. p. 1B. 
  5. ^ Clark, Bob (September 28, 2003). "Ducks lay egg at Autzen". Eugene Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. p. D1. 
  6. ^ Fox, Tom (November 3, 2003). "Washington State drubbed by USC". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. p. 1B. 
  7. ^ Korte, Tim (November 23, 2003). "Huskies re-establish dominance". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. p. D9. 
  8. ^ Fox, Tom (November 24, 2003). "UW wins...again". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Montana. p. 1B. 

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