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The 2003 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Akron competed as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Zips were led by head coach Lee Owens.

2003 Akron Zips football
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ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2003 record7–5 (5–3 MAC)
Head coachLee Owens (9th season)
Home stadiumRubber Bowl
(Capacity: 35,202)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 10 Miami x$   8 0         13 1  
Marshall   6 2         8 4  
Akron   5 3         7 5  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
UCF   2 6         3 9  
Ohio   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         1 11  
West Division
No. 23 Bowling Green x   7 1         11 3  
Northern Illinois   6 2         10 2  
Toledo   6 2         8 4  
Western Michigan   4 4         5 7  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Central Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Miami 49, Bowling Green 27
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 287:30 PMKent StateL 38–4126,814
September 63:30 PMat No. 18 Wisconsin*ESPN+L 31–4875,401
September 136:00 PMEastern Michigan
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 24–1710,262
September 207:00 PMHoward*
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 65–720,259
September 276:00 PMat BuffaloW 38–216,385
October 42:00 PMat Miami (OH)L 20–4520,157
October 116:00 PMCal Poly*
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 45–148,319
October 186:00 PMCentral Florida
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 38–248,113
October 2512:00 PMat Connecticut*L 37–3836,074
November 14:30 PMat MarshallESPNGPL 24–4229,884
November 81:00 PMat Central MichiganW 40–289,222
November 1512:00 PMOhio
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 35–289,102
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RosterEdit

2003 Akron Zips football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 5 Charlie Frye Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 University of Akron Football". Akron Zips football. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2012.