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2003 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2003 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The team won the first of its back to back Big Ten Championships.[1] The team lost to the USC Trojans in 2004 Rose Bowl.[2]

2003 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, L 14–28 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 6
2003 record10–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorTerry Malone (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (7th season)
Base defenseMultiple
MVPChris Perry
CaptainGrant Bowman
CaptainCarl Diggs
CaptainJohn Navarre
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
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

Coaching staffEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3012:10 p.m.Central Michigan*No. 4ESPN+W 45–7110,637
September 612:00 p.m.Houston*No. 5
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 50–3109,580
September 133:30 p.m.No. 15 Notre Dame*No. 5
ABCW 38–0111,726
September 203:30 p.m.at No. 22 Oregon*No. 3ABCL 27–3159,023
September 2712:10 p.m.IndianaNo. 11
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN+W 31–17110,788
October 42:30 p.m.at No. 23 IowaNo. 9ABCL 27–3070,397
October 107:00 p.m.at No. 17 MinnesotaNo. 20ESPNW 38–3562,374
October 1812:00 p.m.Illinois No. 17
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN+W 56–14110,231
October 253:30 p.m.No. 10 PurdueNo. 13
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 31–3111,349
November 112:00 p.m.at No. 9 Michigan StateNo. 11ABCW 27–2075,129
November 152:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 5ESPNW 41–1040,681
November 2212:00 p.m.No. 4 Ohio StateNo. 5
ABCW 35–21112,118
January 1, 20045:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 USC*No. 4ABCL 14–2893,849
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summariesEdit

Central MichiganEdit

HoustonEdit

Notre DameEdit

1 234Total
Notre Dame 0 000 0
Michigan 7 10714 38

OregonEdit

IndianaEdit

IowaEdit

MinnesotaEdit

1 234Total
Michigan 0 0731 38
Minnesota 7 7147 35

IllinoisEdit

PurdueEdit

Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan Wolverines
1 2 34Total
Purdue 0 0 303
Michigan 14 0 71031

at Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan

Michigan StateEdit

1 234Total
Michigan 0 1377 27
Michigan State 0 3710 20

NorthwesternEdit

Ohio StateEdit

Ohio State Buckeyes (10–1) at Michigan Wolverines (9–2)
1 2 34Total
Ohio St 0 7 7721
Michigan 7 14 7735

at Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan

  • Date: November 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy • low 50s • Wind 10–20 E/NE
  • Game attendance: 112,118
  • Referee: Jim Lapetina
  • TV announcers (ABC): Keith Jackson, Dan Fouts, and Todd Harris
  • Box Score

100th meeting

Rose BowlEdit

RosterEdit

2003 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 8 Jason Avant So
G 75 David Baas Sr
WR 27 Calvin Bell Sr
OL 63 Derek Bell Sr
WR 80 Braylon Edwards Jr
WR 88 Tim Massaquoi Jr
QB 16 John Navarre Sr
RB 23 Chris Perry Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 58 Roy Manning Jr
DE 85 Dave Spytek Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Statistical achievementsEdit

Chris Perry was the Big Ten rushing individual statistical champion (126.8 yards per conference games and 128.8 yards per game).[3] Perry set numerous current school records during the season including single-game attempts (51, November 1, 2003) surpassing Ron Johnson's 1967 record of 42, and single-season attempts (338) surpassing Anthony Thomas' 2000 record of 319.[4]

The team led the Big Ten in passing offense for all games (270.8 yards per game), although Michigan State won the title for conference games.[5] They were also the Big Ten scoring statistical champions for conference games (35.8 points per game), although Minnesota was the champion for all games.[6] They also ranked first in passing efficiency defense for both conference games (96.6) and all games (102.2).[7] The team led the conference in total defense for conference games (286.1) and all games (316.4).[7] The November 22 Michigan - Ohio State football rivalry game set the current conference single-game attendance record of 112,118.[8]

Braylon Edwards posted four consecutive 100-yard reception games, surpassing Desmond Howard, Carter and Marcus Knight who all had three in various seasons. Edwards would tie this record the following season, but Mario Manningham posted six in 2007 to establish the current record.[9] John Navarre set numerous career records: pass attempts (1366) extending his own record established the prior season; completions (765), surpassing Elvis Grbac's 1992 record of 522; passing yards (9254), surpassing Grbac's 6460. Chad Henne broke each of these records during his career ending in 2007. Navarre also broke his own single-season records for pass attempts (456), completions (270) and yards (3331) set the prior season. Navarre broke Tom Brady's single-game passing yards record of 375 with a 389-yard performance on October 4 against Iowa. These single-game and single-season records still stand. The final touchdown pass of his career gave him 72, one more than Grbac for another record to be broken by Henne. Navarre established the current records for single-season yards per game (256.2), surpassing his own record of the prior year, and career yards per game (215.2), surpassing Jim Harbaugh's 175.8. He broke his own single-season 200-yard game record with 10 bringing his record setting career total to 28.[10]

Awards and honorsEdit

The individuals in the sections below earned recognition for meritorious performances.[11][12]

NationalEdit

ConferenceEdit

TeamEdit

  • Co-captains: Grant Bowman, Carl Diggs, John Navarre
  • Most Valuable Player: Chris Perry
  • Meyer Morton Award: Braylon Edwards
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Jake Long
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jason Avant
  • Dick Katcher Award: Grant Bowman, Norman Heuer, Larry Stevens
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Andy Mingery
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: David Baas, Tony Pape
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: John Navarre
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Lawrence Reid
  • Dick Katcher Award: Grant Bowman, Norman Heuer, Larry Stevens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 69. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  2. ^ "2009 Division I Football Records Book: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 84. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. pp. 51–2. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. p. 114. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 55. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 56. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 57. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. p. 64. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  10. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120–123. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  11. ^ "2003 Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. April 9, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  12. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2009. pp. 70–82. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.

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