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2003 NC State Wolfpack football team

The 2003 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Chuck Amato. N.C. State has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) since the league's inception in 1953. The Wolfpack played its home games in 2003 at Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, which has been NC State football's home stadium since 1966.

2003 NC State Wolfpack football
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
Tangerine Bowl champion
Tangerine Bowl, W 56–26 vs. Kansas
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2003 record8–5 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachChuck Amato (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorNoel Mazzone
Home stadiumCarter–Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 53,800)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Florida State $   7 1         10 3  
No. 17 Maryland   6 2         10 3  
No. 22 Clemson   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Duke   2 6         4 8  
North Carolina   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 PMWestern Carolina*No. 16W 59–2053,800
September 612:00 PMat Wake ForestNo. 14ABCL 24–3835,741
September 1312:00 PMat No. 3 Ohio State*No. 24ABCL 38–44 3OT104,890
September 2012:00 PMTexas Tech*
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
ESPN2W 49–2153,800
September 272:00 PMNorth Carolina
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, North Carolina (rivalry)
PPVW 47–3453,800
October 412:00 PMat Georgia TechJPSL 21–2950,113
October 111:00 PMConnecticut*
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
W 31–2450,119
October 167:45 PMClemson
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, North Carolina (Textile Bowl)
ESPNW 17–1553,800
October 251:00 PMat DukeW 28–2127,614
November 13:30 PMVirginia
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
ABCW 51–3753,800
November 153:30 PMat No. 13 Florida StateABCL 44–50 2OT83,854
November 223:30 PMMaryland
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
ABCL 24–2653,800
December 226:30 PMvs. Kansas*ESPNW 56–2626,482
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RosterEdit

2003 NC State Wolfpack football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Philip Rivers Sr
RB 44 T. A. McLendon So
G 54 Sean Locklear Sr
WR 82 Jerricho Cotchery Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 8 Victor Stephens Sr
DE 9 Mario Williams Fr
DB 14 Dovonte Edwards Jr
DB 22 Greg Golden Jr
CB 28 Lamont Reid Jr
DB 36 Andre Maddox Jr
LB 50 Stephen Tulloch Fr
LB 91 Manny Lawson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 21 Adam Kiker Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

RankingsEdit

Game summariesEdit

Western CarolinaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1994 W, 38–13

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Wake ForestEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
59–31–6 2002 W, 32–13

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Ohio StateEdit

NC State at Ohio State
1 234OT2OT3OTTotal
No. 24 Wolfpack 0 7017770 38
No. 3 Buckeyes 14 037776 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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Texas TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2002 W, 51–48

[5]

North CarolinaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
26–60–6 2002 W, 34–17

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Georgia TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–14 2002 L, 17–24

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ConnecticutEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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ClemsonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
26–44–1 2002 W, 38–6

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DukeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–39–5 2002 W, 24–22

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VirginiaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
31–20–1 2002 L, 9–14

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Florida StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–16 2002 W, 17–7

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MarylandEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
28–27–4 2000 L, 21–24

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Tangerine BowlEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1973 W, 31–18

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Awards and honorsEdit

Team players in the 2004 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club Notes
Philip Rivers Quarterback 1 4 New York Giants Traded to San Diego Chargers
Sean Locklear Guard 3 84 Seattle Seahawks  
Jerricho Cotchery Wide receiver 4 108 New York Jets  

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NC State Football Archive". North Carolina State University Department of athletics. Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hall, Wolfpack Romp Over Western Carolina, 59-20". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. August 30, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Wake Whips Wolfpack, 38-24". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. September 6, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "NC State Falls Inches Short in Triple OT Loss to Buckeyes". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. September 13, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wolfpack Wrecks Texas Tech, 49-21". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. September 20, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Rivers, Cotchery Lead NC State Past Tar Heels, 47-34". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. September 27, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Georgia Tech Decks Wolfpack, 29-21". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. October 4, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Wolfpack Intercepts 31-24 Win Over Connecticut". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. October 11, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Wolfpack Holds off Clemson, 17-15". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. October 16, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "NC State Wins Duel With Duke, 28-21". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. October 25, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "Wolfpack Wins Wild One Over Virginia, 51-37". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. November 1, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Noles Nip Wolfpack in Double-Overtime, 50-44". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. November 15, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Another Maryland Rally Stuns Wolfpack, 26-24". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. November 22, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "Wolfpack Rocks, Shocks Jayhawks". North Carolina State University Athletic Department. December 22, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "2004 NFL Draft". National Football League. Retrieved August 4, 2019.

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