2003 New Orleans Bowl
|2003 Wyndham New Orleans Bowl|
|Date||December 16, 2003|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|MVP||Memphis QB Danny Wimprine|
|Referee||John Smith (Big East)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Dave Barnett, (play by play)|
Chris Spielman (analyst)
Bill Curry (analyst)
Kicker Nick Bazaldua got North Texas on the board first with a 47-yard field goal to give the team an early 3–0 lead. Memphis quarterback Danny Wimprine scored on a 7-yard touchdown run to give Memphis a 7–3 lead. In the second quarter, Wimprine found Chris Kelley for a 10-yard touchdown pass, and a 14–3 lead. Stephen Gostkowski connected on a 21-yard field goal before halftime, to increase the lead to 17–3.
In the third quarter, running back Patrick Cobbs scored on a 35-yard touchdown run to bring the score to 17–10. In the fourth quarter, running back LaKendus Cole scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 24–10. Patrick Cobbs scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard run to bring the score to 24–17. Stephen Gostkowski finished the scoring with a 42-yard field goal, to make the final 27–17.