2003 New Orleans Bowl

The 2003 Wyndham New Orleans Bowl featured the North Texas Mean Green and the Memphis Tigers. It was North Texas's third consecutive New Orleans Bowl appearance.

2003 Wyndham New Orleans Bowl
1234 Total
Memphis 710010 27
North Texas 3077 17
DateDecember 16, 2003
Season2003
StadiumLouisiana Superdome
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
MVPMemphis QB Danny Wimprine
RefereeJohn Smith (Big East)
Attendance25,184[1]
PayoutUS$750,000[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
AnnouncersDave Barnett, (play by play)
Chris Spielman (analyst)
Bill Curry (analyst)
New Orleans Bowl
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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.

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