2003 Northwestern Wildcats football team

The 2003 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

2003 Northwestern Wildcats football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2003 record6–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRandy Walker (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Dunbar (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Colby (2nd season)
Captains
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big Ten Conference 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  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 PMat Kansas*W 28–2027,775
September 612:00 PMAir Force*L 21–2221,772
September 1311:00 AMMiami (Ohio)*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+L 14–4424,215
September 201:00 PMat Duke*W 28–1021,143
September 2711:00 PMat No. 4 Ohio StateESPN2L 0–20104,680
October 411:00 AMNo. 21 Minnesota
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+L 17–4223,539
October 1110:00 AMat IndianaESPN+W 37–31 OT27,213
October 2511:00 AMNo. 20 Wisconsin
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN2W 16–736,233
November 111:00 AMat No. 11 PurdueESPNL 14–3451,110
November 811:00 AMPenn State
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN2W 17–726,188
November 152:30 PMNo. 9 Michigan
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPNL 10–4140,681
November 2211:00 AMat IllinoisESPN+W 37–2038,688
December 264:00 PMvs. No. 24 Bowling Green*ESPNL 24–2851,286

RosterEdit

2003 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Brett Basanez So
TE 7 Ray Bogenrief Sr
T 76 Trai Essex Jr
RB 33 Noah Herron Jr
OL 61 Greg Lutzen So
T 60 Ikechuku Ndukwe Jr
G 63 Zach Strief So
G 64 Matt Ulrich Jr
QB 16 Alexander Webb Fr
RB 18 Jason Wright (C) Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 94 Luis Castillo Jr
DT 97 Colby Clark Jr
DT 67 Barry Cofield So
LB 3 Pat Durr (C) Sr
LB 41 Tim McGarigle So
LB 46 Eric VanderHorst So
CB 31 Marvin Ward Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2003-12-18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 150. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.

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