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2003 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 2003 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 109th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner (winning his second one that season), Bob Stoops, in his fifth season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

2003 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 South Division champion
Sugar Bowl (BCS NCG), L 14–21 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
2003 record12–2 (8–0 Big 12)
Head coachBob Stoops (5th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorChuck Long (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorKevin Wilson (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (5th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBrent Venables (5th season)
Home stadiumGaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,207)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 14 Kansas State x$   6 2         11 4  
No. 19 Nebraska   5 3         10 3  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Kansas   3 5         6 7  
Colorado   3 5         5 7  
Iowa State   0 8         2 10  
Southern Division
No. 3 Oklahoma x%   8 0         12 2  
No. 12 Texas   7 1         10 3  
Oklahoma State   5 3         9 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         8 5  
Texas A&M   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Kansas State 35, Oklahoma 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Conference play began with a win over the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa on October 4, and ended with an upset loss to the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game on December 6. The Sooners finished the regular season 12–1 (8–1 in Big 12) while winning the Big 12 South. Despite their loss in the conference championship game and becoming the 1st team in college football history to reach the national championship after losing their conference championship game in the same season, they were invited to the 2004 Sugar Bowl, which served as the BCS National Championship Game that year, where they lost to the LSU Tigers, 14–21.

Following the season, Tommie Harris was selected 14th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, along with Teddy Lehman in the 2nd round, and Derrick Strait in the 3rd.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 p.m.North Texas*No. 1FSNW 37–383,073[1]
September 66:45 p.m.at Alabama*No. 1ESPNW 20–1383,818[1]
September 132:30 p.m.Fresno State*No. 1
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
PPVW 52–2883,091[1]
September 202:30 p.m.UCLA*No. 1
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCW 59–2483,317[1]
October 46:00 p.m.at Iowa StateNo. 1TBSW 53–749,670[1]
October 112:30 p.m.vs. No. 11 TexasNo. 1ABCW 65–1375,587[1]
October 186:00 p.m.No. 24 Missouri No. 1
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
FSNW 34–1383,327[1]
October 256:00 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 1TBSW 34–2054,215[1]
November 12:30 p.m.No. 14 Oklahoma StateNo. 1
ABCW 52–984,027[1]
November 811:00 a.m.Texas A&MNo. 1
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCW 77–083,461[1]
November 151:30 p.m.BaylorNo. 1
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
PPVW 41–382,117[1]
November 222:30 p.m.at Texas TechNo. 1ABCW 56–2553,135[1]
December 67:00 p.m.vs. No. 12 Kansas StateNo. 1ABCL 7–3579,451[1]
January 4, 20047:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 LSU*No. 3ABCL 14–2179,342[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2003 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T Jamaal Brown
C Vince Carter
G Kelvin Chaisson
WR Mark Clayton
TE Lance Donley
WR Brandon Jones
RB Kejuan Jones
G Davin Joseph
WR 29 Will Peoples
T Wes Sims
QB Jason White
RB Renaldo Works
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S Eric Bassey
DE Dan Cody
S Brandon Everage
DT 97 Tommie Harris Jr
DE Jonathan Jackson
LB Pasha Jackson
DT Kory Klein
LB 11 Teddy Lehman
LB Lance Mitchell
CB Antonio Perkins
CB Derrick Strait
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Trey DiCarlo
P Blake Ferguson
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summariesEdit

North TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2001 W 37–10
North Texas Mean Green at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
North Texas 0 003 3
#1 Oklahoma 10 1377 37

AlabamaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1–1 2002 W 37–27
#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Alabama Crimson Tide
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 6 770 20
Alabama 0 373 13

[2]

Fresno StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
Fresno State Bulldogs at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Fresno State 0 0721 28
#1 Oklahoma 16 22014 52

UCLAEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1990 W 34–14
UCLA Bruins at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
UCLA 10 0140 24
#1 Oklahoma 7 211417 59

Antonio Perkins became the first Division I-A player in history to have three returns for a score in one game while also breaking the NCAA single-game punt return yardage record.[3]

Iowa StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
64–5–2 2002 W 49–3
#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 3 191021 53
Iowa State 0 007 7

Texas (Red River Shootout)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
37–55–5 2002 W 35–24
#1 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #11 Texas Longhorns
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 14 231414 65
#11 Texas 7 600 13

MissouriEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
61–23–5 2002 W 31–24
#24 Missouri Tigers at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#24 Missouri 3 703 13
#1 Oklahoma 7 2430 34

ColoradoEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–16–2 2002 W 29–7
#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Colorado Buffaloes
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 14 3107 34
Colorado 7 0013 20

[4]

This was Oklahoma's first win in Boulder since 1988.

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–16–7 2002 L 28–38
#14 Oklahoma State Cowboys at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#14 Oklahoma State 0 360 9
#1 Oklahoma 10 141414 52

Texas A&MEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–10 2002 L 26–30
Texas A&M Aggies at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Texas A&M 0 000 0
#1 Oklahoma 14 35280 77

[5]

BaylorEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–0 2002 W 49–9
Baylor Bears at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Baylor 0 300 3
#1 Oklahoma 24 1007 41

Texas TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–2 2002 W 60–15
#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 14 21714 56
Texas Tech 3 787 25

[6]

Kansas State (Big 12 Championship Game)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
66–16–4 2001 W 38–37
#12 Kansas State Wildcats vs. #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#12 Kansas State 0 2177 35
#1 Oklahoma 7 000 7

LSU (Sugar Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1950 W 35–0
#2 LSU Tigers vs. #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#2 LSU 7 770 21
#3 Oklahoma 0 707 14

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

OU Opp
Points per Game 42.9 15.3
First Downs 315 190
  Rushing 115 80
  Passing 173 102
  Penalty 27 8
Rushing Yardage 2,043 1,585
  Rushing Attempts 538 462
  Avg per Rush 3.8 3.4
  Avg per Game 145.9 113.2
Passing Yardage 4,109 2,050
  Avg per Game 293.5 146.4
  Completions-Attempts 299-480 (62.3%) 218-419 (52%)
Total Offense 6,152 3,635
  Total Plays 1,018 881
  Avg per Play 6 4.1
  Avg per Game 439.4 259.6
Fumbles-Lost 17-6 26-12
OU Opp
Punts-Yards 60-2,389 (39.8 avg) 102-4,071 (39.9 avg)
Punt Returns-Total Yards 56-668 (11.9 avg) 22-93 (4.2 avg)
Kick Returns-Total Yards 30-656 (21.9 avg) 54-997 (18.5 avg)
Avg Time of Possession per Game 32:15 27:45
Penalties-Yards 86-673 96-808
  Avg per Game 48.1 57.7
3rd Down Conversions 86/202 (42.6%) 59/209 (28.2%)
4th Down Conversions 16/29 (55.2%) 8/24 (33.3%)
Sacks By-Yards 45-269 28-208
Total TDs 78 27
  Rushing 27 11
  Passing 43 1
Fields Goals-Attempts 19-22 (86.4%) 9/10 (90%)
PAT-Attempts 74-76 (97.4%) 23-26 (88.5%)
Total Attendance 582,413 240,838
  Games-Avg per Game 7-83,202 4-60,210

Scores by quarterEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 37 57 56 64 214
Oklahoma 146 219 114 122 601

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Final 
AP 1 No 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 
Coaches Poll 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 
BCS Not released 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Not released

2004 NFL DraftEdit

The 2004 NFL Draft was held on April 24–25, 2004 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Tommie Harris DT 1st 14 Chicago Bears
Teddy Lehman LB 2nd 37 Detroit Lions
Derrick Strait CB 3rd 76 New York Jets

[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2003 OU Football Season". Sooner Stats. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Box Score". ESPN. September 6, 2003. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners Play-By-Play". ESPN. September 20, 2003. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Last Minute Sooner TD Beats Back Buffs". ESPN. October 25, 2003. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "White Accounts for Five TDs Before Half". ESPN. November 8, 2003. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "White Tosses Four TDs, Jones Scores Five". ESPN. November 22, 2003. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "2004 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2014.