2003 Texas A&M Aggies football team

The 2003 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University in the college football season of 2003. The team's head football coach was Dennis Franchione. 2003 was the first year for Franchione who resigned from Alabama in late 2002. Franchione, known for his history of turning struggling football programs around, replaced R. C. Slocum who was fired after a mediocre 6–6 season in 2002.

2003 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2003 record4–8 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLes Koenning (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorCarl Torbush (1st season)
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 82,600)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big 12 Conference 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

Franchione brought the majority of his coaching staff with him to College Station. Strength and conditioning coach Ben Pollard declined an offer to go to College Station and elected to remain at Alabama. Franchione signed a contract that was set to pay him a yearly salary of US$1.7 million through 2010.[1]

The Aggies finished the 2003 season with a 4–8 record, including a nationally televised 77–0 loss to Oklahoma, the worst loss in A&M's history. The season also marked the first losing season for the Aggies in 21 years.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 pmArkansas State*W 26–1175,804[3]
September 67:00 pmUtah*
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 28–2674,019[3]
September 186:30 pmat No. 8 Virginia Tech*ESPNL 19–3565,115[3]
September 272:30 pmNo. 17 Pittsburgh*
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
ABCL 26–3779,116[3]
October 49:00 pmat Texas TechFSNL 28–5951,772[3]
October 1112:30 pmBaylor
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 73–1073,030[3]
October 1811:30 amat No. 18 NebraskaFSNL 12–4877,604[3]
October 252:30 pmNo. 18 Oklahoma State
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
ABCL 10–3879,153[3]
November 112:30 pmKansas
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 45–3368,487[3]
November 811:00 amat No. 1 OklahomaABCL 0–7783,461[3]
November 1511:30 amat MissouriFSNL 22–4555,505[3]
November 282:30 pmNo. 6 Texas
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
ABCL 15–4684,094[3]

Game summariesEdit

Arkansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas State 0 3 0 8 11
Texas A&M 0 9 10 7 26

UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 0 0 13 13 26
Texas A&M 14 7 0 7 28

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 9 0 7 19
Virginia Tech 7 7 7 14 35

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 9 0 21 7 37
Texas A&M 0 13 0 13 26

Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 14 0 14 28
Texas Tech 17 14 21 7 59

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 3 7 0 0 10
Texas A&M 10 28 21 14 73

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 0 3 6 12
Nebraska 20 0 14 14 48

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 14 7 10 7 38
Texas A&M 0 0 0 10 10

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 7 6 13 33
Texas A&M 7 7 24 7 45

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma 14 35 28 0 77

MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 6 3 13 22
Missouri 16 6 9 14 45

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 14 6 16 10 46
Texas A&M 0 9 6 0 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eagle Staff (November 24, 2007). "Coach Fran timeline at Texas A&M". Bryan-College Station Eagle. Archived from the original on November 26, 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (November 8, 2007). "Big 12 Football: Where did Fran fail?". San Antonio Express-News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Cumulative Season Statistics". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 16, 2011.