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2003 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

The 2003 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Tech in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer. They played their home games at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia and participated as members of the Big East Conference.

2003 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Insight Bowl, L 49–52 vs. California
ConferenceBig East Conference
2003 record8–5 (4–3 Big East)
Head coachFrank Beamer (17th season)
Offensive coordinatorBryan Stinespring (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (9th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(c. 65,115, grass)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Miami (FL) $+   6 1         11 2  
West Virginia +   6 1         8 5  
Pittsburgh   5 2         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 3         8 5  
Boston College   3 4         8 5  
Syracuse   2 5         6 6  
Rutgers   2 5         5 7  
Temple   0 7         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:00 p.m.UCF*No. 9ESPNW 49–2865,115
September 61:00 p.m.James Madison*No. 9
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 43–065,115
September 187:45 p.m.Texas A&M*No. 8
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNW 35–1965,115
September 2712:00 p.m.Connecticut*No. 5
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN+W 47–1365,115
October 412:00 p.m.at RutgersNo. 4ESPN+W 48–2228,956
October 1112:00 p.m.Syracuse No. 4
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNW 51–765,115
October 227:30 p.m.at West VirginiaNo. 3ESPNL 7–2856,319
November 17:45 p.m.No. 2 Miami (FL)No. 10
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPNW 31–765,115
November 87:45 p.m.at No. 25 PittsburghNo. 5ESPNL 28–3166,207
November 151:00 p.m.at TempleNo. 12W 24–23 OT27,425
November 223:30 p.m.Boston CollegeNo. 12
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPNL 27–3465,115
November 291:00 p.m.at Virginia*No. 21ABCL 21–3560,943
December 268:30 p.m.vs. California*ESPNL 49–5242,364
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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 Final 
AP 9 9 9 8 5 4 4 3 3 10 5 12 12 21 NR NR NR 
Coaches Poll 10 9 9 8 5 4 4 3 3 11 5 12 12 20 NR NR NR 
BCS Not released 3 16 6 15 17 NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit