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2003 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1992-2003.PNG
2003 Alamo Bowl, W 17-3 vs Michigan State
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #19
2003 record 10-3 (5-3 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich
Offensive coordinator Barney Cotton
Defensive coordinator Bo Pelini

Home stadium

Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Big 12 Football standings
     Conf       Overall
Team W   L     W   L
North
#14 / 13 Kansas State 6 2     11 4
#19 / 18 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
South
#3 / 3 Oklahoma 8 0     12 2
#12 / 11 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 vs Oklahoma 7
Rankings: AP / Coaches

The 2003 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team was the representative of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Contents

Schedule

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 2:37 p.m. #24 Oklahoma State Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC W 17-7   78,058
September 6* 11:40 a.m. Utah State #23 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska FSN W 31-7   77,284
September 13* 7:07 p.m. Penn State #18 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC W 18-10   78,008
September 25* 6:45 p.m. at Southern Miss #15 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, Mississippi ESPN W 38-14   36,125
October 4* 12:30 p.m. Troy State #12 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 30-0   77,825
October 11 6:10 p.m. at Missouri #10 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri TBS L 24-41   68,349
October 18† 11:40 a.m. Texas A&M #18 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska FSN W 48-12   77,604
October 25 11:40 a.m. Iowa State #14 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska PPV W 28-0   77,483
November 1 11:10 a.m. at #16 Texas #12 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas ABC L 7-31   83,308
November 8 2:40 p.m. at Kansas #19 University of Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas FSN W 24-3   50,107
November 15 2:36 p.m. Kansas State #18 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC L 9-38   78,014
November 28 11:10 a.m. at Colorado #25 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado ABC W 31-22   53,434
December 29* 8:05 p.m. vs. Michigan State Spartans #22 AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 17-3   56,229
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster

[2][3]

Adams, Titus #96 (So.) DE
Amos, Willie #27 (Jr.) RCB
Andersen, Jake #71 (Jr.) OG
Ankerson, Matt (Fr.) TE
Atha, Peter #61 (So.) MIKE
Austin, Greg #65 (Fr.) C
Bingham, Ryon #59 (Sr.) NT
Birkel, Andy #19 (Fr.) WR
Bland, Philip #21 (Jr.) SS
Bradley, Stewart #34 (RFr.) DE
Brothers, Titus #12 (Fr.) LCB
Bryant, Chris #65 (RFr.) DT
Buller, Chad #39 (Sr.) WILL
Bullocks, Daniel #14 (So.) SS
Bullocks, Josh #20 (So.) FS
Burbach, Aaron (Fr.) OL
Burrow, Dan #36 (Jr.) FS
Butler, Terrell #4 (Sr.) LCB
Byford, Brett #59 (Fr.) OG
Carriker, Adam #90 (RFr.) DE
Cooper, Ira #11 (Jr.) BUCK
Dailey, Joe #12 (Fr.) QB
Davies, Judd #4 (Sr.) FB
Davis, Josh #1 (Sr.) IB
DeAngelis, Sandro #22 (Jr.) PK
DeFrand, Donald #6 (So.) CB
DeLone, Darren #67 (Jr.) OG
Denman, Charlie #48 (So.) BUCK
Dyches, David #27 (Fr.) PK
Eisenhart, Ben (Fr.) DB
Endorf, Dale #32 (Sr.) PK
Erickson, Dan (Fr.) WR
Erickson, Mike #78 (Jr.) OG
Evwaraye, Seppo #97 (So.) DT
Fisher, Anthony #62 (RFr.) NT
Fisher, Tyler #15 (So.) FS
Fluellen, Isaiah #28 (RFr.) WR
Franzluebbers, Jared #41 (So.) WILL
Gingery, Travis (Fr.) DB
Glissman, Garth #17 (So.) QB
Green, Tierre #30 (Fr.) IB
Green, Tim #72 (Sr.) OG
Greeson, Brandon #99 (RFr.) NT
Grixby, DeAntae #6 (Sr.) FB
Guse, Kevin #26 (Sr.) CB
Haney, Justin #58 (RFr.) C
Hansen, Ben #36 (Fr.) IB
Helming, Jared #73 (So.) NT
Herian, Matt #11 (So.) TE
Hill, Sean (Fr.) TE
Hollowell, T.J. #2 (Sr.) BUCK
Hopkins, Lannie #40 (Jr.) WILL
Horne, David #9 (So.) IB

 

Huston, Kellen #29 (Jr.) CB
Ickes, Adam #49 (So.) WILL
Incognito, Richie #51 (So.) OT
Jackson, Joel #31 (Jr.) WR
Johnson, Patrick (Fr.) TE
Johnson, Trevor #88 (Sr.) DE
Kabongo, Patrick #94 (Sr.) DT
Keiser, Dusty #47 (Jr.) TE
Kenney, Tyler #49 (RFr.) WR
Kester, Tyler (Fr.) P
Knopp, John #46 (So.) TE
Koch, Brandon #75 (So.) OG
Koch, Sam #37 (So.) P
Kriewald, Steve #45 (Jr.) FB
Krug, Nathan #95 (So.) DT
Larson, Kyle #19 (Sr.) P
LeFlore, Chris (Fr.) WR
LeFlore, Mark #10 (So.) WR
Leslie, Jermaine #66 (RFr.) OG
Lewin, Kristopher #43 (RFr.) BUCK
Liley, Tim #13 (Sr.) WR
Limbaugh, Jack #63 (Sr.) C
Lindstrom, Brett #15 (Sr.) QB
Lingenfelter, Newton #74 (RFr.) OT
Lohr, Jason #70 (Sr.) NT
Loos, Chris #76 (Sr.) OT
Lord, Jammal #5 (Sr.) QB
Lueshen, Eric (Fr.) PK
Luhrs, Kevin (Fr.) DE
Mann, Kurt #64 (RFr.) C
Matteo, Derek #32 (Jr.) FS
McBride, Jeff #50 (Jr.) DE
McKeon, Corey #13 (Fr.) WILL
McLaughlin, Mike #18 (So.) WR
McPherson, Lornell #1 (Jr.) RCB
Miller, Grant #30 (RFr.) FB
Miller, Robin #21 (Sr.) IB
Miller, Zach (Fr.) QB
Moore, Jay #44 (RFr.) DE
Mueller, Josh #81 (Fr.) TE
Muhammad, Wali #57 (So.) DE
Mulkey, Grant #84 (RFr.) WR
Neemann, Trevor #56 (Fr.) DE
Nelson, Brian #61 (Sr.) OG
Nielsen, Jared (Fr.) PK
O'Holleran, Jack #24 (Jr.) WR
Ommert, Ryan #8 (Sr.) WR
O'Rourke, Adam #86 (RFr.) TE
O'Shea, Matt #63 (So.) NT
Patrick, Chris #98 (Fr.) DE
Peacock, Charlie (Fr.) OL
Peetz, Jake (Fr.) PLAYER
Peetz, Phil #82 (Sr.) TE

 

Phillips, J.B. #85 (Fr.) TE
Pike, Gary #56 (So.) OT
Pilkington, Ross #2 (So.) WR
Pippens, Jerrell #31 (Sr.) FS
Pittman, Kade #25 (Fr.) WR
Poulosky, Andy (Fr.) DE
Povendo, Nick #69 (Jr.) OT
Reeves, Mitch #53 (RFr.) MIKE
Rice, Thomas (Fr.) DE
Ricketts, Pat #28 (Sr.) RCB
Robison, Joey #30 (So.) CB
Ross, Cory #22 (So.) IB
Ruud, Barrett #38 (Jr.) MIKE
Ruud, Bo #51 (Fr.) BUCK
Safranek, Steve #42 (Sr.) MIKE
Sand, Andy (Fr.) TE
Schott, Carson #54 (So.) OG
Schroeder, Matt #14 (So.) WR
Schuler, Ryan #70 (Fr.) OT
Septak, Chris #83 (Jr.) TE
Sewell, Josh #79 (Sr.) C
Shada, Alex #80 (Jr.) TE
Shanle, Andrew #8 (RFr.) CB
Shrader, Matt #76 (Jr.) DT
Siegel, Scott (Fr.) FB
Siegel, Shane #23 (So.) SS
Sievers, Chad #54 (Jr.) MIKE
Smith, Le Kevin #66 (So.) DT
Speichinger, Jeff (Fr.) OL
Stamer, Dusty #35 (Jr.) WR
Starkebaum, Seth #17 (RFr.) WR
Stuntz, Mike #16 (Jr.) QB
Tagoa'i, Junior #55 (Sr.) OG
Teamer, Brandon #74 (Fr.) DT
Thomas, Benard #5 (Jr.) DE
Thorne, Fred #10 (Sr.) CB
Tiedtke, Blake #25 (So.) SS
Timm, Cory #57 (RFr.) OT
Todd, Dane #41 (RFr.) FB
Toline, Tyler #93 (Jr.) DE
Tomasevicz, Curt #35 (Sr.) MIKE
Vili Waldrop, Dan #68 (Sr.) OT
Volk, Cody #53 (Sr.) OT
Washington, Fabian #3 (So.) LCB
Wells, Sam #73 (Jr.) OT
White, Seth #33 (Sr.) CB
Wigert, Kiffin #20 (Jr.) WR
Williams, Delrick #9 (Sr.) SS
Williams, Demorrio #7 (Sr.) WILL
Wingender, Andy #34 (Sr.) FB
Woodward, Matthew #44 (So.) TE
Zajicek, Ben #3 (Jr.) WR

     

Coaching staff

[4]

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Frank Solich Head Coach 1998 1979-2003 Nebraska
Turner Gill Assistant Head Coach
Quarterbacks
1992 1989, 1992-2004 Nebraska
Barney Cotton Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Line
2003 2003, 2008- Nebraska
Bo Pelini Defensive Coordinator
Inside Linebackers
2003 2003, 2008- Ohio State
Tim Albin Running Backs
Passing Game Coordinator
2003 2003 Northwestern Oklahoma State
Ron Brown Receivers 2003 1987-2003, 2008- Brown University
Scott Downing Tight Ends
Special Teams
Recruiting Coordinator
2003 1984-1986, 2003-2005 Sterling
Jeff Jamrog Defensive Line
Defensive Ends
Special Teams Coordinator
2003 1988-1989, 2000-2003, 2008- Nebraska
Marvin Sanders Secondary 2003 2003, 2008- North Carolina
Jimmy Williams Linebackers 2003 2003 William Tyndale College
Dave Gillespie Assistant AD for Football 2003 1985-1993, 1998-2003 Nebraska-Omaha
Boyd Epley Head Strength Coach 1969 1969-2003 Nebraska

Game notes

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Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 0 0 0 7
• Nebraska 3 0 14 0 17


Utah State

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 7 0 0 0 7
• Nebraska 6 9 13 3 31


Penn State

Penn State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 0 10 0 0 10
• Nebraska 3 6 6 3 18


Southern Miss

Nebraska at Southern Miss [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 17 0 14 7 38
Southern Miss 0 7 0 7 14


Troy State

Troy State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Troy State 0 0 0 0 0
• Nebraska 3 7 13 7 30


Missouri

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 3 14 0 24
Missouri 7 7 0 27 41


Texas A&M

Texas A&M at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 0 3 6 12
• Nebraska 20 0 14 14 48


Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0
• Nebraska 21 7 0 0 28


Texas

Nebraska at Texas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 0 7 7
Texas 7 7 3 14 31


Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 3 7 7 7 24
Kansas 0 3 0 0 3


Kansas State

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 7 0 10 21 38
Nebraska 0 7 0 2 9


Colorado

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 7 14 0 10 31
Colorado 7 9 6 0 22


Michigan State

Michigan State vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State Spartans 3 0 0 0 3
• Nebraska 3 14 0 0 17


Rankings

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP NR 23 18 15 15 12 10 19 14 12 19 18 23 25 23 22 19
Coaches 18
BCS Not released 11 9 18 17 22 23 21 20 N/A

After the season

Nebraska finished in 2nd place in the Big 12 North Division and tied for 4th conference-wide, with a final record of 10-3 (5-3). Prior to the season, Head Coach Frank Solich was feeling pressure to perform after a 7-7 (3-5) record the previous year (the first non-winning season since 1961), and had significantly revamped his coaching staff for 2003.

Despite the sweeping changes and the improvements they brought, which helped Nebraska to another 9-win season, Solich was fired at the conclusion of the regular season. Defensive Coordinator Bo Pelini was named Interim Head Coach and led the Huskers to a 17-3 Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State. When new Head Coach Bill Callahan was announced in later weeks, most of the existing assistants (including Pelini) were also fired.

Pelini would later return as Callahan's replacement in 2008.

Awards

[5]

Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Josh Bullocks, Kyle Larson
All-America honorable mention Richie Incognito, Demorrio Williams
All-Big 12 1st team Josh Bullocks, Matt Herian, Richie Incognito, Kyle Larson, Demorrio Williams
All-Big 12 2nd team Ryon Bingham, Barrett Ruud
All-Big 12 3rd team Fabian Washington
All-Big 12 honorable mention Daniel Bullocks, Josh Davis, Mike Erickson, Isaiah Fluellen, T. J. Hollowell, Trevor Johnson, Jammal Lord, Josh Sewell, Dan Vili Waldrop

NFL and Pro Players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2003 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[6]

Name Team
Titus Adams New York Jets
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Stewart Bradley Philadelphia Eagles
Daniel Bullocks Detroit Lions
Josh Bullocks New Orleans Saints
Adam Carriker St. Louis Rams
Josh Davis New York Jets
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
T. J. Hollowell New York Giants
Richie Incognito St. Louis Rams
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Jay Moore San Francisco 49ers
Chris Patrick New York Giants
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Andy Poulosky Sioux City Bandits
Cory Ross Baltimore Ravens
Barrett Ruud Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bo Ruud New England Patriots
Le Kevin Smith New England Patriots
Fabian Washington Oakland Raiders
Demorrio Williams Atlanta Falcons

References


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