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2003 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Fiesta Bowl, W 35-28 vs. Kansas State
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
2003 record 11-2 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Tressel
Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Mark Dantonio
Base defense 4-3

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium (c. 101,568, grass)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Big Ten Football Standings
    Conf       Overall
Team (Rank) W   L     W   L
#7 Michiganxy 7 - 1     10 - 3
#4 Ohio State 6 - 2     11 - 2
#19 Purdue 6 - 2     9 - 4
#8 Iowa 5 - 3     10 - 3
#17 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

xChampions
yAutomatic BCS Bowl Bid
Rankings from final Coaches Poll v d e

The 2003 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 2003-2004. The team's head coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. Ohio State finished the season with a record of 11-2 and placed second in the Big Ten with conference record of 6-2. The Buckeyes concluded their season with a victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.

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Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
08/30/2003* 8:00 p.m. #17 Washington #2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 28-9  
09/06/2003* 12:00 p.m. San Diego State #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ESPN Plus W 16-13  
09/13/2003* 12:00 p.m. #24 North Carolina State #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 44-38 3OT 
09/20/2003* 12:00 p.m. Bowling Green #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ESPN Plus W 24-17  
09/27/2003 12:00 p.m. Northwestern #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ESPN 2 W 20-0  
10/11/2003 9:00 p.m. at #22 Wisconsin #3 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN L 10-17  
10/18/2003 3:30 p.m. #9 Iowa #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 19-10  
10/25/2003 12:00 p.m. at Indiana #8 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 35-6  
11/01/2003 3:30 p.m. at Penn State #8 Beaver StadiumState College, PA ABC W 21-20  
11/08/2003 12:00 p.m. #14 Michigan State Spartans #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 33-23  
11/15/2003 3:30 p.m. #10 Purdue #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 16-13 OT 
11/22/2003 12:00 p.m. at #5 Michigan #4 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 21-35  
01/02/2004* 8:15 p.m. vs. #10 Kansas State #7 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC W 35-28  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff

2004 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Will Smith 1 18 Defensive End New Orleans Saints
Chris Gamble 1 28 Defensive Back Carolina Panthers
Michael Jenkins 1 29 Wide Receiver Atlanta Falcons
Ben Hartsock 3 68 Tight End Indianapolis Colts
Tim Anderson 3 74 Defensive Tackle Buffalo Bills
B.J. Sander 3 87 Punter Green Bay Packers
Darrion Scott 3 88 Defensive End Minnesota Vikings
Alex Stepanovich 4 100 Center Arizona Cardinals
Will Allen 4 111 Defensive Back Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Craig Krenzel 5 148 Quarterback Chicago Bears
Drew Carter 5 163 Wide Receiver Carolina Panthers
Robert Reynolds 5 165 Linebacker Tennessee Titans
Shane Olivea 7 209 Tackle San Diego Chargers
Adrien Clarke 7 227 Guard Philadelphia Eagles

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