1903 Iowa State Cyclones football
1903 record8–1
Head coachA. W. Ristine (2nd season)
CaptainPreston Daniels
Home stadiumState Field
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The 1903 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) as an independent during the 1903 college football season. In their second season under head coach A. W. Ristine, the Cyclones compiled an 8–1 record, shut out five of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 202 to 59.[1][2] Preston Daniels was the team captain.[2] The only loss of the year was to eventual National Champions Minnesota.

Between 1892 and 1913, the football team played on a field that later became the site of the university's Parks Library.[3] The field was known as State Field; when the new field opened in 1914, it became known as "New State Field".[4] season results table


25 SeptemberHighland Park*
W 16-0
6 OctoberOmaha Light Guards*Omaha, NebraskaW 18-0
10 OctoberMinnesota*L 0-46
17 OctoberCoe*
  • State Field
  • Ames, Iowa
W 36-5
31 OctoberSouth Dakota*
  • State Field
  • Ames, Iowa
W 23-0
7 NovemberGrinnell*Grinnell, IowaW 41-6
14 NovemberSimpson*Indianola, IowaW 11-2
20 NovemberCornell (Iowa)*Mount Vernon, IowaW 41-0
26 NovemberDrake*Des Moines, IowaW 16-0
  • *Non-conference game



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