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2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Sun Bowl Champions
Sun Bowl, W 31–30, Oregon
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 20
2003 record10–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6/7 Michigan   7 1         10 3  
#4/4 Ohio State   6 2         11 2  
#18/19 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#8/8 Iowa   5 3         10 3  
#20/17 Minnesota   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   5 3         8 5  
Wisconsin   4 4         7 6  
Northwestern   4 4         6 7  
Penn State   0* 7         0* 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 10  
Illinois   0 8         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
File:Minnesota Gophers.jpg

The 2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2003–2004. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2002 was the sixth season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to an 8–5 record and an appearance in the Music City Bowl.

The 2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was ranked 17th in the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll and 20th in the final Associated Press poll.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* 6:00 PM Tulsa Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 49–10   36,623[1]
September 6* 7:00 PM [[{{{school}}}|Troy State]] Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 48–7   31,393[2]
September 13* 1:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN+ W 42–20   20,227[3]
September 20* 7:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 48–14   34,929[4]
September 27 11:00 AM at Penn State #24 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN W 20–14   106,735[5]
October 4 11:00 AM at Northwestern #21 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN+ W 42–17   23,539[6]
October 10 7:00 PM #20 Michigan #17 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 35–38   62,374[7]
October 18 11:00 AM #15 Michigan State #25 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 38–44   38,778[8]
October 25 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 36–10   46,407[9]
November 1 1:00 PM Indiana #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 55–7   45,398[10]
November 8 11:00 AM Wisconsin #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN W 37–34   59,543[11]
November 15 11:00 AM at #20 Iowa #19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 L 22–40   70,397[12]
December 31* 1:00 PM vs. Oregon #24 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 31–30   49,894[13]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


Game notesEdit

WisconsinEdit

Wisconsin at #24/18 Minnesota
by Quarter1234 Total
Wisconsin 3 10 14 7 34
Minnesota 10 14 3 10 37


ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Eric Thrall's Gopher History

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