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2003 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2003 record4–8 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coachDennis Franchione
Offensive coordinatorLes Koenning, Jr.
Defensive coordinatorCarl Torbush
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 82,600)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#14 Kansas State   6 2         11 4  
#19 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 Oklahoma   8 0         12 2  
#12 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, Oklahoma 7
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University in the college football season of 2003. The team's head football coach was Dennis Franchione. 2003 was the first year for Franchione who resigned from Alabama in late 2002. Franchione, known for his history of turning struggling football programs around, replaced R.C. Slocum who was fired after a mediocre 6–6 season in 2002.

Franchione brought the majority of his coaching staff with him to College Station. Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Pollard declined an offer to go to College Station and elected to remain at Alabama. Franchione signed a contract that was set to pay him a yearly salary of $1.7 million through 2010.[1]

The Aggies finished the 2003 season with a 4–8 record, including a nationally televised 77–0 loss to Oklahoma, the worst loss in A&M's history. The season also marked the first losing season for the Aggies in 21 years.[2]

Season

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* 7:00 PM Arkansas State Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 26–11   75,804[3]
September 6* 7:00 PM #25 Utah Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 28–26   74,019[3]
September 18* 6:30 PM at #8 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN L 19–35   65,115[3]
September 27* 2:30 PM #19 Pittsburgh Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC L 26–37   79,116[3]
October 4 9:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX (A&M–Tech rivalry) FSN L 28–59   51,772[3]
October 11 12:30 PM Baylor Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 73–10   73,030[3]
October 18 11:30 AM at #21 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE FSN L 12–48   77,604[3]
October 25 2:30 PM #22 Oklahoma State Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC L 10–38   79,153[3]
November 1 12:30 PM Kansas Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 45–33   68,487[3]
November 8 11:00 AM at #1 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 0–77   83,461[3]
November 15 11:30 AM at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN L 22–45   55,505[3]
November 28 2:30 PM #5 Texas Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Lone Star Showdown) ABC L 15–46   84,094[3]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster

Game notes

Arkansas State

1 2 3 4 OT
Arkansas State 0 3 0 8 11
Texas A&M 0 9 10 7 26





Utah

1 2 3 4 OT
Utah 0 0 13 13 26
Texas A&M 14 7 0 7 28





Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 OT
Texas A&M 3 9 0 7 19
Virginia Tech 7 7 7 14 35





Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4 OT
Pittsburgh 9 0 21 7 37
Texas A&M 0 13 0 13 26





Texas Tech

1 2 3 4 OT
Texas A&M 0 14 0 14 28
Texas Tech 17 14 21 7 59





Baylor

1 2 3 4 OT
Baylor 3 7 0 0 10
Texas A&M 10 28 21 14 73





Nebraska

1 2 3 4 OT
Texas A&M 3 0 3 6 12
Nebraska 20 0 14 14 48





Oklahoma State

1 2 3 4 OT
Oklahoma State 14 7 10 7 38
Texas A&M 0 0 0 10 10





Kansas

1 2 3 4 OT
Kansas 7 7 6 13 33
Texas A&M 7 7 24 7 45





Oklahoma

1 2 3 4 OT
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma 14 35 28 0 77





Missouri

1 2 3 4 OT
Texas A&M 0 6 3 13 22
Missouri 16 6 9 14 45





Texas

1 2 3 4 OT
Texas 14 6 16 10 46
Texas A&M 0 9 6 0 15





References

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