|2003 Washington State Cougars football|
Holiday Bowl champion
|2003 record||10–3 (6–2 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Bill Doba (1st season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike Levenseller|
|Defensive coordinator||Robb Akey (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Martin Stadium|
|2003 Pacific-10 football standings|
|#1 USC †||7||–||1||12||–||1|
|#9 Washington State||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2003 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The defending Pac-10 champions, the team was led by first-year head coach Bill Doba, promoted from defensive coordinator. The Cougars played home games on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman, with one in Seattle at Seahawks Stadium.
WSU was 9–3 in the regular season and 6–2 in the Pac-10, runner-up to champion USC. Invited to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, the Cougars defeated fifth-ranked Texas, and moved up to ninth in the final rankings.
|August 30||7:30 PM||Idaho*||FSNNW||W 25–0||50,113|
|September 6||11:30 AM||at No. 19 Notre Dame*||NBC||L 26–29 OT||80,795|
|September 13||12:30 PM||at No. 17 Colorado*||W 47–26||48,116|
|September 20||2:00 PM||New Mexico*||No. 24||W 23–13||32,344|
|September 27||12:30 PM||at No. 10 Oregon||No. 21||ABC||W 55–16||57,473|
|October 4||2:00 PM||Arizona||No. 14||W 30–7||34,923|
|October 18||2:00 PM||at Stanford||No. 6||W 24–14||48,526|
|October 25||3:30 PM||Oregon State||No. 6||FSN||W 36–30||35,117|
|November 1||4:00 PM||at No. 3 USC||No. 6||ABC||L 16–43||82,478|
|November 8||4:00 PM||UCLA||No. 12||ABC||W 31–13||33,846|
|November 15||12:30 PM||Arizona State||No. 8||ABC||W 34–19||30,423|
|November 22||4:00 PM||at Washington||No. 8||FSN||L 19–27||74,549|
|December 30||5:00 PM||vs. No. 5 Texas*||No. 15||ESPN||W 28–20||61,102|
- Grummert, Dale (December 31, 2003). "Cougalicious". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=459fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yjEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4327%2C4275660.
- Fox, Tom (December 31, 2003). "Happy Holiday". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mcYjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ONEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2012%2C3873543.
- Bauer, Doug (August 31, 2003). "Cougs grind UI down". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JrleAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6jAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4247%2C4614008.
- Fox, Tom (September 1, 2003). "Cougar ground control". Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Idaho-Washington): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=58UjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ItEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2382%2C60375.
- Fox, Tom (September 8, 2003). "Wasted chances in Doba's return home". Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Idaho-Washington): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=68UjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ItEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4789%2C979695.
- "A Boulder landslide". Lewiston Morning Tribune. staff and wire reports (Idaho): p. 1B. September 14, 2003. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5rdeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fjAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3563%2C3474816.
- Clark, Bob (September 28, 2003). "Ducks lay egg at Autzen". Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon): p. D1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zUxWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8esDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6415%2C6667887.
- Fox, Tom (November 3, 2003). "Washington State drubbed by USC". Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Idaho-Washington): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e8YjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=M9EFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6564%2C4477274.
- Korte, Tim (November 23, 2003). "Huskies re-establish dominance". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press (Oregon): p. D9. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7VJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BOwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4860%2C5772043.
- Fox, Tom (November 24, 2003). "UW wins...again". Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Idaho-Montana): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=t04tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=M9EFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4642%2C1119901.
- College Football Data Warehouse – Washington State Cougars (2000–04)