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2003 Washington State Cougars football
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 28–20 vs. Texas
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
2003 record10–3 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachBill Doba (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Levenseller
(3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorRobb Akey (1st season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 35,117)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 USC   7 1         12 1  
#9 Washington State   6 2         10 3  
Oregon   5 3         8 5  
California   5 3         8 6  
Oregon State   4 4         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
UCLA   4 4         6 7  
Arizona State   2 6         5 7  
Stanford   2 6         4 7  
Arizona   1 7         2 10  
† – 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,[1][2] and moved up to ninth in the final rankings.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:30 PMIdaho*FSNNWW 25–050,113
September 611:30 AMat No. 19 Notre Dame*NBCL 26–29 OT80,795
September 1312:30 PMat No. 17 Colorado*W 47–2648,116
September 202:00 PMNew Mexico*No. 24W 23–1332,344
September 2712:30 PMat No. 10 OregonNo. 21ABCW 55–1657,473
October 42:00 PMArizonadaggerNo. 14
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
W 30–734,923
October 182:00 PMat StanfordNo. 6W 24–1448,526
October 253:30 PMOregon StateNo. 6
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNW 36–3035,117
November 14:00 PMat No. 3 USCNo. 6ABCL 16–4382,478
November 84:00 PMUCLANo. 12
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
ABCW 31–1333,846
November 1512:30 PMArizona StateNo. 8
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
ABCW 34–1930,423
November 224:00 PMat WashingtonNo. 8FSNL 19–2774,549
December 305:00 PMvs. No. 5 Texas*No. 15ESPNW 28–2061,102
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Grummert, Dale (December 31, 2003). "Cougalicious". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=459fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yjEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4327%2C4275660.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. "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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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