2003 Arkansas Razorbacks Football Team
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2003 Arkansas Razorbacks Football Team

2003 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Arkansas Razorbacks logo.svg
Independence Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2003 record9–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorDave Wommack (2nd season)
Home stadiumDonald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 72,000)

War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,727)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Georgia xy   6 2         11 3  
No. 15 Tennessee x   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Florida x   6 2         8 5  
South Carolina   2 6         5 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Kentucky   1 7         4 8  
Western Division
No. 2 LSU xy$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 13 Ole Miss x   7 1         10 3  
Auburn   5 3         8 5  
Arkansas   4 4         9 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 9  
Mississippi State   1 7         2 10  
Championship: LSU 34, Georgia 13
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Razorbacks played five home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas and two home games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Seven Razorbacks were named to the 2003 All-SEC football team after the regular season: RB Cedric Cobbs, WR George Wilson, TE Jason Peters, OT Shawn Andrews, LB Caleb Miller, CB Ahmad Carroll, and S Tony Bua. Andrews was also awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the best offensive lineman in the SEC, for the second consecutive year. Andrews was also named a consensus All-American for the second straight season as well. The Razorbacks head coach was Houston Nutt, in his sixth season.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 66:00 pmTulsa*W 45-1369,442
September 1311:00 amat No. 6 Texas*ABCW 38-2883,271
September 206:00 pmNorth Texas*No. 14W 31-755,825
September 272:30 pmat AlabamaNo. 9CBSW 34-31 2OT83,818
October 1111:30 amAuburndaggerNo. 7
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
JPSL 3-1074,026
October 182:30 pmFloridaNo. 11
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
CBSL 28-3373,934
October 256:15 pmat Ole MissNo. 21ESPN2L 7-1958,717
November 16:00 pmat KentuckyESPN2W 71-63 7OT66,124
November 66:30 pmSouth Carolina
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR
ESPNW 28-655,617
November 151:00 pmNew Mexico State*
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 48-2053,725
November 221:00 pmMississippi State
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 52-662,547
November 281:30 pmat No. 3 LSUCBSL 24-5592,213
December 316:30 pmvs. Missouri*ESPNW 27-1449,625
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[1]

Roster

  • QB Matt Jones, Jr.

Game summaries

Tulsa

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 3 0 3 7 13
Razorbacks 7 21 7 10 45

at No. 6 Texas

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 14 7 7 10 38
No. 6 Longhorns 7 7 0 14 28

North Texas

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 7 0 0 0 7
No. 14 Razorbacks 7 24 0 0 31

at Alabama

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
No. 9 Razorbacks 7 3 7 1430 34
Crimson Tide 7 3 21 000 31

Auburn

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 0 3 10
No. 7 Razorbacks 0 0 3 0 3

Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 13 13 7 33
No. 11 Razorbacks 7 0 0 21 28

at Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Razorbacks 0 7 0 0 7
Rebels 7 3 3 6 19

at Kentucky

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT4OT5OT6OT7OT Total
Razorbacks 7 14 0 37738688 71
Wildcats 7 0 7 107738680 63
  • (Q1, 7:57) ARK DeCori Birmingham 10 yard run (Chris Balseiro kick)
  • (Q1, 0:10) UK Andrew Hopewell 6 yard blocked punt return (Taylor Begley kick)
  • (Q2, 8:54) ARK - Richard Smith 26 yard pass from Matt Jones (Chris Balseiro kick)
  • (Q2, 6:45) ARK - Tom Crowder recovered blocked punt in end zone (Chris Balseiro kick)
  • (Q3, 3:44) UK - Alexis Bwenge 51 yard pass from Jared Lorenzen (Taylor Begley kick)
  • (Q4, 7:11) UK - Taylor Begley 34 yard field goal
  • (Q4, 3:22) ARK - Chris Balseiro 37 yard field goal
  • (Q4, 1:38) UK - Chris Bernard 13 yard pass from Jared Lorenzen (Taylor Begley kick)
  • (OT) ARK - Mark Pierce 1 yard run (Chris Balseiro kick)
  • (OT) UK - Alexis Bwenge 2 yard run (Taylor Begley kick)
  • (2OT) UK - Alexis Bwenge 7 yard run (Taylor Begley kick)
  • (2OT) ARK - Jason Peters 7 yard pass from Matt Jones (Chris Balseiro kick)
  • (3OT) ARK - Chris Balseiro 25 yard field goal
  • (3OT) UK - Taylor Begley 24 yard field goal
  • (4OT) UK - Jared Lorenzen 1 yard run (Derek Abney run)
  • (4OT) ARK - Matt Jones 3 yard run (Mark Pierce pass from Matt Jones)
  • (5OT) ARK - George Wilson 15 yard pass from Matt Jones (pass failed)
  • (5OT) UK - Jared Lorenzen 2 yard run (pass failed)
  • (6OT) UK - Jared Lorenzen 1 yard run (Tommy Cook run)
  • (6OT) ARK - Mark Pierce 2 yard run (George Wilson pass from Matt Jones)
  • (7OT) ARK - DeCori Birmingham 25 yard run (Jason Peters pass from Matt Jones)

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South Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 3 0 3 0 6
Razorbacks 7 7 7 7 28

New Mexico State

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 10 7 3 20
Razorbacks 0 14 28 6 48

Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 3 0 0 6
Razorbacks 0 21 21 10 52

at No. 3 LSU

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 10 7 0 7 24
No. 3 Tigers 10 24 21 0 55

vs. Missouri -- Independence Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 0 7 0 14
Razorbacks 3 18 3 3 27
  • (Q1, 8:50) ARK - Chris Balseiro 33 yard field goal
  • (Q1, 6:50) MIZZ - Zack Abron 1 yard run (Michael Matheny kick)
  • (Q2, 13:09) ARK - Chris Balseiro 28 yard field goal
  • (Q2, 7:24) ARK - Matt Jones 1 yard run (George Wilson pass from Matt Jones)
  • (Q2, 5:59) ARK - Cedric Cobbs 41 yard run (Chris Balseiro kick)
  • (Q3, 5:21) ARK - Chris Balseiro 25 yard field goal
  • (Q3, 0:39) MIZZ - Brad Smith 5 yard run (Michael Matheny kick)
  • (Q4, 12:57) ARK - Chris Balseiro 24 yard field goal

Arkansas RB Cedric Cobbs and LB Caleb Miller were named the bowl games Offensive and Defensive MVP's, respectively.

References


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