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2003 Florida Gators Football Team
2003 Florida Gators football
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SEC Eastern Division co-champions
Outback Bowl, L 17-37 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 24
2003 record8-5 (6-2 SEC)
Head coachRon Zook (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorEd Zaunbrecher (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorCharlie Strong (1st season)
CaptainDaryl Dixon
Keiwan Ratliff
Max Starks
Ben Troupe
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)[1]
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 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2003 college football season. The Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. They were led by second-year coach Ron Zook, who coached the Gators to a first-place tie in the SEC East, an Outback Bowl berth, and an overall win-loss record of 8-5 (.615). Consensus All-American Keiwan Ratliff set the school single-season interception mark in 2003 with 9.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 30San Jose State*PPVW 65-390,011
September 6at No. 3 Miami (FL)*No. 21ABCL 33-3879,932
September 13Florida A&M*No. 19
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 63-390,087
September 20No. 12 TennesseeNo. 17
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSL 10-2490,332
September 27at KentuckyNo. 25JPSW 24-2170,579
October 4Ole MissNo. 24
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
JPSL 17-2090,101
October 11at No. 6 LSUCBSW 19-792,077
October 18at No. 11 ArkansasCBSW 33-2873,934
November 1vs. No. 4 GeorgiaNo. 23CBSW 16-1384,411
November 8VanderbiltdaggerNo. 17
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 35-1790,122
November 15at South CarolinaNo. 15JPSW 24-2281,523
November 29No. 9 Florida State*No. 11
CBSL 34-3890,407
January 1, 2004vs. No. 13 Iowa*No. 17ESPNL 17-3765,372
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[2] and GatorZone.com.[3]

Personnel

Season summary

San Jose State

1 234Total
San Jose St 3 000 3
• Florida 3 271421 65

[4]

Miami (FL)

1 234Total
Florida 10 9140 33
• Miami (FL) 10 01513 38

[5]

Florida A&M

1 234Total
Florida A&M 3 000 3
• Florida 14 21721 63
  • Date: September 13
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[6]

Tennessee

1 234Total
• Tennessee 0 7107 24
Florida 3 007 10
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[7]

Kentucky

1 234Total
• Florida 0 3021 24
Kentucky 7 770 21

[8]

Ole Miss

1 234Total
• Ole Miss 3 737 20
Florida 7 1000 17
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[9]

LSU

1 234Total
• Florida 10 360 19
LSU 7 000 7

[10]

Arkansas

1 234Total
• Florida 0 13137 33
Arkansas 7 0021 28

[11]

Georgia

1 234Total
Georgia 0 3010 13
• Florida 0 376 16

[12]

Vanderbilt

1 234Total
Vanderbilt 7 307 17
• Florida 14 777 35
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[13]

South Carolina

1 234Total
• Florida 0 7170 24
South Carolina 9 760 22

[14]

Florida State

Outback Bowl

1 234Total
• Iowa 7 13143 37
Florida 7 037 17

[15]

See also

Bibliography

  • 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Media Guide, Florida Year-by-Year Records, Southeastern Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, p. 60 (2009).
  • 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107-116 (2012).
  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

References

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2003 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived 2013-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2003[permanent dead link]. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  4. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Jul-31.
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  8. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  9. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  10. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  11. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  12. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  13. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  14. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
  15. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.

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