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2003 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 77-63, .550 W-L% (5th of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 74-63 by NCAA.

SRS: 5.83 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.91 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Michigan

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 35.4 16.8 16.10 3.94
Ohio State 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 24.8 17.6 14.00 6.07
Purdue 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 26.8 17.4 10.79 4.25
Iowa 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 28.7 16.2 14.66 4.20
Minnesota 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 38.7 21.9 11.88 -0.04
Michigan State 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 27.9 22.5 7.95 3.56
Wisconsin 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 27.3 23.5 6.44 4.21
Northwestern 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 20.2 25.1 0.09 4.47
Penn State 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 19.4 21.3 0.77 4.35 W-L-T adjusted to 0-9 by NCAA.
Indiana 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 14.8 32.3 -9.87 3.38
Illinois 1 11 .083 0 8 .000 16.9 33.2 -8.63 4.62

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/1 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Ohio State 2 2 3 5 4 3 3 8 8 8 7 4 4 8 8 7 4
Michigan 4 5 5 3 11 9 20 17 13 11 8 5 5 4 4 4 6
Iowa     23 18 13 23 14 9 16 13 10 20 17 13 12 13 8
Purdue 19 16   25 22 22 18 13 10 18 16 11 16 12 11 12 18
Minnesota         24 21 17 25   24 24 19     25 24 20
Michigan State           25 21 15 11 9 14 21          
Wisconsin 21 18 14       23 14 20                

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2004-01-02 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 35 Kansas State 28 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
2004-01-01 Capital One Bowl Georgia 34 Purdue 27 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2004-01-01 Outback Bowl Iowa 37 Florida 17 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2004-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 28 Michigan 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2003-12-31 Music City Bowl Auburn 28 Wisconsin 14 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
2003-12-31 Sun Bowl Minnesota 31 Oregon 30 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
2003-12-29 Alamo Bowl Nebraska 17 Michigan State 3 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
2003-12-26 Motor City Bowl Bowling Green State 28 Northwestern 24 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 302
2. John Navarre* (MI) 270
3. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 251
4. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 165
5. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 162
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 162
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 162
8. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 158
9. Matt Lovecchio (IN) 155
  Matt LoVecchio (IN) 155
Pass Attempts
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 488
2. John Navarre* (MI) 456
3. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 414
4. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 307
5. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 302
6. Matt Lovecchio (IN) 291
  Matt LoVecchio (IN) 291
8. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 278
9. Jon Beutjer (IL) 257
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 257
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 63.2
2. Jon Beutjer (IL) 63.0
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 63.0
4. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 61.9
5. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 60.6
6. John Navarre* (MI) 59.2
7. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 56.5
8. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 55.0
9. Zack Mills (PAST) 54.2
10. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 53.7
Passing Yards
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 3395
2. John Navarre* (MI) 3331
3. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 2885
4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 2401
5. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 2251
6. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 2040
  Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 2040
8. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 1916
9. Matt LoVecchio (IN) 1778
  Matt Lovecchio (IN) 1778
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 9.6
2. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 9.1
3. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 7.3
4. John Navarre* (MI) 7.3
5. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 7.0
6. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 7.0
7. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 6.6
8. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 6.3
9. Jon Beutjer (IL) 6.2
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 6.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 10.1
2. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 8.8
3. John Navarre* (MI) 7.4
4. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 6.9
5. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 6.8
6. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 6.5
7. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 6.4
8. Jon Beutjer (IL) 5.4
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 5.4
10. Zack Mills (PAST) 5.2
Passing Touchdowns
1. John Navarre* (MI) 24
2. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 21
3. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 18
4. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 17
  Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 17
6. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 15
  Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 15
8. Jon Beutjer (IL) 10
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 10
10. Zack Mills (PAST) 6
Passing Interceptions
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 14
2. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 12
3. John Navarre* (MI) 10
  Nathan Chandler* (IA) 10
  Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 10
6. Matt Lovecchio (IN) 9
  Matt LoVecchio (IN) 9
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 9
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 9
  Jim Sorgi* (WI) 9
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 162.3
2. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 148.1
3. John Navarre* (MI) 133.6
4. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 128.8
5. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 127.7
6. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 127.3
7. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 122.4
8. Jon Beutjer (IL) 121.1
  Jon Beutjer (IL) 121.1
10. Zack Mills (PAST) 105.1
Rush Attempts
1. Chris Perry* (MI) 338
2. Fred Russell* (IA) 282
3. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 267
4. Jerod Void* (PUR) 235
5. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (IN) 225
6. Marion Barber III* (MN) 207
7. Lydell Ross* (OHST) 193
8. Dwayne Smith* (WI) 165
9. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 162
10. Jaren Hayes* (MIST) 145
Rushing Yards
1. Chris Perry* (MI) 1674
2. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 1388
3. Fred Russell* (IA) 1355
4. Marion Barber III* (MN) 1196
5. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 1121
6. Jerod Void* (PUR) 952
7. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (IN) 938
8. Dwayne Smith* (WI) 857
9. Lydell Ross* (OHST) 826
10. Noah Herron* (NWEST) 739
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 6.9
2. Noah Herron* (NWEST) 6.2
3. Anthony Davis* (WI) 5.9
4. Marion Barber III* (MN) 5.8
5. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 5.2
6. Dwayne Smith* (WI) 5.2
7. Chris Perry* (MI) 5.0
8. Fred Russell* (IA) 4.8
9. Thomas Tapeh* (MN) 4.8
10. Brian Lewis (IN) 4.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 20
2. Chris Perry* (MI) 18
3. Marion Barber III* (MN) 17
4. Jerod Void* (PUR) 13
5. Thomas Tapeh* (MN) 11
6. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 10
  Lydell Ross* (OHST) 10
8. Dwayne Smith* (WI) 9
9. Fred Russell* (IA) 7
  BenJarvus Green-Ellis (IN) 7
  Anthony Davis* (WI) 7
Receptions
1. Taylor Stubblefield* (PUR) 86
2. Braylon Edwards* (MI) 85
3. John Standeford* (PUR) 77
4. Lee Evans* (WI) 64
5. Agim Shabaj* (MIST) 57
6. Michael Jenkins* (OHST) 55
7. Kelvin Hayden (IL) 52
8. Aaron Hosack* (MN) 51
9. Brandon Williams* (WI) 49
10. Jaren Hayes* (MIST) 48
Receiving Yards
1. Lee Evans* (WI) 1213
2. John Standeford* (PUR) 1150
3. Braylon Edwards* (MI) 1138
4. Jared Ellerson* (MN) 909
5. Taylor Stubblefield* (PUR) 835
6. Michael Jenkins* (OHST) 834
7. Aaron Hosack* (MN) 814
8. Jason Avant* (MI) 772
9. Agim Shabaj* (MIST) 692
10. Brandon Williams* (WI) 649
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Jared Ellerson* (MN) 20.7
2. Lee Evans* (WI) 19.0
3. Santonio Holmes* (OHST) 17.2
4. Kyle Brown* (MIST) 16.6
5. Jason Avant* (MI) 16.4
6. Drew Carter* (OHST) 16.4
7. Aaron Hosack* (MN) 16.0
8. Maurice Brown* (IA) 15.4
9. Michael Jenkins* (OHST) 15.2
10. John Standeford* (PUR) 14.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Braylon Edwards* (MI) 14
2. Lee Evans* (WI) 13
3. Aaron Hosack* (MN) 8
4. Santonio Holmes* (OHST) 7
  Michael Jenkins* (OHST) 7
6. Ramon Ochoa* (IA) 6
7. Jared Ellerson* (MN) 5
  Agim Shabaj* (MIST) 5
9. E.B. Halsey (IL) 4
  Maurice Brown* (IA) 4
  John Standeford* (PUR) 4
  Ibrahim Halsey (IL) 4
  Tony Johnson (PAST) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Chris Perry* (MI) 382
2. Fred Russell* (IA) 288
3. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 285
4. Jerod Void* (PUR) 241
5. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (IN) 240
6. Marion Barber III* (MN) 220
7. Lydell Ross* (OHST) 206
8. Jaren Hayes* (MIST) 193
9. E.B. Halsey (IL) 177
  Ibrahim Halsey (IL) 177
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Chris Perry* (MI) 2041
2. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 1639
3. Fred Russell* (IA) 1361
4. Marion Barber III* (MN) 1315
5. Lee Evans* (WI) 1239
6. Braylon Edwards* (MI) 1159
7. John Standeford* (PUR) 1150
8. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 1132
9. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (IN) 1106
10. Jared Ellerson* (MN) 1056
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 21
2. Chris Perry* (MI) 20
3. Marion Barber III* (MN) 17
4. Braylon Edwards* (MI) 14
5. Lee Evans* (WI) 13
  Jerod Void* (PUR) 13
7. Thomas Tapeh* (MN) 11
8. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 10
  Lydell Ross* (OHST) 10
10. Dwayne Smith* (WI) 9
Total Plays
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 551
2. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 526
3. John Navarre* (MI) 504
4. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 430
5. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 396
6. Matt Lovecchio (IN) 388
  Matt LoVecchio (IN) 388
8. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 387
9. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 338
  Chris Perry* (MI) 338
Total Yards
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 3279
2. John Navarre* (MI) 3240
3. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 3122
4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 2771
5. Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 2295
6. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 2241
7. Nathan Chandler* (IA) 2178
8. Brett Basanez* (NWEST) 2135
9. Matt Lovecchio (IN) 1771
  Matt LoVecchio (IN) 1771
Total Yards Per Play
1. John Navarre* (MI) 6.4
2. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 6.0
3. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 5.9
Total Touchdowns
1. John Navarre* (MI) 24
  Nathan Chandler* (IA) 24
  Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 24
4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (MN) 21
5. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 20
6. Jim Sorgi* (WI) 19
7. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 18
  Chris Perry* (MI) 18
  Craig Krenzel* (OHST) 18
10. Marion Barber III* (MN) 17
Touchdowns
1. Jason Wright* (NWEST) 21
2. Chris Perry* (MI) 20
3. Marion Barber III* (MN) 17
4. Braylon Edwards* (MI) 14
5. Lee Evans* (WI) 13
  Jerod Void* (PUR) 13
7. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 11
  Thomas Tapeh* (MN) 11
9. Lydell Ross* (OHST) 10
10. Dwayne Smith* (WI) 9
Points
1. David Rayner* (MIST) 105
2. Ibrahim Halsey (IL) 42
3. Dave Underwood* (MI) 12
  Matt Lovecchio (IN) 12
5. John Pawielski* (MN) 6
  Mike Kudla* (OHST) 6
  Clifford Dukes* (MIST) 6
  Jeff Mack* (WI) 6
9. Jon Beutjer (IL) 2
Extra Point Attempts
1. Rhys Lloyd* (MN) 61
2. Garrett Rivas* (MI) 51
3. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 41
4. David Rayner* (MIST) 40
  Dave Rayner* (MIST) 40
6. Mike Nugent* (OHST) 38
7. Ben Jones* (PUR) 37
8. Mike Allen* (WI) 34
9. Robbie Gould (PAST) 24
10. John Gockman (IL) 21
Extra Points Made
1. Rhys Lloyd* (MN) 59
2. Garrett Rivas* (MI) 50
3. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 40
4. Dave Rayner* (MIST) 39
  David Rayner* (MIST) 39
6. Mike Nugent* (OHST) 38
7. Ben Jones* (PUR) 36
8. Mike Allen* (WI) 32
9. Robbie Gould (PAST) 22
10. John Gockman (IL) 21
Field Goal Attempts
1. Ben Jones* (PUR) 30
2. David Rayner* (MIST) 29
  Dave Rayner* (MIST) 29
4. John Gockman (IL) 22
5. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 21
6. Mike Nugent* (OHST) 19
7. Rhys Lloyd* (MN) 18
  Bryan Robertson (IN) 18
9. Robbie Gould (PAST) 16
10. Garrett Rivas* (MI) 12
  Mike Allen* (WI) 12
Field Goals Made
1. Ben Jones* (PUR) 25
2. David Rayner* (MIST) 22
  Dave Rayner* (MIST) 22
4. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 20
5. Mike Nugent* (OHST) 16
6. Rhys Lloyd* (MN) 14
  John Gockman (IL) 14
8. Bryan Robertson (IN) 12
9. Mike Allen* (WI) 9
  Robbie Gould (PAST) 9
  Garrett Rivas* (MI) 9
Field Goal Percentage
1. David Rayner* (MIST) 75.9
Punts
1. B.J. Sander* (OHST) 82
2. David Bradley* (IA) 79
3. Brent Slaton* (PUR) 78
4. Brian Huffman* (NWEST) 72
5. Jeremy Kapinos (PAST) 68
  Tyson Beattie (IN) 68
7. R.J. Morse* (WI) 62
  Brandon Fields* (MIST) 62
9. Adam Finley* (MI) 53
10. Steve Weatherford (IL) 46
Punting Yards
1. B.J. Sander* (OHST) 3553
2. Brent Slaton* (PUR) 3303
3. David Bradley* (IA) 3223
4. Brandon Fields* (MIST) 2878
5. Brian Huffman* (NWEST) 2872
6. Jeremy Kapinos (PAST) 2850
7. Tyson Beattie (IN) 2773
8. R.J. Morse* (WI) 2521
9. Adam Finley* (MI) 2120
10. Steve Weatherford (IL) 2045
Punting Yards Per Punt
1. Jeremy Kapinos (PAST) 41.9
Punt Returns
1. Anthony Chambers* (PUR) 47
2. Steve Breaston* (MI) 45
3. Ramon Ochoa* (IA) 40
4. Jim Leonhard* (WI) 34
5. Marion Barber III* (MN) 28
6. Calvin Lowry (PAST) 26
  Ziehl Kavanaght* (MIST) 26
8. Kunle Patrick* (NWEST) 25
9. Michael Jenkins* (OHST) 20
  Chris Gamble* (OHST) 20
Punt Return Yards
1. Steve Breaston* (MI) 619
2. Anthony Chambers* (PUR) 499
3. Ramon Ochoa* (IA) 495
4. Jim Leonhard* (WI) 470
5. Marion Barber III* (MN) 405
6. Calvin Lowry (PAST) 240
7. Ziehl Kavanaght* (MIST) 206
8. Michael Jenkins* (OHST) 178
9. Kunle Patrick* (NWEST) 150
10. Glenn Johnson (IN) 136
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Jim Leonhard* (WI) 2
  Steve Breaston* (MI) 2
Kickoff Returns
1. Jerome Brooks* (PUR) 32
2. Brandon Williams* (WI) 29
3. Deandra Cobb* (MIST) 28
4. Ramon Ochoa* (IA) 18
  Derell Jenkins* (NWEST) 18
  Lance Bennett (IN) 18
7. E.B. Halsey (IL) 16
  Calvin Lowry (PAST) 16
  Laurence Maroney* (MN) 16
  Ibrahim Halsey (IL) 16
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Deandra Cobb* (MIST) 763
2. Jerome Brooks* (PUR) 701
3. Brandon Williams* (WI) 626
4. Laurence Maroney* (MN) 413
5. Lance Bennett (IN) 405
6. Ramon Ochoa* (IA) 396
7. E.B. Halsey (IL) 378
  Ibrahim Halsey (IL) 378
9. Derell Jenkins* (NWEST) 320
10. Calvin Lowry (PAST) 300
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Ibrahim Halsey (IL) 23.6
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Deandra Cobb* (MIST) 3
Interceptions
1. Jim Leonhard* (WI) 7
2. Jovon Johnson* (IA) 6
3. Bryan Heinz* (NWEST) 5
4. Marvin Ward* (NWEST) 4
  Justin Isom* (MN) 4
  Stuart Schweigert* (PUR) 4
  Alan Zemaitis (PAST) 4
8. Sean Considine* (IA) 3
  Dustin Fox* (OHST) 3
  Chris Gamble* (OHST) 3
  Jason Harmon* (MIST) 3
  Yaacov Yisrael (PAST) 3
  Leon Hall* (MI) 3
  Eli Ward* (MN) 3
  Mike Labinjo* (MIST) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Alan Zemaitis (PAST) 207
2. Yaacov Yisrael (PAST) 111
3. Will Allen* (OHST) 107
4. Marvin Ward* (NWEST) 103
5. Jim Leonhard* (WI) 98
6. Jeremy Lesueur* (MI) 87
7. Eric Smith* (MIST) 83
8. Jovon Johnson* (IA) 81
9. Jason Harmon* (MIST) 74
10. Tyler Everett* (OHST) 66