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2003 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 28-21, .571 W-L% (8th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.51 (8th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.00 (8th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Notre Dame)
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Connecticut 9 3 .750 0 0 34.0 25.0 3.73 -5.27
Navy 8 5 .615 0 0 30.5 21.8 -1.73 -8.04
Troy 6 6 .500 0 0 15.4 22.7 -7.15 -2.74
Notre Dame 5 7 .417 0 0 20.3 26.3 3.12 8.04

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
Notre Dame 20 19 15                            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-12-30 Houston Bowl Texas Tech 38 Navy 14 Houston Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 279
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 157
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 110
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 110
5. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 64
6. Carlyle Holiday (NDAME) 37
7. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 20
8. Aaron Polanco* (NAVY) 8
9. Jermell Williams (CT) 4
10. Jason Samples (TROY) 2

Pass Attempts

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 475
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 332
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 259
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 259
5. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 131
6. Carlyle Holiday (NDAME) 75
7. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 48
8. Aaron Polanco* (NAVY) 20
9. Jermell Williams (CT) 7
10. Tony Lane* (NAVY) 3

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 58.7
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 47.3
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 42.5
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 42.5

Passing Yards

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 3485
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 1831
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 1427
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 1427
5. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 1140
6. Carlyle Holiday (NDAME) 304
7. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 185
8. Aaron Polanco* (NAVY) 98
9. Jermell Williams (CT) 90
10. Jason Samples (TROY) 60

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 7.3
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 5.5
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 5.5
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 7.4
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 4.0
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 4.0
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 4.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 33
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 9
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 7
  Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 7
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 7

Passing Interceptions

1. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 15
2. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 14
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 12
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 12
5. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 5
6. Carlyle Holiday (NDAME) 4
7. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 137.4
2. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 93.5
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 88.4
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 88.4

Rush Attempts

1. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 271
2. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 244
3. Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 236
4. Julius Jones (NDAME) 229
5. Ryan Grant (NDAME) 143
6. Cornell Brockington (CT) 131
7. Aaron Leak (TROY) 126
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 126
9. Chris Bellamy (CT) 110
10. Terry Caulley (CT) 89

Rushing Yards

1. Julius Jones (NDAME) 1268
2. Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 1249
3. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 1161
4. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 1112
5. Cornell Brockington (CT) 643
6. Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 630
7. Tony Lane* (NAVY) 623
8. Terry Caulley (CT) 607
9. Chris Bellamy (CT) 589
10. Ryan Grant (NDAME) 510

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Terry Caulley (CT) 6.8
2. Julius Jones (NDAME) 5.5
3. Chris Bellamy (CT) 5.4
4. Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 5.3
5. Cornell Brockington (CT) 4.9
6. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 4.8
7. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 4.1
8. Ryan Grant (NDAME) 3.6
9. Aaron Leak (TROY) 1.7
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 1.7

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 16
2. Julius Jones (NDAME) 10
  Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 10
  Cornell Brockington (CT) 10
5. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 9
6. Terry Caulley (CT) 7
7. Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 5
  Tony Lane* (NAVY) 5
9. Aaron Leak (TROY) 3
  Trey Hines* (NAVY) 3
  Chris Bellamy (CT) 3
  Ryan Grant (NDAME) 3
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 3

Receptions

1. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 65
2. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 51
3. Jason Samples (TROY) 48
4. Rhema McKnight (NDAME) 47
5. Keron Henry (CT) 39
6. Omar Jenkins (NDAME) 36
7. Brandon Young (CT) 28
8. Maurice Stovall (NDAME) 22
9. Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 20
10. Jason Williams (CT) 19

Receiving Yards

1. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 860
2. Keron Henry (CT) 662
3. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 655
4. Jason Samples (TROY) 620
5. Rhema McKnight (NDAME) 600
6. Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 493
7. Maurice Stovall (NDAME) 421
8. Brandon Young (CT) 399
9. Omar Jenkins (NDAME) 344
10. Bryant Stewart (TROY) 291

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Keron Henry (CT) 17.0
2. Brandon Young (CT) 14.2
3. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 13.2
4. Jason Samples (TROY) 12.9
5. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 12.8
6. Rhema McKnight (NDAME) 12.8
7. Omar Jenkins (NDAME) 9.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 9
2. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 7
3. Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 5
  Jason Samples (TROY) 5
5. Keron Henry (CT) 4
  Brandon Young (CT) 4
7. Rhema McKnight (NDAME) 3
  Maurice Stovall (NDAME) 3
  Tim Lassen (CT) 3
10. Anthony Fasano (NDAME) 2
  Matt Cutaia (CT) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 272
2. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 251
3. Julius Jones (NDAME) 239
  Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 239
5. Ryan Grant (NDAME) 152
6. Cornell Brockington (CT) 138
7. Aaron Leak (TROY) 127
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 127
9. Chris Bellamy (CT) 117
10. Terry Caulley (CT) 103

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Julius Jones (NDAME) 1321
2. Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 1311
3. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 1207
4. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 1123
  Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 1123
6. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 860
7. Tony Lane* (NAVY) 773
8. Cornell Brockington (CT) 707
9. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 693
10. Terry Caulley (CT) 688

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 16
2. Cornell Brockington (CT) 11
3. Julius Jones (NDAME) 10
  Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 10
  Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 10
6. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 9
  Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 9
8. Terry Caulley (CT) 8
9. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 7
10. Tony Lane* (NAVY) 6
  Jason Samples (TROY) 6

Total Plays

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 505
2. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 402
3. Aaron Leak (TROY) 385
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 385
5. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 380
6. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 245
7. Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 236
8. Julius Jones (NDAME) 229
9. Ryan Grant (NDAME) 143
10. Cornell Brockington (CT) 131

Total Yards

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 3444
2. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 2252
3. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 1856
4. Aaron Leak (TROY) 1635
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 1635
6. Julius Jones (NDAME) 1268
7. Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 1249
8. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 1161
9. Cornell Brockington (CT) 643
10. Tony Lane* (NAVY) 634

Total Yards Per Play

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 6.8

Total Touchdowns

1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 33
2. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 23
3. Julius Jones (NDAME) 10
  Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 10
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 10
  Cornell Brockington (CT) 10
  Aaron Leak (TROY) 10
8. Brady Quinn (NDAME) 9
  Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 9
10. Terry Caulley (CT) 7

Points

1. Craig Candeto* (NAVY) 96
2. Matt Nuzie (CT) 80
3. Cornell Brockington (CT) 66
4. Eric Rolfs* (NAVY) 62
5. Julius Jones (NDAME) 60
  Kyle Eckel* (NAVY) 60
  Eric Roberts* (NAVY) 60
8. O'Neil Wilson (CT) 54
  Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 54
10. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 53

Extra Point Attempts

1. Matt Nuzie (CT) 49
2. Eric Rolfs* (NAVY) 39
3. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 24
4. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 18
5. Geoffrey Blumenfeld* (NAVY) 12
6. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 5
  Nick Setta (NDAME) 5
8. Graig Vicidomino (CT) 3

Extra Points Made

1. Matt Nuzie (CT) 47
2. Eric Rolfs* (NAVY) 38
3. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 21
4. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 17
5. Geoffrey Blumenfeld* (NAVY) 11
6. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 5
  Nick Setta (NDAME) 5
8. Graig Vicidomino (CT) 2

Field Goal Attempts

1. Matt Nuzie (CT) 21
2. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 17
3. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 13
4. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 10
  Eric Rolfs* (NAVY) 10
  Nick Setta (NDAME) 10
7. Geoffrey Blumenfeld* (NAVY) 6
8. Graig Vicidomino (CT) 2

Field Goals Made

1. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 12
2. Matt Nuzie (CT) 11
3. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 9
  Nick Setta (NDAME) 9
5. Eric Rolfs* (NAVY) 8
6. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 6
7. Geoffrey Blumenfeld* (NAVY) 3

Field Goal Percentage

1. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 70.6
2. Matt Nuzie (CT) 52.4
3. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 46.2

Punts

1. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 78
2. Adam Coles (CT) 58
3. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 44
4. John Skaggs* (NAVY) 36
5. Nick Setta (NDAME) 26
  Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 26

Punting Yards

1. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 3304
2. Adam Coles (CT) 2435
3. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 1621
4. John Skaggs* (NAVY) 1491
5. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 1064
  Nick Setta (NDAME) 1064

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 42.4
2. Adam Coles (CT) 42.0
3. John Skaggs* (NAVY) 41.4
4. D.J. Fitzpatrick (NDAME) 36.8

Punt Return Yards

1. Vontez Duff (NDAME) 260
2. Jason Tomlinson* (NAVY) 146
  David Sanchez (CT) 146
4. Rayshun Reed (TROY) 131
5. Rhema McKnight (NDAME) 71
6. Brandon Young (CT) 52
7. Toris Rutledge (TROY) 47
8. Lionel Wesley* (NAVY) 37
9. Carlos Campbell (NDAME) 25
10. Nate Schiccatano (NDAME) 21
  Demarcus Ware (TROY) 21

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Vontez Duff (NDAME) 10.8
2. Jason Tomlinson* (NAVY) 7.7
3. Rayshun Reed (TROY) 6.5
4. David Sanchez (CT) 4.3

Kickoff Returns

1. Toris Rutledge (TROY) 16
  Vontez Duff (NDAME) 16
3. Jeremy McGown* (NAVY) 14
4. Julius Jones (NDAME) 13
5. Brian Hampton* (NAVY) 11
  Matt Shelton (NDAME) 11
  Brandon Young (CT) 11
8. Jason Williams (CT) 10
9. Dwight Ellick (NDAME) 6
  Allan Barnes (CT) 6

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Vontez Duff (NDAME) 346
2. Toris Rutledge (TROY) 333
3. Jeremy McGown* (NAVY) 316
4. Julius Jones (NDAME) 243
5. Jason Williams (CT) 239
6. Brandon Young (CT) 233
7. Brian Hampton* (NAVY) 211
8. Matt Shelton (NDAME) 174
9. Allan Barnes (CT) 153
10. Dwight Ellick (NDAME) 130

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Jeremy McGown* (NAVY) 22.6
2. Vontez Duff (NDAME) 21.6
3. Toris Rutledge (TROY) 20.8
4. Julius Jones (NDAME) 18.7

Interception Return Yards

1. Justin Perkins (CT) 90
2. Derrick Ansley (TROY) 74
3. Eddie Carthan* (NAVY) 61
4. Vontez Duff (NDAME) 55
5. Josh Smith* (NAVY) 53
6. Rayshun Reed (TROY) 48
  Courtney Watson (NDAME) 48
8. Shalimar Brazier* (NAVY) 28
9. Alfred Fincher (CT) 26
10. Quentin Burrell (NDAME) 18