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2003 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 86-68, .558 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.10 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 4.54 (2nd of 12)

Division Champions: Georgia (East) and Louisiana State (West)
Conference Champion: Louisiana State (Won Championship Game 34-13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Auburn, Georgia, Louisiana State and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida, Georgia, Louisiana State, Mississippi and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 11 3 .786 6 2 .750 26.5 14.5 17.46 6.11
Tennessee 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 28.1 18.4 11.53 3.99
Florida 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 30.0 20.8 10.67 6.75
South Carolina 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 22.3 26.2 3.27 6.77
Kentucky 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 27.3 26.8 -0.16 0.34
Vanderbilt 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 19.6 29.8 -5.85 3.31
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana State 13 1 .929 7 1 .875 33.9 11.0 20.85 3.28
Mississippi 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 34.0 21.9 10.99 2.53
Auburn 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 26.3 16.3 8.09 4.70
Arkansas 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 33.5 23.5 12.67 4.51
Alabama 4 9 .308 2 6 .250 25.5 25.6 5.27 7.27
Mississippi State 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 18.8 39.3 -9.53 4.88

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
Louisiana State 14 13 12 11 7 6 6 10 9 7 4 3 3 3 3 2 2
Georgia 11 8 8 7 12 11 8 4 4 4 9 7 6 5 5 11 7
Mississippi                   20 20 17 15 17 17 16 13
Tennessee 12 12 13 12 8 7 13 21 22 19 18 9 9 7 7 6 15
Florida   21 19 17 25 24     25 23 17 15 13 11 16 17 24
Alabama       21                          
Arkansas       14 9 8 7 11 21                
Auburn 6 17           19 17                
South Carolina     25                            

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2004-01-04 Sugar Bowl Louisiana State 21 Oklahoma 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2004-01-02 Cotton Bowl Mississippi 31 Oklahoma State 28 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2004-01-02 Peach Bowl Clemson 27 Tennessee 14 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
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)
2003-12-31 Independence Bowl Arkansas 27 Missouri 14 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
2003-12-31 Music City Bowl Auburn 28 Wisconsin 14 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 275
2. David Greene* (GA) 264
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 233
4. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 229
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 191
6. Chris Leak* (FL) 190
7. Jay Cutler (VAND) 187
8. Kevin Fant (MSST) 186
9. Brodie Croyle (AL) 182
10. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 181
Pass Attempts
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 441
2. David Greene* (GA) 438
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 412
4. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 358
5. Kevin Fant (MSST) 351
6. Brodie Croyle (AL) 341
7. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 336
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 327
9. Dondrial Pinkins (SC) 322
10. Chris Leak* (FL) 320
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 64.0
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 62.4
3. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 61.8
4. David Greene* (GA) 60.3
5. Chris Leak* (FL) 59.4
6. Matt Jones* (AR) 57.4
7. Jay Cutler (VAND) 57.2
8. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 56.8
9. Casey Clausen* (TN) 56.6
10. Brodie Croyle (AL) 53.4
Passing Yards
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 3600
2. David Greene* (GA) 3307
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 2968
4. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 2825
5. Chris Leak* (FL) 2435
6. Jay Cutler (VAND) 2347
7. Brodie Croyle (AL) 2303
8. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 2267
9. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 2221
10. Kevin Fant (MSST) 2151
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Matt Jones* (AR) 8.3
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 8.2
3. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 7.9
4. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 7.7
5. Chris Leak* (FL) 7.6
6. David Greene* (GA) 7.6
7. Casey Clausen* (TN) 7.2
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 7.2
9. Brodie Croyle (AL) 6.8
10. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 6.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Matt Jones* (AR) 8.5
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 8.5
3. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 7.7
4. Casey Clausen* (TN) 7.5
5. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 7.2
6. Chris Leak* (FL) 7.1
7. David Greene* (GA) 7.0
8. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 6.5
9. Jay Cutler (VAND) 6.5
10. Brodie Croyle (AL) 6.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 29
2. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 28
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 27
4. Matt Jones* (AR) 18
  Jay Cutler (VAND) 18
6. Chris Leak* (FL) 16
  Jared Lorenzen (KY) 16
  Brodie Croyle (AL) 16
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 14
10. David Greene* (GA) 13
Passing Interceptions
1. Kevin Fant (MSST) 21
2. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 14
3. Jay Cutler (VAND) 13
  Brodie Croyle (AL) 13
5. David Greene* (GA) 11
  Chris Leak* (FL) 11
7. Eli Manning* (MS) 10
8. Casey Clausen* (TN) 9
  Dondrial Pinkins (SC) 9
10. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 8
  Jared Lorenzen (KY) 8
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 148.2
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 148.1
3. Matt Jones* (AR) 147.1
4. Casey Clausen* (TN) 134.3
5. Chris Leak* (FL) 132.9
6. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 132.6
7. David Greene* (GA) 128.5
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 127.7
9. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 123.3
10. Brodie Croyle (AL) 118.0
Rush Attempts
1. Shaud Williams (AL) 280
2. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 241
3. Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 227
4. Tremaine Turner* (MS) 173
5. Norval McKenzie (VAND) 162
6. Michael Cooper* (GA) 156
7. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 154
8. Cedric Houston* (TN) 149
9. Daccus Turman (SC) 132
10. Demetris Summers (SC) 124
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 124
Rushing Yards
1. Shaud Williams (AL) 1367
2. Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 1320
3. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 1307
4. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 1001
5. Tremaine Turner* (MS) 809
6. Cedric Houston* (TN) 744
7. Matt Jones* (AR) 707
8. Nick Turner (MSST) 696
9. Michael Cooper* (GA) 673
10. Daccus Turman (SC) 646
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Matt Jones* (AR) 7.4
2. Ciatrick Fason* (FL) 6.9
3. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 6.5
4. Decori Birmingham* (AR) 6.2
5. Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 5.8
6. Nick Turner (MSST) 5.7
7. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 5.4
8. Jerious Norwood (MSST) 5.3
9. Demetris Summers (SC) 5.1
10. Ran Carthon* (FL) 5.0
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 17
2. Shaud Williams (AL) 14
3. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 10
  Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 10
5. Matt Jones* (AR) 8
  Arliss Beach (KY) 8
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 8
8. Daccus Turman (SC) 7
  Deshawn Wynn* (FL) 7
  Nick Turner (MSST) 7
Receptions
1. Michael Clayton* (LAST) 78
2. Chris Collins* (MS) 77
3. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 62
4. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 53
5. Derek Abney (KY) 51
6. George Wilson* (AR) 50
7. Reggie Brown* (GA) 49
8. Skyler Green* (LAST) 48
9. Damien Gary* (GA) 43
10. James Banks* (TN) 42
Receiving Yards
1. Michael Clayton* (LAST) 1079
2. Chris Collins* (MS) 949
3. George Wilson* (AR) 900
4. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 880
5. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 861
6. Reggie Brown* (GA) 662
7. Ben Troupe* (FL) 638
  Erik Davis (VAND) 638
9. James Banks* (TN) 621
  Jeris McIntyre* (AUB) 621
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Richard Smith* (AR) 19.1
2. Matthew Thomas (SC) 18.4
3. Mike Espy* (MS) 18.1
4. George Wilson* (AR) 18.0
5. Taye Biddle* (MS) 17.7
6. Ben Troupe* (FL) 16.4
7. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 16.2
8. Chris Bernard (KY) 16.1
9. Dre Fulgham (AL) 15.8
10. Erik Davis (VAND) 15.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 11
2. Michael Clayton* (LAST) 10
3. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 9
4. Erik Davis (VAND) 8
5. Chris Collins* (MS) 7
  Richard Smith* (AR) 7
  Chris Hannon* (TN) 7
8. George Wilson* (AR) 6
  James Banks* (TN) 6
10. Chris Bernard (KY) 5
  Kerry Johnson* (MS) 5
  Derek Abney (KY) 5
  Ben Troupe* (FL) 5
  Skyler Green* (LAST) 5
  Mark Jones* (TN) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Shaud Williams (AL) 304
2. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 246
3. Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 235
4. Tremaine Turner* (MS) 185
5. Norval McKenzie (VAND) 177
6. Michael Cooper* (GA) 163
  Cedric Houston* (TN) 163
8. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 162
9. Daccus Turman (SC) 144
10. Nick Turner (MSST) 142
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Shaud Williams (AL) 1528
2. Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 1354
3. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 1327
4. Michael Clayton* (LAST) 1104
5. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 1081
6. Chris Collins* (MS) 978
7. Tremaine Turner* (MS) 909
8. George Wilson* (AR) 900
9. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 898
10. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 880
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 17
2. Shaud Williams (AL) 15
3. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 11
4. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 10
  Michael Clayton* (LAST) 10
  Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 10
7. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 9
8. Deshawn Wynn* (FL) 8
  Arliss Beach (KY) 8
  Matt Jones* (AR) 8
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 8
  Erik Davis (VAND) 8
Total Plays
1. David Greene* (GA) 507
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 489
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 476
4. Jay Cutler (VAND) 442
5. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 437
6. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 425
7. Kevin Fant (MSST) 421
8. Dondrial Pinkins (SC) 417
9. Brodie Croyle (AL) 413
10. Chris Leak* (FL) 388
Total Yards
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 3572
2. David Greene* (GA) 3127
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 2923
4. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 2922
5. Jay Cutler (VAND) 2646
6. Matt Jones* (AR) 2624
7. Chris Leak* (FL) 2382
8. Dondrial Pinkins (SC) 2381
9. Brodie Croyle (AL) 2311
10. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 2296
Total Yards Per Play
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 7.3
2. David Greene* (GA) 6.2
Total Touchdowns
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 32
2. Casey Clausen* (TN) 29
  Matt Mauck* (LAST) 29
4. Matt Jones* (AR) 26
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 21
6. Jay Cutler (VAND) 19
7. Chris Leak* (FL) 18
8. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 17
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 16
  Brodie Croyle (AL) 16
Touchdowns
1. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 17
2. Shaud Williams (AL) 16
3. Devery Henderson* (LAST) 11
4. Justin Vincent* (LAST) 10
  Cedric Cobbs* (AR) 10
  Michael Clayton* (LAST) 10
7. Justin Jenkins (MSST) 9
8. Matt Jones* (AR) 8
  Erik Davis (VAND) 8
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 8
  Deshawn Wynn* (FL) 8
  Skyler Green* (LAST) 8
  Arliss Beach (KY) 8
Points
1. Phillip Yost* (AUB) 31
2. Eric Alexander* (LAST) 6
  Gerald Riggs Jr.* (TN) 6
  Juwan Garth (AL) 6
  Jason Ledoux* (LAST) 6
6. Ralph McKenzie (VAND) 2
  Nick Signaigo (MSST) 2
  George Gause (SC) 2
Extra Point Attempts
1. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 49
2. Matt Leach* (FL) 41
  James Wilhoit* (TN) 41
  Chris Balseiro* (AR) 41
5. Taylor Begley (KY) 40
6. Billy Bennett* (GA) 39
7. Ryan Gaudet* (LAST) 38
8. Brian Bostick (AL) 37
9. John Vaughn* (AUB) 27
10. Daniel Weaver (SC) 25
Extra Points Made
1. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 49
2. Matt Leach* (FL) 41
  James Wilhoit* (TN) 41
4. Chris Balseiro* (AR) 40
  Taylor Begley (KY) 40
6. Billy Bennett* (GA) 38
7. Ryan Gaudet* (LAST) 36
8. Brian Bostick (AL) 33
9. John Vaughn* (AUB) 27
10. Daniel Weaver (SC) 25
Field Goal Attempts
1. Billy Bennett* (GA) 38
2. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 29
3. Matt Leach* (FL) 27
4. Brian Bostick (AL) 25
5. James Wilhoit* (TN) 24
6. Chris Balseiro* (AR) 15
7. Daniel Weaver (SC) 13
8. Ryan Gaudet* (LAST) 12
9. John Vaughn* (AUB) 10
  Brent Smith (MSST) 10
  Tolga Ertugrul (VAND) 10
  Taylor Begley (KY) 10
Field Goals Made
1. Billy Bennett* (GA) 31
2. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 25
3. Matt Leach* (FL) 21
4. James Wilhoit* (TN) 17
5. Brian Bostick (AL) 16
6. Chris Balseiro* (AR) 11
7. Brent Smith (MSST) 8
  Daniel Weaver (SC) 8
9. Ryan Gaudet* (LAST) 7
10. John Vaughn* (AUB) 6
  Taylor Begley (KY) 6
Punts
1. Bo Freelend (AL) 73
2. Abtin Iranmanesh (VAND) 69
3. Dustin Colquitt* (TN) 68
4. Gordon Ely-Kelso* (GA) 66
  Eric Wilbur* (FL) 66
6. Donnie Jones* (LAST) 65
  Anthony Thornton (KY) 65
8. Kody Bliss* (AUB) 64
9. Cody Ridgeway* (MS) 58
10. Jacob Skinner* (AR) 52
Punting Yards
1. Dustin Colquitt* (TN) 3081
2. Bo Freelend (AL) 2967
3. Eric Wilbur* (FL) 2954
4. Donnie Jones* (LAST) 2757
5. Kody Bliss* (AUB) 2748
6. Abtin Iranmanesh (VAND) 2743
7. Anthony Thornton (KY) 2715
8. Gordon Ely-Kelso* (GA) 2571
9. Cody Ridgeway* (MS) 2561
10. Jacob Skinner* (AR) 2074
Punt Returns
1. Mike Espy* (MS) 43
2. Tre Smith* (AUB) 36
  Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 36
4. Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 31
5. Damien Gary* (GA) 30
6. Derek Abney (KY) 29
7. Nick Turner (MSST) 28
8. Marvin Jackson* (AR) 26
9. Skyler Green* (LAST) 25
10. Mark Jones* (TN) 20
Punt Return Yards
1. Skyler Green* (LAST) 462
2. Mike Espy* (MS) 369
3. Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 343
4. Marvin Jackson* (AR) 329
5. Tre Smith* (AUB) 327
6. Nick Turner (MSST) 310
7. Mark Jones* (TN) 303
8. Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 298
9. Derek Abney (KY) 285
10. Damien Gary* (GA) 281
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Skyler Green* (LAST) 2
Kickoff Returns
1. Derek Abney (KY) 32
2. Kwane Doster (VAND) 26
3. Fred Reid (MSST) 25
  Cedric Washington* (AR) 25
5. Nick Turner (MSST) 24
6. Matthew Thomas (SC) 22
  Andre Caldwell* (FL) 22
8. Corey Larkins* (TN) 19
9. Ronald McClendon* (MS) 18
10. Devin Aromashodu* (AUB) 15
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Derek Abney (KY) 772
2. Fred Reid (MSST) 577
3. Kwane Doster (VAND) 568
4. Nick Turner (MSST) 565
5. Cedric Washington* (AR) 497
6. Andre Caldwell* (FL) 454
  Ronald McClendon* (MS) 454
8. Matthew Thomas (SC) 422
9. Corey Larkins* (TN) 387
10. Devin Aromashodu* (AUB) 290
Interceptions
1. Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 9
2. Corey Webster* (LAST) 7
3. Sean Jones* (GA) 5
4. Charles Jones (AL) 4
  Jack Hunt* (LAST) 4
  Travis Johnson* (MS) 4
  Muhammad Abdullah (KY) 4
  Von Hutchins* (MS) 4
  Charlie Peprah (AL) 4
10. Gibril Wilson* (TN) 3
  Will Herring* (AUB) 3
  Ahmad Carroll* (AR) 3
  Daryl Dixon* (FL) 3
  Kevin Hobbs* (AUB) 3
  Dominique Morris (VAND) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 182
2. Odell Thurman* (GA) 125
3. Jack Hunt* (LAST) 94
4. Charlie Peprah (AL) 93
5. Kelvin Robinson* (MS) 80
6. Tre Orr* (FL) 73
7. Charles Jones (AL) 63
8. Travis Johnson* (MS) 62
9. Corey Webster* (LAST) 60
10. Odell Bradley (MSST) 56
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Jack Hunt* (LAST) 2
  Travis Johnson* (MS) 2
  Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 2