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2003 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic
67th Cotton Bowl Classic
1234 Total
Texas 71477 35
LSU 10703 20
DateJanuary 1, 2003
Season2002
StadiumCotton Bowl
LocationDallas, Texas
MVPWR Roy Williams (Texas)
DE Cory Redding (Texas)
FavoriteTexas by 10.5
RefereeGerald Wright (Mountain West)
United States TV coverage
NetworkFox
AnnouncersThom Brennaman and Charles Davis
Cotton Bowl Classic
 < 2002  2004

The 2003 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic was a post-season college football bowl game between the Texas Longhorns and the LSU Tigers on January 1, 2003, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the final game of the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season for each team and resulted in a 35–20 Texas victory. Texas represented the Big 12 Conference while LSU represented the Southeastern Conference (SEC).[1]

The University of Texas started out their season strong, and finished well, compiling a 10–2 record: they lost to Oklahoma, 35–24 and the Texas Tech Red Raiders 42–38 while being ranked number 4.

Louisiana State started off their season 6–1. However, an injury to their starting quarterback Matt Mauck caused them to lose their last few games (to Alabama 0–31, Auburn 7–31, and Arkansas 20–21). They finished with an 8–4 regular season record, a disappointing year.

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Longhons Tigers
1 10:44 10 71 Tigers 26-yard field goal by John Corbello 0 3
1 3:49 Longhorns Fumble recovery returned 46 yards for touchdown by Lee Jackson, Dusty Mangum kick good 7 3
1 0:04 10 87 Tigers LaBrandon Toefield 20-yard touchdown reception from Marcus Randall, Corbello kick good 7 10
2 12:04 4 90 Tigers Domanick Davis 10-yard touchdown run, Corbello kick good 7 17
2 11:24 2 74 Longhorns Roy Williams 51-yard touchdown reception from Chris Simms, Mangum kick good 14 17
2 3:11 4 80 Longhorns Cedric Benson 1-yard touchdown run, Mangum kick good 21 17
3 4:08 4 80 Longhorns Williams 39-yard touchdown run, Mangum kick good 28 17
4 9:58 7 47 Longhorns Ivan Williams 8-yard touchdown reception from Simms, Mangum kick good 35 17
4 7:41 8 27 Tigers 39-yard field goal by Corbello 35 20
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 20
[2]

References

  1. ^ "Simms exorcises demons in Cotton Bowl win". ESPN.com. January 1, 2003. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Texas Longhorns vs. LSU Tigers - Box Score - January 01, 2003 - ESPN". ESPN.com. January 1, 2003. Retrieved December 2, 2012.