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2003 Boston College Eagles football team

2003 Boston College Eagles football
San Francisco Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
2003 record 8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Tom O'Brien
Home stadium Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 44,500)
2003 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Miami (FL) §   6 1         11 2  
West Virginia §   6 1         8 5  
Pittsburgh   5 2         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 3         8 5  
Boston College   3 4         8 5  
Syracuse   2 5         6 6  
Rutgers   2 5         5 7  
Temple   0 7         1 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football season. Boston College was a member of the Big East Conference during the 2003 season. The Eagles played their home games in 2003 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, which has been their "home" stadium since 1957.


Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 1:00 PM Wake Forest* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 28–32   42,563
September 6 12:00 PM at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 27–14   106,445
September 13 12:00 PM at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN+ W 24–14   40,000
September 20 7:45 PM #2 Miami Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPN L 14–33   44,500
September 27 1:00 PM Ball State* Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA W 53–29   42,353
October 11 3:30 PM at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA NESN W 38–13   21,862
October 18 12:00 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN+ L 14–39   45,313
October 25 12:00 PM Notre Dame* Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA (Holy War) ABC W 27–25   44,500
November 1 1:00 PM Pittsburgh Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA L 13–24   41,983
November 8 12:00 PM West Virginia Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPN+ L 28–35   39,723
November 15 3:30 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ NESN W 35–25   31,019
November 22 3:30 PM at #12 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ESPN W 34–27   65,115
December 31 10:30 PM vs. Colorado State* Pacific Bell ParkSan Francisco, CA (San Francisco Bowl) ESPN2 W 35–21   25,621
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "2003 Archive". Boston College Athletics. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
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