Class of 2003
Legendary coach Glenn Dobbs (for whom 8th Street was renamed) led the Golden Hurricane to a 9-2 overall record, while finishing in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The only losses were to Arkansas (by nine points) and Cincinnati (by five points). TU finished the season with win over Mississippi in the Bluebonnet Bowl by a score of 14-7. The team led the nation in total offense with a 461.8 yards per game and revolutionized the way football looked at passing. TU led the nation in passing with a 317.9 average per game (this made them the first team in history to pass for more than 300 yards) . . . quarterback Jerry Rhome was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy after completing 244 passes for 2, 870 yards and 32 touchdowns. Split end Howard Twilley also broke the receptions and yards records with 95 catches and 1,178 yards.