Army Managed To Lose 13 Games During 2003 Season

Published on October 28th, 2023 2:01 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Unrivaled losing streak by the Army college football team in 2003. The 2003 Army football program managed to do something that NO other team has accomplished in the modern era of college football:

They lost 13 games in a single season.

There have been plenty of winless seasons since 2003, and there have been plenty of teams that have lost 12 games over the course of a single season.

13 losses in a single season, however, is a record that continues to be held to Army to this day.


Army was so bad in 2003 that they fired their coach, John Mumford, halfway through the season, which is quite rare in college football.

The firing came after a particularly embarrassing loss to East Carolina, which had a record of 0-6 at the time.

The new coach, Todd Berry, didn't have any more luck, as he finished the season with a record of 0-6.


Army's 2003 campaign started with four straight home games, and all of these games resulted in losses to unranked teams (Connecticut, Rutgers, Tulane and South Florida).

After getting blanked 27-0 against their only ranked opponent of the season (TCU), Army laid another egg against East Carolina, which resulted in Mumford getting the axe.

After a close loss to Cincinnati in Berry's first game as head coach, Army packed it in for the season, getting destroyed by UAB, Air Force, Houston, Hawaii and Navy.


The Army-Navy game on December 6th, 2003 was particularly embarrassing for Army, as they got destroyed (34-6) while gaining the dubious "honor" of becoming the first 13 loss team in the modern era of college football.


The program remained in tatters until 2010, when Army finally managed to put together a winning season.

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