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2008 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 6-7  L-2
Mid-American Conference Record: 5-3
Sat 08/30/2008 @ Minnesota * 27 - 31 L
Sat 09/06/2008 @ Western Mich. * 26 - 29 L
Sat 09/20/2008 INDIANA ST. 48 - 3 W
Sat 09/27/2008 @ Eastern Mich. 37 - 0 W
Sat 10/04/2008 @ Tennessee 9 - 13 L
Sat 10/11/2008 MIAMI (OH) 17 - 13 W
Sat 10/18/2008 TOLEDO 38 - 7 W
Sat 10/25/2008 BOWLING GREEN 16 - 13 W
Wed 11/05/2008 @ Ball St. * 14 - 45 L
Wed 11/12/2008 CENTRAL MICH. * 30 - 33 L OT
Tue 11/18/2008 @ Kent St. * 42 - 14 W
Tue 11/25/2008 NAVY * 0 - 16 L
Sun 12/28/2008 @ Louisiana Tech * ^ 10 - 17 L
HOME GAME IN CAPS * Night Game ^ Neutral Site
OT Overtime Game
 
TEAM RANKINGS
119 teams ranked in Football Bowl Subdivision
13 teams ranked in the Mid-American Conference
 
Category National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Mid-American
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 36 171.23 Navy 292.38 3 Kent St. 230.58
Passing Offense 100 163.85 Texas Tech 413.15 13 Western Mich. 294.69
Total Offense 83 335.08 Tulsa 569.86 10 Ball St. 442.50
Scoring Offense 76 24.15 Oklahoma 51.14 9 Ball St. 34.93
Rushing Defense 51 137.38 TCU 47.08 2 Central Mich. 136.54
Pass Efficiency Defense 56 122.68 Southern California 85.75 5 Bowling Green 113.34
Total Defense 17 298.46 TCU 217.77 1 Northern Ill. 298.46
Scoring Defense 14 18.00 Southern California 9.00 1 Northern Ill. 18.00
Net Punting 86 33.64 Cincinnati 41.48 7 Ball St. 37.67
Punt Returns 90 6.69 Central Mich. 20.50 10 Central Mich. 20.50
Kickoff Returns 45 21.91 Temple 26.60 5 Temple 26.60
Turnover Margin 49 .15 Oklahoma 1.64 5 Buffalo 1.36
Pass Defense 5 161.08 Southern California 134.38 1 Northern Ill. 161.08
Passing Efficiency 75 119.80 Oklahoma 176.24 11 Ball St. 157.36
Sacks 58 1.92 Texas 3.62 4 Central Mich. 2.69
Tackles For Loss 32 6.54 Mississippi 8.62 2 Ball St. 6.64
Sacks Allowed 17 1.23 Air Force .38 3 Ball St. 1.00
T=tied at this ranking


PLAYER RANKINGS
Player must have played in 75% of team's games
Summary of the top 100 national leaders and top 25 conference leaders
15 categories ranked
 
Category Player National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Mid-American
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Chandler Harnish   53.90 Brown (Connecticut) 160.23 10 Lewis (Ball St.) 124.00
  Meco Brown   39.23    16   
  Chad Spann   33.00    19   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Chandler Harnish 70 120.74 Bradford (Oklahoma) 180.84 10 Davis (Ball St.) 156.97
Total Offense Chandler Harnish 62 206.70 Keenum (Houston) 403.15 11 LeFevour (Central Mich.) 306.91
Receptions Per Game     Fitzgerald (North Texas) 9.42   Simmons (Western Mich.) 8.00
Receiving Yards Per Game Marcus Perez   40.00 Collie (BYU) 118.31 24 Roosevelt (Buffalo) 100.14
Interceptions     Berry (Tennessee) .58   Lainhart (Kent St.) .50
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game)     Conley (Idaho) 47.43   Richardson (Miami (OH)) 45.38
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)     Brown (Central Mich.) 20.50   Brown (Central Mich.) 20.50
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Meco Brown   21.39 Shelton (Temple) 31.30 13 Shelton (Temple) 31.30
Field Goals Mike Salerno T-25 1.38 Gano (Florida St.) 2.18 3 Parseghian (Miami (OH)) 1.67
Scoring Mike Salerno 82 6.77 Ringer (Michigan St.) 10.15 9 Lewis (Ball St.) 9.43
All-Purpose Runners Meco Brown   85.38 Maclin (Missouri) 202.36 15 Brown (Central Mich.) 178.08
Sacks Larry English T-41 .62 Hughes (TCU) 1.15 4 Briggs (Bowling Green) .79
  Brandon Bice T-67 .50    T-5   
Tackles     Richardson (New Mexico St.) 12.45   Bellore (Central Mich.) 11.31
Tackles For Loss Larry English T-52 1.12 Gilbert (San Jose St.) 1.83 3 Zombo (Central Mich.) 1.19
  Brandon Bice   .77    13   
T=tied at this ranking