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2008 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 7-6  W-1
FBS Independent Conference Record: 1-0
Sat 09/06/2008 SAN DIEGO ST. 21 - 13 W
Sat 09/13/2008 MICHIGAN 35 - 17 W
Sat 09/20/2008 @ Michigan St. 7 - 23 L
Sat 09/27/2008 PURDUE 38 - 21 W
Sat 10/04/2008 STANFORD 28 - 21 W
Sat 10/11/2008 @ North Carolina 24 - 29 L
Sat 10/25/2008 @ Washington 33 - 7 W
Sat 11/01/2008 PITTSBURGH 33 - 36 L 4OT
Sat 11/08/2008 @ Boston College 0 - 17 L
Sat 11/15/2008 @ Navy ^ 27 - 21 W
Sat 11/22/2008 SYRACUSE 23 - 24 L
Sat 11/29/2008 @ Southern California 3 - 38 L
Wed 12/24/2008 @ Hawaii 49 - 21 W
HOME GAME IN CAPS * Night Game ^ Neutral Site
OT Overtime Game
 
TEAM RANKINGS
119 teams ranked in Football Bowl Subdivision
3 teams ranked in the FBS Independent Conference
 
Category National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
FBS Independent
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 100 109.69 Navy 292.38 3 Navy 292.38
Passing Offense 34 245.38 Texas Tech 413.15 1 Notre Dame 245.38
Total Offense 65 355.08 Tulsa 569.86 1 Notre Dame 355.08
Scoring Offense 67 24.69 Oklahoma 51.14 2 Navy 27.15
Rushing Defense 45 134.15 TCU 47.08 1 Notre Dame 134.15
Pass Efficiency Defense 22 109.73 Southern California 85.75 1 Notre Dame 109.73
Total Defense 39 329.85 TCU 217.77 1 Notre Dame 329.85
Scoring Defense 42 22.15 Southern California 9.00 2 Navy 22.00
Net Punting 59 35.05 Cincinnati 41.48 1 Notre Dame 35.05
Punt Returns 60 8.92 Central Mich. 20.50 2 Navy 10.50
Kickoff Returns 53 21.56 Temple 26.60 1 Notre Dame 21.56
Turnover Margin 73 -.23 Oklahoma 1.64 2 Navy 1.15
Pass Defense 43 195.69 Southern California 134.38 2 Army 194.42
Passing Efficiency 42 131.40 Oklahoma 176.24 2 Navy 131.57
Sacks 50 2.08 Texas 3.62 1 Notre Dame 2.08
Tackles For Loss 106 4.62 Mississippi 8.62 3 Army 5.00
Sacks Allowed 45 1.69 Air Force .38 3 Navy .77
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
FBS Independent
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Armando Allen   45.00 Brown (Connecticut) 160.23 5 Mooney (Army) 111.58
  Robert Hughes   31.83    7   
  James Aldridge   29.75    8   
  Harrison Smith   4.46    18   
  Golden Tate   2.85    20   
  David Grimes   1.36    22   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Jimmy Clausen 43 132.49 Bradford (Oklahoma) 180.84 1 Clausen (Notre Dame) 132.49
Total Offense Jimmy Clausen 40 238.38 Keenum (Houston) 403.15 1 Clausen (Notre Dame) 238.38
  Armando Allen   45.00    7   
  Robert Hughes   31.83    8   
  James Aldridge   29.75    9   
  Harrison Smith   4.46    19   
  Golden Tate   2.85    21   
  David Grimes   1.36    23   
Receptions Per Game Golden Tate T-83 4.46 Fitzgerald (North Texas) 9.42 1 Tate (Notre Dame) 4.46
  Michael Floyd 91 4.36    2   
  Armando Allen   3.85    3   
  David Grimes   3.18    4   
  Kyle Rudolph   2.23    5   
  Duval Kamara   1.54    T-6   
  Robert Hughes   1.17    8   
  James Aldridge   .25    18   
  Asaph Schwapp   .15    T-23   
Receiving Yards Per Game Golden Tate 28 83.08 Collie (BYU) 118.31 1 Tate (Notre Dame) 83.08
  Michael Floyd 61 65.36    2   
  David Grimes   29.18    4   
  Armando Allen   27.31    5   
  Kyle Rudolph   26.15    6   
  Duval Kamara   15.85    7   
  Robert Hughes   7.75    10   
  Asaph Schwapp   1.00    24   
Interceptions David Bruton T-53 .31 Berry (Tennessee) .58 1 Bruton (Notre Dame) .31
  Robert Blanton   .17    6   
  Kyle McCarthy   .15    T-7   
  Raeshon McNeil   .15    T-7   
  Kerry Neal   .08    T-14   
  Patrick Kuntz   .08    T-14   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Eric Maust 44 41.07 Conley (Idaho) 47.43 1 Maust (Notre Dame) 41.07
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)     Brown (Central Mich.) 20.50  
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Armando Allen 23 25.86 Shelton (Temple) 31.30 1 Allen (Notre Dame) 25.86
  Golden Tate   20.04    4   
Field Goals Brandon Walker T-40 1.17 Gano (Florida St.) 2.18 2 Harmon (Navy) 1.46
Scoring Brandon Walker T-83 6.75 Ringer (Michigan St.) 10.15 2 Harmon (Navy) 7.31
  Golden Tate   5.08    3   
  Michael Floyd   3.82    6   
  Armando Allen   2.77    T-8   
  Robert Hughes   2.00    10   
  David Grimes   1.64    T-12   
  James Aldridge   1.50    14   
  Kyle Rudolph   .92    T-19   
  Brian Smith   .55    22   
  Robert Blanton   .50    T-23   
All-Purpose Runners Golden Tate 40 134.92 Maclin (Missouri) 202.36 1 Tate (Notre Dame) 134.92
  Armando Allen 56 119.15    2   
  Michael Floyd   65.36    6   
  Robert Hughes   39.58    10   
  James Aldridge   31.08    12   
  David Grimes   30.18    14   
  Kyle Rudolph   26.15    16   
  Duval Kamara   15.85    19   
Sacks Harrison Smith   .27 Hughes (TCU) 1.15 T-5 McNary (Army) .41
  Patrick Kuntz   .27    T-5   
  Ethan Johnson   .27    T-5   
  Maurice Crum   .23    T-8   
  Steve Quinn   .23    T-8   
  Darius Fleming   .19    12   
  Brian Smith   .18    13   
  Kerry Neal   .15    T-15   
  Sergio Brown   .08    T-21   
  Scott Smith   .08    T-21   
  Kyle Rudolph   .08    T-21   
Tackles Kyle McCarthy 54 8.46 Richardson (New Mexico St.) 12.45 1 McCarthy (Notre Dame) 8.46
  David Bruton   7.46    5   
  Maurice Crum   5.00    13   
  Brian Smith   4.91    14   
  Harrison Smith   4.38    17   
  Patrick Kuntz   3.23    T-21   
  Raeshon McNeil   3.15    T-23   
Tackles For Loss Harrison Smith   .65 Gilbert (San Jose St.) 1.83 T-6 Anderson (Army) 1.10
  Patrick Kuntz   .62    8   
  Maurice Crum   .42    12   
  Brian Smith   .36    13   
  Justin Brown   .35    T-14   
  Kerry Neal   .31    T-17   
  Ethan Johnson   .31    T-17   
  Kyle McCarthy   .27    20   
  Robert Blanton   .25    21   
  Steve Quinn   .23    T-22   
T=tied at this ranking