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2008 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 9-4  L-1
Big East Conference Record: 5-2
Sat 08/30/2008 BOWLING GREEN 17 - 27 L
Sat 09/06/2008 BUFFALO 27 - 16 W
Sat 09/20/2008 IOWA 21 - 20 W
Sat 09/27/2008 @ Syracuse 34 - 24 W
Thu 10/02/2008 @ South Fla. * 26 - 21 W
Sat 10/18/2008 @ Navy 42 - 21 W
Sat 10/25/2008 RUTGERS 34 - 54 L
Sat 11/01/2008 @ Notre Dame 36 - 33 W 4OT
Sat 11/08/2008 LOUISVILLE 41 - 7 W
Sat 11/22/2008 @ Cincinnati 21 - 28 L
Fri 11/28/2008 WEST VIRGINIA 19 - 15 W
Sat 12/06/2008 @ Connecticut 34 - 10 W
Wed 12/31/2008 OREGON ST. ^ 0 - 3 L
HOME GAME IN CAPS * Night Game ^ Neutral Site
OT Overtime Game
 
TEAM RANKINGS
119 teams ranked in Football Bowl Subdivision
8 teams ranked in the Big East Conference
 
Category National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Big East
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 65 139.08 Navy 292.38 6 Connecticut 216.38
Passing Offense 68 203.38 Texas Tech 413.15 5 Rutgers 270.38
Total Offense 77 342.46 Tulsa 569.86 7 South Fla. 405.00
Scoring Offense 50 27.08 Oklahoma 51.14 3 Rutgers 29.00
Rushing Defense 29 124.15 TCU 47.08 4 South Fla. 95.23
Pass Efficiency Defense 35 115.27 Southern California 85.75 4 Connecticut 101.51
Total Defense 27 317.15 TCU 217.77 3 Connecticut 278.00
Scoring Defense 35 21.46 Southern California 9.00 6 West Virginia 17.00
Net Punting 25 37.10 Cincinnati 41.48 4 Cincinnati 41.48
Punt Returns 54 9.22 Central Mich. 20.50 5 Connecticut 10.20
Kickoff Returns 84 20.30 Temple 26.60 7 Cincinnati 24.19
Turnover Margin 73 -.23 Oklahoma 1.64 4 West Virginia .92
Pass Defense 38 193.00 Southern California 134.38 4 Connecticut 168.23
Passing Efficiency 87 115.51 Oklahoma 176.24 6 Rutgers 144.79
Sacks 30 2.46 Texas 3.62 2 Cincinnati 2.86
Tackles For Loss 39 6.38 Mississippi 8.62 4 Cincinnati 6.71
Sacks Allowed 101 2.46 Air Force .38 8 Connecticut 1.15
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
Big East
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing LeSean McCoy 10 114.46 Brown (Connecticut) 160.23 2 Brown (Connecticut) 160.23
  LaRod Stephens-Howlin   26.00    17   
  Conredge Collins   6.54    25   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Bill Stull 72 119.88 Bradford (Oklahoma) 180.84 5 Teel (Rutgers) 148.13
Total Offense Bill Stull 77 185.00 Keenum (Houston) 403.15 6 Grothe (South Fla.) 269.38
  LeSean McCoy   115.54    8   
  LaRod Stephens-Howlin   26.00    22   
Receptions Per Game Derek Kinder   2.77 Fitzgerald (North Texas) 9.42 9 Britt (Rutgers) 7.25
  LeSean McCoy   2.46    13   
Receiving Yards Per Game Derek Kinder   32.46 Collie (BYU) 118.31 11 Britt (Rutgers) 114.25
  Jonathan Baldwin   31.08    13   
  T.J. Porter   27.46    16   
  LeSean McCoy   23.46    20   
  Oderick Turner   22.92    22   
  Nate Byham   21.67    25   
Interceptions Dom DeCicco T-53 .31 Berry (Tennessee) .58 T-3 Turenne (Louisville) .50
  Aaron Berry   .23    T-7   
  Greg Williams   .15    T-16   
  Scott McKillop   .15    T-16   
  Jovani Chappel   .15    T-16   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Dave Brytus 48 40.72 Conley (Idaho) 47.43 5 Huber (Cincinnati) 44.95
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) T.J. Porter 24 11.50 Brown (Central Mich.) 20.50 1 Porter (Pittsburgh) 11.50
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) LaRod Stephens-Howlin   21.43 Shelton (Temple) 31.30 7 Gilyard (Cincinnati) 27.61
  Aundre Wright   21.04    T-9   
Field Goals Conor Lee T-13 1.54 Gano (Florida St.) 2.18 1 Lee (Pittsburgh) 1.54
Scoring LeSean McCoy T-2 9.69 Ringer (Michigan St.) 10.15 1 McCoy (Pittsburgh) 9.69
  Conor Lee 50 7.54    3   
  LaRod Stephens-Howlin   2.50    24   
All-Purpose Runners LeSean McCoy 30 139.15 Maclin (Missouri) 202.36 3 Brown (Connecticut) 169.85
  LaRod Stephens-Howlin   76.17    14   
Sacks Greg Romeus T-54 .58 Hughes (TCU) 1.15 3 Barwin (Cincinnati) .85
  Jabaal Sheard T-96 .42    T-9   
  Ernest (Mick) Williams   .35    15   
  Scott McKillop   .31    T-17   
  Greg Williams   .27    T-21   
Tackles Scott McKillop T-10 10.54 Richardson (New Mexico St.) 12.45 1 McKillop (Pittsburgh) 10.54
  Austin Ransom   6.85    7   
Tackles For Loss Scott McKillop T-22 1.35 Gilbert (San Jose St.) 1.83 1 McKillop (Pittsburgh) 1.35
  Greg Romeus T-38 1.19    T-2   
  Jabaal Sheard   .81    14   
  Austin Ransom   .65    T-23   
  Ernest (Mick) Williams   .65    T-23   
T=tied at this ranking