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2008 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 8-6  L-1
Mid-American Conference Record: 6-3
Thu 08/28/2008 UTEP * 42 - 17 W
Sat 09/06/2008 @ Pittsburgh 16 - 27 L
Sat 09/13/2008 TEMPLE 30 - 28 W
Sat 09/20/2008 @ Missouri 21 - 42 L
Sat 09/27/2008 @ Central Mich. 25 - 27 L
Sat 10/11/2008 WESTERN MICH. 28 - 34 L OT
Sat 10/18/2008 ARMY 27 - 24 W OT
Tue 10/28/2008 @ Ohio * 32 - 19 W
Tue 11/04/2008 MIAMI (OH) * 37 - 17 W
Thu 11/13/2008 @ Akron * 43 - 40 W OT
Fri 11/21/2008 @ Bowling Green * 40 - 34 W 2OT
Fri 11/28/2008 KENT ST. 21 - 24 L
Fri 12/05/2008 BALL ST. * ^ 42 - 24 W
Sat 01/03/2009 @ Connecticut ^ 20 - 38 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 75 132.71 Navy 292.38 9 Kent St. 230.58
Passing Offense 43 237.57 Texas Tech 413.15 5 Western Mich. 294.69
Total Offense 54 370.29 Tulsa 569.86 7 Ball St. 442.50
Scoring Offense 34 30.29 Oklahoma 51.14 2 Ball St. 34.93
Rushing Defense 92 173.00 TCU 47.08 8 Central Mich. 136.54
Pass Efficiency Defense 84 134.62 Southern California 85.75 7 Bowling Green 113.34
Total Defense 94 408.21 TCU 217.77 11 Northern Ill. 298.46
Scoring Defense 77 28.21 Southern California 9.00 7 Northern Ill. 18.00
Net Punting 91 33.21 Cincinnati 41.48 9 Ball St. 37.67
Punt Returns 17 12.50 Central Mich. 20.50 3 Central Mich. 20.50
Kickoff Returns 117 17.77 Temple 26.60 13 Temple 26.60
Turnover Margin 3 1.36 Oklahoma 1.64 1 Buffalo 1.36
Pass Defense 90 235.21 Southern California 134.38 11 Northern Ill. 161.08
Passing Efficiency 26 138.93 Oklahoma 176.24 4 Ball St. 157.36
Sacks 112 1.00 Texas 3.62 11 Central Mich. 2.69
Tackles For Loss 94 4.93 Mississippi 8.62 9 Ball St. 6.64
Sacks Allowed 78 2.14 Air Force .38 11 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 James Starks 15 111.08 Brown (Connecticut) 160.23 3 Lewis (Ball St.) 124.00
  Brandon Thermilus   32.43    22   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Drew Willy 30 139.32 Bradford (Oklahoma) 180.84 5 Davis (Ball St.) 156.97
Total Offense Drew Willy 50 227.79 Keenum (Houston) 403.15 8 LeFevour (Central Mich.) 306.91
  James Starks   111.08    16   
Receptions Per Game Naaman Roosevelt 8 7.43 Fitzgerald (North Texas) 9.42 2 Simmons (Western Mich.) 8.00
  James Starks 92 4.33    15   
  Ernest Jackson   3.46    21   
Receiving Yards Per Game Naaman Roosevelt 9 100.14 Collie (BYU) 118.31 1 Roosevelt (Buffalo) 100.14
Interceptions Domonic Cook   .21 Berry (Tennessee) .58 T-14 Lainhart (Kent St.) .50
  John Syty   .15    T-24   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Peter Fardon 78 39.09 Conley (Idaho) 47.43 7 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)     Shelton (Temple) 31.30   Shelton (Temple) 31.30
Field Goals A.J. Principe T-71 .86 Gano (Florida St.) 2.18 8 Parseghian (Miami (OH)) 1.67
Scoring James Starks T-17 8.50 Ringer (Michigan St.) 10.15 3 Lewis (Ball St.) 9.43
  A.J. Principe   6.00    T-13   
  Naaman Roosevelt   5.57    19   
All-Purpose Runners James Starks 28 141.17 Maclin (Missouri) 202.36 4 Brown (Central Mich.) 178.08
  Naaman Roosevelt 72 109.71    11   
  Ernest Jackson   67.38    24   
Sacks     Hughes (TCU) 1.15   Briggs (Bowling Green) .79
Tackles Justin Winters T-30 9.00 Richardson (New Mexico St.) 12.45 5 Bellore (Central Mich.) 11.31
  Davonte Shannon T-47 8.64    10   
  Mike Newton T-81 8.00    12   
Tackles For Loss Mike Thompson   .71 Gilbert (San Jose St.) 1.83 T-15 Zombo (Central Mich.) 1.19
T=tied at this ranking