2008 Army Black Knights football team

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2008 Army Black Knights football
USMA-BlackKnights-Logo.svg
Conference NCAA Division I FBS independent schools
2008 record 3–9 ( Independent)
Head coach Stan Brock
Offensive scheme "Brock bone" option
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy           8 5  
Notre Dame           7 6  
Army           3 9  
WKU           2 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy (USMA or "West Point") in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2008 season. Army competed as an Independent, with no conference affiliation.

The team was led by second-year head coach Stan Brock, who, amidst pressure from critics, had changed from the pro style offense to a triple option-like offensive scheme after the previous season. Some pundits dubbed it the "Brock Bone" or "quadruple" option, due to an added passing element.[1] The team finished the season with a disappointing 3–9 record, which culimated in a 34–0 rout by archrival Navy. Brock was subsequently fired and replaced by former Cal Poly head coach, Rich Ellerson.[2] The 2008 Army-Navy Game was the first shut-out of Army by Navy since 1978. One consolation was that in the game's final play, Army fullback Collin Mooney, in the last play of his college football career, broke the school record for single-season rushing by a single yard.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:00 pm Temple Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPN Classic L 35–7   21,822
September 6 1:00 pm New Hampshire Michie Stadium • West Point, NY ESPN Classic L 28–10   25,762
September 20 1:00 pm Akron Michie Stadium • West Point, NY ESPN Classic L 22–3   27,040
September 27 12:30 pm at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX Versus L 21–17   84,090
October 4 3:00 pm at Tulane Tad Gormley StadiumNew Orleans, LA CST W 44–13   23,794
October 11 1:00 pm Eastern Michigan Michie Stadium • West Point, NY ESPN Classic W 17–13   27,096
October 18 2:30 pm at Buffalo UB StadiumBuffalo, NY TWCSN L 27–24 OT  21,719
October 25 1:00 pm Louisiana Tech Michie Stadium • West Point, NY ESPN Classic W 14–7   27,383
November 1 12:00 noon Air Force Michie Stadium • West Point, NY (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) ESPNU L 16–7   37,409
November 8 3:00 pm at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 38–31   19,243
November 22 12:00 noon at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ Big East Network L 30–3   42,212
December 6 12:00 noon vs. Navy Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Army-Navy Game) CBS L 34–0   69,144
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Getting offensive, Times Herald-Record, September 19, 2008. Accessed 2009-03-12. Archived 2009-05-21.
  2. ^ Ellerson leaves Cal Poly to take over at Army, ESPN, December 26, 2008.
  3. ^ Victory at sea, ESPN, December 6, 2008.