2008 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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2008 Central Michigan Chippewas football
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Conference Mid-American Conference West Division
2008 record 8–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Butch Jones
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
(Capacity: 30,255)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Buffalo x   5 3         8 6  
Bowling Green   4 4         6 6  
Temple   4 4         5 7  
Ohio   3 5         4 8  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Kent State   3 5         4 8  
Miami   1 7         2 10  
West
Ball State x   8 0         12 2  
Central Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Western Michigan   6 2         9 4  
Northern Illinois   5 3         6 7  
Toledo   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: Buffalo 42, Ball State 24
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Central Michigan competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Chippewas were led by second-year head coach Butch Jones.

Central Michigan finished the regular season with an 8–4 overall record and 6–2 in conference play, which was good enough for second place in the MAC West. The team received a bid to the 2008 Motor City Bowl,[1] where they faced the Florida Atlantic Owls led by head coach Howard Schnellenberger. The two teams were tied throughout the third quarter until the Owls pulled away. Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour led a touchdown drive in the final three minutes, but an onside kick attempt failed, and the Chippewas lost, 24–21.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois* Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI W 31–12   19,732
September 6 3:30 PM at #2 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA FSN L 56–17   92,746
September 13 2:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH W 31–28   18,268
September 20 12:00 PM at Purdue* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN L 32–25   57,101
September 27 4:00 PM Buffalo Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI W 27–25   21,032
October 11 4:00 PM Templedagger Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN+ W 24–14   22,114
October 18 12:00 PM Western Michigan Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN+ W 38–28   30,302
October 25 12:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN+ W 24–23   21,422
November 1 12:00 PM at Indiana* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN W 37–34   26,140
November 12 8:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN2 W 33–30   13,543
November 19 7:00 PM #17 Ball State Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN2 L 31–24   20,114
November 28 12:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI L 56–52   26,188
December 26 7:30 PM vs. Florida Atlantic* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN L 24–21   41,399
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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