2008 Conference USA Football Championship Game

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For the 2008 Conference USA men's basketball championship, see 2008 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament.
2008 Conference USA Football Championship Game
Conference Championship
Conference USA Football Championship logo.png
1 2 3 4 Total
East Carolina 14 3 7 3 27
Tulsa 10 7 0 7 24
Date December 6, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Chapman Stadium
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
MVP Travis Simmons (CB), ECU
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Conference USA Football Championship Game
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2008 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
East Carolina x   6 2         9 5  
Memphis   4 4         6 7  
Southern Miss   4 4         7 6  
UAB   3 5         4 8  
UCF   3 5         4 8  
Marshall   3 5         4 8  
West
Tulsa xy   7 1         11 3  
Rice x   7 1         10 3  
Houston   6 2         8 5  
UTEP   4 4         5 7  
Tulane   1 7         2 10  
SMU   0 8         1 11  
Championship: East Carolina 27, Tulsa 24
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Conference USA Football Championship Game was played on December 6, 2008 at Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma to determine the 2008 football champion of the Conference USA (C-USA). The game featured the East Carolina Pirates, the East Division champions, and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, the West Division champions. The game kicked off at 12:00 pm EST and was televised by ESPN.[1]

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]


Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP East Carolina Tulsa
1 10:02 4:51 ECU Kevin Gidrey 83-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Pinkney, Ben Hartman kick good 7 0
1 6:59 72 ECU Interception returned 72 yards for touchdown by Travis Simmons, Ben Hartman kick good 14 0
1 2:28 72 4:31 Tulsa Tarrion Adams 1-yard touchdown run, Jarod Tracy kick good 14 7
1 0:11 18 2:17 Tulsa 37-yard field goal by Jarod Tracy 14 10
2 10:40 58 3:57 Tulsa Tarrion Adams 1-yard touchdown run, Jarod Tracy kick good 14 17
2 4:46 41 2:04 ECU 32-yard field goal by Ben Hartman 17 17
3 11:40 64 0:11 ECU Norman Whitley 69-yard touchdown run, Ben Hartman kick good 24 17
4 8:46 80 4:44 Tulsa Jacob Collums 8-yard touchdown reception from David Johnson, Jarod Tracy kick good 24 24
4 1:43 53 7:13 ECU 8-yard field goal by Ben Hartman 27 24
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 24


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