2008 South Florida Bulls football team

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2008 South Florida Bulls football
USF Bulls Wordmark.png
St. Petersburg Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
2008 record 8-5 (2-5 Big East)
Head coach Jim Leavitt
Offensive coordinator Greg Gregory
Offensive scheme Spread Offense
Defensive coordinator Wally Burnham
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Raymond James Stadium (66,321 grass)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 Cincinnati   6 1         11 3  
Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
#23 West Virginia   5 2         9 4  
Rutgers   5 2         8 5  
Connecticut   3 4         8 5  
South Florida   2 5         8 5  
Louisville   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2008 college football season. Their head coach was Jim Leavitt, and the USF Bulls played all of their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The 2008 college football season was only the 12th season overall for the Bulls, and their fourth season in the Big East Conference. The 2008 season was the first in which the team was ranked in the preseason rankings.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM UT Martin* #19 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL Big East Network W 56-7   48,058
September 6 7:00 PM at UCF* #17 Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL (UCF–USF football rivalry) ESPN2 W 31-24 OT  46,805
September 12 8:00 PM #11 Kansas* #18 Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2 W 37-34   58,755
September 20 5:00 PM at FIU* #12 FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPNU W 17-9   16,717
September 27 7:30 PM at NC State* #13 Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPNU W 41-10   57,583
October 2 7:30 PM Pittsburgh #10 Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN L 26-21   50,307
October 18 12:00 PM Syracusedagger #19 Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL Big East Network W 45-13   51,384
October 25 3:30 PM at Louisville #14 Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY Big East Network L 24-20   40,384
October 30 7:30 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN L 24-10   31,175
November 15 12:00 PM Rutgers Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL Big East Network L 49-16   47,216
November 23 8:00 PM UConn Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN W 17-13   42,422
December 6 8:00 PM at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN2 L 7-13   48,019
December 20 4:30 PM vs. Memphis Tropicana FieldSt. Petersburg, FL (St. Petersburg Bowl) ESPN2 W 41-14   25,205
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule dates, times, and opponents are subject to change.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 19 17 19 12 13 10 19 19 14 24 RV RV - - - - -
Coaches 21 18 18 16 14 10 20 20 14 23 RV - - RV - - -
Harris Not released 12 19 19 14 23 RV RV - - - - NR
BCS Not released 16 23 - - - - - - NR

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