2008 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

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2008 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
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New Orleans Bowl Champions
New Orleans Bowl vs. Troy, W 30-27 OT
Conference Conference USA
East Division
2008 record 7–6 (4–4 C-USA)
Head coach Larry Fedora (1st year)
Home stadium M. M. Roberts Stadium
(Capacity: 36,000)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team represented the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Golden Eagles were led by first year head coach Larry Fedora and played their home games at M. M. Roberts Stadium. They are a member of the East Division of Conference USA. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in C-USA play. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl where they defeated Troy 30–27.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 51–21   32,792
September 6 11:30 AM at #9 Auburn* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL LFS L 13–27   87,451
September 13 6:00 PM at Arkansas State* ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR W 27–24   25,938
September 20 2:30 PM Marshall M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattieburg, MS CSS L 27–34   28,178
October 4 6:00 PM UTEP M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS L 37–40 2OT  28,788
October 11 7:00 PM #15 Boise State* M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS CBSCS L 7–24   30,912
October 18 2:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 40–45   11,117
October 25 7:00 PM at Memphis Liberty BowlMemphis, TN (Black and Blue Bowl) CBSCS L 30–36   24,034
November 1 7:00 PM UABdagger M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS CSS W 70–14   29,281
November 8 2:30 PM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL W 17–6   41,652
November 15 2:00 PM East Carolina M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS W 21–3   30,658
November 29 2:00 PM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumDallas, TX W 28–12   13,020
December 21 7:00 PM vs. Troy* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN W 30–27 OT  30,197
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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