2008 Toledo Rockets football team

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2008 Toledo Rockets football
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Conference Mid-American Conference West Division
2008 record 3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coach Tom Amstutz
Defensive coordinator Tim Rose
Home stadium Glass Bowl
(Capacity: 26,248)
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 Toledo Rockets football team represented the University of Toledo during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Toledo competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Rockets were led by Tom Amstutz in his eighth and final year as head coach.

Toledo finished the year 3–9 overall and 2–6 in conference play. The season highlight was a 13–10 victory over the Michigan Wolverines; Michigan entered the game 24–0 against MAC teams.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 10:00 PM at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 16–41   50,939
September 13 12:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 41–17   16,860
September 20 8:15 PM #25 Fresno State* Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPNU L 54–55 2OT  20,096
September 27 7:00 PM Florida International* Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH L 16–35   19,004
October 4 7:00 PM Ball Statedagger Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH L 0–31   18,009
October 11 12:00 PM at Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN W 13–10   107,267
October 18 4:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL L 7–38   22,092
October 25 12:00 PM at Central Michigan Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN+ L 23–24   21,422
November 5 7:00 PM at Akron Rubber BowlAkron, OH ESPNU L 30–47   10,134
November 15 2:00 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI FS Detroit L 17–27   12,336
November 21 7:00 PM Miami (OH) Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH W 42–14   12,251
November 28 3:30 PM at Bowling Green Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH (Battle of I-75) ESPN Classic L 10–38   11,264
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lage, Larry (October 12, 2008). "Toledo Ends Michigan's Dominance Over MAC". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 2, 2011.