2008 Tulane Green Wave football team

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2008 Tulane Green Wave football
Tulane Green Wave Wordmark.jpg
Conference Conference USA West
2008 record 2–10 (1–7 Conference USA)
Head coach Bob Toledo
Home stadium Superdome
(Capacity: 69,703)
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 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2008 season. Tulane competed as a member of the Conference USA.

The team was led by second-year head coach Bob Toledo. Tulane finished the season with a 2–10 record. Despite this, sports columnist King Kaufman declared the Green Wave the national champions. In a Salon article, meant more to point out the flaws in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) than make a real argument in Tulane's favor, he wrote:[1]

"Tulane beat Louisiana-Monroe, who beat Troy, who beat Middle Tennessee, who beat Maryland, who beat Wake Forest, who beat Mississippi ... [who beat BCS champions] Florida ... [and] also beat Texas Tech, who beat Texas, who beat [BCS runners-up] Oklahoma."

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 6:00 PM at #13 Alabama* Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN360 L 6-20   92,138
September 13 2:00 PM #14 East Carolina SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA WITN L 24-28   27,189
September 20 2:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe* Superdome • New Orleans, LA CST W 24–10   23,419
September 25 7:00 PM SMU Superdome • New Orleans, LA CBSCS W 34–27   25,643
October 4 2:00 PM Army*dagger Tad Gormley Stadium • New Orleans, LA CST L 13-44   23,794
October 11 8:05 PM at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX L 21-24   33,121
October 25 2:00 PM Rice Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 17-42   17,841
November 1 7:00 PM at #19 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) GamePlan L 10-35   92,136
November 8 7:00 PM at Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CBSCS L 14-42   23,522
November 15 2:00 PM UAB Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 24-41   18,614
November 22 2:00 PM at Tulsa Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK L 7-56   20,391
November 29 1:00 PM at Memphis Liberty BowlMemphis, TN L 6-45   15,012
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The real national champion -- and it isn't Utah". Salon.com. January 6, 2009. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ 2008 Green Wave Football Schedule, ESPN