2008 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team

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2008 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks workmark.svg
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2008 record 4–8 (3–4 Sun Belt)
Head coach Charlie Weatherbie
Home stadium Malone Stadium
(Capacity: 30,427)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy   6 1         8 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   5 2         6 6  
Florida Atlantic   4 3         7 6  
Arkansas State   4 3         6 6  
FIU   3 4         5 7  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 4         4 8  
North Texas   0 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2008 season. ULM competed as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, and played their home games at Malone Stadium. The Warhawks were led by sixth-year head coach Charlie Weatherbie. ULM finished the season with a 4–8 record (3–4).[1]

The Warhawks' season started with a fumble on the first play, which 10th-ranked Auburn returned for a touchdown. The Tigers eventually won that game, 34–0. The following week at Arkansas, ULM led in both the third quarter, 24–6, and fourth quarter, 27–14, but eventually lost, 28–27, after missing a 45-yard field goal attempt. Against Louisiana-Lafayette, ULM surrendered a school record of 728 yards. ULM had led Florida Atlantic, 21–10, at half time, but ultimately lost, 29–28, when the Owls scored on a 22-yard touchdown pass with 0:20 remaining to play. The next week, however, ULM upset eventual Sun Belt champions Troy, 31–30. The Warhawks were shutout by Ole Miss, 59–0, but won their season finale against Florida International, 31–27. ULM finished the season tied for fifth (second-to-last) in the Sun Belt Conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
August 30 at #10 Auburn* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 34–0   87,451[2]
September 6 at Arkansas* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 28–27   55,048[2]
September 12 Alabama A&M* Malone StadiumMonroe, LA W 37–15   9,717[2]
September 20 at Tulane* SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 24–10   23,419[2]
October 4 Louisiana–Lafayette Malone StadiumMonroe, LA (Battle on the Bayou) L 44–35   21,929[2]
October 11 at Arkansas State ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR (Trail of Tears Classic) L 37–29   22,745[2]
October 18 North Texas Malone StadiumMonroe, LA W 35–23   10,388[2]
October 25 Florida Atlantic Malone StadiumMonroe, LA L 29–28   9,922[2]
November 1 Troy Malone StadiumMalone, LA W 31–30   10,112[2]
November 8 at Middle Tennessee State Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN L 24–21   16,150[2]
November 15 at Mississippi* Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 59–0   43,665[2]
November 22 at Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, FL W 31–27   12,925[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phil Steele's 2009 College Football Preview, vol. 15, p. 284, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Combined Team Statistics". University of Louisiana-Monroe.