2008 Colorado State Rams football team

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2008 Colorado State Rams football
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New Mexico Bowl Champions
Conference Mountain West Conference
2008 record 7–6 (4–4 MWC)
Head coach Steve Fairchild
Offensive coordinator Greg Peterson
Defensive coordinator Larry Kerr
Home stadium Hughes Stadium
(Capacity: 34,400)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Utah $   8 0         13 0  
#7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
#25 BYU   6 2         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         8 5  
Colorado State   4 4         7 6  
UNLV   2 6         5 7  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   1 7         4 8  
San Diego State   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Colorado State Rams football team represents Colorado State University in the college football 2008 season. They play their home games at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, CO and were led by first year coach Steve Fairchild. CSU played Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown to begin the season on August 31, 2008 and closed the season in Laramie against Wyoming on November 22, 2008. In addition to the slate of eight conference games, four at home and four on the road, the Rams traveled to Berkeley, CA to play the University of California at Berkeley, while having hosted Sacramento State and Houston.

The Rams finished the regular season in fourth place in the Mountain West Conference and accepted a bid to the 2008 New Mexico Bowl on December 20, where they defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 10:00 AM vs. Colorado* Invesco Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) FSN L 38–17   68,133[1]
September 6 1:30 PM Sacramento State* Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 23–20   20,051[2]
September 20 8:00 PM Houston* Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO W 28–25   21,539[3]
September 27 3:00 PM at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley CA CSNCA L 42–7   63,970[4]
October 8 11:30 AM UNLV Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO mtn W 41–28   19,703[5]
October 11 2:30 PM TCUdagger Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO CBSCS L 13–7   27,130[6]
October 18 7:15 PM at #14 Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT mtn L 49–16   44,793[7]
October 25 7:30 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA mtn W 19–14   17,185[8]
November 1 4:00 PM #17 BYU Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO mtn L 45–42   20,222[6]
November 8 4:30 PM at Air Force Falcon StadiumUSAFA, CO mtn L 38–17   39,052[9]
November 15 10:30 AM New Mexico Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO mtn W 20–6   17,401[10]
November 22 12:00 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY mtn W 31–20   18,569[11]
December 20 12:30 PM vs. Fresno State* University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM (New Mexico Bowl) ESPN W 40–35   24,735[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colorado State vs Colorado (Aug 31, 2008)". CBS Interactive.com. September 6, 2008. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sacramento State vs Colorado State (Sep 06, 2008". CBS Interactive.com. September 6, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Houston vs Colorado State (Sep 20, 2008)". CBS Interactive.com. September 6, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Colorado State vs California (Sep 27, 2008)". CBS Interactive.com. September 27, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ "UNLV vs Colorado State (Oct 04, 2008)". CBS Interactive. October 8, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "TCU vs Colorado State (Oct 11, 2008)". CBS Interactive. October 11, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Houston vs Colorado State (Sep 20, 2008)". CBS Interactive.com. October 18, 2008. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Colorado State vs San Diego State (Oct 25, 2008)". CBS Interactive.com. October 25, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Colorado State vs Air Force (Nov 08, 2008)". CBS Interactive. November 8, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  10. ^ "New Mexico vs Colorado State (Nov 15, 2008)". November 10, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Colorado State vs Wyoming (November 22, 2008)". ESPN. November 22, 2008. Archived from the original on November 25, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 
  12. ^ "2008 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE". December 20, 2008. Archived from the original on December 17, 2007. Retrieved January 4, 2009.