2008 Hawaii Warriors football team

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2008 Hawaii Warriors football
Hawaii Warriors Logo.svg
Hawaii Bowl vs Notre Dame, L 21–49
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2008 record 7–7 (5–3 WAC)
Head coach Greg McMackin
Offensive coordinator Ron Lee
Offensive scheme Run and Shoot
Defensive coordinator Cal Lee
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Aloha Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Boise State $   8 0         12 1  
Louisiana Tech   5 3         8 5  
Nevada   5 3         7 6  
Hawaii   5 3         7 7  
Fresno State   4 4         7 6  
San Jose State   4 4         6 6  
Utah State   3 5         3 9  
New Mexico State   1 7         3 9  
Idaho   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Hawaii Warriors football team represented the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Warriors started the season with a new coaching staff headed by Greg McMackin, who had previously been the team's defensive coordinator.

2007 season recap[edit]

  • For the first time in school history, the Warriors are ranked in pre-season polls, 23 in AP Poll and 24 in Coaches Poll.
  • Undefeated Regular Season (12–0), The only major-college football team to be undefeated in the nation.
  • Hawaiʻi earned its first outright WAC title by defeating its arch rival Boise State for the first time since its membership in WAC, with the Warriors winning 39–27. The game also became the WAC's historical game.
2007 WAC Game, Boise State @ Hawaii (HAWAII 39–27).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
08/30/2008 7:30 am at #5 Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL Raycom Sports, Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) L 10–56   90,575
09/06/2008 6:05 pm Weber State* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI KJZZ, Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 36–17   39,446
09/13/2008 1:00 pm at Oregon State* Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR FSN NW, Oceanic PPV L 7–45   45,059
09/27/2008 6:05 pm San José State Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) L 17–20   40,571
10/04/2008 4:00 pm at #22 Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA (Battle of the Screwdriver) ESPN Gameplan, BSN, Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 32–29 OT  40,572
10/11/2008 6:05 pm Louisiana Techdagger Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 24–14   40,246
10/18/2008 2:00 pm at #16 Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, ID ESPN L 7–27   32,342
10/25/2008 6:05 pm Nevada Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 38–31   40,225
11/01/2008 9:00 am at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT ESPN Gameplan, Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) L 14–30   12,112
11/08/2008 2:00 pm at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM ESPN Gameplan, AggieVision, Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 42–30   10,861
11/22/2008 5:05 pm Idaho Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 49–17   39,014
12/01/2007 6:05pm Washington State* Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI Oceanic PPV, KFVE (delayed) W 24–10   42,312
12/06/2008 6:30pm #13 Cincinnati* Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI ESPN2 L 24–29   40,549
12/24/2008 3:00pm Notre Dame* Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI (Hawaii Bowl) ESPN L 21–49   45,718
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Hawaiian Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Florida[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: First Meeting
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 0 0 0 10 10
#5 Gators 0 28 28 0 56

Weber State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: First Meeting
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 14 0 0 17
Warriors 7 0 22 7 36

Oregon State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Oregon State 35–32 (2006)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 7 0 0 0 7
Beavers 7 14 17 7 45

San Jose State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 42–35 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:

see also 2008 San Jose State Spartans football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 7 0 7 6 20
Warriors 7 10 0 0 17

Fresno State game[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 37–30 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Warriors 9 10 10 0 3 32
#22 Bulldogs 3 6 13 7 0 29

The Warriors tied their series against the Bulldogs, 20–20–1.
The game was also the Warriors first win over national ranked team on the road.

Louisiana Tech[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 45–44 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 7 14
Warriors 7 14 3 0 24

Boise State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 39–27 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 0 7 0 0 7
#16 Broncos 3 7 14 3 27

Nevada[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 28–26 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 7 3 7 14 31
Warriors 7 7 10 14 38

Utah State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 52–37 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 0 7 0 7 14
Aggies 3 10 7 10 30

New Mexico State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 50–13 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 14 21 7 0 42
Aggies 14 3 7 6 30

Idaho[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 48–20 (2007)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 3 0 7 17
Warriors 14 14 14 7 49

Washington State[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Washington State 22–14 (1999)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 3 7 0 10
Warriors 14 3 7 0 24

Warriors clinch bowl eligibility with seventh win of the season. Will finish no worse than one game above .500

Cincinnati[edit]

  • Previous Meeting: Hawaii 20–19 (2002)
  • Player Of The Game:
1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Bearcats 3 7 0 19 29
Warriors 0 3 14 7 24

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