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2008 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

The 2008 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Central Michigan competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Chippewas were led by second-year head coach Butch Jones.

2008 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Central Michigan Chippewas logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2008 record8–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachButch Jones
Home stadiumKelly/Shorts Stadium
(Capacity: 30,255)
Seasons
← 2007
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2008 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
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 Division
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

Central Michigan finished the regular season with an 8–4 overall record and 6–2 in conference play, which was good enough for second place in the MAC West. The team received a bid to the 2008 Motor City Bowl,[1] where they faced the Florida Atlantic Owls led by head coach Howard Schnellenberger. The two teams were tied throughout the third quarter until the Owls pulled away. Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour led a touchdown drive in the final three minutes, but an onside kick attempt failed, and the Chippewas lost, 24–21.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 287:00 PMEastern Illinois*W 31–1219,732
September 63:30 PMat No. 2 Georgia*FSNL 17–5692,746
September 132:00 PMat OhioW 28–3118,268
September 2012:00 PMat Purdue*BTNL 25–3257,101
September 274:00 PMBuffalo
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 27–2521,032
October 114:00 PMTemple 
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
ESPN+W 24–1422,114
October 1812:00 PMWestern Michigan
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
ESPN+W 38–2830,302
October 2512:00 PMat ToledoESPN+W 24–2321,422
November 112:00 PMat Indiana*BTNW 37–3426,140
November 128:00 PMat Northern IllinoisESPN2W 33–3013,543
November 197:00 PMNo. 17 Ball State
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
ESPN2L 24–3120,114
November 2812:00 PMat Eastern MichiganL 52–5626,188
December 267:30 PMvs. Florida Atlantic*ESPNL 21–2441,399

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