2008 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 2008 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were coached by Chuck Long and played their home games at Qualcomm Stadium. The 2008 season was expected to be rough for the Aztecs after losing several key offensive players to the National Football League (NFL). The team looked to redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Lindley to replace star quarterback Kevin O'Connell. The team also lost two of its leading wide receivers in Brett Swain and Chaz Schilens along with four starting offensive linemen.

2008 San Diego State Aztecs football
San Diego State athletics logo 2002.png
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2008 record2–10 (1–7 MW)
Head coachChuck Long
Offensive coordinatorDel Miller
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBob Elliott
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumQualcomm Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Utah $   8 0         13 0  
No. 7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
No. 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:30 PMCal Poly*4SDL 27–2926,851
September 612:30 PMat Notre Dame*NBCL 13–2180,795
September 135:00 PMat San Jose State*L 10–3517,185
September 275:00 PMIdaho*
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 45–1721,401
October 43:00 PMat TCUmtn.L 7–4130,620
October 116:30 PMAir Force
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
mtn.L 10–3543,630
October 183:00 PMat New Mexicomtn.L 7–7026,695
October 257:30 PMColorado State
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
mtn.L 34–3817,185
November 111:00 AMat Wyomingmtn.L 10–3511,779
November 811:00 AMat No. 17 BYUmtn.L 12–4164,107
November 155:00 PMNo. 7 Utah
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
mtn.L 14–6319,342
November 225:00 PMUNLV
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSCSW 42–2117,846
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

Cal PolyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 9 7 7 6 29
Aztecs 0 7 14 6 27

Notre DameEdit

See also 2008 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 7 6 0 13
Fighting Irish 0 7 0 14 21

San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 7 3 0 10
Spartans 7 14 0 14 35

IdahoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 3 0 14 17
Aztecs 7 17 14 7 45

TCUEdit

See also 2008 TCU Horned Frogs football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 0 7 0 7
Horned Frogs 3 17 7 14 41

Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 0 14 14 35
Aztecs 0 10 0 0 10

New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 0 7 0 7
Lobos 21 28 7 14 70

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Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 7 21 7 38
Aztecs 7 10 14 3 34

WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 3 0 7 0 10
Cowboys 7 21 7 0 35

BYUEdit

See also 2008 BYU Cougars football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 0 6 6 12
Cougars 7 13 7 14 41

This will be the 33rd game between San Diego State and BYU.

BYU Leads Series 25-7-1

UtahEdit

See also 2008 Utah Utes football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 14 21 0 28 63
Aztecs 0 7 7 0 14

UNLVEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Running Rebels 0
Aztecs 0

StatisticsEdit

Passing
Player COMP ATT Pct. YDS TD INT QB Rating


Rushing
Player ATT YDS YPC TD


Receiving
Player REC YDS YPC TD


Tackles & Interceptions
Player Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks Int

AwardsEdit

1st Team Preseason All Mountain West- LB Russell Allen[1]

2nd Team Preseason All Mountain West- WR Darren Mougey and LB Luke Laolagi

3rd Team Preseason All Mountain West- WR Vincent Brown and DB Corey Boudreaux

ReferencesEdit