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2008 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 61-42, .592 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.08 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 0.68 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Cincinnati

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Pittsburgh, South Florida and West Virginia)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Cincinnati and West Virginia)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Cincinnati 11 3 .786 6 1 .857 25.9 20.1 6.03 -0.19
Pittsburgh 9 4 .692 5 2 .714 27.1 21.5 8.87 3.17
West Virginia 9 4 .692 5 2 .714 24.5 17.0 7.09 0.09
Rutgers 8 5 .615 5 2 .714 29.0 18.8 6.35 -0.26
Connecticut 8 5 .615 3 4 .429 24.9 19.8 4.67 0.75
South Florida 8 5 .615 2 5 .286 27.6 20.0 4.45 -0.62
Louisville 5 7 .417 1 6 .143 24.7 29.8 -3.83 -0.33
Syracuse 3 9 .250 1 6 .143 18.1 32.7 -9.00 2.84

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/2 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Cincinnati                       22 19 16 13 12 17
West Virginia 8 8 25 21             20           23
Connecticut           24                      
Pittsburgh 25           24 23 17   25 21 20   23 18  
South Florida 19 17 19 12 13 10 19 19 14 24              

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2009-01-03 International Bowl Connecticut 38 Buffalo 20 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
2009-01-01 Orange Bowl Virginia Tech 20 Cincinnati 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2008-12-31 Sun Bowl Oregon State 3 Pittsburgh 0 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
2008-12-29 PapaJohns.com Bowl Rutgers 29 North Carolina State 23 PapaJohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
2008-12-27 Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2008-12-20 St. Petersburg Bowl South Florida 41 Memphis 14 St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 243
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 240
3. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 221
4. Tony Pike* (CIN) 199
5. Bill Stull* (PITT) 188
6. Pat White* (WV) 180
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 121
8. Tyler Lorenzen* (CT) 79
9. Chazz Anderson* (CIN) 46
  Zach Frazer* (CT) 46

Pass Attempts

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 396
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 380
3. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 377
4. Bill Stull* (PITT) 330
5. Tony Pike* (CIN) 324
6. Pat White* (WV) 274
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 251
8. Tyler Lorenzen* (CT) 162
9. Cody Endres* (CT) 84
10. Zach Frazer* (CT) 83

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Pat White* (WV) 65.7
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 63.2
3. Tony Pike* (CIN) 61.4
4. Mike Teel* (RUT) 61.4
5. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 58.6
6. Bill Stull* (PITT) 57.0
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 48.2

Passing Yards

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 3418
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 2911
3. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 2493
4. Tony Pike* (CIN) 2407
5. Bill Stull* (PITT) 2356
6. Pat White* (WV) 1842
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 1298
8. Tyler Lorenzen* (CT) 869
9. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 613
10. Zach Frazer* (CT) 536

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 8.6
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 7.7
3. Tony Pike* (CIN) 7.4
4. Bill Stull* (PITT) 7.1
5. Pat White* (WV) 6.7
6. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 6.6
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 5.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 8.4
2. Pat White* (WV) 7.1
3. Tony Pike* (CIN) 7.1
4. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 7.0
5. Bill Stull* (PITT) 6.3
6. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 5.6
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 5.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 25
2. Pat White* (WV) 21
3. Tony Pike* (CIN) 19
4. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 18
5. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 16
6. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 11
7. Bill Stull* (PITT) 9
8. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 5
9. Tyler Lorenzen* (CT) 3
10. Chazz Anderson* (CIN) 2
  Zach Frazer* (CT) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 16
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 14
3. Mike Teel* (RUT) 13
4. Tony Pike* (CIN) 11
5. Bill Stull* (PITT) 10
6. Tyler Lorenzen* (CT) 8
7. Pat White* (WV) 7
8. Zach Frazer* (CT) 6
9. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 5
10. Pat Bostick* (PITT) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 148.1
2. Pat White* (WV) 142.3
3. Tony Pike* (CIN) 136.4
4. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 135.8
5. Bill Stull* (PITT) 119.9
6. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 119.7
7. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 102.1

Rush Attempts

1. Donald Brown* (CT) 367
2. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 308
3. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 237
4. Noel Devine* (WV) 206
5. Pat White* (WV) 191
6. Vic Anderson (LOU) 183
7. Jacob Ramsey* (CIN) 152
8. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 146
9. Kordell Young* (RUT) 142
10. John Goebel* (CIN) 133

Rushing Yards

1. Donald Brown* (CT) 2083
2. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 1488
3. Noel Devine* (WV) 1289
4. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 1164
5. Vic Anderson (LOU) 1047
6. Pat White* (WV) 974
7. Jacob Ramsey* (CIN) 664
8. John Goebel* (CIN) 607
9. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 591
10. Kordell Young* (RUT) 554

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Noel Devine* (WV) 6.3
2. Vic Anderson (LOU) 5.7
3. Donald Brown* (CT) 5.7
4. Jourdan Brooks* (RUT) 5.2
5. Pat White* (WV) 5.1
6. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 4.9
7. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 4.8
8. Bilal Powell (LOU) 4.7
9. John Goebel* (CIN) 4.6
10. Jacob Ramsey* (CIN) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 21
2. Donald Brown* (CT) 18
3. Pat White* (WV) 8
  Vic Anderson (LOU) 8
5. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 7
  Brock Bolen (LOU) 7
  John Goebel* (CIN) 7
8. Jourdan Brooks* (RUT) 6
  Moise Plancher* (SFL) 6
10. Mike Ford* (SFL) 5
  Benjamin Williams* (SFL) 5
  Kordell Young* (RUT) 5
  LaRod Stephens-Howling* (PITT) 5

Receptions

1. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 87
2. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 84
3. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 81
4. Doug Beaumont (LOU) 62
5. Jessie Hester* (SFL) 54
  Jessie Hester Jr.* (SFL) 54
7. Jock Sanders* (WV) 53
8. Tiquan Underwood* (RUT) 40
9. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 38
10. Derek Kinder* (PITT) 36

Receiving Yards

1. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 1371
2. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 1276
3. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 1028
4. Doug Beaumont (LOU) 750
5. Jessie Hester Jr.* (SFL) 579
  Jessie Hester* (SFL) 579
7. Tim Brown* (RUT) 565
8. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 498
9. Tiquan Underwood* (RUT) 494
10. Alric Arnett* (WV) 466

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Tim Brown* (RUT) 20.9
2. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 15.8
3. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 15.8
4. Carlton Mitchell* (SFL) 14.5
5. T.J. Porter* (PITT) 14.3
6. Dontavia Bogan* (SFL) 13.6
7. Alric Arnett* (WV) 13.3
8. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 13.1
9. Tiquan Underwood* (RUT) 12.3
10. Dorrell Jalloh* (WV) 12.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 11
2. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 7
  Jock Sanders* (WV) 7
  Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 7
5. Tim Brown* (RUT) 6
  Alric Arnett* (WV) 6
  Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 6
8. Dorrell Jalloh* (WV) 5
  Tiquan Underwood* (RUT) 5
10. Troy Pascley (LOU) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Donald Brown* (CT) 388
2. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 340
3. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 251
4. Noel Devine* (WV) 241
5. Vic Anderson (LOU) 201
6. Pat White* (WV) 191
7. Jacob Ramsey* (CIN) 165
8. John Goebel* (CIN) 159
9. Kordell Young* (RUT) 148
10. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 147

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Donald Brown* (CT) 2208
2. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 1793
3. Noel Devine* (WV) 1474
4. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 1446
5. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 1286
6. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 1245
7. Vic Anderson (LOU) 1148
8. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 1028
9. Pat White* (WV) 974
10. John Goebel* (CIN) 890

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 21
2. Donald Brown* (CT) 18
3. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 11
4. Vic Anderson (LOU) 9
  Jock Sanders* (WV) 9
6. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 8
  Brock Bolen (LOU) 8
  Pat White* (WV) 8
9. Tim Brown* (RUT) 7
  Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 7
  Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 7
  John Goebel* (CIN) 7

Total Plays

1. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 526
2. Pat White* (WV) 465
3. Mike Teel* (RUT) 420
4. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 416
5. Tony Pike* (CIN) 380
6. Donald Brown* (CT) 367
7. Bill Stull* (PITT) 365
8. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 310
9. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 292
10. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 238

Total Yards

1. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 3502
2. Mike Teel* (RUT) 3345
3. Pat White* (WV) 2816
4. Tony Pike* (CIN) 2454
5. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 2378
6. Bill Stull* (PITT) 2220
7. Donald Brown* (CT) 2083
8. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 1502
9. Noel Devine* (WV) 1289
10. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 1242

Total Yards Per Play

1. Mike Teel* (RUT) 8.0
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 6.7

Total Touchdowns

1. Pat White* (WV) 29
2. Mike Teel* (RUT) 27
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 22
4. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 21
5. Tony Pike* (CIN) 20
6. Donald Brown* (CT) 18
7. Hunter Cantwell (LOU) 17
8. Cameron Dantley (SYR) 11
9. Bill Stull* (PITT) 10
10. Vic Anderson (LOU) 8

Touchdowns

1. Lesean McCoy* (PITT) 21
2. Donald Brown* (CT) 18
3. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 13
4. Vic Anderson (LOU) 9
  Jock Sanders* (WV) 9
6. Brock Bolen (LOU) 8
  Pat White* (WV) 8
  Kenny Britt* (RUT) 8
9. Tim Brown* (RUT) 7
  Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 7
  Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 7
  John Goebel* (CIN) 7

Points

1. Jonathan Baldwin* (PITT) 18
  Jessie Hester Jr.* (SFL) 18
3. Brandon Heath (LOU) 12
4. Ricky Gary* (PITT) 6
  Joe Lefeged* (RUT) 6
  Bradley Starks* (WV) 6
  Adrian Grady (LOU) 6
8. Blair Bines* (RUT) 2

Extra Point Attempts

1. San San Te* (RUT) 48
2. Conor Lee* (PITT) 38
3. Jake Rogers* (CIN) 36
  Pat McAfee* (WV) 36
5. Maikon Bonani* (SFL) 32
6. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 25
7. Jon Payne (LOU) 22
8. Tony Ciaravino* (CT) 18
9. Dave Teggart* (CT) 16
10. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 12

Extra Points Made

1. San San Te* (RUT) 45
2. Conor Lee* (PITT) 38
3. Pat McAfee* (WV) 36
4. Jake Rogers* (CIN) 34
5. Maikon Bonani* (SFL) 31
6. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 25
7. Jon Payne (LOU) 22
8. Tony Ciaravino* (CT) 18
9. Dave Teggart* (CT) 16
10. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 12

Field Goal Attempts

1. Conor Lee* (PITT) 24
2. Jake Rogers* (CIN) 23
3. Maikon Bonani* (SFL) 21
4. Pat McAfee* (WV) 20
5. San San Te* (RUT) 17
  Patrick Shadle (SYR) 17
7. Dave Teggart* (CT) 15
  Tony Ciaravino* (CT) 15
9. Jon Payne (LOU) 6
10. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 4

Field Goals Made

1. Conor Lee* (PITT) 20
2. Pat McAfee* (WV) 17
3. Jake Rogers* (CIN) 16
4. Maikon Bonani* (SFL) 15
5. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 14
6. Dave Teggart* (CT) 13
7. San San Te* (RUT) 12
8. Tony Ciaravino* (CT) 9
9. Jon Payne (LOU) 3

Punts

1. Rob Long (SYR) 66
2. Cory Goettsche (LOU) 63
3. Pat McAfee* (WV) 62
4. Kevin Huber* (CIN) 60
  Dave Brytus* (PITT) 60
  Dave Brytus* (PITT) 60
7. Desi Cullen* (CT) 59
8. Teddy Dellaganna* (RUT) 55
9. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 48
10. Dan Hutchins* (PITT) 2

Punting Yards

1. Rob Long (SYR) 2898
2. Pat McAfee* (WV) 2772
3. Kevin Huber* (CIN) 2697
4. Cory Goettsche (LOU) 2521
5. Dave Brytus* (PITT) 2443
  Dave Brytus* (PITT) 2443
7. Desi Cullen* (CT) 2351
8. Teddy Dellaganna* (RUT) 2268
9. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 1905
10. Dan Hutchins* (PITT) 82

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Dave Brytus* (PITT) 40.7

Punt Returns

1. Marcus Edwards* (SFL) 34
2. Jasper Howard* (CT) 28
3. Deangelo Smith* (CIN) 23
4. Doug Beaumont (LOU) 20
  Ellis Lankster* (WV) 20
6. T.J. Porter* (PITT) 16
7. Aaron Berry* (PITT) 14
8. D.J. Woods* (CIN) 12
9. Dennis Campbell* (RUT) 11
10. Theo Wilson* (SFL) 8

Punt Return Yards

1. Jasper Howard* (CT) 306
2. Marcus Edwards* (SFL) 262
3. Deangelo Smith* (CIN) 219
4. Doug Beaumont (LOU) 191
5. T.J. Porter* (PITT) 184
6. Ellis Lankster* (WV) 171
7. D.J. Woods* (CIN) 113
8. Theo Wilson* (SFL) 103
9. Aaron Berry* (PITT) 76
10. Dennis Campbell* (RUT) 66

Kickoff Returns

1. Mike Holmes (SYR) 41
2. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 36
3. Dontavia Bogan* (SFL) 29
4. Max Suter (SYR) 26
  Aundre Wright* (PITT) 26
6. LaRod Stephens-Howling* (PITT) 23
7. Mark Rodgers* (WV) 22
8. Darius Butler* (CT) 20
9. Tiquan Underwood* (RUT) 18
10. Jason McCourty* (RUT) 17

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 994
2. Mike Holmes (SYR) 941
3. Dontavia Bogan* (SFL) 770
4. Max Suter (SYR) 547
  Aundre Wright* (PITT) 547
6. LaRod Stephens-Howling* (PITT) 493
7. Darius Butler* (CT) 471
8. Mark Rodgers* (WV) 464
9. Jason McCourty* (RUT) 438
10. Jordan Todman* (CT) 363

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Mardy Gilyard* (CIN) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Scott McKillop* (PITT) 82
2. Tyrone McKenzie* (SFL) 79
3. Scott Lutrus* (CT) 64
4. Jerome Murphy* (SFL) 55
5. Jon Dempsey (LOU) 53
6. Mike Holmes (SYR) 49
7. Daniel Covington (LOU) 48
8. Ellis Lankster* (WV) 47
  Mike Mickens* (CIN) 47
10. Courtney Greene* (RUT) 45
  Quinton Andrews* (WV) 45
  Austin Ransom* (PITT) 45

Assisted Tackles

1. Kevin Malast* (RUT) 61
2. Scott McKillop* (PITT) 55
3. Ryan D'Imperio* (RUT) 52
4. Mortty Ivy* (WV) 47
5. Austin Ransom* (PITT) 44
6. Courtney Greene* (RUT) 42
  Scott Lutrus* (CT) 42
8. Anthony Leonard* (WV) 40
9. Ryan Manalac* (CIN) 39
  Mike Mele (SYR) 39

Total Tackles

1. Scott McKillop* (PITT) 137
2. Tyrone McKenzie* (SFL) 116
3. Scott Lutrus* (CT) 106
4. Kevin Malast* (RUT) 101
5. Ryan D'Imperio* (RUT) 93
6. Mortty Ivy* (WV) 90
7. Austin Ransom* (PITT) 89
8. Courtney Greene* (RUT) 87
9. Ryan Manalac* (CIN) 83
10. Jake Flaherty (SYR) 81

Tackles for Loss

1. Scott McKillop* (PITT) 18
2. Greg Romeus* (PITT) 16
  Cody Brown* (CT) 16
4. Tyrone McKenzie* (SFL) 15
5. Connor Barwin* (CIN) 14
6. Lamonte Nelms* (CIN) 14
7. George Selvie* (SFL) 14
8. Peter Tverdov* (RUT) 13
  Arthur Jones (SYR) 13
10. Ryan D'Imperio* (RUT) 12

Sacks

1. Connor Barwin* (CIN) 11
2. Cody Brown* (CT) 10
3. Greg Romeus* (PITT) 8
4. Julius Williams* (CT) 7
5. Lamonte Nelms* (CIN) 6
6. Jamaal Westerman* (RUT) 6
7. Ryan D'Imperio* (RUT) 6
  George Selvie* (SFL) 6
  Jabaal Sheard* (PITT) 6
  Terrill Byrd* (CIN) 6

Interceptions

1. Woodny Turenne (LOU) 5
2. Jasper Howard* (CT) 4
  Dom Decicco* (PITT) 4
  Brandon Underwood* (CIN) 4
  Mike Mickens* (CIN) 4
6. Lawrence Wilson* (CT) 3
  Carlton Williams* (SFL) 3
  Brandon Hogan* (WV) 3
  Robert McClain* (CT) 3
  Mortty Ivy* (WV) 3
  Aaron Berry* (PITT) 3
  Ellis Lankster* (WV) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Mike Mickens* (CIN) 158
2. Robert McClain* (CT) 105
3. Dahna Deleston* (CT) 100
4. Kevin Malast* (RUT) 74
5. Lawrence Wilson* (CT) 70
6. Aaron Berry* (PITT) 66
7. Brandon Hogan* (WV) 61
  Greg Williams* (PITT) 61
9. Brandon Underwood* (CIN) 60
10. Mortty Ivy* (WV) 48

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Robert McClain* (CT) 2

Passes Defended

1. Mike Mickens* (CIN) 14
2. Jasper Howard* (CT) 13
  Aaron Berry* (PITT) 13
4. Deangelo Smith* (CIN) 11
  Dom Decicco* (PITT) 11
6. Brandon Hogan* (WV) 10
7. Tyrone McKenzie* (SFL) 9
  Brandon Underwood* (CIN) 9
  Ellis Lankster* (WV) 9
  Mortty Ivy* (WV) 9

Fumbles Forced

1. Cody Brown* (CT) 4
2. John Holmes* (WV) 3
  Jared Kimmel (SYR) 3
  Zaire Kitchen* (RUT) 3
5. Nick Santiago (SYR) 2
  Brandon Underwood* (CIN) 2
  David Rowe* (RUT) 2
  Ryan Manalac* (CIN) 2
  Tony Fiammetta (SYR) 2
  Jarriett Buie* (SFL) 2
  Antwon Canady (LOU) 2
  Jon Dempsey (LOU) 2
  Courtney Greene* (RUT) 2