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2008 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 71-81, .467 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -4.29 (9th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.87 (9th of 12)

Division Champions: East Carolina (East), Rice (West) and Tulsa (West)
Conference Champion: East Carolina (Won Championship Game 27-24)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
East Carolina 9 5 .643 6 2 .750 23.4 21.1 1.58 -1.49
Southern Mississippi 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 30.6 24.1 0.46 -3.24
Memphis 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 27.2 27.2 -5.62 -4.77
Alabama-Birmingham 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 22.8 31.3 -9.78 -3.61
Central Florida 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 16.6 24.1 -8.39 -2.98
Marshall 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 20.5 27.7 -7.66 -1.00
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tulsa 11 3 .786 7 1 .875 47.2 27.9 7.06 -6.58
Rice 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 41.3 33.3 3.92 -3.55
Houston 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 40.6 30.9 2.21 -3.40
Texas-El Paso 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 32.9 37.0 -4.95 -1.45
Tulane 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 16.7 34.5 -15.77 -1.77
Southern Methodist 1 11 .083 0 8 .000 21.3 38.2 -14.50 -0.58

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
East Carolina     14 15 23                        
Tulsa                 22 19   25          

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2009-01-06 GMAC Bowl Tulsa 45 Ball State 13 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
2009-01-02 Liberty Bowl Kentucky 25 East Carolina 19 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2008-12-31 Armed Forces Bowl Houston 34 Air Force 28 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2008-12-30 Texas Bowl Rice 38 Western Michigan 14 Texas Bowl (Houston, TX)
2008-12-21 New Orleans Bowl Southern Mississippi 30 Troy 27 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
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. Case Keenum* (HOU) 397
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 326
3. Austin Davis* (SMS) 261
4. David Johnson* (TLS) 258
5. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 246
6. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 236
7. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 223
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 208
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 191
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 187

Pass Attempts

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 589
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 490
3. Austin Davis* (SMS) 454
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 418
5. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 410
6. David Johnson* (TLS) 400
7. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 363
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 353
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 335
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 334

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 67.4
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 66.5
3. David Johnson* (TLS) 64.5
4. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 61.4
5. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 58.9
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 58.9
7. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 57.6
8. Austin Davis* (SMS) 57.5
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 57.0
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 56.0

Passing Yards

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 5020
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 4119
3. David Johnson* (TLS) 4059
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 3274
5. Austin Davis* (SMS) 3128
6. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 2865
7. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 2675
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 2367
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 2275
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 2194

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. David Johnson* (TLS) 10.1
2. Case Keenum* (HOU) 8.5
3. Chase Clement* (RICE) 8.4
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 7.8
5. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 7.4
6. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 7.0
7. Austin Davis* (SMS) 6.9
8. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 6.8
9. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 6.7
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 6.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. David Johnson* (TLS) 10.4
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 9.6
3. Case Keenum* (HOU) 9.2
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 8.4
5. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 7.2
6. Austin Davis* (SMS) 7.1
7. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 6.6
8. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 5.6
9. Kevin Moore (TLN) 5.3
10. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 5.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. David Johnson* (TLS) 46
2. Case Keenum* (HOU) 44
  Chase Clement* (RICE) 44
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 33
5. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 24
6. Austin Davis* (SMS) 23
7. Mark Cann (MARSH) 14
8. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 13
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 12
10. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 10

Passing Interceptions

1. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 23
2. David Johnson* (TLS) 18
3. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 16
4. Kevin Moore (TLN) 13
  Mark Cann (MARSH) 13
6. Case Keenum* (HOU) 11
7. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 9
8. Austin Davis* (SMS) 8
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 7
  Chase Clement* (RICE) 7
  Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. David Johnson* (TLS) 178.7
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 163.9
3. Case Keenum* (HOU) 159.9
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 146.4
5. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 131.3
6. Austin Davis* (SMS) 128.6
7. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 124.4
8. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 121.7
9. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 115.5
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 111.3

Rush Attempts

1. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 247
2. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 224
3. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 219
4. Curtis Steele* (MEM) 218
5. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 198
  Bryce Beall* (HOU) 198
7. Andre Anderson (TLN) 174
8. C.J. Ugokwe* (RICE) 167
9. Austin Davis* (SMS) 155
10. Chase Clement* (RICE) 154

Rushing Yards

1. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 1523
2. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1313
3. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 1247
4. Curtis Steele* (MEM) 1223
5. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 1095
6. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 1021
7. Andre Anderson (TLN) 864
8. C.J. Ugokwe* (RICE) 809
9. Norman Whitley* (ECAR) 698
10. Chase Clement* (RICE) 693

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 6.3
2. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 6.2
3. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 6.0
4. Curtis Steele* (MEM) 5.6
5. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 5.2
6. Andre Anderson (TLN) 5.0
7. Norman Whitley* (ECAR) 4.9
8. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 4.9
9. C.J. Ugokwe* (RICE) 4.8
10. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 4.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 14
2. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 13
3. Chase Clement* (RICE) 12
4. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 11
5. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 10
6. Austin Davis* (SMS) 9
7. Curtis Steele* (MEM) 7
  Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 7
  Case Keenum* (HOU) 7
  Andre Anderson (TLN) 7
  Tory Harrison* (SMS) 7
  Brandon Simmons* (ECAR) 7

Receptions

1. James Casey* (RICE) 111
2. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 87
3. Mark Hafner* (HOU) 86
4. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 80
5. Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 67
  Deandre Brown* (SMS) 67
7. Aldrick Robinson (SMETH) 59
8. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 58
9. Darius Passmore (MARSH) 56
10. Shawn Nelson* (SMS) 53
  Damaris Johnson* (TLS) 53

Receiving Yards

1. James Casey* (RICE) 1329
2. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 1310
3. Deandre Brown* (SMS) 1117
4. Brennan Marion* (TLS) 1112
5. Aldrick Robinson (SMETH) 1047
6. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 1026
7. Kris Adams (TXEP) 958
  Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 958
9. Darius Passmore (MARSH) 945
10. Mark Hafner* (HOU) 907

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Brennan Marion* (TLS) 25.9
2. Kris Adams (TXEP) 19.2
3. Aldrick Robinson (SMETH) 17.7
4. L.J. Castile* (HOU) 17.1
5. Darius Passmore (MARSH) 16.9
6. Deandre Brown* (SMS) 16.7
7. Corbin Smiter* (RICE) 16.2
8. Jeremy Williams (TLN) 16.2
9. Davon Drew* (ECAR) 16.2
10. Slick Shelley* (TLS) 16.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 20
2. Kris Adams (TXEP) 14
3. James Casey* (RICE) 13
4. Deandre Brown* (SMS) 12
5. Mark Hafner* (HOU) 11
  Aldrick Robinson (SMETH) 11
7. Damaris Johnson* (TLS) 10
8. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 9
  Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 9
  Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 9
  Charles Clay* (TLS) 9

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 270
2. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 252
3. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 240
4. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 232
5. Curtis Steele* (MEM) 226
6. Andre Anderson (TLN) 199
7. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 198
8. C.J. Ugokwe* (RICE) 178
9. James Casey* (RICE) 168
10. Brandon Simmons* (ECAR) 161

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 1743
2. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 1736
3. James Casey* (RICE) 1570
4. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1559
5. Curtis Steele* (MEM) 1410
6. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 1310
7. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 1193
8. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 1166
9. Darius Passmore (MARSH) 1140
10. Deandre Brown* (SMS) 1119

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 20
2. James Casey* (RICE) 19
3. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 17
4. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 15
5. Kris Adams (TXEP) 14
6. Chase Clement* (RICE) 13
7. Deandre Brown* (SMS) 12
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 11
  Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 11
  Mark Hafner* (HOU) 11
  Damaris Johnson* (TLS) 11
  Charles Clay* (TLS) 11
  Aldrick Robinson (SMETH) 11

Total Plays

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 665
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 644
3. Austin Davis* (SMS) 609
4. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 551
5. David Johnson* (TLS) 492
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 463
7. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 461
8. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 453
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 411
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 365

Total Yards

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 5241
2. Chase Clement* (RICE) 4812
3. David Johnson* (TLS) 4245
4. Austin Davis* (SMS) 3636
5. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 3388
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 3243
7. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 2725
  Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 2725
9. Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 2475
10. Kevin Moore (TLN) 2136

Total Yards Per Play

1. David Johnson* (TLS) 8.6
2. Case Keenum* (HOU) 7.9
3. Chase Clement* (RICE) 7.5
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 7.0
5. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 6.1
6. Austin Davis* (SMS) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Chase Clement* (RICE) 56
2. Case Keenum* (HOU) 51
3. David Johnson* (TLS) 49
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 34
5. Austin Davis* (SMS) 32
6. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMETH) 25
7. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 21
8. Mark Cann (MARSH) 15
  Arkelon Hall* (MEM) 15
10. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 14
  Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 14

Touchdowns

1. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 20
2. James Casey* (RICE) 19
3. Bryce Beall* (HOU) 17
4. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 15
5. Kris Adams (TXEP) 14
6. Chase Clement* (RICE) 13
7. Damaris Johnson* (TLS) 12
  Deandre Brown* (SMS) 12
9. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 11
  Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 11
  Mark Hafner* (HOU) 11
  Charles Clay* (TLS) 11
  Aldrick Robinson (SMETH) 11

Extra Point Attempts

1. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 80
2. Clark Fangmeier* (RICE) 73
3. Ben Bell* (HOU) 50
4. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 46
5. Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 40
6. Matt Reagan* (MEM) 32
7. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 30
8. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 27
9. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 26
  Craig Ratanamorn (MARSH) 26

Extra Points Made

1. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 78
2. Clark Fangmeier* (RICE) 73
3. Ben Bell* (HOU) 48
4. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 45
5. Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 38
6. Matt Reagan* (MEM) 31
7. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 29
8. Craig Ratanamorn (MARSH) 25
9. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 24
  Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 24

Field Goal Attempts

1. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 31
2. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 27
3. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 24
4. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 20
5. Ben Bell* (HOU) 15
  Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 15
  Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 15
8. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 13
9. Matt Reagan* (MEM) 11
  Craig Ratanamorn (MARSH) 11

Field Goals Made

1. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 21
2. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 20
3. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 19
4. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 11
5. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 10
  Ben Bell* (HOU) 10
7. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 9
  Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 9
9. Matt Reagan* (MEM) 8
10. Craig Ratanamorn (MARSH) 7

Punting Yards

1. Blake Clingan (CFL) 3560
2. Matt Dodge* (ECAR) 3207
3. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 2465
4. Kase Whitehead (MARSH) 2438
5. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 2396
6. Brent Sutherland* (MEM) 2127
7. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 2061
8. Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 1987
9. Kyle Petersen (TXEP) 1978
10. Kyle Martens* (RICE) 1953

Punt Returns

1. Joe Burnett (CFL) 26
2. D.A. Griffin* (MEM) 23
3. Andre Watson* (SMS) 22
4. Trae Johnson* (TLS) 21
5. James Casey* (RICE) 14
6. Travis Simmons* (ECAR) 13
  Darryl Freeney* (ECAR) 13
8. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 12
9. Casey Robottom (TLN) 10
10. Kevin Sanders (ALBIRM) 9

Punt Return Yards

1. Joe Burnett (CFL) 378
2. D.A. Griffin* (MEM) 190
3. Andre Watson* (SMS) 170
4. Travis Simmons* (ECAR) 147
5. Trae Johnson* (TLS) 143
6. James Casey* (RICE) 112
7. Darryl Freeney* (ECAR) 95
8. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 78
9. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 77
10. Casey Robottom (TLN) 63

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Damaris Johnson* (TLS) 1382
2. Jessie Henderson (SMETH) 1056
3. Ja'Corey Shepherd* (RICE) 885
4. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 790
5. Frantrell Forrest (ALBIRM) 746
6. Joe Burnett (CFL) 745
7. Freddie Parham* (SMS) 620
8. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 601
9. Michael Grandberry* (MEM) 575
10. Josh Ferguson (TXEP) 572

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Joe Burnett (CFL) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Gerald McRath* (SMS) 78
2. Pete Fleps (SMETH) 68
3. Travis Bradshaw* (RICE) 64
4. Jason Venson (CFL) 60
5. Andrew Sendejo* (RICE) 59
  Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 59
7. Mike Bryan* (TLS) 58
8. Tokumbo Abanikanda* (SMS) 57
  Pierre Bell* (ECAR) 57
10. Nick Johnson* (ECAR) 55
  Joe Henderson (ALBIRM) 55

Assisted Tackles

1. Adam Vincent (TXEP) 65
2. Mario Harvey (MARSH) 64
3. Mike Bryan* (TLS) 61
4. Maurice Kitchens (MARSH) 60
5. Gerald McRath* (SMS) 59
6. Marcus McGraw* (HOU) 55
7. Cody Lubojasky* (HOU) 53
8. Nick Johnson* (ECAR) 47
9. Moton Hopkins* (TLS) 45
10. Da-Mon Cromartie-Smith (TXEP) 44

Total Tackles

1. Gerald McRath* (SMS) 137
2. Mike Bryan* (TLS) 119
3. Adam Vincent (TXEP) 110
4. Mario Harvey (MARSH) 107
5. Pete Fleps (SMETH) 106
6. Marcus McGraw* (HOU) 103
7. Nick Johnson* (ECAR) 102
8. Pierre Bell* (ECAR) 100
9. Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 97
  Maurice Kitchens (MARSH) 97

Tackles for Loss

1. Phillip Hunt* (HOU) 18
  C.J. Wilson* (ECAR) 18
3. Bruce Miller (CFL) 17
4. James Lockett* (TLS) 16
5. Joe Henderson (ALBIRM) 12
  Torrell Troup (CFL) 12
7. Moton Hopkins* (TLS) 12
8. Greg Jackson* (MEM) 12
9. Tokumbo Abanikanda* (SMS) 11
10. Youri Yenga (SMETH) 10
  Mike Bryan* (TLS) 10
  Lawrence Young (CFL) 10

Interception Return Yards

1. Loyce Means* (HOU) 160
2. Joe Burnett (CFL) 103
3. Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 89
4. Johnell Neal (CFL) 88
5. Sha'Reff Rashad (CFL) 87
6. Travis Simmons* (ECAR) 72
7. Ernest Miller* (HOU) 71
8. Chris Jammer* (RICE) 69
9. David Skehan (TLN) 59
10. Emanuel Davis* (ECAR) 58

Passes Defended

1. Brandon Brinkley* (HOU) 18
2. Joe Burnett (CFL) 15
3. Sha'Reff Rashad (CFL) 14
4. Johnell Neal (CFL) 13
5. Emanuel Davis* (ECAR) 12
  Dequan Bembry (MARSH) 12
7. Ernest Miller* (HOU) 10
  Charles Harris (TLN) 10
  T.J. Drakeford (MARSH) 10
  Jason Venson (CFL) 10
  Kenneth Fontenette* (HOU) 10
  Kevin Sanders (ALBIRM) 10
  Derrius Bell (SMETH) 10