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2008 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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Record: 75-88, .460 W-L% (11th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -5.85 (11th of 12) ▪ SOS: -4.57 (11th of 12)

Division Champions: Buffalo (East) and Ball State (West)
Conference Champion: Buffalo (Won Championship Game 42-24)

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
Buffalo 8 6 .571 5 3 .625 30.3 28.2 -0.41 -2.70
Bowling Green State 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 27.7 23.2 -2.00 -5.25
Temple 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 23.4 23.1 -3.38 -4.05
Akron 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 30.0 31.3 -6.87 -4.95
Kent State 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 25.7 31.7 -11.10 -5.02
Ohio 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 24.1 27.3 -8.80 -4.64
Miami (OH) 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 18.4 32.7 -17.24 -3.91
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ball State 12 2 .857 8 0 1.000 34.9 20.5 6.26 -7.03
Western Michigan 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 28.6 24.9 -0.87 -4.49
Central Michigan 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 29.5 30.2 -2.75 -4.44
Northern Illinois 6 7 .462 5 3 .625 24.2 18.0 -2.73 -5.43
Eastern Michigan 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 25.8 35.6 -13.89 -3.73
Toledo 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 22.4 31.4 -12.22 -3.81

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
Ball State             25 24 20 18 16 14 14 15 12 23  

5 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)
2009-01-03 International Bowl Connecticut 38 Buffalo 20 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
2008-12-30 Texas Bowl Rice 38 Western Michigan 14 Texas Bowl (Houston, TX)
2008-12-28 Independence Bowl Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
2008-12-26 Motor City Bowl Florida Atlantic 24 Central Michigan 21 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 339
2. Drew Willy* (BUF) 304
3. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 267
4. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 261
5. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 258
6. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 251
7. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 231
8. Aaron Opelt (TOL) 225
9. Daniel Raudabaugh (MIAOH) 201
10. Boo Jackson (OH) 185

Pass Attempts

1. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 522
2. Drew Willy* (BUF) 468
3. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 417
4. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 401
5. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 400
6. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 399
7. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 376
  Aaron Opelt (TOL) 376
9. Daniel Raudabaugh (MIAOH) 343
10. Boo Jackson (OH) 306

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 66.8
2. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 66.8
3. Drew Willy* (BUF) 65.0
4. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 64.9
5. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 64.3
6. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 62.6
7. Boo Jackson (OH) 60.5
8. Aaron Opelt (TOL) 59.8
9. Daniel Raudabaugh (MIAOH) 58.6
10. Adam Dimichele (TEMP) 58.0

Passing Yards

1. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 3725
2. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 3591
3. Drew Willy* (BUF) 3304
4. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 2784
5. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 2748
6. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 2644
7. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 2610
8. Boo Jackson (OH) 2355
9. Aaron Opelt (TOL) 2176
10. Daniel Raudabaugh (MIAOH) 1960

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 9.0
2. Adam Dimichele (TEMP) 8.3
3. Boo Jackson (OH) 7.7
4. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 7.4
5. Chandler Harnish* (NIL) 7.2
6. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 7.1
7. Drew Willy* (BUF) 7.1
8. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 6.9
9. Julian Edelman (KENT) 6.6
10. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 6.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 9.4
2. Adam Dimichele (TEMP) 8.7
3. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 7.8
4. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 7.7
5. Drew Willy* (BUF) 7.6
6. Boo Jackson (OH) 7.2
7. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 6.5
8. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 6.3
9. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 6.2
10. Chandler Harnish* (NIL) 6.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 36
2. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 26
3. Drew Willy* (BUF) 25
4. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 21
5. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 20
  Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 20
7. Boo Jackson (OH) 19
8. Adam Dimichele (TEMP) 18
9. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 15
10. Julian Edelman (KENT) 13

Passing Interceptions

1. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 14
2. Boo Jackson (OH) 12
3. Julian Edelman (KENT) 11
4. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 10
5. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 9
  Chandler Harnish* (NIL) 9
  Daniel Raudabaugh (MIAOH) 9
8. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 8
  Andy Schmitt (EMI) 8
10. Chester Stewart (TEMP) 7
  Aaron Opelt (TOL) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 157.0
2. Adam Dimichele (TEMP) 148.0
3. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 144.2
4. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 143.8
5. Drew Willy* (BUF) 139.3
6. Boo Jackson (OH) 137.8
7. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 133.6
8. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 125.3
9. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 123.9
10. Chandler Harnish* (NIL) 120.7

Rush Attempts

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 322
2. James Starks* (BUF) 272
3. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 239
4. Julian Edelman (KENT) 215
5. Brandon West* (WMI) 204
6. Morgan Williams (TOL) 169
7. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 168
8. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 165
9. Thomas Merriweather (MIAOH) 140
10. Terrence Blevins (EMI) 133

Rushing Yards

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 1736
2. Julian Edelman (KENT) 1370
3. James Starks* (BUF) 1333
4. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 1321
5. Brandon West* (WMI) 1026
6. Morgan Williams (TOL) 1010
7. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 801
8. Dajuane Collins (TOL) 700
9. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 592
10. Terrence Blevins (EMI) 575

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Julian Edelman (KENT) 6.4
2. Morgan Williams (TOL) 6.0
3. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 5.5
4. Dajuane Collins (TOL) 5.5
5. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 5.4
6. Donte Harden (OH) 5.2
7. Brandon West* (WMI) 5.0
8. J.R. Taylor (MIAOH) 4.9
9. James Starks* (BUF) 4.9
10. Chad Spann* (NIL) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 22
2. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 17
3. James Starks* (BUF) 16
4. Julian Edelman (KENT) 13
5. Terrence Blevins (EMI) 12
6. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 9
7. Brandon West* (WMI) 8
  Chad Spann* (NIL) 8
  Ontario Sneed* (CMI) 8
10. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 7
  Brandon Thermilus* (BUF) 7

Receptions

1. Naaman Roosevelt* (BUF) 104
  Jamarko Simmons* (WMI) 104
3. Antonio Brown* (CMI) 93
4. Jacory Stone (EMI) 88
5. Nick Moore (TOL) 78
6. Tyler Jones (EMI) 75
7. Stephen Williams (TOL) 71
8. Briggs Orsbon* (BALLST) 68
9. Deryn Bowser (AKR) 64
10. Bryan Anderson* (CMI) 63

Receiving Yards

1. Naaman Roosevelt* (BUF) 1402
2. Jamarko Simmons* (WMI) 1276
3. Antonio Brown* (CMI) 998
4. Jacory Stone (EMI) 943
5. Bryan Anderson* (CMI) 865
6. Briggs Orsbon* (BALLST) 813
7. Deryn Bowser (AKR) 785
8. Stephen Williams (TOL) 781
9. Nick Moore (TOL) 779
10. Tyler Jones (EMI) 760

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jason Harper (TEMP) 17.3
2. Darius Hill* (BALLST) 16.8
3. Shawn Bayes (KENT) 16.5
4. Dante Love* (BALLST) 16.4
5. Bruce Francis (TEMP) 15.3
6. Chris Givens (MIAOH) 14.7
7. Andre Jones (AKR) 14.4
8. Marcus Perez* (NIL) 14.1
9. Joe Bockheim* (CMI) 14.0
10. Josh Leduc (EMI) 13.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bruce Francis (TEMP) 13
  Naaman Roosevelt* (BUF) 13
3. Stephen Williams (TOL) 8
4. Jimmy Scheidler (BGSU) 7
  Antonio Brown* (CMI) 7
  Juan Nunez* (WMI) 7
  Corey Partridge (BGSU) 7
  Jamarko Simmons* (WMI) 7
  Andre Jones (AKR) 7
  Darius Hill* (BALLST) 7
  Chris Givens (MIAOH) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 357
2. James Starks* (BUF) 324
3. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 270
4. Brandon West* (WMI) 242
5. Julian Edelman (KENT) 216
6. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 190
7. Morgan Williams (TOL) 182
8. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 168
9. Ontario Sneed* (CMI) 156
10. Thomas Merriweather (MIAOH) 149

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 2061
2. James Starks* (BUF) 1694
3. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 1635
4. Naaman Roosevelt* (BUF) 1411
5. Julian Edelman (KENT) 1381
6. Brandon West* (WMI) 1306
7. Jamarko Simmons* (WMI) 1277
8. Antonio Brown* (CMI) 1114
9. Morgan Williams (TOL) 1086
10. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 1074

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 22
2. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 18
3. James Starks* (BUF) 17
4. Bruce Francis (TEMP) 13
  Julian Edelman (KENT) 13
  Naaman Roosevelt* (BUF) 13
7. Terrence Blevins (EMI) 12
8. Ontario Sneed* (CMI) 11
  Brandon West* (WMI) 11
10. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 10

Total Plays

1. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 560
2. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 544
3. Drew Willy* (BUF) 533
4. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 505
5. Julian Edelman (KENT) 490
6. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 474
7. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 467
8. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 454
9. Aaron Opelt (TOL) 418
10. Boo Jackson (OH) 406

Total Yards

1. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 3903
2. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 3727
3. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 3376
4. Julian Edelman (KENT) 3190
5. Drew Willy* (BUF) 3189
6. Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 2847
7. Andy Schmitt (EMI) 2815
8. Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 2794
9. Boo Jackson (OH) 2688
10. Aaron Opelt (TOL) 2132

Total Yards Per Play

1. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 8.4
2. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 6.7
3. Julian Edelman (KENT) 6.5
4. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 6.2
5. Drew Willy* (BUF) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Tim Hiller* (WMI) 37
2. Nate Davis* (BALLST) 31
3. Drew Willy* (BUF) 29
4. Dan Lefevour* (CMI) 27
  Tyler Sheehan (BGSU) 27
6. Julian Edelman (KENT) 26
7. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 22
8. Adam Dimichele (TEMP) 21
  Chris Jacquemain (AKR) 21
  Boo Jackson (OH) 21

Touchdowns

1. Miquale Lewis* (BALLST) 22
2. Dennis Kennedy (AKR) 18
3. James Starks* (BUF) 17
4. Bruce Francis (TEMP) 13
  Naaman Roosevelt* (BUF) 13
  Julian Edelman (KENT) 13
7. Terrence Blevins (EMI) 12
8. Brandon West* (WMI) 11
  Ontario Sneed* (CMI) 11
10. Eugene Jarvis (KENT) 10

Extra Point Attempts

1. Ian McGarvey* (BALLST) 63
2. A.J. Principe* (BUF) 52
3. Andrew Aguila* (CMI) 46
4. Sinisa Vrvilo (BGSU) 43
  John Potter* (WMI) 43
6. Igor Iveljic (AKR) 40
7. Joe Carithers (EMI) 38
8. Nate Reed (KENT) 36
9. Barrett Way (OH) 35
10. Mike Salerno* (NIL) 34

Extra Points Made

1. Ian McGarvey* (BALLST) 63
2. A.J. Principe* (BUF) 48
3. Andrew Aguila* (CMI) 44
4. John Potter* (WMI) 41
  Sinisa Vrvilo (BGSU) 41
6. Igor Iveljic (AKR) 38
  Joe Carithers (EMI) 38
8. Mike Salerno* (NIL) 34
9. Nate Reed (KENT) 33
10. Barrett Way (OH) 32

Field Goal Attempts

1. Igor Iveljic (AKR) 28
2. Mike Salerno* (NIL) 24
3. Nathan Parseghian (MIAOH) 23
4. Andrew Aguila* (CMI) 21
  Ian McGarvey* (BALLST) 21
  Alex Steigerwald (TOL) 21
7. Barrett Way (OH) 19
8. A.J. Principe* (BUF) 17
9. Sinisa Vrvilo (BGSU) 16
  John Potter* (WMI) 16

Field Goals Made

1. Nathan Parseghian (MIAOH) 20
2. Mike Salerno* (NIL) 18
  Igor Iveljic (AKR) 18
4. Ian McGarvey* (BALLST) 16
  Alex Steigerwald (TOL) 16
  Andrew Aguila* (CMI) 16
7. Barrett Way (OH) 13
8. A.J. Principe* (BUF) 12
9. John Potter* (WMI) 11
10. Joe Carithers (EMI) 10

Punts

1. Jeff Wathne (TEMP) 65
  Peter Fardon* (BUF) 65
3. Jacob Richardson (MIAOH) 52
4. Brett Hartmann* (CMI) 51
5. Ben Armer* (WMI) 50
6. Bill Claus (TOL) 49
7. John Stec (AKR) 48
8. Nick Iovinelli (BGSU) 47
9. Matt Rinehart (KENT) 45
  Chris Miller* (BALLST) 45

Punting Yards

1. Jeff Wathne (TEMP) 2623
2. Peter Fardon* (BUF) 2540
3. Jacob Richardson (MIAOH) 2360
4. Brett Hartmann* (CMI) 2040
5. Ben Armer* (WMI) 2032
6. Chris Miller* (BALLST) 1956
7. Bill Claus (TOL) 1902
8. Nick Iovinelli (BGSU) 1900
9. Matt Rinehart (KENT) 1799
10. John Stec (AKR) 1782

Punt Returns

1. Schneider Julien* (WMI) 21
2. Delano Green (TEMP) 20
  Antonio Brown* (CMI) 20
  Eugene Harris (MIAOH) 20
5. Corey Partridge (BGSU) 19
6. B.J. Hill* (BALLST) 18
7. Nick Moore (TOL) 12
8. Lavon Brazill (OH) 11
9. Meco Brown* (NIL) 9
  Me'Co Brown* (NIL) 9

Punt Return Yards

1. Antonio Brown* (CMI) 410
2. B.J. Hill* (BALLST) 229
3. Delano Green (TEMP) 219
4. Eugene Harris (MIAOH) 183
5. Lavon Brazill (OH) 181
6. Corey Partridge (BGSU) 172
7. Schneider Julien* (WMI) 130
8. Nick Moore (TOL) 74
9. Me'Co Brown* (NIL) 71
  Meco Brown* (NIL) 71

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Eugene Harris (MIAOH) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Antonio Brown* (CMI) 38
2. Greg Harris (TOL) 33
3. Shawn Bayes (KENT) 31
4. Dontayo Gage (EMI) 30
5. Jamal Rogers (MIAOH) 28
  Brandon West* (WMI) 28
  Torieal Gibson* (BALLST) 28
8. Corey Welch (EMI) 26
9. Meco Brown* (NIL) 23
  Travis Shelton (TEMP) 23
  Chris Garrett (OH) 23
  Kenny Lewis (BGSU) 23
  Me'Co Brown* (NIL) 23

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Antonio Brown* (CMI) 791
2. Travis Shelton (TEMP) 720
3. Greg Harris (TOL) 710
4. Shawn Bayes (KENT) 668
5. Brandon West* (WMI) 637
6. Chris Garrett (OH) 618
7. Bryan Williams (AKR) 609
8. Torieal Gibson* (BALLST) 603
9. Jamal Rogers (MIAOH) 581
10. Corey Welch (EMI) 562

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Meco Brown* (NIL) 21.4

Solo Tackles

1. Nick Bellore* (CMI) 73
2. Davonte Shannon* (BUF) 70
3. Mike Newton* (BUF) 69
4. Joey Hudson (MIAOH) 63
5. Louis Delmas* (WMI) 62
6. Archie Donald (TOL) 59
  Justin Winters* (BUF) 59
  Jacob Wyatt (EMI) 59
  Clayton Mullins (MIAOH) 59
10. Alex Knipp* (BALLST) 58

Assisted Tackles

1. Nick Bellore* (CMI) 74
2. Derek Burrell (KENT) 69
3. Justin Winters* (BUF) 67
4. Archie Donald (TOL) 60
5. Brian Lainhart (KENT) 58
  Daniel Holtzclaw (EMI) 58
7. Noah Keller (OH) 55
8. Davonte Shannon* (BUF) 51
9. Louis Delmas* (WMI) 49
10. Davyd Jones* (BALLST) 48
  Sean Baker* (BALLST) 48

Total Tackles

1. Nick Bellore* (CMI) 147
2. Justin Winters* (BUF) 126
3. Davonte Shannon* (BUF) 121
4. Archie Donald (TOL) 119
  Derek Burrell (KENT) 119
6. Mike Newton* (BUF) 112
7. Louis Delmas* (WMI) 111
8. Joey Hudson (MIAOH) 109
9. Daniel Holtzclaw (EMI) 107
10. Brian Lainhart (KENT) 106

Tackles for Loss

1. Frank Zombo* (CMI) 16
2. Larry English* (NIL) 14
3. Diyral Briggs (BGSU) 14
4. Austin Pritchard* (WMI) 12
5. Davyd Jones* (BALLST) 12
6. Brad Ohrman (EMI) 11
7. Justin Braska* (WMI) 10
  Sam Frist (KENT) 10
9. Mike Thompson* (BUF) 10
  Brandon Bice* (NIL) 10
  Clayton Mullins (MIAOH) 10
  Junior Galette (TEMP) 10
  Cody Cielenski* (WMI) 10

Interception Return Yards

1. Tyrrell Herbert (TOL) 134
2. Louis Delmas* (WMI) 98
3. Ben Bennett (MIAOH) 78
4. Jerett Sanderson (BGSU) 77
  Jerrett Sanderson (BGSU) 77
6. Bradley Pruitt* (NIL) 73
7. Bryan Williams (AKR) 62
8. Michael Mitchell (OH) 61
9. Mark Parson (OH) 60
10. Jaiquawn Jarrett (TEMP) 57

Passes Defended

1. Sean Baker* (BALLST) 16
2. Antonio Smith (BGSU) 13
3. Brian Lainhart (KENT) 11
  Brandon Anderson (AKR) 11
  Miguel Graham (AKR) 11
6. Domonic Cook* (BUF) 10
  Kenny Lewis (BGSU) 10
  Jerrett Sanderson (BGSU) 10
  Jamal Schulters (TEMP) 10
  P.J. Mahone (BGSU) 10