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2008 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

2008 [[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team]]
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Big East Champions
Conference [[Big East Conference (1979–2013)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #17
2008 record 11–3 (6–1 Big East)
Head coach Brian Kelly
Offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn
Defensive coordinator Joe Tresey
Home stadium Nippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
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2008 Big East football standings
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† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2008 NCAA Division I-BS football season. The team, coached by Brian Kelly, played its homes game in Nippert Stadium. Kelly was in his second full season with the Bearcats after coaching them to a 31–21 win against Southern Miss in the 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl. On Friday, November 28, 2008, the Bearcats clinched a share of the Big East Conference title for the first time since joining the Big East in 2005. With a victory over Syracuse on November 29, 2008 the Bearcats became the outright football champions of the Big East and set a record with an average attendance of 31,964. After a disappointing loss to Virginia Tech in the 2009 Orange Bowl, the Bearcats finished 17th in the AP Top 25 for the second consecutive year.

Schedule

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August 28

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Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH

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W 40–7  

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September 6

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at #4 Oklahoma*

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L 26–52  

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September 20

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Miami (OH)*

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Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (Battle for the Victory Bell)

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W 45–20  

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September 27

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at Akron*

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Rubber BowlAkron, OH

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October 3

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at Marshall*

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Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV

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W 33–10  

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October 11

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Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH

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W 13–10  

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October 25

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at Connecticut

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Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT

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October 30

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#23 South Florida

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Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH

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W 24–10  

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November 8

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at #20 West Virginia

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Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV

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November 14

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at Louisville

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Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Battle for the Keg of Nails)

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November 22

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#20 Pittsburgh

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Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (River City Rivalry)

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November 29

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Syracuse

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December 6

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at Hawaiʻi*

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Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI

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January 1

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#19 Virginia Tech*

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Dolphin StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (2009 FedEx Orange Bowl)

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*Non-conference game. File:Dagger-14-plain.pngHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source: 2008 Cincinnati Bearcats football schedule

Game summaries

Eastern Kentucky

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Eastern Kentucky 0 0 7 0</td>

<td>7</td>

Cincinnati 6 20 14 0</td>

<td>40</td>

[1]


Oklahoma

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Cincinnati 0 13 7 6</td>

<td>26</td>

#4 Oklahoma 14 7 21 10</td>

<td>52</td>

[2]


Miami

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Miami 0 13 7 0</td>

<td>20</td>

Cincinnati 10 14 14 7</td>

<td>45</td>

[3]


Akron

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Cincinnati 7 0 7 3</td>

<td>17</td>

Akron 3 6 0 6</td>

<td>15</td>

[4]


Marshall

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Cincinnati 2 14 10 7</td>

<td>33</td>

Marshall 0 3 7 0</td>

<td>10</td>

[5]


Rutgers

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Rutgers 0 0 10 0</td>

<td>10</td>

Cincinnati 3 7 3 0</td>

<td>13</td>

[6]


Connecticut

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Cincinnati 10 3 3 0</td>

<td>16</td>

Connecticut 10 0 10 20</td>

<td>40</td>

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South Florida

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

#23 South Florida 7 0 3 0</td>

<td>10</td>

Cincinnati 10 7 0 7</td>

<td>24</td>

[8]


West Virginia

1 2 3 4<th width="25">OT</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Cincinnati 13 7 0 0<td>6</td>

<td>26</td>

#20 West Virginia 7 0 0 13<td>3</td>

<td>23</td>

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Louisville

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

#22 Cincinnati 7 7 7 7</td>

<td>28</td>

Louisville 7 10 3 0</td>

<td>20</td>

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Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

#20 Pittsburgh 7 0 0 14</td>

<td>21</td>

#19 Cincinnati 0 14 7 7</td>

<td>28</td>

[11]


Syracuse

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Syracuse 0 3 0 7</td>

<td>10</td>

#16 Cincinnati 7 6 10 7</td>

<td>30</td>


Hawaii

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

#13 Cincinnati 3 7 0 19</td>

<td>29</td>

Hawaii 0 3 14 7</td>

<td>24</td>


Virginia Tech

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1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

#12 Cincinnati 7 0 0 0</td>

<td>7</td>

#21 Virginia Tech 0 10 3 7</td>

<td>20</td>


References

  1. "Eastern Kentucky vs Cincinnati (Aug 28, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  2. "Oklahoma vs Cincinnati (Sept 6, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  3. "Miami vs Cincinnati (Sept 17, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  4. "Akron vs Cincinnati (Sept 27, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  5. "Marshall vs Cincinnati (Oct 3, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  6. "Cincinnati vs Rutgers (Oct 11, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  7. "Connecticut vs Cincinnati (Oct 25, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  8. "Cincinnati vs South Florida (Oct 30, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  9. "West Virginia vs Cincinnati (Nov 7, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  10. "Louisville vs Cincinnati (Nov 14, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Retrieved November 23, 2008. 
  11. "Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati (Nov 22, 2008)". University of Cincinnati Sports Information. Retrieved November 23, 2008.