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2008 Army Black Knights football
ConferenceIndependent
2008 record3–9
Head coachStan Brock
Offensive scheme"Brock bone" option
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
Template:2008 Independents football standings

The 2008 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy (USMA or "West Point") during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Army competed as an Independent, with no conference affiliation.

The team was led by second-year head coach Stan Brock, who, amidst pressure from critics, had changed from the pro style offense to a triple option-like offensive scheme after the previous season. Some pundits dubbed it the "Brock Bone" or "quadruple" option, due to an added passing element.[1] The team finished the season with a disappointing 3–9 record, which culminated in a 34–0 rout by archrival Navy. Brock was subsequently fired and replaced by former Cal Poly head coach, Rich Ellerson.[2] The 2008 Army–Navy Game was the first shut-out of Army by Navy since 1978. One consolation was that in the game's final play, Army fullback Collin Mooney, in the last play of his college football career, broke the school record for single-season rushing by a single yard.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 pmTempleESPN ClassicL 35–721,822
September 61:00 pmNo. 15 (FCS) New Hampshire
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
ESPN ClassicL 28–1025,762
September 201:00 pmAkron
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
ESPN ClassicL 22–327,040
September 2712:30 pmat Texas A&MVersusL 21–1784,090
October 43:00 pmat TulaneCSTW 44–1323,794
October 111:00 pmEastern Michigan
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
ESPN ClassicW 17–1327,096
October 182:30 pmat BuffaloTWCSNL 27–24 OT21,719
October 251:00 pmLouisiana Tech
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
ESPN360W 14–727,383
November 112:00 noonAir Force
ESPNUL 16–737,409
November 83:00 pmat RiceL 38–3119,243
November 2212:00 noonat RutgersBig East NetworkL 30–342,212
December 612:00 noonvs. NavyCBSL 34–069,144

RosterEdit

  • LB Josh McNary, So.
  • Alejandro Villanueva

ReferencesEdit

  1. Getting offensive, Times Herald-Record, September 19, 2008. Accessed March 12, 2009. Archived May 21, 2009.
  2. Ellerson leaves Cal Poly to take over at Army, ESPN, December 26, 2008.
  3. Victory at sea, ESPN, December 6, 2008.
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