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2008 Memphis Tigers football
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast
2008 record6–7 (4–4 Conference USA)
Head coachTommy West
Offensive coordinatorClay Helton
Offensive schemeSpread offense
Defensive coordinatorTim Walton
Base defenseMultiple 4–3
Home stadiumLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 61,008)
Seasons
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Template:2008 Conference USA football standings The 2008 Memphis Tigers football team represented the University of Memphis in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Memphis competed as a member of the Conference USA. The team was led by head coach Tommy West. The Tigers played their home games at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The Tigers finished the regular season with a 6–6 record, which was enough to attain bowl eligibility. Memphis accepted a bid to play against South Florida in the inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Tigers lost, 41–14.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 PMat Mississippi*L 24–4156,127
September 67:00 PMRiceCBSCSL 35–4228,351
September 136:00 PMat MarshallCSSL 16–1727,349
September 207:00 PMNicholls State*
  • Liberty Bowl
  • Memphis, TN
W 31–1022,167
September 271:00 PMArkansas State*
W 29–1726,376
October 27:00 PMat UABCBSCSW 33–3019,901
October 107:00 PMLouisville*
  • Liberty Bowl
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNL 28–3540,248
October 1811:00 AMat East CarolinaCSSL 10–3041,216
October 257:00 PMSouthern Miss
  • Liberty Bowl
  • Memphis, TN
CBSCSW 36–3024,034
November 82:00 PMat SMU
W 31–2618,224
November 221:00 PMCentral Florida
  • Liberty Bowl
  • Memphis, TN
L 21–2818,836
November 292:30 PMTulane
  • Liberty Bowl
  • Memphis, TN
CSSW 45–615,012
December 203:30 PMvs. South Florida*ESPN2L 14–4125,205

Game summaries

Mississippi

1 2 3 4 OT
Memphis 7 3 0 14 24
Ole Miss 14 13 7 7 41



Recap: Ole Miss tops Memphis to give Nutt win in debut

Rice

1 2 3 4 OT
Rice 3 0 10 29 42
Memphis 0 14 7 14 35



Recap: Rice 42, Memphis 35

Marshall

1 2 3 4 OT
Memphis 0 3 10 3 16
Marshall 7 3 7 0 17



Recap: Memphis 16, Marshall 17

Nicholls State

1 2 3 4 OT
Nicholls State 0 10 0 0 10
Memphis 3 7 7 14 31



Recap: Nicholls State 10, Memphis 31

Arkansas State

1 2 3 4 OT
Arkansas St. 0 17 0 0 17
Memphis 13 3 3 10 29



Recap: Memphis 29, Arkansas St. 17

Alabama-Birmingham

1 2 3 4 OT
Memphis 0 20 7 6 33
UAB 10 6 7 7 30



Recap: Memphis 33, UAB 30

Louisville

1 2 3 4 OT
Louisville 0 28 0 7 35
Memphis 7 7 14 0 28



Recap: Louisville's offense lags, so special teams and defense pick up slack vs. Memphis

East Carolina

1 2 3 4 OT
Memphis 7 3 0 0 10
ECU 0 7 13 10 30



Recap: Memphis 10, East Carolina 30

Southern Mississippi

1 2 3 4 OT
Southern Mississippi 0 10 7 13 30
Memphis 14 6 3 13 36



Recap: Steele (178 yards, 2 TDs) keys Memphis past Southern Miss

Southern Methodist

1 2 3 4 OT
Memphis 14 0 7 10 31
SMU 7 6 7 6 26



Recap: Memphis 31, SMU 26

Central Florida

1 2 3 4 OT
UCF 14 7 7 0 28
Memphis 7 0 7 7 21



Recap: UCF 28, Memphis 21

Tulane

1 2 3 4 OT
Tulane 0 0 6 0 6
Memphis 14 14 10 7 45



Recap: Memphis 45, Tulane 6

South Florida (St. Petersburg Bowl)

1 2 3 4 OT
Memphis 7 7 0 0 14
South Florida 14 10 10 7 41



Recap: Grothe throws for 236 yards, three TDs as South Florida dominates Memphis

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