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2008 Richmond Spiders football
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NCAA Division I FCS national champion
FCS Championship Game, W 24–7 vs. Montana
Conference Colonial Athletic Association South
Ranking
Sports Network #1[1]
Coaches #1[2]
2008 record 13–3 (6–2 CAA)
Head coach Mike London (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Faragalli (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Russ Huesman (5th year)
Home stadium University of Richmond Stadium
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »

Template:2008 CAA football standings The 2008 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond during the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season. Richmond competed as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), and played their home games at the University of Richmond Stadium.

The Spiders were led by first-year head coach Mike London. Richmond finished the regular season with a 9–3 overall record and 6–2 record in conference play. After suffering three defeats, the Spiders secured an at-large berth for the FCS playoffs.[3] At home they defeated Eastern Kentucky, and then on the road, Richmond beat Appalachian State and Northern Iowa to advance to the championship game. In Chattanooga, Richmond defeated Montana, 24–7, to earn the NCAA Division I FCS championship.[4] It was the University of Richmond's first NCAA national title in any sport.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 pmat No. 15 Elon*No. 4W 28–1010,847
September 63:45 pmat Virginia*No. 3ESPNUL 0–1651,007
September 133:00 pmTowsonNo. 4W 45–148,012
September 203:00 pmMaineNo. 2
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 44–178,012
September 273:30 pmat No. 19 VillanovaNo. 1CN8L 20–266,107
October 41:30 pmat Virginia Military Institute*No. 6W 56–167,643
October 113:30 pmNo. 1 James MadisonNo. 5
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSNL 31–3816,151
October 183:30 pmat No. 10 MassachusettsNo. 9CN8W 30–1515,953
October 253:00 pmGeorgetown*daggerNo. 9
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 48–05,168
November 81:00 pmat HofstraNo. 7W 34–141,766
November 153:30 pmDelawareNo. 7
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CN8W 31–146,173
November 2212:00 pmat No. 16 William & MaryNo. 7CSNW 23–20 OT9,405
November 291:00 pmNo. 21 Eastern Kentucky*No. 7
W 38–102,994
December 612:00 pmat No. 2 Appalachian State*No. 7ESPNGPW 33–1315,215
December 134:00 pmat No. 4 Northern Iowa*No. 7ESPNW 21–2012,062
December 198:00 pmvs. No. 5 Montana*No. 7ESPN2W 24–717,823

ReferencesEdit

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