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2008 South Florida Bulls football
St. Petersburg Bowl champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
2008 record8–5 (2–5 Big East)
Head coachJim Leavitt (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorGreg Gregory
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorWally Burnham
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRaymond James Stadium (66,321 grass)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 Cincinnati   6 1         11 3  
Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
#23 West Virginia   5 2         9 4  
Rutgers   5 2         8 5  
Connecticut   3 4         8 5  
South Florida   2 5         8 5  
Louisville   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Their head coach was Jim Leavitt, and the USF Bulls played all of their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The 2008 college football season was the 12th season overall for the Bulls and their fourth season in the Big East Conference. The 2008 season was the first in which the team was ranked in the preseason rankings.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 p.m.UT Martin*No. 19Big East NetworkW 56–748,058
September 67:00 p.m.at UCF*No. 17ESPN2W 31–24 OT46,805
September 128:00 p.m.No. 13 Kansas*No. 19
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPN2W 37–3458,755
September 205:00 p.m.at FIU*No. 12ESPNUW 17–916,717
September 277:30 p.m.at NC State*No. 13ESPNUW 41–1057,583
October 27:30 p.m.PittsburghNo. 10
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPNL 21–2650,307
October 1812:00 p.m.SyracusedaggerNo. 19
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
Big East NetworkW 45–1351,384
October 253:30 p.m.at LouisvilleNo. 14Big East NetworkL 20–2440,384
October 307:30 p.m.at CincinnatiNo. 24ESPNL 10–2431,175
November 1512:00 p.m.Rutgers
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
Big East NetworkL 16–4947,216
November 238:00 p.m.UConn
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPNW 17–1342,422
December 68:00 p.m.at West VirginiaESPN2L 7–1348,019
December 204:30 p.m.vs. MemphisESPN2W 41–1425,205
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Schedule dates, times, and opponents are subject to change.

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 19 17 19 12 13 10 19 19 14 24 RV RV - - - - -
Coaches 21 18 18 16 14 10 20 20 14 23 RV - - RV - - -
Harris Not released 12 19 19 14 23 RV RV - - - - NR
BCS Not released 16 23 - - - - - - NR

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