American Football Database
American Football Database
2008 William & Mary Tribe football
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
Sports NetworkNo. 20[1]
2008 record7–4 (5–3 CAA)
Head coachJimmye Laycock (29th year)
Offensive coordinatorZbig Kepa (16th year)
Defensive coordinatorBob Shoop (2nd year)
Home stadiumZable Stadium (12,259 cap.)
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The William & Mary Tribe football team represented the College of William & Mary in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football during the 2009 season. William & Mary competed as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) under head football coach Jimmye Laycock and played their home games at Zable Stadium. The 2008 campaign came on the heels of a 4–7 record in 2007. William & Mary finished the season ranked #20 according to the final Sports Network FCS Poll.

The 2008 season was also the final one for redshirt senior cornerback and punt returner Derek Cox. Cox, an All-Conference player, would later be selected in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 9th pick in the 3rd round (73rd overall), making him the second-highest player ever drafted out of William & Mary (Darren Sharper, 60th overall pick in the 2nd round, 1997).

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6* 6:00 pm at N.C. State Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC L 24–34   56,694
September 13* 7:05 pm Virginia Military Institute Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 52–17   10,624
September 20* 7:00 pm Norfolk State Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 42–12   10,152
October 4 1:00 pm #14 Villanova Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA L 28–38   10,632
October 11 12:00 pm at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH W 38–34   13,255
October 18 12:00 pm at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE W 27–3   21,949
October 25† 1:00 pm Rhode Island #23 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 34–24   9,383
November 1 1:00 pm at Towson #16 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD W 34–14   3,168
November 8 7:00 pm Northeastern #14 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 38–17   8,231
November 15 1:30 pm at #1 James Madison #12 Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker FieldHarrisonburg, VA L 24–48   14,330
November 22 12:00 pm #6 Richmond #16 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (I-64 Bowl) L 20–23 OT  9,405
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.