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BYU Football 2008

RecapEdit

The Cougars posted their third consecutive season with 10-plus wins with a 10-3 final record in 2008. BYU earned a spot in the national polls each week during the season, including a ranking as high as No. 7. They finished third in the MWC at 6-2 and received an invitation to the 2008 Pioneer Las Vegas bowl. BYU was ranked No. 16 in the final BCS standings before a 31-21 defeat to Arizona in Las Vegas. With another undefeated home record the 2008 Cougars maintained LaVell Edwards Stadium’s undefeated record over the past three seasons, a first in program history. BYU became one of only nine schools nationally to be ranked in the top 25 of the final BCS standings each of the past three seasons, with only five teams winning more games than the Cougars over that same time span. three Cougars, Matt Bauman, Kellen Fowler and David Oswald, were named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans, a program record. junior wide receiver Austin Collie, junior tight end Dennis Pitta and senior offensive linemen Ray Feinga and Dallas Reynolds were named to the Offensive All-MWC First Team , while junior defensive lineman Jan Jorgensen was named to the first-team defense. Pitta was one of only two unanimous selections. junior quarterback Max Hall, sophomore running back Harvey Unga, senior offensive lineman Travis Bright and senior linebacker David Nixon earned second-team all-conference recognition while senior defensive back David Tafuna and senior punter CJ Santiago received honorable mention. seven Cougars received All-America accolades. Collie was named to six different teams, including first-team All-America recognition from CBSSports.com and second-team accolades from The Associated Press. offensive lineman Matt Reynolds was named to four Freshman All-America teams, including three first-team awards. Collie, Hall, Pitta, Jorgensen, Dallas Reynolds and Feinga were among the top considerations for national awards at their respective positions. Collie led the nation in total receiving yards and in receiving yards per game with a BYU single-season record of 1.538 receiving yards. Pitta was second among tight ends and 27th among all receivers with 83.31 receiving yards per game. Hall was No. 6 in passing yards per game, No. 7 in total passing yards, No. 8 in completions per game, No. 9 in total offense and No. 11 in passing efficiency. he totaled a MWC single-season record 35 touchdowns, including seven scoring throws in BYU’s 59-0 win over UCLA . Unga turned in his second-straight 1,000-yard rushing season with 1,132

ScheduleEdit

See Main page: 2009 Football Schedule

RosterEdit

See Main page: 2009 Football Roster

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