|2008 Richmond Spiders football|
NCAA Division I FCS national champion
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|Sports Network||No. 1|
|FCS Coaches||No. 1|
|2008 record||13–3 (6–2 CAA)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike Faragalli (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Russ Huesman (5th season)|
|Home stadium||University of Richmond Stadium|
|2008 Colonial Athletic Association football standings|
|No. 8 New Hampshire x^||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|No. 18 Maine ^||5||–||3||8||–||5|
|No. 3 James Madison x$^||8||–||0||12||–||2|
|No. 6 Villanova ^||7||–||1||10||–||3|
|No. 1 Richmond ^||6||–||2||13||–||3|
|No. 20 William & Mary||5||–||3||7||–||4|
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
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. 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. It was the University of Richmond's first NCAA national title in any sport.
|August 30||7:00 pm||at No. 15 Elon*||No. 4||W 28–10||10,847|
|September 6||3:45 pm||at Virginia*||No. 3||ESPNU||L 0–16||51,007|
|September 13||3:00 pm||Towson||No. 4||W 45–14||8,012|
|September 20||3:00 pm||Maine||No. 2||W 44–17||8,012|
|September 27||3:30 pm||at No. 19 Villanova||No. 1||CN8||L 20–26||6,107|
|October 4||1:30 pm||at Virginia Military Institute*||No. 6||W 56–16||7,643|
|October 11||3:30 pm||No. 1 James Madison||No. 5||CSN||L 31–38||16,151|
|October 18||3:30 pm||at No. 10 Massachusetts||No. 9||CN8||W 30–15||15,953|
|October 25||3:00 pm||Georgetown*||No. 9||W 48–0||5,168|
|November 8||1:00 pm||at Hofstra||No. 7||W 34–14||1,766|
|November 15||3:30 pm||Delaware||No. 7||CN8||W 31–14||6,173|
|November 22||12:00 pm||at No. 16 William & Mary||No. 7||CSN||W 23–20 OT||9,405|
|November 29||1:00 pm||No. 21 Eastern Kentucky*||No. 7||W 38–10||2,994|
|December 6||12:00 pm||at No. 2 Appalachian State*||No. 7||ESPNGP||W 33–13||15,215|
|December 13||4:00 pm||at No. 4 Northern Iowa*||No. 7||ESPN||W 21–20||12,062|
|December 19||8:00 pm||vs. No. 5 Montana*||No. 7||ESPN2||W 24–7||17,823|
- Sports Network's Final 2008 FCS College Football Poll Archived May 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- "2008 FCS Coaches Poll". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
- Football wins first national championship in school history Archived 2009-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, The Collegian, December 20, 2008.
- Richmond 2008 Schedule/Results, ESPN, retrieved June 27, 2009.