2009 Army Black Knights football team

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2009 Army Black Knights football
USMA-BlackKnights-Logo.svg
Conference NCAA Division I-A Independent Schools
2009 record 5–7 ( Independent)
Head coach Rich Ellerson
Offensive coordinator Gene McKeehan/Ian Shields
Defensive coordinator Payam Saadat/Chris Smeland
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy           10 4  
Notre Dame           6 6  
Army           5 7  
As of December 31, 2009; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy (USMA or "West Point") in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2009 season. Army competed as an Independent, with no conference affiliation and were led by Rich Ellerson. The Black Knights finished the season with a record of 5–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 pm at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 27–14   14,499[1]
September 12 12:00 pm Duke Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSCS L 19–35   25,698[2]
September 19 12:00 noon Ball State Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSCS W 24–17   25,646[3]
September 26 7:00 pm at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA L 10–31   50,532[4]
October 3 12:00 pm Tulanedagger Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSCS L 16–17   26,076[5]
October 10 12:00 pm Vanderbilt Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSCS W 16–13 OT  34,357[6]
October 17 1:00 pm at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 13–27   14,275[7]
October 23 8:00 pm Rutgers Michie Stadium • West Point, NY ESPN2 L 10–27   24,098[8]
November 7 3:30 pm at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBSCS L 7–35   46,212[9]
November 14 12:00 pm VMI Michie Stadium • West Point, New York CBSCS W 22-17   32,109[10]
November 21 4:00 pm at North Texas Fouts FieldDenton, TX W 17-13   23,647[11]
December 12 2:30 pm vs. Navy Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA (Army–Navy Game) CBS L 3-17   69,541[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

The coaching staff for the 2009 season were as follows:

Rich Ellerson, new Army head coach for 2009
Name Position
Rich Ellerson Head Coach
Gene McKeehan Associate Head Coach/Offensive Guards and Centers
Ian Shields Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks
Payam Saadat Co-Defensive Coord./Linebackers
Chris Smeland Co-Defensive Coord./Safeties
John Brock Rover/B-Squad Coach/Dir. Player Personnel
Tony Coaxum Cornerbacks
Andy Guyader Wide Receivers
Capt. Clarence Holmes Defensive Tackles
Robert Lyles Whips
Lt. Col. Bill Lynch Dir. of Football Operations
John Mumford Defensive Ends
Joe Ross Fullbacks/Special Teams Asst.
Scott Swanson Strength/Conditioning Coach
Bill Tripp Offensive Tackles
Tucker Waugh Recruiting Coord./Slot Backs
Brett Gerch Head Football Strength Coach

Game notes[edit]

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army Black Knights 6 7 0 14 27
Eastern Michigan Eagles 0 0 0 14 14


Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Duke Blue Devils 0 7 7 21 35
Army Black Knights 7 3 3 6 19


Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ball State Cardinals 7 3 7 0 17
Army Black Knights 7 10 0 7 24


Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army Black Knights 3 7 0 0 10
Iowa State Cyclones 3 14 7 7 31


Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army Black Knights 10 0 0 6 16
Tulane Green Wave 0 7 0 10 17


Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Vanderbilt Commodores 0 0 3 10 0 13
Army Black Knights 0 3 0 10 3 16


Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army Black Knights 0 3 10 0 13
Temple Owls 7 6 0 14 27


Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 17 0 3 7 27
Army Black Knights 3 0 7 0 10


Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army Black Knights 7 0 0 0 7
Air Force Falcons 7 0 14 14 35


Virginia Military Institute[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI Keydets 0 0 10 7 17
Army Black Knights 7 3 6 6 22


North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas Mean Green 7 0 0 6 13
Army Black Knights 0 3 7 7 17


Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy Midshipmen 0 0 10 7 17
Army Black Knights 3 0 0 0 3


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Duke Blue Devils vs. Army Black Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Ball State Cardinals vs. Army Black Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. Iowa State Cyclones Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Tulane Green Wave vs. Army Black Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Army Black Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  7. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. Temple Owls Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Army Black Knights". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  9. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. Air Force Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  10. ^ "Virginia Military Institute Keydets vs. Army Black Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  12. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08.