2009 BYU Cougars football team

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2009 BYU Cougars football
BYUlogo.png
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Champions
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #12
2009 record 11–2 (7–1 Mountain West)
Head coach Bronco Mendenhall
Offensive coordinator Robert Anae
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Jaime Hill
Base defense 3-4
Captain Matt Bauman
Max Hall
Scott Johnson
Jan Jorgensen
Dennis Pitta
Home stadium LaVell Edwards Stadium
(Capacity: 64,045)
Uniform
MWC-Uniform-BYU-2009.png
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 TCU   8 0         12 1  
#12 BYU   7 1         11 2  
#18 Utah   6 2         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         8 5  
Wyoming   4 4         7 6  
UNLV   3 5         5 7  
San Diego State   2 6         4 8  
New Mexico   1 7         1 11  
Colorado St.   0 8         3 9  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University in the 2009 football season. The Cougars were led by head coach Bronco Mendenhall and played their home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The Cougars finished the season with a record of 11–2, 7–1 in Mountain West play and won the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas 44–20 over Oregon State.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September -5 6:00 PM vs. #3 Oklahoma* #24 Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Cowboys Classic) ESPN W 14–13   75,437[2]
September 12 2:30 PM at Tulane* #12 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA ESPN2 W 54–3   26,224[3]
September 19 5:00 PM Florida State* #9 LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT Versus L 28–54   64,209[4]
September 26 4:00 PM Colorado State #20 LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT mtn. W 42–23   64,091[5]
October 2 7:00 PM Utah State* #21 LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT mtn. W 35–17   64,103[6]
October 10 7:00 PM at UNLV #20 Sam Boyd Stadium • Las Vegas, NV mtn. W 59–21   25,597[7]
October 17 3:00 PM at San Diego State #19 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA mtn. W 38–28   30,258[8]
October 24 5:30 PM #7 TCUdagger #16 LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT Versus L 7–38   64,641[9]
November 7 12:00 PM at Wyoming #25 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY mtn. W 52–0   19,201[10]
November 14 12:00 PM at New Mexico #22 University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM mtn. W 24–19   24,344[11]
November 21 1:30 PM Air Force #18 LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT CBS CS W 38–21   64,071[12]
November 28 3:00 PM #19 Utah #15 LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT (Holy War) mtn./CBSCS W 26–23 OT  64,301[13]
December 22 5:00 PM vs. #20 Oregon St.* #14 Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV (Maaco Bowl Las Vegas) ESPN W 44–20   40,018[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in local to gamesite.

Game notes[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

BYU would enter the 2009 Cowboy Classic with a 14-22 record against the Big XII. However BYU was 1-0 against the Sooners. The only previously meeting was the 1994 Copper Bowl, where BYU won 31-6. [15]

2009 Cowboys Classic: #20 BYU vs. #3 Oklahoma
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 0 7 14
Sooners 7 3 0 3 13



Tulane[edit]

BYU headed back down South for their second game of the season. The Green Wave would be their featured opponent. BYU and Tulane came into the contest with a 1-1 record against each other. The last meeting between the two was back in 2001, when BYU defeated the Green Wave 70-35 in Provo.[16]

#9 BYU at Tulane
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 3 17 14 20 54
Green Wave 0 3 0 0 3



Florida State[edit]

BYU headed back down South for their second game of the season. The Green Wave would be their featured opponent. BYU and Tulane came into the contest with a 1-1 record against each other. The last meeting between the two was back in 2001, when BYU defeated the Green Wave 70-35 in Provo.[17]

Florida State at #7 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 23 14 10 54
Cougars 0 14 7 7 28



Colorado State[edit]

BYU would try and bounce back after the loss to FSU. The loss to FSU ended a winning streak the Cougs had had at home since 2004. With a 37-27-3 record against the Rams, things looked good for BYU. [18]

Colorado State at #19 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 7 9 23
Cougars 21 0 7 14 42
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
  • Game start: 4:06 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 64,091
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Sunny, winds W 7 mph
  • Referee: Dan Romeo
  • TV announcers (Mtn.): James Bates, Todd Christensen, & Sammy Linebaugh



Utah State[edit]

The 2009 Beehive Boot began with the Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel as Utah State visited the Cougars. With a 42-23-3 record in one of the longest rivalries in the nation, BYU looked to try to continue to show the FSU game was a fluke. [19]

Utah State at #20 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 3 7 17
Cougars 7 14 0 14 35
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
  • Game start: 7:06 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 64,103
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), Clear, winds 0 mph
  • Referee: Steve Barth
  • TV announcers (Mtn.): Bill Doleman, Blaine Fowler, & Toby Christensen



UNLV[edit]

After the Conference Weekend showdown, the Cougs headed on the road for their second road game of the year against a team they have thoroughly dominated, UNLV. Going into the 2009 season, the Cougars found themselves 13-3 against the Rebels lifetime. [20]

#18 BYU at UNLV
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 10 14 21 14 59
Rebels 7 14 0 14 35



San Diego State[edit]

Back-to-back road games would be the norm most of the season, as was this case with Vegas and then San Diego. BYU would challenge the Aztecs with a 25-7-1 record against them in tact. [21]

#18 BYU at San Diego State
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 14 7 10 38
Aztecs 7 7 7 7 28
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • Game start: 4:06 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:16
  • Game attendance: 30,258
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Sunny & Clear, winds WSW 7 mph
  • Referee: Terry Leyden
  • TV announcers (Mtn.): Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, & Jenny Cavner



TCU[edit]

Heading into Homecoming BYU looked to get back on the winning track against TCU. The Cougars had won 5 of the first 7 meetings against TCU, but the Horned Frogs took the win in 2008 to get their 3rd win against the Cougars. [22]

#8 TCU at #16 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Horned Frogs 14 7 10 7 38
Cougars 0 7 0 0 7
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
  • Game start: 5:36 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:47
  • Game attendance: 64,641
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), Cloudy with showers, winds S 6 mph
  • Referee: T. Adrian Hill
  • TV announcers (Versus): Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, & Tim Neverett



Wyoming[edit]

BYU hit the road for the final back-to-back road trip of the year. Their first stop would be in Laramie. The Cougars came into the game with a 42-30-3 record against the Cowboys. [23]

#25 BYU at Wyoming
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 14 7 10 7 38
Cowboys 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, WY
  • Game start: 12:05 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:45
  • Game attendance: 19,201
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), Partly Cloudy, winds S 13 mph
  • Referee: Randy Smith
  • TV announcers (Mtn.): James Bates, Todd Christensen, & Andrea Lloyd



New Mexico[edit]

The final road game on the back-to-back road trip took the Cougars to Albuquerque for their regular showdown with the Lobos. The Cougars came into the game with a 43-13-3 record against the Lobos. [24]

#22 BYU at New Mexico
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 10 7 0 24
Lobos 7 0 6 6 19
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
  • Game start: 12:06 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 24,344
  • Game weather: 47 °F (8 °C), Cloudy, winds ESE 7 mph
  • Referee: David Epperley
  • TV announcers (Mtn.): Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, & Keenan McCardell



Air Force[edit]

The final home stretch began with an old match-up against everybodies favorite run-and-gun squad, the Air Force Falcons. The Cougars came into the game with a 23-6 record against the Falcons. [25]

Air Force at #22 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 0 14 21
Cougars 3 21 7 7 38
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
  • Game start: 1:34 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 64,071
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), Cloudy & Snow possible, winds NW 14 mph
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (CBS CS): Tom Hart & Aaron Taylor



Utah[edit]

The regular season ended with the third edition of the Deseret First Duel. The winner would take a 2-1 lead in head-to-head football since the Holy War became sponsored by Deseret First Credit Union. The Cougars came into the game with a 30-50-4 against the Utes. [26] With both teams at 6-1 in conference play, and with TCU likely headed to a BCS game, BYU and Utah came in knowing the winner would be getting a birth in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Fans storming the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium after #19 BYU beat #21 Utah 26-23 in overtime
#21 Utah at #19 BYU
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Utes 6 0 0 14 3 23
Cougars 0 13 7 0 6 26
  • Date: November 28
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
  • Game start: 3:06 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:54
  • Game attendance: 64,301
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), Partly Cloudy & Hazy, winds NNW 9 mph
  • Referee: Randy Christal
  • TV announcers (Mtn. & CBS CS): James Bates, Todd Christensen, Toby Christensen, & Sammy Linebaugh



Las Vegas Bowl[edit]

The fifth consecutive trip to the Las Vegas Bowl awaited BYU after their win over the Utes. Their opponent would be Bronco Mendenhall's alumni school- Oregon State, his first meeting against them with BYU. It was the first ever top 25 showdown in Vegas Bowl history. It also would feature a match of runner-up's as Oregon State was one of three teams tied for second in the Pac-10. BYU would go into the game with a 3-5 record lifetime against the Beavers. [27] After going 19-for-30 for 192 yards with 3 touchdowns, Max Hall would win the MVP honor. Hall would leave as the most winning quarterback in BYU history at 43-9. His running back, Harvey Unga, would leave the school as the all-time leading rusher.

2009 Las Vegas Bowl: #18 Oregon State vs. #14 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 0 0 13 20
Cougars 14 9 7 14 44
  • Date: December 22
  • Location: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
  • Game start: 6:01 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:37
  • Game attendance: 40,018
  • Game weather: 51 °F (11 °C), Cloudy, winds N 37-44 mph
  • Referee: Randy Christal
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May, & Todd Harris



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