2009 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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2009 Central Michigan Chippewas football
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Michigan MAC Trophy Champions
GMAC Bowl Champions
MAC Champions
MAC West Division Champions
GMAC Bowl, W 44–41 2OT vs. Troy
Conference Mid-American Conference West Division
Ranking
Coaches #24
AP #23
2009 record 12–2 (8–0 MAC)
Head coach Butch Jones
Steve Stripling (Interim: GMAC Bowl)
Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian
Defensive coordinator Tim Banks
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Ohio xy   7 1         9 5  
Temple x   7 1         9 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         7 6  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Buffalo   3 5         5 7  
Akron   2 6         3 9  
Miami   1 7         1 11  
West
#23 Central Michigan x   8 0         12 2  
Northern Illinois   5 3         7 6  
Western Michigan   4 4         5 7  
Toledo   3 5         5 7  
Ball State   2 6         2 10  
Eastern Michigan   0 8         0 12  
Championship: Central Michigan 20, Ohio 10
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Central Michigan competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division. The team was coached by Butch Jones and played their home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas finished the regular season 11–2 and 8–0 in conference play, beat Ohio in the 2009 MAC Championship Game to win the MAC title and were invited to the GMAC Bowl where they defeated Sun Belt Champion Troy 44–41 in double overtime.

At the end of the season Jones departed CMU to become the head coach of the University of Cincinnati. Steve Stripling, the defensive ends coach, became interim head coach and coached the GMAC bowl.[1]

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 10:00 p.m. at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 19–6   51,683[2]
September 12 12:00 p.m. at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 29–27   76,221[3]
September 19 3:30 p.m. Alcorn State* Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI W 48–0   18,323[4]
September 26 3:30 p.m. Akron Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI FSO W 48–21   20,032[5]
October 3 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo UB StadiumBuffalo, NY W 20–13   18,092[6]
October 10 12:00 p.m. Eastern Michigandagger Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy) ESPN+ W 56–8   26,730[7]
October 17 3:30 p.m. at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy, WMU–CMU Rivalry Trophy) FSD+[8] W 34–23   27,896[9]
October 24 12:00 p.m. at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN+ W 24–10   10,042[10]
October 31 3:30 p.m. at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPNU L 10–31   34,128[11]
November 11 8:00 p.m. Toledo Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN2 W 56–28   18,310[12]
November 18 8:00 p.m. at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN2 W 35–3   5,736[13]
November 27 1:00 p.m. Northern Illinois Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPNU W 45–31   15,113[14]
December 4 8:00 p.m. vs. Ohio Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship Game) ESPN2 W 20–10   23,714[15]
January 6 7:00 p.m. vs. Troy* Ladd-Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GMAC Bowl) ESPN W 44–41 2OT  34,486[16]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Roster[edit]

2009 Central Michigan Chippewas roster
Wide Receivers
  •  1 Kito Poblah - Junior
  •  4 Jahleel Addae - Redshirt Freshman
  •  7 Bryan Anderson - Senior
  • 10 Ronnie Kennedy - Freshman
  • 11 Cornelius Gallon - Sophomore
  • 11 Cody Wilson - Freshman
  • 25 Sean Skergan - Junior
  • 27 Antonio Brown - Junior
  • 35 Jordan McConnell - Freshman
  • 80 Cedric Fraser - Sophomore
  • 81 Jerry Harris - Sophomore
  • 83 Reggie Brown - Redshirt Freshman
  • 84 Deja Alexander - Freshman
  • 85 Matt Torres - Junior
  • 87 Jeremy Wilson - Sophomore
  • 88 Valtorrey Showers - Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Connor Odykirk - Freshman

Offensive Line

  • Zach Wiersma - Freshman
  • 58 Anthony Quinn - Junior
  • 63 Colin Miller - Junior
  • 64 Allen Ollenburger - Senior
  • 65 Darren Keyton - Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 Jeff Maddux - Junior
  • 67 Mike Repovz - Redshirt Freshman
  • 68 Richard Hayes - Redshirt Freshman
  • 69 Nick Reynolds - Redshirt Freshman
  • 70 Adam Schneid - Freshman
  • 71 Matt Kanitz - Redshirt Freshman
  • 73 Jake Olson - Redshirt Freshman
  • 74 Jeff Fantuzzi - Freshman
  • 76 Todd Johnson - Senior
  • 77 Jon Czerwienski - Freshman
  • 78 Rocky Weaver - Sophomore
  • 79 Eric Fisher - Freshman

Tight Ends

  • Charlie Hoch - Freshman
  • 82 David Blackburn - Sophomore
  • 86 Bobby James - Freshman
Quarterbacks
  •  8 Ryan Radcliff - Redshirt Freshman
  • 13 Dan LeFevour - Senior
  • 16 Derek Rifenbury - Sophomore
  • 18 A.J. Westendorp - Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 39 Tyler Reed - Junior

Running Backs

  •  5 Tim Phillips - Freshman
  •  6 Paris Cotton - Sophomore
  •  2 Bryan Schroeder - Sophomore
  • 20 Malek Redd - Freshman
  • 29 Carl Volny - Junior
  • 34 Zurlon Tipton - Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 15 Sam Williams - Senior
  • 47 Josh Allison - Sophomore
  • 49 Daniel Jackson - Freshman
  • 53 Aaron McCord - Freshman
  • 54 Sean Murnane - Junior
  • 55 Steve Winston - Redshirt Freshman
  • 56 Kashawn Fraser - Sophomore
  • 60 Chris Reeves - Redshirt Freshman
  • 72 Cody Pettit - Freshman
  • 75 Aaron Kaczmarski - Freshman
  • 90 Galen Clemons - Freshman
  • 94 John Williams - Sophomore
  • 95 Larry Knight - Senior
  • 97 Darryll Stinson - Redshirt Freshman
  • 98 Frank Zombo - Senior
  • 99 Caesar Rodriguez - Freshman
Linebackers
  • 17 Tim Brazzel - Senior
  • 23 Derek Carter - Sophomore
  • 26 Shamari Benton - Freshman
  • 33 Mike Petrucci - Sophomore
  • 41 Armond Staten - Sophomore
  • 43 Nick Bellore - Junior
  • 45 Landon Carter - Sophomore
  • 46 Matt Berning - Junior
  • 47 Kyle Zelinsky - Freshman
  • 48 Will Schwarz - Freshman
  • 50 Kevin Sweet - Redshirt Freshman
  • 51 Adam Fenton - Freshman
  • 52 Alex Smith - Freshman
  • 57 Jake Bentley - Redshirt Freshman
  • 59 Shane Torzy - Junior
  • 69 Kyle Torzy - Redshirt Freshman

Defensive Backs

  •  9 Bobby Seay - Junior
  • 10 Lorenzo White - Redshirt Freshman
  • 12 Eric Fraser - Senior
  • 14 Tommy Mama - Senior
  • 19 Josh Gordy - Senior
  • 21 Gary Jackson - Sophomore
  • 22 Vince Agnew - Junior
  • 24 LaVarus Williams - Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 D.J. Scott - Freshman
  • 30 Evan Ray - Freshman
  • 31 Kirkston Edwards - Senior
  • 38 Jason Johnson - Freshman
  • 40 John Carr - Sophomore
  • 42 Leron Eaddy - Freshman
  • 44 Dannie Bolden - Sophomore

Punters

  • 44 Jake Linklater - Redshirt Freshman

Kickers

  • 36 Andrew Aguila - Senior
  • 37 Connor Gagnon - Freshman
  • 96 Brett Hartmann - Junior
  • 99 Richie Hogan - Freshman

Long Snappers

  • 61 Brian Bennyhoff - Sophomore
  • 92 Jake Ekkens - Junior
  • 93 Chris Starkey - Junior

† Starter at position
* Injured, will not play in 2009

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at school
Butch Jones Head Coach 3rd
Mike Bajakian Offensive Coordinator 3rd
Tim Banks Defensive Coordinator
Secondary Coach
3rd
Zach Azzanni Assistant Head Coach
Wide Receivers Coach
3rd
Steve Stripling Associate Head Coach - Defense
Defensive Ends Coach
1st
Jeff Beckles Running Backs Coach 3rd
Mark Elder Linebackers Coach 3rd
Max Glowacki Recruiting Coordinator
Tight Ends Coach
3rd
Don Mahoney Offensive Line Coach 3rd
Paul Volero Special Teams Coordinator
Defensive Tackles Coach
3rd

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Game notes[edit]

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 0 0 6 6
Wildcats 6 7 3 3 19

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 07:17 ARIZ Zendejas 36-yard field goal 3-0 ARIZ
  • 00:00 ARIZ Zendejas 37-yard field goal 6-0 ARIZ

2nd Quarter

  • 08:20 ARIZ Grigsby 3-yard run (Zendejas kick) 13-0 ARIZ

3rd Quarter

  • 00:38 ARIZ Zendejas 37-yard field goal 16-0 ARIZ

4th Quarter

  • 12:21 CMU LeFevour 5-yard run (LeFevour rush failed) 16-6 ARIZ
  • 08:45 ARIZ Zendejas 35-yard field goal 19-6 ARIZ


Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 3 10 0 16 29
Spartans 10 7 3 7 27

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 13:00 MSU Ray 1 Yd Run (Swenson Kick) 7-0 MSU
  • 09:24 CMU Aguila 49 Yd field goal 7-3 MSU
  • 03:13 MSU Swenson 39 Yd field goal 10-3 MSU

2nd Quarter

  • 13:16 CMU Aguila 31 Yd field goal 10-6 MSU
  • 05:49 CMU Brown 6 Yd Pass From LeFevour (Aguila Kick) 13-10 CMU
  • 04:16 MSU Gantt 16 Yd Pass From Nichol (Swenson Kick) 17-13 MSU

3rd Quarter

  • 02:33 MSU Swenson 32 Yd field goal 20-13 MSU

4th Quarter

  • 14:24 CMU Poblah 12 Yd Pass From LeFevour (Aguila Kick) 20-20
  • 07:33 MSU Cunningham 7 Yd Pass From Cousins (Swenson Kick) 27-20 MSU
  • 00:32 CMU Cotton 11 Yd Pass From LeFevour (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 27-26 MSU
  • 00:03 CMU Aguila 42 Yd field goal 29-27 CMU


Alcorn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Braves 0 0 0 0 0
Chippewas 10 24 14 0 48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 07:36 CMU Aguila 23-yard field goal CMU 3-0
  • 05:56 CMU Brown 55-yard punt return (Aguila kick) CMU 10-0

2nd Quarter

  • 14:51 CMU LeFevour 10-yard run (Aguila kick) CMU 17-0
  • 11:54 CMU Phillips 2-yard run (Aguila kick) CMU 24-0
  • 09:12 CMU LeFevour 1-yard run (Aguila kick) CMU 31-0
  • 05:06 CMU Aguila 32-yard field goal CMU 34-0

3rd Quarter

  • 14:00 CMU Volny 5-yard run (Aguila kick) CMU 41-0
  • 00:59 CMU Volny 2-yard run (Hartmann kick) CMU 48-0

4th Quarter


Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 0 7 7 7 21
Chippewas 13 21 7 7 48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 7:11 CMU Wilson 27-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 0-7 CMU
  • 5:21 CMU Poblah 4-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick failed) 0-13 CMU

2nd Quarter

  • 14:39 CMU LeFevour 1-yard run (Aguila kick) 0-20 CMU
  • 9:59 AKRON Rodgers 10-yard run (Iveljic kick) 7-20 CMU
  • 6:47 CMU LeFevour 2-yard run (Aguila kick) 7-27 CMU
  • 1:02 CMU Brown 9-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 7-34 CMU

3rd Quarter

  • 8:42 AKRON Rodgers 1-yard run (Iveljic kick) 14-34 CMU
  • 3:40 CMU Brown 13-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 14-41 CMU

4th Quarter

  • 9:42 CMU Cotton 3-yard run (Aguila kick) 14-48 CMU
  • 6:19 AKRON Tuzze 9-yard run (Iveljic kick) 21-48 CMU


Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 6 7 0 20
Bulls 0 10 3 0 13


Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 8 8
Chippewas 14 21 14 7 56

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 08:51 CMU Brown 70-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 0-7 CMU
  • 03:58 CMU LeFevour 1-yard run (Aguila kick) 0-14 CMU

2nd Quarter

  • 12:33 CMU LeFevour 1-yard run (Aguila kick) 0-21 CMU
  • 02:51 CMU Brown 75-yard punt return (Aguila kick) 0-28 CMU
  • 00:18 CMU Schroeder 11-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 0-35 CMU

3rd Quarter

  • 12:50 CMU Poblah 25-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 0-42 CMU
  • 01:57 CMU LeFevour 5-yard run (Aguila kick) 0-49 CMU

4th Quarter

  • 11:25 EMU Welch 1-yard run (Gillett rush) 8-49 CMU
  • 07:36 CMU Volny 3-yard run (Aguila kick) 8-56 CMU


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 10 17 0 7 34
Broncos 3 10 3 7 23


Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 3 7 24
Falcons 0 10 0 0 10

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 11:04 CMU Brown 4-yard run (Aguila kick) 7-0 CMU

2nd Quarter

  • 11:26 BGSU Barnes 24-yard pass from Sheehan (Norsic kick) 7-7
  • 9:16 CMU Brown 29-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 14-7 CMU
  • 0:06 BGSU Norsic 40-yard field goal 14-10 CMU

3rd Quarter

  • 11:34 CMU Aguila 38-yard field goal 17-10 CMU

4th Quarter

  • 10:02 CMU Anderson 9-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick) 24-10 CMU


Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 3 0 7 10
Eagles 0 7 17 7 31

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • 6:09 CMU Aguila 34-yard field goal 3-0 CMU
  • 0:50 BC Harris 3-yard run (Aponavicius kick) 3-7 BC

3rd Quarter

  • 12:03 BC Gunnell 41-yard pass from Shinskie (Aponavicius kick) 3-14 BC
  • 6:35 BC Harris 3-yard run (Aponavicius kick) 3-21 BC
  • 1:44 BC Aponavicius 18-yard field goal 3-24 BC

4th Quarter

  • 5:00 BC Kuechly 28-yard interception return (Aponavicius kick) 3-31 BC
  • 0:35 CMU Radcliff 11-yard run (Aguila kick) 10-31 BC


Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 14 28
Chippewas 7 28 14 7 56


Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 14 14 0 35
Cardinals 0 3 0 0 3


Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 10 0 21 31
Chippewas 10 14 14 7 45


Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 0 3 0 10
Chippewas 10 7 3 0 20


Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Chippewas 3 6 10 15 7 3 44
Trojans 7 3 14 10 7 0 41


This is the first ever meeting between these two teams.

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