2009 Conference USA football season

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2009 Conference USA football season
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League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration September 3, 2009
through January 7, 2010
Number of teams 12
Regular Season
East champions East Carolina
West champions Houston
Football seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
East Carolina x   7 1         9 5  
UCF   6 2         8 5  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   4 4         7 6  
UAB   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West
Houston xy   6 2         10 4  
SMU x   6 2         8 5  
Tulsa   3 5         5 7  
UTEP   3 5         4 8  
Rice   2 6         2 10  
Tulane   1 7         3 9  
Championship: East Carolina 38, #18 Houston 32
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Conference USA football season was the 15th season of the conference's existence.

Previous season[edit]

East Carolina won the conference championship.

Rankings[edit]

C-USA vs. BCS matchups[edit]

Date Visitor Home Winner
September 6 Memphis Mississippi Ole Miss, 45–14
September 12 East Carolina West Virginia West Virginia, 35–20
September 12 Houston Oklahoma State Houston, 45–35
September 12 Marshall Virginia Tech Virginia Tech, 52–10
September 12 Rice Texas Tech Texas Tech, 55–10
September 12 Kansas UTEP Kansas, 34–7
September 19 East Carolina North Carolina North Carolina, 31–17
September 19 SMU Washington State Washington State, 30–27 (OT)
September 19 Virginia Southern Miss Southern Miss, 37–34
September 19 Rice Oklahoma State Oklahoma State, 41–24
September 19 Tulsa Oklahoma Oklahoma, 45–0
September 26 Texas Tech Houston Houston, 29–28
September 26 Southern Miss Kansas Kansas, 35–28
September 26 Vanderbilt Tulane Vanderbilt, 36–17
September 26 UAB Texas A&M Texas A&M, 56–19
September 26 UTEP Texas Texas, 64–7
October 10 Houston Mississippi State Houston, 31-24
October 17 Marshall West Virginia West Virginia, 24–7
October 17 UAB Mississippi Ole Miss, 48–13
October 17 Miami UCF Miami, 7–27
October 31 Tulane LSU LSU, 42-0
November 7 Memphis Tennessee Tennessee, 56-28
November 7 UCF Texas Texas, 35-3

Regular season[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Conference USA member won
Conference USA member lost
Conference USA teams in bold

Week one[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 11 a.m. #1 (FCS) Appalachian State East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, North Carolina MASN/WITN-TV W 29-24 43,279
September 5 3:30 p.m. Southern Illinois Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, West Virginia W 31-28 24,012
September 5 6 p.m. Northwestern State Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, Texas W 55-7 22,043
September 5 6:30 p.m. Samford UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, Florida BHSN W 28-24 34,486
September 5 6 p.m. Alcorn State Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, Mississippi W 52-0 36,232
September 5 8 p.m. Buffalo UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas CBS CS L 23-17 35,213
September 5 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumDallas, Texas W 31-23 34.749
September 6 12 p.m. #8 Mississippi Memphis Liberty Bowl StadiumMemphis, Tennessee ESPN L 45-14 45,207

Week two[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 12:30 p.m. Marshall #14 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia ESPN360 L 52-10 66,233
September 12 2:30 p.m. East Carolina West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN360 L 35-20 59,216
September 12 2:30 p.m. Houston #5 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, Oklahoma FSN W 45-35 50,875
September 12 2:30 p.m. #9 BYU Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana ESPN2 L 54-3 26,224
September 12 6 p.m. Memphis Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, Tennessee CSS L 31-14 28,105
September 12 6 p.m. Rice Texas Tech Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, Texas L 55-10 48,124
September 12 6:30 p.m. #24 Kansas UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas CBS CS L 34-7 31,885
September 12 7 p.m. Tulsa New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, New Mexico The Mtn. W 44-10 30,051

Week three[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 11 a.m. East Carolina #24 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina ESPN2 L 31-17 58,000
September 19 2:30 p.m. Virginia Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, Mississippi CBS CS W 37-34 31,170
September 19 2:30 p.m. Tulsa #12 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma FSN L 45-0 84,803
September 19 2:30 p.m. UAB Troy Movie Gallery StadiumTroy, Alabama CSS/WABM L 27-14 21,182
September 19 4 p.m. SMU Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, Washington L 30-27 OT 22,319
September 19 6 p.m. Bowling Green Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, West Virginia WSAZ-TV W 17-10 23,029
September 19 6 p.m. #16 Oklahoma State Rice Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, Oklahoma L 41-24 51,803
September 19 6:30 p.m. Buffalo UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, Florida BHSN W 23-17 33,689
September 19 7 p.m. UTEP New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, New Mexico ESPN360 W 38-12 20,439
September 19 7:30 p.m. UT Martin Memphis Liberty Bowl StadiumMemphis, Tennessee W 41-14 21,428

Week four[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 26 11:30 a.m. Southern Miss #20 Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas FSN L 35-28 50,025
September 26 2:30 p.m. McNeese State Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana W 42-32 29,028
September 26 2:30 p.m. UTEP #2 Texas Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 64-7 101,144
September 26 6 p.m. Sam Houston State Tulsa Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma W 56-3 26,048
September 26 6 p.m. UAB Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 56-19 74,656
September 26 7 p.m. Vanderbilt Rice Rice Stadium • Houston, Texas CSS L 36-17 19,753
September 26 8:15 p.m. Texas Tech #17 Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, Texas ESPN2 W 29-28 32,114

Week five[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 03 11 a.m. Tulane Army Michie StadiumWest Point, New York CBS CS W 17-16 26,076
October 03 7 p.m. SMU #11 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas The Mtn. L 39-14 37,130

Week six[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 10 11:30 a.m. Houston Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi ESPNU W 31-24 48,019
October 10 2:30 p.m. Navy Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas CBS CS L 63-14 15,096
October 10 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky ESPNU L 25-23 37,268

Week seven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 17 2:30 p.m. Marshall West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN+ L 24-7 54,432
October 17 6 p.m. UAB Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi FSN L 48-13 47,612
October 17 6 p.m. #9 Miami UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, Florida CBS CS L 27-7 48,453
October 17 7 p.m. Navy SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumDallas, Texas L 38-35 OT 22,203

Players of the week[edit]

Week Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
1 – Sep. 7 Joe Webb, QB UAB Rock Dennis, DB SMU Damaris Johnson, KR/PR Tulsa
2 – Sep. 14 Case Keenum, QB Houston Jamal Robinson, CB Houston Michael Such, P Tulsa
3 – Sep. 21 Emmanuel Sanders, WR SMU Albert McClellan, DE Marshall Freddie Parham, WR/KR Southern Miss
4 – Sep. 28 Case Keenum, QB Houston David Hunter, DT Houston Peter Boehme, P Southern Miss
5 – Oct. 5 Donald Buckram, RB UTEP Hiram Atwater, S UAB Damaris Johnson, KR/PR Tulsa
6 – Oct. 12 Curtis Steele, RB Memphis Brandon Brinkley, CB Houston Margus Hunt, DE SMU
7 – Oct. 19 Case Keenum, QB Houston DeAundre Brown, DB Tulsa Dwayne Harris, KR East Carolina
8 – Oct. 26 Donald Buckram, RB UTEP C.J. Cavness, LB Houston Tyron Carrier, KR Houston
9 – Nov. 2 Case Keenum, QB Houston Bruce Miller, DE UCF Fendi Onobun, TE Houston

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