2009 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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2009 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State Wordmark.gif
New Mexico Bowl vs Wyoming, L 28–35 2OT
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2009 record 8–5 (6–2 WAC)
Head coach Pat Hill
Defensive coordinator Randy Stewart
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 41,031)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Boise State   8 0         14 0  
Nevada   7 1         8 5  
Fresno State   6 2         8 5  
Idaho   4 4         8 5  
Hawaii   3 5         6 7  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Utah State   3 5         4 8  
New Mexico State   1 7         3 10  
San Jose State   1 7         2 10  
‡ – BCS at-large representative
† – Conference champion
As of January 8, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Fresno State football team represented California State University, Fresno and the Central Valley in the 2009 college football season. The team was coached by 13th-year head coach Pat Hill. 2009 was the Bulldogs' 29th in their current home of Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. The Bulldogs finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in WAC play and lost to Wyoming 35–28 in two overtimes in the New Mexico Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 PM UC Davis* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 51–0   37,267[1]
September 12 9:00 AM at Wisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN L 31-34 2OT  80,353[2]
September 18 6:00 PM #10 Boise State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Battle for the Milk Can) ESPN L 34-51   35,637[3]
September 26 9:00 AM at #15 Cincinnati* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH L 20-28   32,910[4]
October 10 8:05 PM at Hawaiʻi Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 42–17   38,556[5]
October 17 7:00 PM San Jose State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 41–21   35,495[6]
October 24 7:15 PM at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM ESPNU W 34–3   18,893[7]
October 31 2:00 PM Utah State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 31–27   27,721[8]
November 7 7:30 PM at Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID ESPNU W 31–21   12,418[9]
November 14 1:00 PM at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV L 14-52   19,331[10]
November 21 2:00 PM Louisiana Tech Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Battle for the Bone) W 30–28   31,769[11]
December 5 9:30 AM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 53–52   48,538[12]
December 19 1:30 PM vs. Wyoming University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM (New Mexico Bowl) ESPN L 28-35 2OT  24,898[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

UC Davis[edit]

Ryan Colburn wins the starter role at Quarterback after a long offseason battle with Ebahn Feathers and Derek Carr.[14]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 0 0 0 0
Bulldogs 14 21 14 2 51

1st Quarter

  • 09:18 FRES- Ryan Colburn 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 0–7
  • 06:09 FRES- Ryan Mathews 60 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 0–14

2nd Quarter

  • 07:38 FRES- Nico Herron 94 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 0–21
  • 04:05 FRES- Marlon Moore 92 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 0–28
  • 00:36 FRES- Ebahn Feathers 20 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 0–35

3rd Quarter

  • 10:18 FRES- Lonyae Miller 3 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 0–42
  • 04:41 FRES- Robbie Rouse 5 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick)0–49

4th Quarter

  • 11:27 FRES- Joe Trombetta Tackled By David Gory In End Zone Safety 0–51[1]


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Bulldogs 7 14 0 3 7 0 31
Badgers 0 17 0 7 7 3 34

1st Quarter

  • 06:14 FRES — Chastin West 13 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–0

2nd Quarter

  • 14:46 FRES — Devon Wylie 70 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–0
  • 11:35 WISC — Zach Brown 11 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 14–7
  • 07:01 FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 14 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 21–7
  • 04:27 WISC — David Gilreath 8 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 21–14
  • 00:00 WISC — Philip Welch 57 Yd FG 21–17

4th Quarter

  • 05:45 WISC — John Clay 72 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 21–24
  • 00:16 FRES — Kevin Goessling 41 Yd FG 24–24

1st Overtime

  • WISC — Nick Toon 6 Yd Pass From Scott Tolzien (Philip Welch Kick) 24–31
  • FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 31–31

2nd Overtime

  • WISC — Philip Welch 22 Yd FG 31-34[2]


Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Broncos 10 14 10 17 51
Bulldogs 0 17 10 7 34

1st Quarter

  • 13:05 BSU — Winston Venable 30 Yd Interception Return (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 7–0
  • 08:49 BSU — Kyle Brotzman 32 Yd FG 10–0

2nd Quarter

  • 12:28 BSU — D.J. Harper 60 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 17–0
  • 09:44 FRES — Kevin Goessling 37 Yd FG 17–3
  • 07:49 BSU — Titus Young 7 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 24–3
  • 07:33 FRES — Ryan Mathews 69 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 24–10
  • 04:58 FRES — Ryan Mathews 60 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 24–17

3rd Quarter

  • 12:28 BSU — Kyle Brotzman 30 Yd FG 27–17
  • 11:39 FRES — Devon Wylie 21 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 27–24
  • 10:44 BSU — Titus Young Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 34–24
  • 03:12 FRES — Kevin Goessling 27 Yd FG 34–27

4th Quarter

  • 14:14 BSU — Austin Pettis 8 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 41–27
  • 13:26 FRES — Ryan Mathews 68 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 41–34
  • 13:00 BSU — Jeremy Avery 67 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 48–34
  • 04:00 BSU — Jimmy Pavel 24 Yd FG 51–34[3]


Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 14 0 3 20
#15 Bearcats 14 7 0 7 28

1st Quarter

  • 12:48 CIN — Ben Guidugli 33 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 0–7
  • 07:47 FRES — Kevin Goessling 36 Yd FG 3–7
  • 05:58 CIN — Marshwan Gilyard 11 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 3–14

2nd Quarter

  • 11:48 FRES — Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 10–14
  • 08:55 CIN — Isaiah Pead 1 Yd Run (Jake Rogers Kick) 10–21
  • 00:07 FRES — Jamel Hamler 21 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 17–21

4th Quarter

  • 13:09 CIN — Marshwan Gilyard 23 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 17–28
  • 08:09 FRES — Kevin Goessling 49 Yd FG 20–28[4]


Hawaiʻi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 14 14 0 42
Warriors 0 3 0 14 17

1st Quarter

  • 11:59 FRES — Lonyae Miller 3 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–0
  • 06:58 FRES — Ryan Mathews 19 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick)14–0

2nd Quarter

  • 07:55 FRES — Devon Wylie 17 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 21–0
  • 03:20 HAW — Scott Enos 33 Yd FG 21–3
  • 00:11 FRES — Chastin West 17 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 28–3

3rd Quarter

  • 11:05 FRES — Robbie Rouse 34 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick)35–3
  • 03:58 FRES — Robbie Rouse 16 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 42–3

4th Quarter

  • 07:25 HAW — Jon Medeiros 1 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 42–10
  • 04:42 HAW — Rodney Bradley 4 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 42–17[5]


San José State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 14 0 0 7 21
Bulldogs 7 24 0 10 41

1st Quarter

  • 13:44 SJSU — Jalal Beauchman 20 Yd Pass From Jordan La Secla (Tyler Cope Kick) 7–0
  • 07:11 FRES — Devon Wylie 27 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–7
  • 02:06 SJSU — Brandon Rutley 7 Yd Run (Tyler Cope Kick) 14–7

2nd Quarter

  • 13:11 FRES — Robbie Rouse 3 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–14
  • 05:21 FRES — Marlon Moore 23 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–21
  • 01:48 FRES — Ryan Mathews 59 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–28
  • 00:00 FRES — Kevin Goessling 40 Yd FG 14–31

4th Quarter

  • 14:53 FRES — Marlon Moore 4 Yd Pass From Ebahn Feathers (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–38
  • 06:56 FRES — Kevin Goessling 46 Yd FG 14–41
  • 00:09 SJSU — Josh Harrison 59 Yd Pass From Kyle Reed (Tyler Cope Kick) 21–41[6]


New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 13 14 7 34
Aggies 3 0 0 0 3

1st Quarter

  • 08:36 NMSU- Kyle Hughes 32 Yd FG 0–3

2nd Quarter

  • 09:54 FRES — Lorne Bell 17 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Goessling Kick)7–3
  • 06:11 FRES — Kevin Goessling 23 Yd FG 10–3
  • 00:00 FRES — Kevin Goessling 43 Yd FG 13–3

3rd Quarter

  • 06:44 FRES — Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 20–3
  • 03:09 FRES — Chastin West 88 Yd Punt Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 27–3

4th Quarter

  • 14:16 FRES — Ryan Mathews 68 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 34–3[7]


Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 10 17 0 0 27
Bulldogs 14 3 7 7 31

1st Quarter

  • 11:14 USU — Chris Ulinski 26 Yd FG 3–0
  • 09:47 FRES — Ryan Mathews 9 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 3–7
  • 08:20 USU — Xavier Bowman 5 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 10–7
  • 04:21 FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 18 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 10–14

2nd Quarter

  • 09:48 FRES — Kevin Goessling 50 Yd FG 10–17
  • 05:02 USU — Robert Turbin 1 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 17–17
  • 01:57 USU — Diondre Borel 1 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 24–17
  • 00:00 USU — Chris Ulinski 23 Yd FG 27–17

3rd Quarter

  • 08:10 FRES — Lonyae Miller 2 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 27–24

4th Quarter

  • 04:53 FRES — Ryan Mathews 10 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 27–31[8]


Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 17 7 7 0 31
Vandals 0 0 7 14 21

1st Quarter

  • 14:41 FRES — Ryan Mathews 77 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–0
  • 08:32 FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 18 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–0
  • 01:26 FRES — Kevin Goessling 52 Yd FG 17–0

2nd Quarter

  • 01:07 FRES — Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 24–0

3rd Quarter

  • 05:51 IDHO — Max Komar 14 Yd Pass From Brian Reader (Trey Farquhar Kick) 24–7
  • 00:47 FRES — Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 31–7

4th Quarter

  • 12:21 IDHO — Brian Reader 4 Yd Run (Brian Reader Pass To Eric Greenwood For Two-Point Conversion) 31–15
  • 00:25 IDHO — Maurice Shaw 69 Yd Pass From Brian Reader (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 31–21[9]


Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 0 0 0 14
Wolf Pack 10 14 14 14 52

1st Quarter

  • 11:47 FRES — Jamel Hamler 57 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–0
  • 08:52 NEV — Vai Taua 50 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 7–7
  • 06:24 FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 3 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–7
  • 00:38 NEV — Richard Drake 40 Yd FG 14–10

2nd Quarter

  • 06:51 NEV — Luke Lippincott 1 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 14–17
  • 02:31 NEV — Vai Taua 65 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 14–24

3rd Quarter

  • 12:07 NEV — Colin Kaepernick 6 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 14–31
  • 10:40 NEV — Luke Lippincott 27 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 14–38

4th Quarter

  • 08:54 NEV — Luke Lippincott 4 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 14–45
  • 07:36 NEV — Colin Kaepernick 21 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 14–52[10]


Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LT Bulldogs 14 7 7 0 28
FS Bulldogs 14 7 3 6 30

1st Quarter

  • 14:37 LT — Dennis Morris 50 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 7–0
  • 07:04 FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 23 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–7
  • 06:47 FRES — Ben Jacobs 21 Yd Fumble Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–14
  • 03:07 LT — Dennis Morris 12 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 14–14

2nd Quarter

  • 13:56 FRES — Lonyae Miller 5 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–21
  • 10:44 LT — Dennis Morris 39 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 21–21

3rd Quarter

  • 08:27 FRES — Kevin Goessling 24 Yd FG 21–24
  • 04:51 LT — Cruz Williams 36 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 28–24

4th Quarter

  • 12:50 FRES — Kevin Goessling 23 Yd FG 28–27
  • 00:00 FRES — Kevin Goessling 35 Yd FG 28–30[11]


Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 14 10 22 53
Fighting Illini 7 21 10 14 52

1st Quarter

  • 09:28 ILL — Daniel Dufrene 15 Yd Run (Derek Dimke Kick) 0–7
  • 01:17 FRES — Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–7

2nd Quarter

  • 14:54 FRES — Phillip Thomas 21 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–7
  • 09:00 ILL — Jeff Cumberland 18 Yd Pass From Juice Williams (Derek Dimke Kick) 14–14
  • 03:30 ILL — Jason Ford 8 Yd Run (Derek Dimke Kick) 14–21
  • 00:22 FRES — Seyi Ajirotutu 4 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 21–21
  • 00:08 ILL — Arrelious Benn 58 Yd Pass From Juice Williams (Derek Dimke Kick) 21–28

3rd Quarter

  • 08:04 ILL — Derek Dimke 44 Yd FG 21–31
  • 03:51 FRES — Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 28–31
  • 01:44 FRES — Kevin Goessling 34 Yd FG 31–31
  • 00:00 ILL — Mikel LeShoure 61 Yd Run (Derek Dimke Kick) 31–38

4th Quarter

  • 12:56 FRES — Ryan Mathews 27 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 38–38
  • 09:29 ILL — Mikel LeShoure 19 Yd Run (Derek Dimke Kick) 38–45
  • 08:53 FRES — Ryan Colburn 25 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 45–45
  • 06:14 ILL — Mikel LeShoure 22 Yd Pass From Juice Williams (Derek Dimke Kick) 52–45
  • 00:02 FRES — Jamel Hamler 19 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Ryan Colburn Pass To Devan Cunningham For Two-Point Conversion) 53–52[12]


New Mexico Bowl - Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Bulldogs 0 14 7 7 0 0 28
Cowboys 7 7 3 11 0 7 35

1st Quarter

  • 07:37 WYO — Alvester Alexander 68 Yd Run. (Ian Watts Kick) 0–7

2nd Quarter

  • 12:22 FRES — Ryan Mathews 4 Yd Run. (Kevin Goessling Kick) 7–7
  • 05:01 WYO — Greg Bolling 21 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels. (Ian Watts Kick) 7–14
  • 00:33 FRES — Jamel Hamler 10 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn. (Kevin Goessling Kick) 14–14

3rd Quarter

  • 13:06 FRES — Jamel Hamler 43 Yd Pass From Chastin West. (Kevin Goessling Kick) 21–14
  • 08:19 WYO — Ian Watts 40 Yd FG 21–17

4th Quarter

  • 13:59 FRES — Ryan Mathews 5 Yd Run. (Kevin Goessling Kick) 28–17
  • 10:15 WYO — David Leonard 11 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels. (Austyn Carta-Samuels Pass To Greg Bolling For Two-Point Conversion) 28–25
  • 00:20 WYO — Ian Watts 37 Yd FG 28–28

2nd Overtime

  • WYO — David Leonard 13 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels. (Ian Watts Kick) 35–28[13]


After the season[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UC Davis Aggies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Wisconsin Badgers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Boise State Broncos vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Hawaii Warriors Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "San Jose State Spartans vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. New Mexico State Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Utah State Aggies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Idaho Vandals Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Wyoming Cowboys Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  14. ^ Anteola, Bryant-Jon (September 1, 2009). "Bulldogs Choose Colburn to Start at Quarterback". Fresno Bee. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2009. 

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