2009 Mountain West Conference football season

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2009 Mountain West Conference football season
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration September 3, 2009
through January 7, 2010
Number of teams 9
TV partner(s) Mtn., CBS College Sports, Versus
Regular Season
Champion TCU
Runners-Up Brigham Young
Football 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 Mountain West Conference football season was the 11th since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the Mountain West Conference.

Previous season[edit]

Utah won its fourth conference championship while being the only Division I team to go undefeated.

Rankings[edit]

  Pre Wk
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14
Final
Air Force AP   (42T) NR
C  
Harris Not released  
BCS Not released  
BYU AP 20 9 7 19 20 18 18 16 (26) 25 22 19 18 16 15
C 24 12 9 20 21T 20 19 16 (27) 25 22 18 15 13 14
Harris Not released 19 17 17 16 (26) 25 22 18 15 13 14
BCS Not released 16 NR 22 22 19 14 14
Colorado State AP   (42T) (41) (37T) NR
C   (47T) (40T) (40) NR
Harris Not released  
BCS Not released  
New Mexico AP  
C  
Harris Not released  
BCS Not released  
San Diego State AP  
C  
Harris Not released  
BCS Not released  
TCU AP 17 16 15 15 11 10 12 10 8 6 4 4 4 4 3
C 17 16 15 14 10 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 3
Harris Not released 11 10 10 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 3
BCS Not released 8 6 6 4 4 4 4 4
UNLV AP  
C  
Harris Not released  
BCS Not released  
Utah AP 19 17 18 (35) (31) (30) 24 19 19 17 16 23 22 (26) 23
C 18 17 16 (28) (31) (32) (29) 20 19 16 14 23 19 25 24
Harris Not released (31) (32) (26) 19 19 16 16 21 19 24 22
BCS Not released 18 16 14 16 21 21 25 23
Wyoming AP  
C  
Harris Not released  
BCS Not released  

Mountain West vs. BCS matchups[edit]

Date Visitor Home Significance
September 5 San Diego State 14 UCLA 33
September 5 BYU 14 Oklahoma 13 BYU upset the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in their first game of the season. Game played at Cowboys Stadium.
September 5 New Mexico 6 Texas A&M 41
September 6 Colorado State 23 Colorado 17 Rocky Mountain Showdown
September 12 Texas 41 Wyoming 10
September 12 TCU 30 Virginia 14 The Horned Frogs opened the season by holding the Cavaliers to 177 yards total offense. UVa never started a play inside the red zone (the TCU 20), and did not score until the final 5 minutes, with the game out of reach.
September 12 Air Force 13 Minnesota 20 The first game at the Gophers' new TCF Bank Stadium.
September 12 Oregon State 23 UNLV 21
September 19 Utah 24 Oregon 31
September 19 Wyoming 0 Colorado 24
September 19 Florida State 54 BYU 28
September 26 Louisville 14 Utah 30
September 26 TCU 14 Clemson 10
October 3 New Mexico 28 Texas Tech 48

Bowl games[edit]

Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Conference Matchups Payout (US$)
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas December 22 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada ESPN #1 MWC vs. #4/#5 Pac-10
Poinsettia Bowl December 23 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California ESPN #2 MWC vs. #6 Pac-10 / WAC
Armed Forces Bowl December 31 Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, Texas ESPN #3 MWC vs. Pac-10
New Mexico Bowl December 19 University Stadium Albuquerque, New Mexico ESPN #4 MWC vs. WAC
Humanitarian Bowl December 30 Bronco Stadium Boise, Idaho ESPN #5 MWC vs. #1 WAC

Home attendance[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average
BYU 64,209 64,091 64,103 64,641 64,071 64,301 -------- 385,416 64,236
Utah 45,333 45,588 45,129 44,837 45,051 44,991 -------- 270,929 45,155
TCU 35,249 37,130 31,156 33,541 50,307 41,738 -------- 229,121 38,187
Air Force 42,205 35,929 30,104 34,117 46,212 25,370 -------- 214,117 35,686
New Mexico 30,051 26,246 35,248 24,021 24,344 21,751 -------- 161,661 27,982
San Diego State 42,137 21,184 30,258 12,647 21,708 18,851 -------- 146,785 24,464
Colorado State 23,417 24,967 30,499 20,631 22,025 20,317 -------- 141,586 23,643
UNLV 22,195 25,967 29,717 25,597 26,315 15,902 13,730 159,423 22,775
Wyoming 18,016 31,017 19,196 14,502 19,201 15,031 -------- 116,963 19,494

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