2009 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2008 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on August 29, 2009, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 2009 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats defeated the Grand Valley State, 30–23, to win their third Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Joique Bell, running back from Wayne State.

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Conference standings[edit]

2009 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
NW Missouri St. ^   9 0         14 1  
Missouri Western State   6 3         9 3  
Central Missouri   6 3         8 3  
Washburn   6 3         8 3  
Nebraska-Omaha   6 3         7 5  
Fort Hays State   4 5         6 5  
Pittsburg State   3 6         5 6  
Truman State   3 6         3 6  
Emporia State   1 8         2 9  
Truman State   1 8         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Fayetteville State
Great Lakes Football Conference –Saint Joseph's (IN)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Midwestern State, Tarleton State, and Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Northwest Missouri State
Northeast-10 Conference – Bentley, Merrimack, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Shippensburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Nebraska-Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – West Liberty

Postseason[edit]

2009 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, Alabama
Champions Northwest Missouri State (3rd title)
Runner-Up Grand Valley State (6th championship game)
Semifinalists Carson-Newman
California (PA)
Attendance TBD

The 2009 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs involved 24 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football.

The tournament began on November 14, 2009 and will conclude on December 13, 2009 with the 2009 NCAA Division II National Football Championship game at Braly Municipal Stadium near the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.


Participants[edit]

School Conference Season Record
Abilene Christian Lone Star Conference 8–3
Albany State Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 8–2
Arkansas Tech Gulf South Conference 8–2
California (PA) Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 8–3
Carson-Newman South Atlantic Conference 9–2
Central Washington Great Northwest Athletic Conference 11–0
East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 8–3
Edinboro Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 8–3
Fayetteville State Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 8–3
Grand Valley State Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 10–1
Hillsdale Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 9–2
Midwestern Lone Star Conference 9–2
Minnesota Duluth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 10–1
Minnesota State, Mankato Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 10–1
Nebraska - Kearney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 10–1
UNC - Pembroke Independent 9–1
North Alabama Gulf South Conference 10–1
Northwest Mo. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 10–1
Saginaw Valley Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 9–2
Shippensburg Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 9–2
Tarleton State Lone Star Conference 9–2
Texas A&M - Kingsville Lone Star Conference 9–2
West Alabama Gulf South Conference 7–4
West Liberty West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 10–1

Bids by conference[edit]

Conference Total Schools Super Region
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1 Fayetteville State 1
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3 Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Saginaw Valley
3
Great Northwest Athletic Conference 1 Central Washington 4
Gulf South Conference 3 Arkansas Tech
North Alabama
West Alabama
2
Independent 1 UNC - Pembroke 2
Lone Star Conference 4 Abilene Christian
Midwestern State
Tarleton State
Texas A&M - Kingsville
4
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 1 Northwest Missouri State 4
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 2 Minnesota-Duluth
Minnesota-Mankato
3
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 4 California (PA)
East Stroudsburg
Edinboro
Shippensburg
1
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 1 Nebraska-Kearney 3
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1 Albany State University 2
South Atlantic Conference 1 Carson-Newman College 2
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1 West Liberty 1

Playoff format[edit]

The first-round games were conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions as determined by the NCAA Division II Football Committee. Two teams in each super regional earned first-round byes. The first-round winners advanced to face a bye team in their super regional. Second-round winners met in the quarterfinals and quarterfinal winners advanced to play in the semifinals.

First-round, second-round, quarterfinal and semifinal games were played on the campus of one of the competing institutions as determined by the NCAA Division II Football Committee. The home team at the championship was determined by the Division II Football Committee and the Shoals National Championship Committee.

National television coverage[edit]

The championship game will be played at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama and broadcast live on ESPN2 on December 12.

The semifinal games will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN360, and CBS College Sports on December 5.

Tournament Notes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Place School
1st Northwest Missouri State University
2nd Grand Valley State University
3rd California (PA)
Carson-Newman
5th Central Washington
Minnesota Duluth
North Alabama
West Liberty
9th Abilene Christian
Arkansas Tech
Edinboro
Hillsdale
Nebraska-Kearney
Shippensburg
Tarleton State
West Alabama
17th Albany State
East Stroudsburg
Fayetteville State
Midwestern
Minnesota State
UNC - Pembroke
Saginaw Valley
Texas A&M - Kingsville

Bracket and standings[edit]

Super Regional 1[edit]

  First round
November 14
    Second round
November 21
    Super Regional finals
November 28
                           
      2  Shippensburg 21  
  6  Fayetteville State 13     3  California (PA) 26    
  3  California (PA) 42         3  California (PA) 57
      1  West Liberty 35
      1  West Liberty 84    
  5  Edinboro 31     5  Edinboro 63  
  4  East Stroudsburg 16  

Super Regional 4[edit]

  First round
November 14
    Second round
November 21
    Super Regional finals
November 28
                           
      2  Northwest Mo. 35  
  6  Abilene Christian 24     6  Abilene Christian 10    
  3  Midwestern State 21         2  Northwest Mo. 21
      1  Central Washington 20
      1  Central Washington 27    
  5  Tarleton State 2OT 57     5  Tarleton State 6  
  4  Texas A&M - Kingsville 56  

Super Regional 3[edit]

  First round
November 14
    Second round
November 21
    Super Regional finals
November 28
                           
      2  Grand Valley 44  
  6  Hillsdale OT 27     6  Hillsdale 27    
  3  Minnesota State 24         2  Grand Valley 24
      1  Minnesota Duluth 10
      1  Minnesota Duluth 42    
  5  Saginaw Valley 20     4  Nebraska-Kearney 7  
  4  Nebraska-Kearney 35  

Super Regional 2[edit]

  First round
November 14
    Second round
November 21
    Super Regional finals
November 28
                           
      2  Carson-Newman 59  
  6  West Alabama 24     3  West Alabama 41    
  3  Albany State 22         2  Carson-Newman 24
      1  North Alabama 21
      4  Arkansas Tech 28    
  5  UNC-Pembroke 13     1  North Alabama 41  
  4  Arkansas Tech 41  

Semifinals and championship[edit]

Semifinals
December 5
Championship
December 12
           
SR3 Grand Valley 41
SR2 Carson-Newman 27
SR3 Grand Valley 23
SR4 Northwest Mo. 30
SR1 California (PA) 31
SR4 Northwest Mo. 56

Individual game results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Saginaw Valley vs. Nebraska-Kearney[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Saginaw Valley 6 14 0 0 20
Nebraska Kearney 0 7 7 21 35


Hillsdale vs. Minn. St. Mankato[edit]
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Hillsdale 7 7 7 3 3 27
Minn. St. Mankato 14 3 0 7 0 24


Arkansas Tech vs. UNC-Pembroke[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
UNC-Pembroke 0 7 6 0 13
Arkansas Tech 14 10 10 7 41


West Alabama vs. Albany State[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
West Alabama 0 21 3 0 24
Albany State 2 14 6 0 22


Edinboro vs. East Stroudsburg[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Edinboro 3 14 7 7 31
East Stroudsburg 7 6 0 3 16


Fayetteville State vs. California (PA)[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Fayetteville State 0 0 0 13 13
California (PA) 14 7 21 0 42


Tarleton State vs. Texas A&M - Kingsville[edit]
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Tarleton State 14 7 15 10 11 57
Texas A&M - Kingsville 7 24 8 7 10 56


Abilene Christian vs. Midwestern State[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Abilene Christian 7 0 7 10 24
Midwestern State 0 14 0 7 21


Round 2[edit]

Nebraska-Kearney vs. Minnesota Duluth[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska-Kearney 0 0 0 7 7
Minnesota Duluth 14 14 14 0 42


Hillsdale vs. Grand Valley State[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Hillsdale 0 0 13 14 27
Grand Valley State 10 27 7 0 44


Arkansas Tech vs. North Alabama[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas Tech 7 7 0 14 28
North Alabama 14 10 17 0 41


West Alabama vs. Carson-Newman[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
West Alabama 0 20 21 0 41
Carson-Newman 14 35 0 10 59


Edinboro vs. West Liberty[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Edinboro 7 14 21 21 63
West Liberty 28 28 21 7 84

An NCAA Division II record for combined points (147) and yards (1,394) was set during the game.[3] Edinboro quarterback Trevor Harris set the Division II record for passing, completing 50 of 76 passes for 630 yards and 5 touchdowns.[3]


California (PA) vs. Shippensburg[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
California (PA) 14 6 6 0 26
Shippensburg 7 0 8 6 21


Tarleton State vs. Central Washington[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tarleton State 3 3 0 0 6
Central Washington 7 10 3 7 27


Abilene Christian vs. Northwest Missouri[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Abilene Christian 3 0 0 7 10
Northwest Missouri 7 7 14 7 35


Super Regional finals[edit]

Super Region 1: California (PA) vs. West Liberty[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
California (PA) 13 23 7 14 57
West Liberty 7 0 14 14 35


Super Region 2: Carson-Newman vs. North Alabama[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Carson-Newman 10 0 7 7 24
North Alabama 0 7 7 7 21


Super Region 3: Grand Valley State vs. Minnesota Duluth[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Grand Valley St. 14 3 7 0 24
Minnesota Duluth 10 0 0 0 10


Super Region 4: Northwest Missouri vs. Central Washington[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Northwest Missouri 7 0 14 0 21
Central Washington 7 7 0 6 20


Semifinals[edit]

Carson-Newman vs. Grand Valley St.[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
Carson-Newman 7 7 6 7 27
Grand Valley St. 17 10 7 7 41


California (PA) vs. Northwest Missouri[edit]
1 2 3 4 Total
California (PA) 3 7 14 7 31
Northwest Missouri 7 14 28 7 56


Championship[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northwest Missouri State 7 14 2 7 30
Grand Valley State 0 0 13 10 23


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005-2009 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "D-II: West Liberty outscores Edinboro, 84-63". 

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