2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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2009 NCAA Division I FBS season
Number of teams 120[1]
Duration September 3 – December 12
Preseason AP #1 Florida Gators
Post-season
Duration December 19, 2009 –
February 6, 2010
Bowl games 37 (34 team-competitive and 3 all-star)
Heisman Trophy Mark Ingram, Alabama, RB
Championship bowl game
2010 BCS Championship Game
Site Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, California
Winner Alabama Crimson Tide
Division I FBS football seasons
← 2008
2010 →

The 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season, or the college football season, began on September 2, 2009,[2] progressed through the regular season and bowl season, and (aside from all-star exhibition games that followed the bowl games) concluded with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game in Pasadena, California on January 7, 2010, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide, defeating the Texas Longhorns for the National Championship by the score of 37–21.

This season saw two milestones related to the Heisman Trophy:

Rule changes for 2009[edit]

The NCAA football rules committee proposed several rule changes for 2009.[5] Before these rules were officially adopted, these proposals had to be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel. The rule changes include the following:

  • If the home team wears colored jerseys, the visiting team may also wear colored jerseys; so long as the two teams have agreed to do so. This comes after a traditional USC-UCLA game where both teams wore their home uniforms. Previously, the visiting team would be charged a first-half timeout for illegal equipment.[6]
  • If the punter carries the ball outside of the tackle box, he is no longer protected under the roughing the kicker penalty.
  • Deliberately grabbing the chin strap is now included as part of the face mask penalty.
  • The edge of the tackle box is defined as being five yards to the left and right of the snapper, rather than two parallel lines from the position of the offensive tackles.
  • Periods will not be extended for plays that result in loss of down (i.e. illegal forward pass).
  • If a defensive player is injured, the play clock will be reset to 40 seconds. The play clock will be reset to 25 seconds for an injury to an offensive player.

Records[edit]

  • Brandon West of Western Michigan set the NCAA Division I FBS records for career all-purpose yards and career kick return yards. On November 14, West broke the record of 7,573 all-purpose yards set by DeAngelo Williams of Memphis.[7] Against Michigan State on November 7, West broke the record of 2,945 return yards set by Jessie Henderson of SMU.[8] West finished the season setting the records at 3,118 kick return yards and 7,764 total yards.[9][10]
  • Russell Wilson of North Carolina State set a new Division I record for most passes attempted without an interception, breaking the previous record of 325 set by André Woodson of Kentucky from 2006–07. Wilson broke the record in the third quarter of the Pack's 45–14 win over Gardner-Webb on September 19.[11] The streak ended at 379 on October 3 against Wake Forest. Wilson's last interception had been in the third quarter of the Wolfpack's game against Clemson on September 13, 2008.[12]
  • Texas' Colt McCoy picked up his 43rd career win as a starting quarterback, breaking the previous FBS record of 42 by Georgia's David Greene, with a 51–20 win over Kansas on November 21.[13] The record was extended to 45 with wins over Texas A&M in the regular-season finale and Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game. However, his streak ended at the BCS Championship when he was injured early in the first quarter, and the Longhorns lost 37-21.
  • On December 12, 2009 against rival Army, Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs ran for his 24th rushing touchdown on the season, giving him the single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.[15]

New, renovated, or expanded stadiums[edit]

Two FBS teams opened new stadiums on September 12:

Ten most watched regular season games in 2009[edit]

  • 1. December 5 - 2009 SEC Championship - CBS - 1 Florida vs 2 Alabama - 17.969 Million viewers
  • 2. December 5 - 2009 Big 12 Championship - ESPN on ABC - 3 Texas vs 22 Nebraska - 12.693 Million viewers
  • 3. September 12 - ESPN - 3 USC vs 8 Ohio State - 10.586 Million viewers
  • 4. October 10 - CBS - 4 LSU vs 1 Florida - 10.496 Million viewers
  • 5. October 17 - Red River Rivalry - ESPN on ABC - 20 Oklahoma vs 3 Texas - 8.713 Million Viewers
  • 6. September 7 - ESPN - Miami vs 18 Florida State - 8.406 Million viewers
  • 7. September 12 - ESPN on ABC - 18 Notre Dame vs Michigan - 8.391 Million viewers
  • 8. November 27 - Iron Bowl - CBS - 2 Alabama vs Auburn - 8.124 Million viewers
  • 9. October 3 - ESPN on ABC Regional - 8 Oklahoma vs 17 Miami & California vs 7 USC - 7.834 Million viewers
  • 10. November 28 - CBS - Florida State vs 1 Florida - 7.491 Million viewers

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Key Matchups & Upsets of 2009[edit]

Date Visitor Home Significance
September 5 #20 BYU 14 #3 Oklahoma 13 In the first Cowboys Classic, #3 Oklahoma lost to BYU as well as had Sam Bradford, their Heisman-winning QB, injured at the end of the first half.[18]
September 12 Houston 45 #5 Oklahoma State 35 Oklahoma State rose to #5 after they beat #13 Georgia, but had no answer for Houston Quarterback Case Keenum, who passed for 366 yards as they beat Oklahoma State in Stillwater.[19]
September 17 #14 Georgia Tech 17 #20 Miami (FL) 33 In this early-season ACC Matchup, Miami upsets eventual-ACC Champion Georgia Tech to stay unbeaten and 2-0 in the ACC.[20]
September 19 Florida State 54 #7 BYU 28 With both teams heading in opposite directions- BYU in the BCS Mix, and Florida State losing to Miami and a 10-point win over Jacksonville State- the Seminoles pull a major upset in Provo and hand BYU its first loss.[21]
September 19 Tennessee 13 #1 Florida 23 After much trash-talking earlier that year by Lane Kiffin, the then-Head Coach, about "Singing Rocky Top" after a victory in The Swamp, the Gators beat the Vols 23-13.[22]
September 19 #3 USC 13 Washington 16 Washington upsets USC on a last-second field goal to give USC its first loss of their season.[23]
September 19 #19 Nebraska 15 #13 Virginia Tech 16 In Blacksburg, Virginia Tech scored the games second touchdown with 21 Seconds left to take the lead and win by 1 over Nebraska.[24]
September 24 #4 Ole Miss 10 South Carolina 16 #4 Ole Miss, undefeated and in the BCS Title mix, lost their first game in Columbia to the Gamecocks by 6.[25]
September 26 #9 Miami (FL) 7 #11 Virginia Tech 31 In Blacksburg, Miami suffered its first loss in Blacksburg, as Virginia Tech climbs into the Top Ten and remains undefeated in ACC games, as the Hurricanes lose by 24.[26]
September 26 Iowa 21 #5 Penn State 10 In a matchup of unbeaten Big Ten teams, Penn State jumps out to a 10-0 lead after the 1st Quarter, but Iowa scores 21 consecutive points- including 16 Fourth-Quarter points- to win 21-10 and stay undefeated.[27]
October 3 #4 LSU 20 #18 Georgia 13 In a SEC matchup in Athens, Georgia takes a 13-12 lead with only 1:09 to go. LSU scored with 46 seconds left to take the lead and win 20-13 and remain undefeated.[28]
October 3 #8 Oklahoma 20 #17 Miami (FL) 21 In a mid-season non-conference matchup, Miami upsets Oklahoma 21-20 to remain one-loss and on the outside shot at BCS Title Contention.[29]
October 8 #21 Nebraska 27 #24 Missouri 12 In a Big 12 North rivalry, Missouri was up 12-0 heading into the 4th Quarter, but Nebraska exploded for 27 4th Quarter points to hand Missouri its first loss as Nebraska stays unbeaten in Big 12 play.[30]
October 10 #3 Alabama 22 #22 Ole Miss 3 In a critical SEC West game in Oxford, #3 Alabama beats Ole Miss primarily due to Alabama Kicker Leigh Tiffin's 5 Field Goals and Ole Miss Quarterback Jevan Snead's four interceptions.[31]
October 10 #10 TCU 20 Air Force 17 TCU narrowly beats Air Force in Colorado Springs to keep its undefeated season and BCS At-Large hopes alive as they win by 3.[32]
October 10 #1 Florida 13 #4 LSU 3 In this SEC powerhouse battle in Baton Rouge, Florida takes down LSU in Tiger Stadium and stays undefeated.[33]
October 17 #20 Oklahoma 13 #3 Texas 16 In the Red River Rivalry, #3 Texas defeats Oklahoma for the second consecutive year to remain unbeaten and Oklahoma's QB Sam Bradford is injured again.[34]
October 17 #7 Ohio State 18 Purdue 26 Purdue beats Ohio State to snap Ohio State 17-Game Road Winning Streak and hand the Buckeyes their first Big Ten defeat of 2009.[35]
October 17 Arkansas 20 #1 Florida 23 In The Swamp, the #1 Gators edge Arkansas 23-20 with the difference being Florida Kicker Caleb Sturgis Field Goal with 9 seconds left in the game to remain undefeated.[36]
October 17 #4 Virginia Tech 23 #19 Georgia Tech 28 In an ACC Coastal battle with ACC Championship implications, #19 Georgia Tech upsets #4 Virginia Tech 28-23, which knocked Virginia Tech out of BCS Title contention and gave them their first ACC loss.[37]
October 24 Connecticut 24 #23 West Virginia 28 #23 West Virginia pulled out a close victory over Connecticut, while both teams and the fans in Morgantown remembered Jasper Howard, the Connecticut Cornerback who was killed earlier that week, as both teams wore stickers on their helmets honoring Howard.[38]
October 24 Tennessee 10 #2 Alabama 12 In what became known as "The Block" or "Rocky Block", Alabama led 12-10. Tennessee lined up for a 44-yard Field Goal with 4 seconds remaining for the lead. Alabama's Terrence "Mount" Cody blocked the field goal for the Crimson Tide to remain undefeated.[39]
October 24 #4 Iowa 15 Michigan State 13 #4 Iowa remained unbeaten with a touchdown pass as time expired to win by 2 and remain right in the BCS Title mix.[40]
October 31 #5 USC 20 #10 Oregon 47 The Ducks hand the Trojans their worst loss since 1997 and knock USC out of the BCS Title race as the Ducks rise to the tops of the Pac-10.[41]
November 7 Northwestern 17 #4 Iowa 10 After Ricki Stanzi was injured in the 2nd Quarter, Northwestern goes onto upset Iowa. The loss knocked Iowa from outright top of the Big Ten into a tie with Ohio State.[42]
November 7 #9 LSU 15 #2 Alabama 24 In "Saban Bowl III", Alabama scored 14-Fourth Quarter points to beat LSU 24-15. This win clinched Alabama a spot in the SEC Title game.[43]
November 7 #8 Oregon 42 Stanford 51 Stanford gave Oregon its first Pac-10 loss by winning by 9. The win also loosened Oregons control of the Pac-10 title race.[44]
November 7 #16 Ohio State 24 #11 Penn State 7 In a Big Ten game with BCS implications, Ohio State dominated Penn State in Happy Valley to seize control of the Big Ten Title race.[45]
November 13 #25 West Virginia 21 #5 Cincinnati 24 In a Big East matchup with the Big East race impact, Cincinnati beats West Virginia and stays undefeated.[46]
November 14 #25 Stanford 55 #9 USC 21 Stanford beat-down USC in the Coliseum for USC worst loss since 1966 and the most points a USC team has ever allowed. The loss destroyed USC's Pac-10 hopes as well as any BCS hopes.[47]
November 14 #1 Florida 24 South Carolina 14 #1 Florida defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia to remain unbeaten. The win clinched Florida's SEC East title and a SEC Championship vs. Alabama.[48]
November 14 #10 Iowa 24 #11 Ohio State 27 (OT) Ohio State beat Iowa, 27-24 in Overtime, to secure a share of the Big Ten title. The win also clinched a Rose Bowl berth for Ohio State.[49]
November 14 #16 Utah 28 #4 TCU 55 TCU beat Utah in Fort Worth to control the Mountain West Title race, remain undefeated and keep their BCS hopes alive.[50]
November 14 #12 Houston 32 UCF 37 UCF beat a ranked opponent for the first time in program history when they downed #12 ranked Houston 37-32. They came into a game a six point underdog, but with 241 yards through the air and another 152 on the ground, they forced 3 turnovers to pull out the huge win on homecoming.[50]
November 21 #25 California 34 #17 Stanford 28 In The Big Game, California destroyed Stanford's Pac-10 title hopes and narrowly beat Stanford by 6 after Mike Mohamed intercepted Andrew Luck's pass with 1:36 left in the game.[51]
November 21 #11 Oregon 44 #17 Arizona 41 (2OT) Oregon escapes Tucson with a Double-Overtime 3-point victory over Arizona. The win gives Oregon a share of the Pac-10 title, and with a win over Oregon State, they could have a Rose Bowl berth and an outright title.[52]
November 26 #3 Texas 49 Texas A&M 39 In the Lone Star Showdown, #3 Texas remained undefeated with a 49-39 Shootout victory over their archrivals. With the win, and a win next week in the Big 12 Championship vs. Nebraska, they would be in the BCS Title game in Pasadena.[53]
November 26 #2 Alabama 26 Auburn 21 In the Iron Bowl, Alabama fought back from a 14-0 deficit in the 1st Quarter to trail 21-20 Mid-4th Quarter. Then, what was dubbed as "The Drive", Alabama scored the game winning touchdown with 1:24 remaining to beat Auburn in Jordan-Hare by 5, and stay in the National Title race.[54]
November 26 #9 Pittsburgh 16 West Virginia 19 In the Backyard Brawl, West Virginia upsets Pittsburgh to avenge their bitter defeat 2 years ago and destroy Pittsburgh's hopes of a BCS at-large bid.[55]
November 26 Nevada 33 #9 Boise State 44 Boise State beats Nevada, 44-33, to win the WAC Title and stay in contention for a BCS bowl berth.

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November 27 Florida State 10 #1 Florida 37 Florida beats its rival Florida State to remain #1 and, with a win over Alabama in the SEC Title, would clinch a National Title berth.[57]
December 3 #16 Oregon State 33 #7 Oregon 37 In the Civil War rivalry, the Ducks beat the Beavers, 37-33 to clinch the outright Pac-10 title and a Rose Bowl berth.[58]
December 5 #5 Cincinnati 45 #15 Pittsburgh 44 In what was an unofficial Big East Championship, #5 Cincinnati made a miracle comeback from 21 down to win with a TD with 33 seconds left, to remain unbeaten, clinch a BCS berth, and have an outside shot at the National Title game.[59]
December 5 #1 Florida 13 #2 Alabama 32 Alabama won their 22nd SEC Championship after beating the top-ranked Florida Gators, 32-13. Their win clinched them a spot in the National Title game.[60]
December 5 #3 Texas 13 #22 Nebraska 12 In the Big 12 Championship, Texas edged out Nebraska 13-12, after an extra second was added on the clock which resulted in Texas being able to kick a game-winning field goal. Texas clinched a berth in the national title with a win.[61]

Conference standings[edit]

2009 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#24 Clemson x   6 2         9 5  
Boston College   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
NC State   2 6         5 7  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
#13 Georgia Tech* x   7 1         10 1  
#10 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
#19 Miami   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina*   0 4         0 5  
Duke   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   2 6         3 9  
Championship: Georgia Tech 39, Clemson 34
December 5, 2009
(vacated)
† – BCS representative as conference champion
  • North Carolina vacated 8 wins, including 4 ACC wins.
    Also, Georgia Tech's ACC Championship Game victory was vacated by the NCAA on July 14, 2011.
    Rankings from AP Poll
2009 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Cincinnati   7 0         12 1  
#25 West Virginia   5 2         9 4  
#15 Pittsburgh   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers   3 4         9 4  
Connecticut   3 4         8 5  
South Florida   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   1 6         4 8  
Syracuse   1 6         4 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
2009 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/5 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#7/7 Iowa   6 2         11 2  
#9/8 Penn State   0* 2         0* 2  
#16/16 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Northwestern   5 3         8 5  
Michigan State   4 4         6 7  
Purdue   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 9  
Michigan   1 7         5 7  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-2, 6-2) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
2009 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#14 Nebraska x   6 2         10 4  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Kansas State   4 4         6 6  
Iowa State   3 5         7 6  
Colorado   2 6         3 9  
Kansas   1 7         5 7  
South
#2 Texas x   8 0         13 1  
Oklahoma State   6 2         9 4  
#21 Texas Tech   5 3         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 7  
Baylor   1 7         4 8  

Championship: Texas 13, Nebraska 12
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
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
2009 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy           10 4  
Notre Dame           6 6  
Army           5 7  
As of December 31, 2009; Rankings from AP Poll
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
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
2009 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Oregon   8 1         10 3  
Arizona   6 3         8 5  
Oregon State   6 3         8 5  
Stanford   6 3         8 5  
#22 USC   5 4         9 4  
California   5 4         8 5  
Washington   4 5         5 7  
UCLA   3 6         7 6  
Arizona State   2 7         4 8  
Washington State   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Florida x   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x#   8 0         14 0  
#17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
#20 Ole Miss   4 4         9 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Alabama 32, Florida 13
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2009 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy   8 0         9 4  
Middle Tennessee   7 1         10 3  
Louisiana–Monroe   5 3         6 6  
Florida Atlantic   5 3         5 7  
Louisiana–Lafayette   4 4         6 6  
Arkansas State   3 5         4 8  
FIU   3 5         3 9  
North Texas   1 7         2 10  
WKU   0 8         0 12  
† – Conference champion
As of January 6, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
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

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champion Runner-up Score Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year
ACC Georgia Tech Clemson 39–34 C. J. Spiller, RB, Clemson Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Big 12 Texas Nebraska 13–12 Colt McCoy, QB, Texas Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
C-USA East Carolina Houston 38–32 Case Keenum, QB, Houston (C-USA MVP)
Joe Webb, QB, UAB (OPOY)
Bruce Miller, DE, Central Florida
MAC Central Michigan Ohio 20–10 Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan Adrian Robinson, DE, Temple
SEC Alabama Florida 32–13 Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Conference Champion Record Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year
Big East Cincinnati 12–0 (7–0) Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
Mick Williams, DT, Pittsburgh
Big Ten Ohio State 10–2 (7–1) John Clay, RB, Wisconsin Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
MWC TCU 12–0 (8–0) Andy Dalton, QB, TCU Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
Pac-10 Oregon 10–2 (8–1) Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Sun Belt Troy 9–3 (8–0) Levi Brown, QB, Troy Cardia Jackson, LB, Louisiana-Monroe
Chris McCoy, DE, Middle Tennessee
WAC Boise State 13–0 (8–0) Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State Dontay Moch, LB, Nevada

One unusual aspect of this season was that every conference in Division I FBS, even those that did not contest a championship game, had an undisputed champion. This last happened in 1983.

In July 2011, the NCAA released its findings in a 2 year investigation into allegations of a Georgia Tech player receiving $321 of clothing from a runner for an agent. While, no conclusive evidence was brought against the player, actions taken by the GT athletic department were perceived as an attempt to hinder the NCAA investigation into this offense. Despite requesting the investigation be kept a secret, the Georgia Tech AD informed Coach Paul Johnson of the investigation and the players in question found out as well. The NCAA determined that the Player should have been declared ineligible for the final three games of GT 2009 season. To punish Georgia Tech for an accused "Lack of Cooperation" and hindering the investigation, they were required to vacate the ACC Championship game win, along with other penalties. As such, there is currently no official 2009 ACC Champion. GT plans to appeal the decision.[62]

Bowl games[edit]

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Non-BCS Contests[63]
Date Game Site Teams Results
Dec 19[64] New Mexico Bowl University Stadium
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Wyoming (6–6, 4–4 MWC)
Fresno State (8–4, 6–2 WAC)
Wyoming 35
Fresno State 28 (2 OT)
St. Petersburg Bowl presented by Beef 'O' Brady's Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, FL
Rutgers (8–4, 3–4 Big East)
UCF (8–4, 6–2 C-USA)
Rutgers 45
UCF 24
Dec 20[65] R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, LA
Middle Tennessee (9–3, 7–1 Sun Belt)
Southern Miss (7–5, 5–3 C-USA)
Middle Tennessee 42
Southern Miss 32
Dec 22[66] Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
#14 BYU (10–2, 7–1 MWC)
#18 Oregon State (8–4, 6–3 Pac-10)
BYU 44
Oregon State 20
Dec 23 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
#23 Utah (9–3, 6–2 MWC)
California (8–4, 5–4 Pac-10)
Utah 37
California 27
Dec 24 Sheraton Hawaiʻi Bowl Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, HI
SMU (7–5, 6–2 C-USA)
Nevada (8–4, 7–1 WAC)
SMU 45
Nevada 10
Dec 26[67][68][69] Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Ford Field
Detroit, MI
Marshall (6–6, 4–4 C-USA)
Ohio (9–4, 7–1 MAC)
Marshall 26
Ohio 17
Meineke Car Care Bowl Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
#17 Pittsburgh (9–3, 5–2 Big East)
North Carolina (8–4, 4–4 ACC)
Pittsburgh 19
North Carolina 17
Emerald Bowl AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA
#24 USC (8–4, 5–4 Pac-10)
Boston College (8–4, 5–3 ACC)
USC 24
Boston College 13
Dec 27[70] Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl LP Field
Nashville, TN
Clemson (8–5, 6–2 ACC)
Kentucky (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
Clemson 21
Kentucky 13
Dec 28[71] Advocare V100 Independence Bowl Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA
Georgia (7–5, 4–4 SEC)
Texas A&M (6–6, 3–5 Big 12)
Georgia 44
Texas A&M 20
Dec 29[72] EagleBank Bowl RFK Stadium
Washington, DC
UCLA (6–6, 3–6 Pac-10)
Temple (9–3, 7–1 MAC)
UCLA 30
Temple 21
Champs Sports Bowl Citrus Bowl
Orlando, FL
#25 Wisconsin (9–3, 5–3 Big Ten)
#15 Miami (9–3, 5–3 ACC)
Wisconsin 20
Miami 14
Dec 30[73] Roady's Humanitarian Bowl Bronco Stadium
Boise State University
Boise, ID
Idaho (7–5, 4–4 WAC)
Bowling Green (7–5, 6–2 MAC)
Idaho 43
Bowling Green 42
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
#22 Nebraska (9–4, 6–3 Big 12)
#20 Arizona (8–4, 6–3 Pac-10)
Nebraska 33
Arizona 0
Dec 31[74] Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Air Force (7–5, 5–3 MWC)
Houston (10–3, 6–2 C–USA)
Air Force 47
Houston 20
Brut Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX
Oklahoma (7–5, 5–3 Big 12)
#21 Stanford (8–4, 6–3 Pac-10)
Oklahoma 31
Stanford 27
Texas Bowl Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
Navy (9–4)[N 1]
Missouri 13 (8–4, 4–4 Big 12)[75]
Navy 35
Missouri 13
Insight Bowl Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Iowa State (6–6, 3–5 Big 12)
Minnesota (6–6, 3–5 Big Ten)
Iowa State 14
Minnesota 13
Chick-fil-A Bowl Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA
#11 Virginia Tech (9–3, 6–2 ACC)
Tennessee (7–5, 4–4 SEC)
Virginia Tech 37
Tennessee 14
Jan 1[76] Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Auburn (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
Northwestern (8–4, 5–3 Big Ten)
Auburn 38
Northwestern 35 (OT)
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Jacksonville, FL
Florida State (6–6, 4–4 ACC)
#16 West Virginia (9–3, 5–2 Big East)
Florida State 33
West Virginia 21
Capital One Bowl Citrus Bowl
Orlando, FL
#13 Penn State (10–2, 6–2 Big Ten)
#12 LSU[77] (9–3, 5–3 SEC)
Penn State 19
LSU 17
Jan 2 International Bowl Rogers Centre
Toronto, ON, CAN
South Florida (7–5, 3–4 Big East)
Northern Illinois (7–5, 5–3 MAC)
South Florida 27
Northern Illinois 3
Papajohns.com Bowl Legion Field
Birmingham, AL
Connecticut (7–5, 3–4 Big East)
South Carolina (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
Connecticut 20
South Carolina 7
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Cowboys Stadium
Arlington, TX
Ole Miss (8–4, 4–4 SEC)
#19 Oklahoma State (9–3, 6–2 Big 12)
Ole Miss 21
Oklahoma State 7
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, TN
Arkansas (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
East Carolina (9–4, 7–1 C–USA)
Arkansas 20
East Carolina 17 (OT)
Valero Energy Alamo Bowl Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
Texas Tech (8–4, 5–3 Big 12)
Michigan State (6–6, 4–4 Big Ten)
Texas Tech 41
Michigan State 31
Jan 6 GMAC Bowl Ladd Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL
Central Michigan (11–2, 8–0 MAC)
Troy (9–3, 8–0 Sun Belt)
Central Michigan 44
Troy 41 (2OT)
Bowl Championship Series 2010 Schedule[63]
Date Game Site Teams Results
Jan 1 Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA
#8 Ohio State (10–2, 7–1 Big Ten)
#7 Oregon (10–2, 8–1 Pac-10)
Ohio State 26
Oregon 17
Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, LA
#5 Florida (12–1, 8–0 SEC)
#3 Cincinnati (12–0, 7–0 Big East)
Florida 51
Cincinnati 24
Jan 4 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ
#6 Boise State (13–0, 8–0 WAC)
#4 TCU (12–0, 8–0 MWC)
Boise State 17
TCU 10
Jan 5 FedEx Orange Bowl Dolphin Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
#10 Iowa (10–2, 6–2 Big Ten)
#9 Georgia Tech (11–2, 7–1 ACC)
Iowa 24
Georgia Tech 14
Jan 7 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA
#1 Alabama (13–0, 8–0 SEC)
#2 Texas (13–0, 8–0 Big 12)
Alabama 37
Texas 21
  1. ^ Navy won seven games to be bowl-eligible, as they are playing a 13-game schedule. They secured the bid on November 7 with a 23–21 win over Notre Dame.

Bowl Challenge Cup standings[edit]

Conference Wins Losses Games
left
Pct.
Division I FBS Independents * 1 0 0 1.000
MWC 4 1 0 .800
Big East 4 2 0 .667
SEC 6 4 0 .600
Big Ten 4 3 0 .571
Big 12 4 4 0 .500
WAC 2 2 0 .500
Sun Belt * 1 1 0 .500
ACC 3 4 0 .429
C-USA 2 4 0 .333
Pac-10 2 5 0 .286
MAC 1 4 0 .200

* Does not meet minimum game requirement of three teams needed for a conference to be eligible. (In any case, "Independent" is not a conference, rather, it is the lack of one.)

Heisman Trophy voting[edit]

The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player

Player School Position 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Mark Ingram Alabama RB 227 236 151 1304
Toby Gerhart Stanford RB 222 225 160 1276
Colt McCoy Texas QB 203 188 160 1145
Ndamukong Suh Nebraska DT 161 105 122 815
Tim Tebow Florida QB 43 70 121 390[78]

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Pre-season
School Outgoing coach Reason Replacement
Army Stan Brock Fired Rich Ellerson
Auburn Tommy Tuberville Resigned/Retired Gene Chizik[81]
Ball State Brady Hoke[82] Hired as head coach at San Diego State Stan Parrish
Boston College Jeff Jagodzinski Fired Frank Spaziani
Bowling Green Gregg Brandon Fired Dave Clawson
Clemson Tommy Bowden Resigned Dabo Swinney
Eastern Michigan Jeff Genyk Fired Ron English[83]
Iowa State Gene Chizik Hired as head coach at Auburn Paul Rhoads[84]
Kansas State Ron Prince Fired[85] Bill Snyder[86]
Miami (OH) Shane Montgomery Resigned Mike Haywood
Mississippi State Sylvester Croom Resigned Dan Mullen
New Mexico Rocky Long Resigned Mike Locksley[87]
New Mexico State Hal Mumme Fired DeWayne Walker
Oregon Mike Bellotti Promoted to Oregon athletic director[88] Chip Kelly[88]
Purdue Joe Tiller Retired[89] Danny Hope[89]
San Diego State Chuck Long Fired Brady Hoke[82]
Syracuse Greg Robinson Fired Doug Marrone[90]
Tennessee Phillip Fulmer Resigned/fired Lane Kiffin[91]
Toledo Tom Amstutz Resigned Tim Beckman[92]
Utah State Brent Guy Fired Gary Andersen
Washington Tyrone Willingham Fired Steve Sarkisian[93]
Wyoming Joe Glenn Fired Dave Christensen[94]

End of season[edit]

Note:

  • All dates in November and December were in 2009; all January dates were in 2010.
  • Incoming coaches who were the designated replacement for their predecessors are in bold italics.
End of season
School Outgoing coach Date of departure Reason Replacement Date of replacement
Akron J. D. Brookhart November 28 Fired[95] Rob Ianello[96]
Buffalo Turner Gill December 12 Hired by Kansas[97] Jeff Quinn December 21 (effective January 2)
Central Michigan Butch Jones December 16 Hired by Cincinnati[98] Dan Enos
Cincinnati Brian Kelly December 10 Hired by Notre Dame[99] Butch Jones December 16 (effective January 2)[98]
East Carolina Skip Holtz January 14 Hired by South Florida Ruffin McNeil January 21
Florida State Bobby Bowden December 1
(effective January 2)
Retired[100] Jimbo Fisher[100] December 1
(effective January 2)
Kansas Mark Mangino December 3 Resigned[101] Turner Gill[97] December 12
Kentucky Rich Brooks January 4 Retired[102] Joker Phillips January 4
Louisiana-Monroe Charlie Weatherbie November 30 Fired[103] Todd Berry[104] December 16
Louisiana Tech Derek Dooley January 15 Hired by Tennessee[105] Sonny Dykes[106] January 20
Louisville Steve Kragthorpe November 28 Fired[107] Charlie Strong[108] December 9
Marshall Mark Snyder November 29 Resigned[109] Doc Holliday[110] December 17 (effective December 27)
Memphis Tommy West November 9
(effective November 27)
Fired[111] Larry Porter[112] November 29
Notre Dame Charlie Weis November 30 Fired[113] Brian Kelly[99] December 10
San Jose State Dick Tomey November 17
(effective December 5)
Retired[114] Mike MacIntyre December 17
South Florida Jim Leavitt January 8 Fired[115] Skip Holtz[116] January 14
Tennessee Lane Kiffin January 12 Hired by USC[117] Derek Dooley January 15
Texas Tech Mike Leach December 30 Fired[118] Tommy Tuberville[119] January 10
UNLV Mike Sanford November 17
(effective November 28)
Fired[120] Bobby Hauck
USC Pete Carroll January 9 Hired by Seattle Seahawks[121] Lane Kiffin January 12
Virginia Al Groh November 29 Fired[122] Mike London[123] December 7
Western Kentucky David Elson November 9
(effective December 3)
Fired[124] Willie Taggart[125] November 29
(effective December 3)

On December 26, Florida head coach Urban Meyer announced his resignation due to health concerns, effective after the Gators' Sugar Bowl appearance.[126] However, Meyer had a change of heart and announced the following day that he would instead take an indefinite leave of absence, and expected to be back coaching by the start of the 2010 season. Offensive coordinator Steve Addazio took over Meyer's duties in his absence.[127] Meyer returned from his self-imposed leave in time for Florida's 2010 spring practice.[128]

See also[edit]


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