2009 South Florida Bulls football team

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2009 South Florida Bulls football
USF Bulls Wordmark.png
International Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
2009 record 8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Jim Leavitt
Offensive coordinator Mike Canales
Defensive coordinator Joe Tresey
Home stadium Raymond James Stadium
(Capacity: 65,857 grass)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
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

The 2009 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Their head coach was Jim Leavitt, and they played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The 2009 college football season was only the 13th season overall for the Bulls, and their fifth season in the Big East Conference. The Bulls finished the season 8–5 (3–4 Big East) and won the International Bowl 27–3 against Northern Illinois.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 PM Wofford* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL BHSN W 40–7   40,360[1]
September 12 7:30 PM at Western Kentucky* Houchens Industries Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY Big East Network W 35–13   20,568[2]
September 19 7:00 PM Charleston Southern* Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL W 59–0   38,798[3]
September 26 12:00 PM at #25 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPNU W 17–7   83,524[4]
October 3 12:00 PM at Syracuse #23 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY Big East Network W 34–20   40,147[5]
October 15 7:30 PM #9 Cincinnati #21 Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN L 17–34   63,976[6]
October 24 12:00 PM at #19 Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA Big East Network L 14–41   50,019[7]
October 30 8:00 PM #20 West Virginia Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2 W 30–19   56,328[8]
November 12 7:30 PM at Rutgers #24 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN L 0–31   48,057[9]
November 21 12:00 PM Louisvilledagger Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL Big East Network W 34–22   49,388[10]
November 28 3:30 PM #21 Miami (FL)* Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ABC/ESPN L 10–31   66,469[11]
December 5 8:00 PM at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN2 L 27–29   35,624[12]
January 2 12:00 PM vs. Northern Illinois Rogers CentreToronto, ON (International Bowl) ESPN2 W 27–3   22,185[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV RV 23 21 RV NR RV 23 NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 RV NR RV 24 NR RV NR NR NR 
Harris Not released RV 24 21 24 RV RV 23 RV RV NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR 25 24 NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wofford Terriers vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. September 5, 2009. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Box Score". ESPN. September 12, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Charleston Southern Buccaneers Box Score". ESPN. September 19, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". ESPN. September 26, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange Box Score". ESPN. October 3, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. October 15, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Box Score". ESPN. October 24, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. October 30, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN. November 12, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. November 21, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. November 28, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  12. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Connecticut Huskies Box Score". ESPN. December 5, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN. January 2, 2010. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Football - 2009 Schedule & Results". University of South Florida. Retrieved July 31, 2009.