2009 Toledo Rockets football team

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2009 Toledo Rockets football
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Conference Mid-American Conference West
2009 record 5–7 (3–5 MAC)
Head coach Tim Beckman
Home stadium Glass Bowl
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
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

The 2009 Toledo Rockets football team represented The University of Toledo during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season and as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division. The team was coached by Tim Beckman and played their homes game in the Glass Bowl. The finished with a record of 5–7 (3–5 MAC).

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 12:00 p.m. at Purdue* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN L 31–52   47,551[1]
September 11 9:00 p.m. Colorado* Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN W 54–38   20,082[2]
September 19 12:00 p.m. vs. #11 Ohio State* Cleveland Browns StadiumCleveland, OH (Patriot Bowl) ESPN+ L 0–38   71,727[3]
September 26 7:00 p.m. at Florida International* FIU StadiumMiami, FL W 41–31   11,047[4]
October 3 12:00 p.m. at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN+ W 37–30   14,140[5]
October 10 7:00 p.m. Western Michigan Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH L 26–58   18,029[6]
October 17 7:00 p.m. Northern Illinois Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH W 20–19   17,012[7]
October 24 7:00 p.m. Temple Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH L 24–40   16,334[8]
October 31 3:30 p.m. at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH ONN L 24–31   8,757[9]
November 11 8:00 p.m. at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPN2 L 28–56   18,310[10]
November 20 7:00 p.m. Eastern Michigan Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH W 47–21   9,967[11]
November 27 2:00 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH (Battle of I-75) L 24–38   14,075[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Roster[edit]

As of 2009-08-21[14]

Wide Receivers

  • 11 Youngs, Cielan - Redshirt Freshman
  • 7 Stafford, Kenny - Sophomore
  • 10 Pasquale, David - Redshirt Freshman
  • 12 Page, Eric - Freshman
  • 24 Thomas, Adonis - Sophomore
  • 26 Davidson, Jimmy - Redshirt Freshman
  • 47 Rogers, Matt - Redshirt Freshman
  • 80 Cortazzo, Tim - Sophomore
  • 83 Bellinger, Julian - Freshman
  • 84 Gaymon, Sam - Redshirt Freshman
  • 85 Bailey, Robin - Senior
  • 87 Williams, Edward - Freshman
  • 88 Williams, Stephen - Senior

Offensive Line

  • 50 Garrett, Buster - Senior
  • 60 Lindeman, A.J. - Sophomore
  • 62 Meenan, Chris - Junior
  • 65 Cole, Nate - Junior
  • 68 DeWalt, Jared - Senior
  • 69 Kowalski, Kevin - Junior
  • 70 Morookian, John - Sophomore
  • 71 Farr, Danny - Redshirt Freshman
  • 73 Rubin, Matt - Sophomore
  • 74 VanDerMeulen, Mike - Sophomore
  • 75 Bell, Manny - Freshman
  • 76 Gewont, Jan - Sophomore
  • 77 Kerin, Zac - Freshman
  • 78 Manley, Phillipkeith - Sophomore
  • 79 Farha, Fadi - Redshirt Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 81 Burzine, Tom - Senior
  • 82 Fought, Matt - Junior
  • 86 Noble, Danny - Sophomore
  • 94 Jones, Jerome - Sophomore
  • 95 Strait, Jared - Redshirt Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

  • 2 Owens, Terrance - Freshman
  • 4 Dantin, Austin - Freshman
  • 1 Opelt, Aaron - Senior
  • 14 Pettee, Alex - Junior

Running Backs

  • 6 Walker, Jake - Sophomore
  • 22 Collins, DaJuane - Senior
  • 23 Williams, Morgan - Sophomore
  • 27 Reeves, Darius - Freshman
  • 29 Bush, Johnnie - Sophomore

Defensive Line

  • 23 Fatinikun, T.J. - Freshman
  • 30 Pike, Ben - Freshman
  • 40 Johnson, Alex - Junior
  • 41 Shumaker, Matt - Senior
  • 46 Keighley, Hank - Sophomore
  • 51 Willis, Terrell - Junior
  • 52 Lamb, Johnathan - Sophomore
  • 56 Summers, Derrick - Senior
  • 58 Westbrook, Douglas - Junior
  • 89 Constant, Skylaar - Senior
  • 92 Steele, Ben - Freshman
  • 94 Roberts, Johnie - Unknown
  • 96 Washington, Levone - Sophomore
  • 97 Riley, Malcolm - Sophomore
  • 98 Hill, Maurice - Senior
  • 84x Smith, Christian - Freshman
 

Linebackers

  • 32 Molls, Dan - Freshman
  • 33 Quinn, Daris - Senior
  • 36 McIntosh, Damien - Sophomore
  • 38 Bell, Robert - Freshman
  • 42 Donald, Archie - Junior
  • 48 Brudzinski, Beau - Senior

Defensive Backs

  • 3 Marrow, Desmond - Junior
  • 5 Swanson, Daxton - Freshman
  • 8 Church, Barry - Senior
  • 9 Veal, Kenny - Sophomore
  • 13 Washington, Anthony - Sophomore
  • 19 Bates, Joe - Senior
  • 20 Faison, Chris - Senior
  • 21 Ashwood, Andreas - Sophomore
  • 26 Best, Byron - Freshman
  • 31 Shuler, Joe - Junior
  • 34 Richmond, Lester - Senior
  • 35 King, Anthony - Junior
  • 37 Atkins, Walter - Senior
  • 43 Singer, Mark - Sophomore
  • 44 Pree, Drey'Lon - Junior
  • 45 Ballard, Isaiah - Sophomore
  • 47 Veasley-Pettis, Myshan - Junior
  • 49 Anderson, Terrell - Sophomore
  • 11x Steele, Richard - Freshman
  • 26x Schebek, Joe - Redshirt Freshman
  • 29x Robinson, Jermaine - Freshman

Punters

  • 2 Claus, Bill - Sophomore

Kickers

  • 3 Casano, Ryan - Sophomore
  • 8 Weber, Andrew - Sophomore
  • 25 Brodbeck, Brett - Junior
  • 85 Steigerwald, Alex - Senior

Long Snapper

  • 93 McHugh, Colin - Sophomore
† Starter at position     * Injured; will not play in 2009.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at school
Tim Beckman Head Coach 1st
Mike Ward Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Run Coordinator
Linebackers Coach
1st
Matt Campbell Offensive Run-Game Coordinator
Offensive Line Coach
1st
Jason Candle Slot Receivers
Tight Ends Coach
1st
Steven Clinkscale Cornerbacks Coach 1st
Alex Golesh Running Backs Coach
Recruiting Coordinator
1st
Jason Nichols Outside Receivers Coach 1st
Paul Nichols Defensive Pass Coordinator
Safeties Coach
1st
Elo Rasheed Defensive Line Coach 1st
Scott Satterfield Passing Coordinator
Quarterbacks Coach
1st

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Game notes[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 14 7 10 31
Boilermakers 14 17 14 7 52

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 13:48 PUR Bolden 78-yard run (Wiggs kick) 7-0 PUR
  • 04:14 PUR Taylor 43-yard run (Wiggs kick) 14-0 PUR

2nd Quarter

  • 13:53 PUR Smith 11-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick) 21-0 PUR
  • 11:17 TOLEDO Youngs 34-yard pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick) 21-7 PUR
  • 05:40 TOLEDO Williams 9-yard pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick) 21-14 PUR
  • 01:25 PUR Carlos 24-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick) 28-14 PUR
  • 00:00 PUR Wiggs 59-yard field goal 31-14 PUR

3rd Quarter

  • 12:05 PUR Taylor 1-yard run (Wiggs kick) 38-14 PUR
  • 08:09 PUR Edison 15-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick) 45-14 PUR
  • 04:41 TOLEDO Collins 5-yard run (Steigerwald kick) 45-21 PUR

4th Quarter

  • 11:37 TOLEDO Steigerwald 48-yard field goal 45-24 PUR
  • 06:36 TOLEDO Williams 42-yard pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick) 45-31 PUR
  • 02:27 PUR Bolden 14-yard run (Wiggs kick) 52-31 PUR


Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 3 21 14 38
Rockets 13 10 14 17 54

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 07:18 TOLEDO Noble 8-yard pass from Opelt (Claus pass failed) 6-0 TOLEDO
  • 03:00 TOLEDO Youngs 70-yard pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick) 13-0 TOLEDO

2nd Quarter

  • 13:31 CU Goodman 32-yard field goal 13-3 TOLEDO
  • 09:59 TOLEDO Steigerwald 50-yard field goal 16-3 TOLEDO
  • 00:36 TOLEDO Opelt 27-yard run (Steigerwald kick) 23-3 TOLEDO

3rd Quarter

  • 12:36 TOLEDO Stafford 26-yard pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick) 30-3 TOLEDO
  • 07:26 CU McKnight 4-yard pass from Hawkins (Goodman kick) 30-10 TOLEDO
  • 04:51 TOLEDO Burzine 23-yard pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick) 30-10 TOLEDO
  • 01:43 CU Espinoza 5-yard pass from Hawkins (Goodman kick) 37-17 TOLEDO
  • 01:23 CU Geer 4-yard pass from Hawkins (Goodman kick) 37-24 TOLEDO

4th Quarter

  • 14:10 TOLEDO Opelt 61-yard run (Steigerwald kick) 44-24 TOLEDO
  • 08:41 TOLEDO Collins 23-yard run (Steigerwald kick) 51-24 TOLEDO
  • 04:01 TOLEDO Steigerwald 43-yard field goal 54-24 TOLEDO
  • 02:56 CU Devenny 18-yard pass from Hawkins (Goodman kick) 54-31 TOLEDO
  • 01:53 CU Hawkins 12-yard run (Goodman kick) 54-38 TOLEDO


Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buckeyes 14 10 7 7 38
Rockets 0 0 0 0 0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 13:13 OSU Sanzenbacher 76-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 7-0 OSU
  • 05:51 OSU Sanzenbacher 18-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 14-0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 12:31 OSU Herron 4-yard run (Pettrey kick) 21-0 OSU
  • 00:00 OSU Pettrey 47-yard field goal 24-0 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 07:59 OSU Pryor 1-yard run (Pettrey kick) 31-0 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 07:10 OSU Posey 4-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 38-0 OSU


Florida International[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 14 3 7 17 41
Golden Panthers 0 3 14 14 31


Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 23 37
Cardinals 6 7 3 14 30


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 20 21 10 7 58
Rockets 6 6 7 7 26

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 13:51 WMU White 54-yard pass from Hiller (Potter kick) 7-0 WMU
  • 10:59 WMU White 19-yard pass from Hiller (Potter kick) 14-0 WMU
  • 09:54 WMU Nunez 12-yard pass from West (Potter kick failed) 20-0 WMU
  • 08:20 TOLEDO Steigerwald 21-yard field goal 20-3 WMU
  • 02:33 TOLEDO Steigerwald 40-yard field goal 20-6 WMU

2nd Quarter

  • 14:49 WMU West 15-yard run (Potter kick) 27-6 WMU
  • 12:03 WMU Nunez 2-yard pass from Hiller (Potter kick) 34-6 WMU
  • 04:59 WMU West 19-yard run (Potter kick) 41-6 WMU
  • 00:08 TOLEDO Page 6-yard pass from Dantin (Claus pass failed) 41-12 WMU

3rd Quarter

  • 14:36 WMU West 70-yard run (Potter kick) 48-12 WMU
  • 06:14 WMU Potter 37-yard field goal 51-12 WMU
  • 00:16 TOLEDO Williams 18-yard pass from Dantin (Steigerwald kick) 51-19 WMU

4th Quarter

  • 06:12 TOLEDO Shumaker 8-yard pass from Dantin (Steigerwald kick) 51-26 WMU
  • 04:58 WMU Thompson 29-yard run (Potter kick) 58-26 WMU


Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 6 7 6 19
Rockets 7 7 0 6 20


Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 13 10 10 7 40
Rockets 7 10 0 7 24

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • 11:43 TEMPLE Campbell 11-yard pass from Charlton (McManus kick blocked) 6-0 TEMPLE
  • 6:49 TEMPLE Pierce 1-yard run (McManus kick) 13-0 TEMPLE
  • 6:36 TOLEDO Williams 85 yards kickoff return (Steigerwald kick) 13-7 TEMPLE

2nd Quarter

  • 12:58 TEMPLE Pierce 39-yard run (McManus kick) 20-7 TEMPLE
  • 9:58 TEMPLE McManus 30-yard field goal 23-7 TEMPLE
  • 6:16 TOLEDO Steigerwald 48-yard field goal 23-10 TEMPLE
  • 0:38 TOLEDO Collins 6-yard run (Steigerwald kick) 23-17 TEMPLE

3rd Quarter

  • 9:26 TEMPLE Pierce 2-yard run (McManus kick) 30-17 TEMPLE
  • 4:16 TEMPLE McManus 29-yard field goal 33-17 TEMPLE

4th Quarter

  • 11:00 TEMPLE Harper 36-yard pass from Charlton 40-17 TEMPLE
  • 3:02 TOLEDO Youngs 27-yard pass from Pettee (Steigerwald kick) 40-24 TEMPLE


Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 0 17 0 24
RedHawks 7 17 7 0 31


Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 14 28
Chippewas 7 28 14 7 56


Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 14 7 0 21
Rockets 3 23 7 14 47


Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 14 3 7 24
Falcons 24 0 0 14 38



References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Toledo Rockets Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Toledo Rockets vs. FIU Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
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  12. ^ "Toledo Rockets vs. Bowling Green Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
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  14. ^ "Numerical Roster". Toledo Football: Proud Tradition, New Era. UTRockets.com. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  15. ^ "The Coaching Staff". Rocket Football: Proud Tradition. New Era. UTRockets.com. pp. 33–48. Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-27.