2009 Villanova Wildcats football team

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2009 Villanova Wildcats football
Division I FCS National Championship
CAA Co-Championship
Lambert Cup Winner
ECAC Team of the Year
Conference Colonial Athletic Association South
Ranking
Sports Network #1
FCS Coaches #1
2009 record 14–1 (7–1 CAA)
Head coach Andy Talley (25th year)
Offensive coordinator Sam Venuto (11th year)
Defensive coordinator Mark Reardon (5th year)
Home stadium Villanova Stadium
(Capacity: 12,000)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#7 New Hampshire x^   6 2         10 3  
Maine   4 4         5 6  
Hofstra   3 5         5 6  
UMass   3 5         5 6  
Northeastern   3 5         3 8  
Rhode Island   0 8         1 10  
South
#1 Villanova x§^   7 1         14 1  
#5 Richmond x§^   7 1         11 2  
#4 William & Mary ^   6 2         11 3  
Delaware   4 4         6 5  
James Madison   4 4         6 5  
Towson   1 7         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
x – Division champion/co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2009 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I FCS college football season. They played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania. They were co-champions of the Colonial Athletic Association and advanced to the National Championship game where they defeated Montana 23–21. They finished with a record of 14–1, 7–1 in CAA play. It was their first national championship for football.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM at Temple* #5 Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Mayor's Cup) W 27–24   27,759
September 10 7:00 PM Lehigh* #3 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA FCS W 38–17   8,811
September 19 7:00 PM Penn* #2 Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA TCN W 14–3   14,876
September 26 3:30 PM Northeastern #2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA TCN W 56–7   11,119
October 3 3:30 PM #5 William & Mary #2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA Versus W 28–17   8,217
October 10 12:00 PM at #5 New Hampshire #2 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH L 24–28   14,811
October 17 3:30 PM at #16 James Madison #6 Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA TCN W 27–0   16,037
October 24 3:30 PM Rhode Islanddagger #4 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 36–7   5,517
November 7 3:30 PM at #1 Richmond #4 UR StadiumRichmond, VA CSN W 21–20   11,667
November 14 1:00 PM at Towson #2 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD W 49–7   5,339
November 21 3:30 PM at #25 Delaware #2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (Battle of the Blue) TCN W 30–12   12,073
November 28 12:00 PM #17 Holy Cross* #2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (FCS First Round) W 38–28   4,319
December 5 3:30 PM #10 New Hampshire* #2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (FCS Quarterfinals) CSN W 46–7   2,661
December 11 8:00 PM #6 William & Mary* #2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (FCS Semifinals) ESPN2 W 14–13   4,171
December 18 8:00 PM vs. #1 Montana* #2 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (FCS National Championship) ESPN2 W 23–21   14,328
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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