2009 CIS football season
|2009 CIS football season|
|Duration||August 29, 2009 – October 31, 2009|
|Start date||October 31, 2009|
|Hardy Cup||Calgary Dinos|
|Yates Cup||Queen's Golden Gaels|
|Dunsmore Cup||Laval Rouge et Or|
|Loney Bowl||Saint Mary's Huskies|
|Mitchell Bowl||Queen's Golden Gaels|
|Uteck Bowl||Calgary Dinos|
|Date||November 28, 2009|
|Site||PEPS, Quebec City, Quebec|
|Champions||Queen's Golden Gaels|
The 2009 CIS football season began on August 29, 2009, and concluded its campaign with the 45th Vanier Cup national championship on November 28 at PEPS stadium in Quebec City, Quebec. Twenty-seven universities across Canada compete in CIS football, the highest level of amateur play in Canadian football, under the auspices of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The Queen's Golden Gaels defeated the Calgary Dinos 33-31 in the Vanier Cup to claim the 2009 national championship and their fourth in school history.
The regular-season schedule began early with a single Canada West Universities Athletic Association game in week one on Saturday, August 23, between the UBC Thunderbirds and the Simon Fraser Clan at Thunderbird Stadium in Greater Vancouver. The Ontario University Athletics, Quebec University Football League, and remaining CWUAA teams got underway the following week during the Labour Day weekend, and the Atlantic University Sport conference began their matches the week following that.
Awards and records
- Hec Crighton Trophy – Erik Glavic, Calgary
- Presidents' Trophy – Cory Greenwood, Concordia
- Russ Jackson Award – Thomas Hall, Manitoba
- J. P. Metras Trophy – Matt Morencie, Windsor
- Peter Gorman Trophy – Linden Gaydosh, Calgary
- Erik Glavic, QB, Calgary
- Pascal Fils, RB, Sherbrooke
- Matt Walter, RB, Calgary
- Nathan Coehoorn, WR, Calgary
- Akeem Foster, WR, St. Francis Xavier
- Gary Ross, IR, Mount Allison
- Scott Valberg, IR, Queen's
- Matt Morencie, C, Windsor
- Matthew O'Donnell, OT, Queen's
- David Bouchard, OT, Laval
- Justin Glover, G, McMaster
- Pascal Baillargeon, G, Laval
- Jean-Philippe Gilbert, DT, Laval
- Gregory Alexandre, DT, Montreal
- Mathieu Brossard, DE, Montreal
- Osie Ukwuoma, DE, Queen's
- Cory Greenwood, LB, Corcordia
- John Surla, LB, Western Ontario
- Henoc Muamba, LB, St. Francis Xavier
- Anthony DesLauriers, FS, Simon Fraser
- Maxime Bérubé, HB, Laval
- James Savoie, HB, Guelph
- Olivier Turcotte-Létourneau, CB, Laval
- Jim Allin, CB, Queen's
- Special Teams
- Hugh O'Neill, P, Alberta
- Perri Scarcelli, K, Regina
- Dillon Heap, RET, Wilfrid Laurier
- Michael Faulds, QB, Western Ontario
- Nathan Riva, RB, Western Ontario
- Nick FitzGibbon, RB, Guelph
- Julian Feoli Gudino, WR, Laval
- Cyril Adjeitey, WR, Ottawa
- Anthony Parker, IR, Calgary
- Cory Watson, IR, Concordia
- Derek Weber, C, Saint Mary's
- Kristian Matte, OT, Concordia
- Kirby Fabien, OT, Calgary
- Terriss Paliwoda, G, Alberta
- Matthew Norman, G, Western Ontario
- Sébastien Tétreault, DT, Ottawa
- Eddie Steele, DT, Manitoba
- Craig Gerbrandt, DE, Alberta
- David Skillen, DE, St. Francis Xavier
- Andrea Bonaventura, LB, Calgary
- Tommy Lynch, LB, St. Francis Xavier
- Giancarlo Rapanaro, LB, Wilfrid Laurier
- Courtney Stephen, FS, Wilfrid Laurier
- Mike Miller, HB, Acadia
- Mark Holden, HB, Saint Mary's
- Grant Shaw, CB, Saskatchewan
- Dylan Hollohan, CB, St. Francis Xavier
- Special Teams
- Christopher Milo, P, Laval
- Justin Palardy, K, Saint Mary's
- Gary Ross, RET, Mount Allison
As of October 1, 2009[update], three active CIS quarterbacks were climbing the top ten career passing records. Danny Brannagan of Queen's Golden Gaels was in fifth place for both all-time 9,236 career passing yards and 71 touchdowns. Michael Faulds of Western Mustangs was in sixth place just behind Brannagan with 9,137 career passing yards and Justin Dunk, of the Guelph Gryphons was seventh with 9,093 passing yards. In their rivalry game on October 17, 2009, both Brannagan and Faulds became only the second and third players, respectively, to pass for over 10,000 yards in their career. Faulds would eventually pass Brannagan and claim the title of All-Time Passing Leader, totaling 10,811 career yards, as well as the CIS single-season passing record with 3,033 yards. Brannagan would have to settle with second on the all-time list after a disappointing final game of the season left him with 10,714 for his career.
McGill wide receiver Charles-Antoine Sinotte was in eighth place on the career receptions list with 172 catches, and working towards reaching the record of 194 catches that former Redmen teammate Erik Galas set in the 2008 CIS football season.
Saskatchewan Huskies kicker Grant Shaw, kicked a 55 yard field goal on October 17 against Manitoba, to tie a Canada West record for longest field goal. It was two yards shy of the all-time CIS record of 57 yards.
Regular season standings
|Alberta Golden Bears||NR||NR||NR||NR||13||11||16||14||NR||NR||NR|
|Laurier Golden Hawks||7||7||6||8||8||8||12||12||11||8||7|
|Laval Rouge et Or||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||2||1||1||1|
|Mount Allison Mounties||19||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Queen's Golden Gaels||8||8||7||6||5||4||4||4||2||4||4|
|Saint Mary's Huskies||5||5||4||9||9||9||8||8||7||6||6|
|Sherbrooke Vert et Or||14||13||12||14||12||13||NR||NR||12||14||14|
|Simon Fraser Clan||11||11||10||NR||11||NR||17||NR||14||NR||NR|
|St. Francis Xavier X-Men||13||14||N||7||7||6||6||6||9||11||10|
|Toronto Varsity Blues||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
Ranks in italics are teams not ranked in the top 10 poll but received votes. NR = Not Ranked, received no votes.
The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2009, according to the rotating schedule, the Dunsmore Cup Quebec championship team will meet the Ontario conference's Yates Cup champion for the Mitchell Bowl. The winners of the Canada West conference Hardy Trophy travel to the Atlantic conference Loney Bowl champions for the Uteck Bowl.
The Canada West play-offs start with the top four placed teams from the regular season, with the top placed team hosting the fourth place and the second place team hosting the third placed. The winners of those semi-finals then compete for the Hardy Cup championship who then travels to the Atlantic champion for a national semi-final game.
The Quebec play-offs similarly play-off the top four placed teams with the Dunsmore Cup champions moving on to compete for the Mitchell Bowl against the Ontario champions.
The Ontario conference starts out with the top six placed teams from the regular season. The third placed team hosts the sixth place team and the fourth placed team host the team in fifth place. The winners then take on the top two placed teams in the conference semi-finals and the semi-final champions compete for the Yates Cup. The Ontario champions, in 2009, host the Quebec conference champions for the Mitchell Bowl national semi-final game.
The Atlantic conference play-offs the second and third placed teams to determine who plays the first place team at the Loney Bowl for the Jewett Trophy. The Atlantic winner then hosts the Canada West champion to meet in the Uteck Bowl national semi-final.
|Conference Quarter-finals||Conference Semi-finals||Conference Championships||National Semi-finals||45th Vanier Cup|
|Alberta Golden Bears||13|
|Saint Mary's Huskies||14|
|St. Francis Xavier X-Men||33|
|St. Francis Xavier X-Men||22|
|Saint Mary's Huskies||31|
|Queen's Golden Gaels||33|
|Laval Rouge et Or||31|
|Laval Rouge et Or||63|
|Laval Rouge et Or||30|
|Guelph Gryphons||18||Queen's Golden Gaels||33|
|Western Ontario Mustangs||37||Western Ontario Mustangs||26|
|Laurier Golden Hawks||16|
|Western Ontario Mustangs||39|
|McMaster Marauders||27||Queen's Golden Gaels||43|
|Ottawa Gee-Gees||15||McMaster Marauders||6|
|Queen's Golden Gaels||32|
- "Laval leads the way in CIS preseason football rankings". TSN.ca. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/2009-10/releases/20091126-awards CIS football: Glavic captures second Hec Crighton, makes CIS history
- http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/2009-10/releases/20091126-allcdns CIS football: 10 all-Canadians to face off in Desjardins Vanier Cup
- "National records chase update (#4)". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "INSTANT CLASSIC LIVES UP TO BILLING ON UNIVERSITY RUSH". Ontario University Athletics. 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- "Faulds Becomes All-Time Leading Passer In Win Over Varsity Blues". Ontario University Athletics. 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Huskies' Shaw booms his way into Canada West record book
- UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#1) - Reigning champion Laval opens 2009 season at No. 1
- UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#2): Laval still No. 1, opens season on Sunday
- UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#3): No. 1-Laval rolls over Concordia in opener
- UFRC/CIS Top 10 – Week Four
- UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#5): No. 1 Laval extends winning streak to 15
- UFRC/CIS Top 10 – Sept. 29
- CIS Top 10 (#7): Montreal moves up to No. 1
- UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#8): No. 5-Western to face No. 4-Queen’s for OUA lead
- UFRC - CIS Football Top 10 (#9): Laval returns to No. 1
- UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#10): Laval remains No. 1, Calgary up to No. 2
- UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#11 - FINAL): Laval tops final rankings of 2009
- "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from Canada West". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from the QUFL". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from the OUA". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from the AUS". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- Vanier Cup official website
- 2009 Vanier Cup Media Kit
- CIS football website
- University Football Reporters of Canada
2008 CIS football season
|CIS football seasons||Succeeded by
2010 CIS football season