2009 FIU Golden Panthers football team

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2009 FIU Golden Panthers football
Florida International University FIU logo.svg
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2009 record 3–9 (3–5 SBC)
Head coach Mario Cristobal (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Legg
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Phil Galiano
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium FIU Stadium
(Capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
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

The 2009 FIU Golden Panthers football team represented Florida International University in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Mario Cristobal and played their homes games at the on-campus FIU Stadium. The Golden Panthers finished the season 3–9 and 3–5 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 7:00 p.m. at No. 4 Alabama* Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN360 L 14–40   92,012[1]
September 19 5:00 p.m. at Rutgers* Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN360 L 15–23   45,273[2]
September 26 7:00 p.m. Toledo* FIU StadiumMiami, FL L 31–41   11,047[3]
October 3 3:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA L 35–48   17,610[4]
October 10 7:00 p.m. at Western Kentucky Houchens Industries - L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY W 37–20   13,574[5]
October 17 7:00 p.m. Troy FIU Stadium • Miami, FL L 33–42   10,142[6]
October 24 7:00 p.m. at Arkansas State ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR L 10–27   18,779[7]
October 31 12:00 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette FIU Stadium • Miami, FL W 20–17 OT  8,593[8]
November 7 4:30 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN L 21–48   17,808[9]
November 14 7:00 p.m. North Texas FIU Stadium • Miami, FL W 35–28   11,128[10]
November 21 12:30 p.m. at No. 1 Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 3–62   90,473[11]
December 5 7:00 p.m. Florida Atlantic FIU Stadium • Miami, FL (Shula Bowl VIII) CSS L 21–28   10,108[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 7 7 0 0 14
Alabama 10 10 6 14 40

Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 0 0 0 15 15
Rutgers 3 10 0 10 23

Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Toledo 14 3 7 17 41
FIU 0 3 14 14 31

Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 7 7 14 7 35
Louisiana-Monroe 0 24 14 10 48

Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 10 7 13 7 37
Western Kentucky 0 7 7 6 20

Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Troy 7 21 14 0 42
FIU 0 20 0 13 33

Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 0 0 3 7 10
Arkansas State 7 0 10 10 27

Louisiana-Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Louisiana-Lafayette 7 7 0 3 0 17
FIU 7 3 0 7 3 20

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 0 7 14 0 21
Middle Tennessee 17 17 0 14 48

North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 14 14 0 0 28
FIU 14 0 7 14 35

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 0 3 0 0 3
#1 Florida 14 21 14 13 62

Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FAU 7 7 0 14 28
FIU 0 7 7 7 21

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Current Title Years at
FIU
Alma mater
Mario Cristobal Head Coach 2006 - Miami
Bill Legg Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
2008 - West Virginia
Phil Galiano Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers
2007 - Shippensburg
Apollo Wright Special Teams Coordinator 2001 - Wagner College
Mike Cassano Assistant Head Coach
Running Backs/Recruiting
2006 - New Hampshire
Cary Godette Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Line
2009 - East Carolina
Greg Laffere Assistant Head Coach
Offensive Line
2005 - Miami
Alex Mirabal Assistant Head Coach
Tight Ends
2006 - FIU
Frank Ponce Assistant Head Coach
Wide Receivers
2005 - FIU
Jeff Popovich Assistant Head Coach
Secondary
2006 - Miami
Roderick Moore Strength &
Conditioning Coach
- -
Chris Siegle Graduate Assistant Coach 2005 - -
Dennis Smith Graduate Assistant Coach 2006 - Miami

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Toledo Rockets vs. FIU Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Troy Trojans vs. FIU Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs. FIU Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ "North Texas Mean Green vs. FIU Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Florida Gators Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Florida Atlantic Owls vs. FIU Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010.