2009 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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2009 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
2009 record 5–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Dan Mullen (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Les Koenning (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread option
Defensive coordinator Carl Torbush (1st year)
Home stadium Davis Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 55,082)
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Florida x%   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x$#   8 0         14 0  
#17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
#20 Ole Miss   4 4         9 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Alabama 32, Florida 13
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Mississippi State has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since the league's inception in 1932, and has participated in that conference's Western Division since 1992. The Bulldogs played their home games in 2009 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi, which has been MSU football's home stadium since 1914.

Head coach Sylvester Croom resigned at the end of the 2008 season. The position was filled by former Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, making this Mullen's first stint as a head coach. The Bulldogs finished the season 5–7 (3–5 SEC). The NCAA rated MSU's 2009 schedule as the toughest in the country and the 2nd toughest in the past 10 years. [1]

On November 30, 2009, Mississippi State running back Anthony Dixon was awarded the Conerly Trophy as the best college football player in the State of Mississippi. He joined previous MSU Conerly Trophy winners J.J. Johnson and Jerious Norwood.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 2:30 p.m. Jackson State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS ESPNU W 45–7   54,232[2]
September 12 6:00 p.m. at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SECRN L 24–49   85,269[3]
September 19 6:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SECRN W 15–3   31,840[4]
September 26 11:21 a.m. No. 7 LSU Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) SECN L 26–30   53,612[5]
October 3 6:30 p.m. No. 25 Georgia Tech* Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS CSS L 31–42   50,035[6]
October 10 11:30 a.m. Houston*dagger Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPNU L 24–31   48,019[7]
October 17 11:30 a.m. at Middle Tennessee* Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN ESPNU W 27–6   23,882[8]
October 24 6:30 p.m. No. 1 Florida Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN L 19–29   57,178[9]
October 31 6:00 p.m. at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Rivalry) SECRN W 31–24   67,953[10]
November 14 6:00 p.m. No. 2 Alabama Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN L 3–31   58,103[11]
November 21 11:21 a.m. at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR SECN L 21–42   55,634[12]
November 28 11:21 a.m. No. 25 Ole Miss Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS (Egg Bowl) SECN W 41–27   55,365[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll as released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule Source: [14]

Depth chart[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi State 21 30 31 28 110
Opponents 27 20 21 21 89

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Passing[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Defense[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Dan Mullen - Head Coach (0 Years)
  • Mark Hudspeth - Passing Game Coordinator (0 Years)
  • John Hevesy
  • Tony Hughes
  • Greg Knox
  • Les Koenning
  • Melvin Smith
  • Reed Stringer (6 Years)
  • Carl Torbush - Defensive Coordinator
  • David Turner (3 Years)
  • Matt Balis - Head Strength Coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/2009/Internet/toughest%20schedule/fbs_9games_cumm.pdf
  2. ^ "Jackson State Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldgos Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2010. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Houston Cougars vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Florida Gators vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Mississippi Rebels vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  14. ^ Mississippi State Football - 2009 Schedule
  15. ^ http://www.mstateathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16800&KEY=&ATCLID=1158174&SPID=10997&SPSID=93454
  16. ^ http://www.mstateathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16800&KEY=&ATCLID=1158174&SPID=10997&SPSID=93454