2009 Northern Iowa Panthers football team

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2009 Northern Iowa Panthers football
UNI wordmark.png
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 18[1]
FCS Coaches No. 18[2]
2009 record 7–4 (5–3 MVC)
Head coach Mark Farley (9th season)
Home stadium UNI-Dome (16,324 capacity)
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Southern Illinois $^   8 0         11 2  
#11 South Dakota St. ^   7 1         8 3  
#18 Northern Iowa   5 3         7 4  
Illinois State   5 3         6 5  
Missouri State   4 4         6 5  
Youngstown State   4 4         6 5  
North Dakota State   2 6         3 8  
Indiana State   1 7         1 10  
Western Illinois   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2009 Northern Iowa Panthers football team represented the University of Northern Iowa in the 2009 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The previous year's team finished tied for first (of nine) in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVC). The team was coached by Mark Farley and played their home games in the UNI-Dome. The team finished with a record of 7–4 (5–3 MVC).

Season[edit]

Defensive End Jason Ruffin was selected to the East-West Shrine Bowl.

UNI's offense against the St. Francis Red Flash September 19, 2009

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 11:05 am at Iowa* No. 4 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN L 16–17   70,585
September 12 4:05 pm South Dakota* No. 4 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA KWWL W 66–7   12,688
September 19 4:05 pm Saint Francis* No. 3 UNI-Dome • Cedar Falls, IA W 30–0   10,981
September 26 1:00 pm at Missouri State No. 3 Plaster Sports ComplexSpringfield, MO KWWL (7.3) W 35–7   15,038
October 3 4:05 pm Indiana State No. 3 UNI-Dome • Cedar Falls, IA W 62–7   14,860
October 10 6:00 pm at North Dakota State No. 3 FargodomeFargo, ND KWWL (7.3) W 42–27   16,418
October 17 4:05 pm Southern Illinois No. 2 UNI-Dome • Cedar Falls, IA CFU/Mediacom L 20–27   17,190
October 24 2:00 pm at South Dakota State No. 6 Coughlin-Alumni StadiumBrookings, SD L 14–24   15,523
November 7 4:05 pm Youngstown State No. 11 UNI-Dome • Cedar Falls, IA W 28–7   11,025
November 14 4:05 pm Western Illinois No. 11 UNI-Dome • Cedar Falls, IA W 34–0   11,070
November 21 1:00 pm at Illinois State No. 9 Hancock StadiumNormal, IL Mediacom L 20–22   6,287
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network at time of game. All times are in Central Time.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at
Northern Iowa
Alma Mater (Year)
Mark Farley Head Coach 9th Northern Iowa (1987)
Rick Nelson Recruiting Coordinator
Offensive Line
10th Northern Iowa (1984)
Bill Salmon Associate Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Receivers
9th Northern Iowa (1980)
Mario Verduzco Co-Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
9th San José State (1988)
Atif Austin Running Backs
Special Teams Coordinator
5th Iowa State (2003)
Chris Klieman Defensive Coordinator
Secondary
4th Northern Iowa (1990)
Erik Chinander Recruiting Coordinator
Tight Ends
6th Iowa (2003)
Jeremiah Johnson Recruiting Coordinator/Asst. Defensive Coach 3rd Kansas (2000)
Jovan Dewitt Linebackers 1st Northern Michigan (1999)
Derek Moore Definsive Assistant 1st Buena Vista (2000)
Bill Wilt Defensive Line 2nd Eureka College (1977)

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Final
The Sports Network 4 4 3 3 3 2 6 12 11 11 9 16
FCS Coaches 4 5 4 4 4 3 6 14 12 11 11 15

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