2009 Villanova Wildcats football team

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2009 Villanova Wildcats football
Villanova Wildcats Logo.svg
NCAA Division I FCS national champion
CAA co-champion
Lambert Cup winner
ECAC Team of the Year
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Division South
Ranking
Sports Network No. 1
FCS Coaches No. 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 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania. They were co-champions of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and advanced to the National Championship game where they defeated Montana, 23–21. It was Villanova's first national championship in football, marking them as the only team to have both an NCAA Division I Football and Men's Basketball championship (the FCS is the only official NCAA Division I Football Championship). They finished with a record of 14–1, 7–1 in CAA play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM at Temple* No. 5 Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Mayor's Cup) W 27–24   27,759
September 10 7:00 PM Lehigh* No. 3 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA FCS W 38–17   8,811
September 19 7:00 PM Penn* No. 2 Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA TCN W 14–3   14,876
September 26 3:30 PM Northeastern No. 2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA TCN W 56–7   11,119
October 3 3:30 PM No. 5 William & Mary No. 2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA Versus W 28–17   8,217
October 10 12:00 PM at No. 5 New Hampshire No. 2 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH L 24–28   14,811
October 17 3:30 PM at No. 16 James Madison No. 6 Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA TCN W 27–0   16,037
October 24 3:30 PM Rhode Islanddagger No. 4 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 36–7   5,517
November 7 3:30 PM at No. 1 Richmond No. 4 UR StadiumRichmond, VA CSN W 21–20   11,667
November 14 1:00 PM at Towson No. 2 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD W 49–7   5,339
November 21 3:30 PM at No. 25 Delaware No. 2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (Battle of the Blue) TCN W 30–12   12,073
November 28 12:00 PM No. 17 Holy Cross* No. 2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (FCS First Round) W 38–28   4,319
December 5 3:30 PM No. 10 New Hampshire* No. 2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (FCS Quarterfinals) CSN W 46–7   2,661
December 11 8:00 PM No. 6 William & Mary* No. 2 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA (FCS Semifinals) ESPN2 W 14–13   4,171
December 18 8:00 PM vs. No. 1 Montana* No. 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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