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2009 South Florida Bulls football
International Bowl champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
2009 record8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coachJim Leavitt (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Canales
Defensive coordinatorJoe Tresey
Home stadiumRaymond James Stadium
(Capacity: 65,857 grass)
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Cincinnati   7 0         12 1  
#25 West Virginia   5 2         9 4  
#15 Pittsburgh   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers   3 4         9 4  
Connecticut   3 4         8 5  
South Florida   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   1 6         4 8  
Syracuse   1 6         4 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Their head coach was Jim Leavitt, and they played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The 2009 season was the 13th season overall for the Bulls, and their fifth season in the Big East Conference. The Bulls finished the season 8–5 (3–4 Big East) and won the International Bowl, 27–3, against Northern Illinois. The roster had 11 eventual NFL draft picks and a total of 14 players would go on to play in the NFL.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 p.m.Wofford*BHSNW 40–740,360[1]
September 127:30 p.m.at Western Kentucky*Big East NetworkW 35–1320,568[2]
September 197:00 p.m.[[{{{school}}}|Charleston Southern]]*
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
W 59–038,798[3]
September 2612:00 p.m.at No. 18 Florida State*ESPNUW 17–783,524[4]
October 312:00 p.m.at SyracuseBig East NetworkW 34–2040,147[5]
October 157:30 p.m.No. 8 CincinnatiNo. 21
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPNL 17–3463,976[6]
October 2412:00 p.m.at No. 20 PittsburghBig East NetworkL 14–4150,019[7]
October 308:00 p.m.No. 20 West Virginia
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPN2W 30–1956,328[8]
November 127:30 p.m.at RutgersNo. 23ESPNL 0–3148,057[9]
November 2112:00 p.m.Louisvilledagger
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
Big East NetworkW 34–2249,388[10]
November 283:30 p.m.No. 19 Miami (FL)*
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ABC/ESPNL 10–3166,469[11]
December 58:00 p.m.at ConnecticutESPN2L 27–2935,624[12]
January 2, 201012:00 p.m.vs. Northern IllinoisESPN2W 27–322,185[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP RV RV RV RV RV 23 21 RV NR RV 23 NR NR NR NR NR

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Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 RV NR RV 24 NR RV NR NR NR

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BCS Not released NR NR 25 24 NR NR NR NR

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RosterEdit

2009 South Florida Bulls football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Daniels, B. J.B. J. Daniels Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 36 Barrington, SamSam Barrington Fr
DE 90 Pierre-Paul, JasonJason Pierre-Paul Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Wofford Terriers vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. September 5, 2009. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100320140255/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292480058. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  2. "South Florida Bulls vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Box Score". ESPN. September 12, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292550098. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  3. "Charleston Southern Buccaneers Box Score". ESPN. September 19, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292620058. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  4. "South Florida Bulls vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". ESPN. September 26, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292690052. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  5. "South Florida Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange Box Score". ESPN. October 3, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292760183. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  6. "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. October 15, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292880058. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  7. "South Florida Bulls vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Box Score". ESPN. October 24, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292970221. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  8. "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. October 30, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293030058. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  9. "South Florida Bulls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN. November 12, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293160164. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  10. "Louisville Cardinals vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. November 21, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293250058. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  11. "Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. November 28, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293320058. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  12. "South Florida Bulls vs. Connecticut Huskies Box Score". ESPN. December 5, 2009. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293390041. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  13. "South Florida Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN. January 2, 2010. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100320131224/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=300022459. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  14. "Football - 2009 Schedule & Results". University of South Florida. http://www.gousfbulls.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=37331&SPID=2981&DB_OEM_ID=7700&KEY=&Q_SEASON=2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
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