2009 , formerly known as the St. Petersburg Bowl presented by Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl, was the second edition of the  college football bowl game and was played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game began at 8:00 PM US EST on Saturday, December 19, 2009, was telecast on ESPN and featured the UCF of Conference USA and Rutgers of the Big East.  Rutgers defeated UCF 45–24 in a game where  Mohamed Sanu, the game's MVP, caught 4 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in addition to rushing 14 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns.
The game marked the Scarlet Knights' fifth consecutive bowl appearance, and their fourth consecutive victory, after not playing in a bowl game from 1979 to 2005. Rutgers was one of nine BCS teams to win a bowl game in each of the last three seasons. This was UCF's third bowl game, the last one was in the
2007 Liberty Bowl. With the loss, Central Florida dropped to 0–3 in the postseason. The bowl game marked the first ever meeting between Rutgers and UCF.
Rutgers wore their home red uniforms, and UCF wore their away white uniforms.
Rutgers - Mohamed Sanu 5 Yd Run (San San Te Kick), 8:37
UCF - Kamar Aiken 7 Yd Pass From Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi Kick), 4:31
Rutgers - Tim Brown 65 Yd Pass From Tom Savage (San San Te Kick), 3:54
UCF - Nick Cattoi 25 Yd FG, 14:56
Rutgers - Mohamed Sanu 1 Yd Run (San San Te Kick), 5:50
UCF - Kamar Aiken 34 Yd Pass From Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi Kick), 2:32
Rutgers - Billy Anderson 19 Yd Interception Return (San San Te Kick), 1:38
Rutgers - Mohamed Sanu 11 Yd Pass From Tom Savage (San San Te Kick), 12:37
Rutgers - San San Te 43 Yd, 8:09
UCF - Jonathan Davis 2 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick), 2:23
Rutgers - Damaso Munoz 35 Yd Kickoff Return (San San Te Kick), 2:16