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2009 Villanova Wildcats football
NCAA Division I FCS national champion
CAA co-champion
Lambert Cup winner
ECAC Team of the Year
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
DivisionSouth
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 1
FCS CoachesNo. 1
2009 record14–1 (7–1 CAA)
Head coachAndy Talley (25th season)
Offensive coordinatorSam Venuto (11th season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Reardon (5th season)
Home stadiumVillanova Stadium
(Capacity: 12,000)
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 CAA football standings
v · d · e 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.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMat Temple*No. 5W 27–2427,759
September 107:00 PMLehigh*No. 3FCSW 38–178,811
September 197:00 PMPenn*No. 2
TCNW 14–314,876
September 263:30 PMNortheasternNo. 2
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, Pennsylvania
TCNW 56–711,119
October 33:30 PMNo. 5 William & MaryNo. 2
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, Pennsylvania
VersusW 28–178,217
October 1012:00 PMat No. 5 New HampshireNo. 2L 24–2814,811
October 173:30 PMat No. 16 James MadisonNo. 6TCNW 27–016,037
October 243:30 PMRhode IslanddaggerNo. 4
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, Pennsylvania
W 36–75,517
November 73:30 PMat No. 1 RichmondNo. 4CSNW 21–2011,667
November 141:00 PMat TowsonNo. 2W 49–75,339
November 213:30 PMat No. 25 DelawareNo. 2
TCNW 30–1212,073
November 2812:00 PMNo. 17 Holy Cross*No. 2
W 38–284,319
December 53:30 PMNo. 10 New Hampshire*No. 2
CSNW 46–72,661
December 118:00 PMNo. 6 William & Mary*No. 2
ESPN2W 14–134,171
December 188:00 PMvs. No. 1 Montana*No. 2ESPN2W 23–2114,328

RosterEdit

2009 Villanova Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 71 Ijalana, BenBen Ijalana Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
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

Roster

ReferencesEdit

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