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2009 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 70-82, .461 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -5.16 (10th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.91 (9th of 12)

Division Champions: East Carolina (East), Houston (West) and Southern Methodist (West)
Conference Champion: East Carolina (Won Championship Game 38-32)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
East Carolina 9 5 .643 7 1 .875 27.0 21.9 3.58 -0.85
Central Florida 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 26.2 22.5 -0.75 -2.44
Southern Mississippi 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 32.9 25.8 -0.67 -4.36
Marshall 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 21.8 24.3 -3.35 -2.88
Alabama-Birmingham 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 27.8 32.3 -5.75 -2.67
Memphis 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 21.8 34.8 -12.06 -0.81
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Houston 10 4 .714 6 2 .750 42.2 30.1 4.21 -3.07
Southern Methodist 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 29.2 27.6 -3.09 -4.09
Tulsa 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 29.3 27.3 -4.25 -4.50
Texas-El Paso 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 29.8 33.5 -7.21 -5.04
Rice 2 10 .167 2 6 .250 18.3 43.1 -16.33 -0.91
Tulane 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 16.1 36.7 -16.23 -3.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Houston     21 17 12   23 17 15 13 13 24 25 18    

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2010-01-02 Liberty Bowl Arkansas 20 East Carolina 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2009-12-31 Armed Forces Bowl Air Force 47 Houston 20 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2009-12-26 Little Caesars Bowl Marshall 21 Ohio 17 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
2009-12-24 Hawaii Bowl Southern Methodist 45 Nevada 10 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
2009-12-20 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee State 42 Southern Mississippi 32 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2009-12-19 St. Petersburg Bowl Rutgers 45 Central Florida 24 St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 492
2. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 259
3. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 231
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 224
5. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 210
6. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 197
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 197
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 162
  Nick Fanuzzi (RICE) 162
10. Bo Levi Mitchell* (SMETH) 149

Pass Attempts

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 700
2. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 440
3. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 409
4. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 398
5. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 345
6. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 329
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 329
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 271
9. Nick Fanuzzi (RICE) 270
10. Bo Levi Mitchell* (SMETH) 266

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 70.3
2. Kyle Padron* (SMETH) 67.2
3. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 63.5
4. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 60.9
5. Will Hudgens (MEM) 60.6
6. Nick Fanuzzi (RICE) 60.0
7. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 59.9
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 59.9
9. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 59.8
10. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 58.9

Passing Yards

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 5671
2. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 3308
3. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 2947
4. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 2732
5. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 2646
6. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 2438
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 2438
8. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 2299
9. Kyle Padron* (SMETH) 1922
10. Martevious Young* (SMS) 1861

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kyle Padron* (SMETH) 9.6
2. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 8.5
3. Case Keenum* (HOU) 8.1
4. Martevious Young* (SMS) 8.1
5. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 8.1
6. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 7.9
7. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 7.4
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 7.4
9. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 6.7
10. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 6.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kyle Padron* (SMETH) 9.7
2. Martevious Young* (SMS) 8.9
3. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 8.7
4. Case Keenum* (HOU) 8.4
5. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 7.9
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 7.5
7. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 6.7
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 6.7
9. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 6.2
10. Will Hudgens (MEM) 6.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 44
2. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 22
3. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 21
4. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 17
  Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 17
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 17
7. Martevious Young* (SMS) 16
8. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 15
9. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 14
10. Bo Levi Mitchell* (SMETH) 12

Passing Interceptions

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 15
2. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 13
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 13
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 13
  Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 13
6. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 12
7. Bo Levi Mitchell* (SMETH) 10
  G.J. Kinne (TLS) 10
9. Nick Fanuzzi (RICE) 8
  Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Kyle Padron* (SMETH) 159.9
2. Case Keenum* (HOU) 154.8
3. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 150.7
4. Martevious Young* (SMS) 145.7
5. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 142.6
6. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 131.3
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 131.3
8. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 130.1
9. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 123.8
10. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 120.9

Rush Attempts

1. Brynn Harvey* (CFL) 261
2. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 259
3. Dominique Lindsay* (ECAR) 239
4. Andre Anderson (TLN) 238
5. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 236
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 236
7. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 227
  Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 227
9. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 219
10. Curtis Steele (MEM) 198

Rushing Yards

1. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 1594
2. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 1427
3. Curtis Steele (MEM) 1239
4. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 1188
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 1188
6. Dominique Lindsay* (ECAR) 1180
7. Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 1131
8. Brynn Harvey* (CFL) 1109
9. Andre Anderson (TLN) 1016
10. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1015

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 6.3
2. Curtis Steele (MEM) 6.3
3. Tory Harrison* (SMS) 6.2
4. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 6.2
5. Charles Sims* (HOU) 5.3
6. Charles Ross (RICE) 5.1
7. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 5.0
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 5.0
9. Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 5.0
10. Dominique Lindsay* (ECAR) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 18
2. Curtis Steele (MEM) 15
3. Brynn Harvey* (CFL) 14
4. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 12
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 12
6. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 11
  Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 11
  Charles Ross (RICE) 11
9. Tory Harrison* (SMS) 10
10. Charles Sims* (HOU) 9

Receptions

1. James Cleveland* (HOU) 104
  James Cleveland* (HOU) 104
3. Emmanuel Sanders* (SMETH) 98
4. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 91
5. Patrick Edwards* (HOU) 85
6. Jeremy Williams (TLN) 84
7. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 83
8. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 78
9. Charles Sims* (HOU) 70
10. Duke Calhoun (MEM) 68

Receiving Yards

1. Emmanuel Sanders* (SMETH) 1339
2. James Cleveland* (HOU) 1214
  James Cleveland* (HOU) 1214
4. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 1131
5. Jeremy Williams (TLN) 1113
6. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 1029
7. Patrick Edwards* (HOU) 1021
8. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 978
9. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 974
10. Duke Calhoun (MEM) 923

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 18.4
2. Slick Shelley (TLS) 17.6
3. Aldrick Robinson* (SMETH) 17.0
4. Kamar Aiken* (CFL) 16.9
5. Deandre Brown* (SMS) 16.7
6. Frantrell Forrest (ALBIRM) 16.4
7. Jeffery Anderson (ALBIRM) 15.3
8. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 15.1
9. Darryl Freeney* (ECAR) 15.0
10. Gerald Baptiste* (SMS) 14.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. James Cleveland* (HOU) 14
  James Cleveland* (HOU) 14
3. Frantrell Forrest (ALBIRM) 9
  Kamar Aiken* (CFL) 9
  Deandre Brown* (SMS) 9
6. Trae Johnson (TLS) 8
7. Jeremy Williams (TLN) 7
  Emmanuel Sanders* (SMETH) 7
  Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 7
  Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 7
  L.J. Castile* (HOU) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 289
2. Brynn Harvey* (CFL) 275
3. Andre Anderson (TLN) 268
4. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 267
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 267
6. Dominique Lindsay* (ECAR) 258
7. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 248
8. Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 239
9. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 229
10. Curtis Steele (MEM) 216

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 2047
2. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 1471
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 1471
4. Charles Sims* (HOU) 1457
5. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 1439
6. Curtis Steele (MEM) 1362
7. Emmanuel Sanders* (SMETH) 1345
8. Dominique Lindsay* (ECAR) 1331
9. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 1306
10. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1304

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 21
2. Curtis Steele (MEM) 16
3. James Cleveland* (HOU) 14
  James Cleveland* (HOU) 14
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 14
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 14
  Brynn Harvey* (CFL) 14
8. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 12
  Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 12
  Charles Clay (TLS) 12

Total Plays

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 760
2. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 498
3. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 496
4. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 488
5. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 462
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 454
7. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 388
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 388
9. Nick Fanuzzi (RICE) 308
10. Martevious Young* (SMS) 302

Total Yards

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 5829
2. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 3726
3. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 3225
4. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 3125
5. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 3028
6. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 2666
7. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 2420
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 2420
9. Martevious Young* (SMS) 2155
10. Kyle Padron* (SMETH) 1964

Total Yards Per Play

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 7.7
2. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 7.5
3. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 7.1
4. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 6.3
5. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 6.2

Total Touchdowns

1. Case Keenum* (HOU) 48
2. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 32
3. G.J. Kinne (TLS) 27
4. Brett Hodges* (CFL) 18
  Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 18
  Brett Hodges* (CFL) 18
  Donald Buckram (TXEP) 18
8. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 17
  Martevious Young* (SMS) 17
10. Brian Anderson* (MARSH) 15
  Curtis Steele (MEM) 15

Touchdowns

1. Donald Buckram (TXEP) 21
2. Curtis Steele (MEM) 16
3. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 15
4. Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 14
  James Cleveland* (HOU) 14
  James Cleveland* (HOU) 14
  Brynn Harvey* (CFL) 14
  Shawnbrey McNeal* (SMETH) 14
9. Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 12
  Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 12
  Charles Clay (TLS) 12

Extra Point Attempts

1. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 48
  Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 48
3. Kevin Fitzpatrick (TLS) 44
4. Matt Hogan* (HOU) 43
5. Logan Barrett (TXEP) 41
6. Josh Zahn (ALBIRM) 38
7. Craig Ratanamorn* (MARSH) 34
  Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 34
9. Matt Reagan (MEM) 33
  Nick Cattoi* (CFL) 33
  Justin Estes* (SMS) 33

Extra Points Made

1. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 47
  Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 47
3. Kevin Fitzpatrick (TLS) 42
4. Logan Barrett (TXEP) 39
5. Matt Hogan* (HOU) 38
6. Josh Zahn (ALBIRM) 35
7. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 34
  Craig Ratanamorn* (MARSH) 34
9. Nick Cattoi* (CFL) 31
  Matt Reagan (MEM) 31

Field Goal Attempts

1. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 30
2. Josh Zahn (ALBIRM) 21
3. Nick Cattoi* (CFL) 20
4. Logan Barrett (TXEP) 18
5. Craig Ratanamorn* (MARSH) 17
6. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 16
  Matt Reagan (MEM) 16
  Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 16
9. Clark Fangmeier (RICE) 15
10. Kevin Fitzpatrick (TLS) 14

Field Goals Made

1. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 20
2. Craig Ratanamorn* (MARSH) 15
3. Nick Cattoi* (CFL) 14
  Josh Zahn (ALBIRM) 14
5. Logan Barrett (TXEP) 13
  Kevin Fitzpatrick (TLS) 13
7. Matt Hogan* (HOU) 12
8. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 11
  Matt Reagan (MEM) 11
  Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 11

Field Goal Percentage

1. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 68.8

Punts

1. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 70
  Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 70
3. Matt Dodge* (ECAR) 67
4. Blake Clingan* (CFL) 65
5. Matt Reagan (MEM) 63
  Kase Whitehead* (MARSH) 63
7. Michael Such (TLS) 57
8. Trey Ragland (ALBIRM) 55
9. Peter Boehme* (SMS) 54
10. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 49
  Greg Hiett (TXEP) 49

Punting Yards

1. Matt Dodge* (ECAR) 3069
2. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 2930
  Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 2930
4. Matt Reagan (MEM) 2868
5. Michael Such (TLS) 2538
6. Kase Whitehead* (MARSH) 2469
7. Blake Clingan* (CFL) 2422
8. Trey Ragland (ALBIRM) 2352
9. Greg Hiett (TXEP) 2101
10. Kyle Martens (RICE) 2094

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Matt Szymanski* (SMETH) 41.9

Punt Returns

1. Tracy Lampley* (SMS) 23
2. Emmanuel Sanders* (SMETH) 20
3. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 18
4. Travis Simmons* (ECAR) 16
5. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 13
  A.J. Guyton* (CFL) 13
7. Chris Hobbs (MEM) 10
  Chris Hobbs (MEM) 10
  Jim Mitchell (ALBIRM) 10
10. Andre Booker* (MARSH) 9
  Rocky Ross* (CFL) 9
  Andrew Sendejo (RICE) 9

Punt Return Yards

1. Tracy Lampley* (SMS) 334
2. Emmanuel Sanders* (SMETH) 275
3. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 256
4. Travis Simmons* (ECAR) 201
5. Andre Booker* (MARSH) 184
6. A.J. Guyton* (CFL) 140
7. Andrew Sendejo (RICE) 129
8. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 110
  Rocky Ross* (CFL) 110
10. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 73

Kickoff Returns

1. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 46
2. Quincy McDuffie* (CFL) 39
3. Freddie Parham* (SMS) 38
4. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 37
  Shane Turner (RICE) 37
6. Bryan McCann* (SMETH) 34
  Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 34
8. Marlon McClure (TXEP) 27
9. Marcus Hightower (MEM) 24
10. Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 22

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Damaris Johnson (TLS) 1131
2. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 1000
3. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 986
4. Freddie Parham* (SMS) 961
5. Quincy McDuffie* (CFL) 944
6. Shane Turner (RICE) 881
7. Bryan McCann* (SMETH) 824
8. Marlon McClure (TXEP) 641
9. Marcus Hightower (MEM) 535
10. Darius Marshall* (MARSH) 486

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Chris Hobbs (MEM) 22.9

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Tyron Carrier* (HOU) 4
2. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 3

Solo Tackles

1. Travis Bradshaw (RICE) 90
2. Chase Kennemer* (SMETH) 85
3. Marcus McGraw* (HOU) 79
4. Nick Saenz* (HOU) 63
5. C.J. Cavness* (HOU) 62
6. Cory Hogue* (CFL) 59
  Josh Robinson* (CFL) 59
8. Chinonso Echebelem (TLN) 58
9. Ashton Hall* (MARSH) 57
10. Deaundre Brown (TLS) 55

Assisted Tackles

1. C.J. Cavness* (HOU) 81
2. Marcus McGraw* (HOU) 77
3. Korey Williams* (SMS) 72
  Mario Harvey* (MARSH) 72
5. Ronnie Thornton* (SMS) 67
6. Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith (TXEP) 60
7. Nick Johnson* (ECAR) 59
8. Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 57
9. Phillip Steward* (HOU) 55
10. Nick Saenz* (HOU) 51

Total Tackles

1. Marcus McGraw* (HOU) 156
2. C.J. Cavness* (HOU) 143
3. Chase Kennemer* (SMETH) 135
4. Korey Williams* (SMS) 121
  Travis Bradshaw (RICE) 121
6. Mario Harvey* (MARSH) 117
7. Nick Saenz* (HOU) 114
  Ronnie Thornton* (SMS) 114
9. Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith (TXEP) 108
10. Cory Hogue* (CFL) 103

Tackles for Loss

1. Bruce Miller* (CFL) 18
2. Cordarro Law* (SMS) 14
3. Jarvis Geathers* (CFL) 14
4. Linval Joseph* (ECAR) 13
5. Terrance Conner* (SMS) 12
6. Chase Kennemer* (SMETH) 12
7. Cory Hogue* (CFL) 12
  Jeremy Chambliss* (ECAR) 12
  Tyrell Graham* (HOU) 12
10. Lawrence Young* (CFL) 11
  Bryant Turner (ALBIRM) 11
  Korey Williams* (SMS) 11
  Scotty Robinson* (ECAR) 11

Interception Return Yards

1. Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 126
2. Brandon Brinkley* (HOU) 108
3. Marquis Coleman (ALBIRM) 100
4. Josh Robinson* (CFL) 84
5. John Destin (TLS) 83
6. Rock Dennis* (SMETH) 82
7. Braxton Amy (TXEP) 72
8. Royzelll Smith (TXEP) 70
  Royzell Smith (TXEP) 70
10. Brandon Burns* (MARSH) 65

Passes Defended

1. Brandon Brinkley* (HOU) 16
2. Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 15
3. Josh Robinson* (CFL) 14
  Emanuel Davis* (ECAR) 14
5. Bryan McCann* (SMETH) 13
  Jamal Robinson* (HOU) 13
  C.J. Bailey* (SMS) 13
8. Omar Brown* (MARSH) 12
  Dequan Bembry* (MARSH) 12
  Sterling Moore* (SMETH) 12
  Rock Dennis* (SMETH) 12