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2009 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 70-82, .461 W-L% (9th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Case Keenum* (Houston) 70.3
2. Kyle Padron* (Southern Methodist) 67.2
3. Ryan Griffin (Tulane) 63.5
4. G.J. Kinne (Tulsa) 60.9
5. Will Hudgens (Memphis) 60.6
6. Nick Fanuzzi (Rice) 60.0
7. Brett Hodges* (Central Florida) 59.9
  Brett Hodges* (Central Florida) 59.9
9. Joe Webb (Alabama-Birmingham) 59.8
10. Patrick Pinkney* (East Carolina) 58.9

Total Yards Per Play

1. Case Keenum* (Houston) 7.7
2. Joe Webb (Alabama-Birmingham) 7.5
3. Trevor Vittatoe (Texas-El Paso) 7.1
4. G.J. Kinne (Tulsa) 6.3
5. Patrick Pinkney* (East Carolina) 6.2

Field Goal Percentage

1. Matt Szymanski* (Southern Methodist) 68.8

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Matt Szymanski* (Southern Methodist) 41.9

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Chris Hobbs (Memphis) 22.9

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Tyron Carrier* (Houston) 4
2. Dwayne Harris* (East Carolina) 3