2009 NCAA Division II football season

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2009 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust 29 – November 7, 2009
PlayoffsNovember 14 – December 12, 2009 [1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Northwest Missouri State
Harlon Hill Trophy Joique Bell, Wayne State (MI)

The 2008 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on August 29, 2009, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 2009 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats defeated the Grand Valley State, 30–23, to win their third Division II national title. [2]

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The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Joique Bell, running back from Wayne State.

Conference and program changes

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Incarnate Word Cardinals New program Independent
New Haven Chargers New program NE10
Ohio Dominican Panthers MSFA (NAIA) Independent
Urbana Blue Knights Independent (NAIA) Independent
Western Washington Vikings GNAC Dropped program

Lake Erie completed their transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2009 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Bowie State xy 52    65 
Elizabeth City State x 52    74 
Virginia Union x 52    64 
Virginia State  43    64 
Saint Paul's  34    45 
South
Fayetteville State xy$^ 61    84 
Shaw  52    82 
St. Augustine's  43    46 
Johnson C. Smith  25    37 
Chowan  25    28 
Livingstone  07    010 
Championship: Fayetteville State 21, Bowie State 10
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • Lincoln (PA) played a full CIAA schedule as a provisional Division II member.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bentley + 62    82 
Merrimack + 62    73 
Southern Connecticut + 62    64 
Assumption  53    64 
New Haven  44    55 
Stonehill  44    55 
American International  35    55 
Saint Anselm  17    28 
Pace  17    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
No. 15 Shippensburg xy$^ 61    92 
Bloomsburg  52    83 
West Chester  52    74 
C. W. Post  52    65 
East Stroudsburg ^ 43    84 
Millersville  25    38 
Kutztown  16    38 
Cheyney  07    011 
West
No. 7 California (PA) xy^ 70    93 
Clarion  61    83 
No. 24 Edinboro ^ 52    93 
Gannon  34    65 
Slippery Rock  34    65 
Mercyhurst  34    47 
Indiana (PA)  16    56 
Lock Haven  07    010 
Championship: Shippensburg 42, California (PA) 35
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 West Liberty $^ 80    112 
Charleston (WV)  62    92 
Glenville State  62    74 
Shepherd  53    74 
Concord  44    65 
Fairmont State  35    38 
West Virginia State  26    37 
West Virginia Wesleyan  26    28 
Seton Hill  08    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2009 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 North Alabama $^ 71    112 
No. 18 Arkansas Tech ^ 62    93 
No. 21 West Alabama ^ 53    85 
Valdosta State  53    64 
Ouachita Baptist  44    64 
Delta State  44    55 
Arkansas–Monticello  44    56 
Harding  35    56 
Henderson State  35    37 
Southern Arkansas  26    37 
West Georgia  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Carson–Newman $^ 70    113 
Wingate  52    73 
Lenoir–Rhyne  43    64 
Catawba  43    64 
Mars Hill  34    74 
Newberry  25    56 
Tusculum  25    37 
Brevard  16    46 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2009 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Tuskegee $ 81    102 
No. 22 Albany State ^ 72    83 
Benedict  63    83 
Morehouse  63    73 
Fort Valley State  63    74 
Kentucky State  45    65 
Miles  36    47 
Clark Atlanta  36    37 
Stillman  27    47 
Lane  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 NCAA Division II Super Region 2 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 20 UNC Pembroke ^     92 
North Greenville      28 
Lincoln (PA) #     55 
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3

2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Grand Valley State $^ 91    132 
No. 11 Hillsdale ^ 82    103 
No. 19 Saginaw Valley State ^ 82    93 
Northwood  73    73 
Findlay  64    74 
Northern Michigan  64    64 
Ashland  64    65 
Wayne State (MI)  55    65 
Indianapolis  37    47 
Michigan Tech  28    28 
Ferris State  010    110 
Tiffin  010    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2009 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
No. 5 Minnesota–Duluth $^ 100    112 
Bemidji State  73    83 
St. Cloud State  73    74 
Mary  55    56 
Northern State  28    29 
MSU Moorhead  19    29 
Minnesota–Crookston  010    110 
South
No. 12 Minnesota State ^ 91    102 
Wayne State (NE)  73    83 
Augustana (SD)  73    84 
Winona State  64    74 
SW Minnesota State  46    56 
Concordia–St. Paul  37    38 
Upper Iowa  28    38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Nebraska–Kearney $^ 90    112 
Colorado Mines  81    83 
Chadron State  63    74 
CSU–Pueblo  63    74 
Adams State  54    56 
Mesa State  54    56 
Western State  36    38 
Western New Mexico  18    28 
Fort Lewis  18    29 
New Mexico Highlands  18    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 Great Lakes Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Saint Joseph's (IN) $ 40    56 
Missouri S&T  21    47 
Kentucky Wesleyan  22    29 
Central State  12    110 
Lincoln (MO)  04    011 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ohio Dominican #     73 
Lake Erie      74 
Urbana #     65 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 4

2009 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Central Washington $^ 60    121 
Western Oregon  33    55 
Dixie State  24    47 
Humboldt State  15    55 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
SE Oklahoma State  54    74 
Texas A&M–Commerce  54    55 
Central Oklahoma  45    47 
Northeastern State  27    29 
SW Oklahoma State  18    110 
East Central  09    011 
South
No. 10 Tarleton State +^ 72    103 
No. 14 Midwestern St. +^ 72    93 
No. 16 Texas A&M–Kingsville +^ 72    93 
No. 13 Abilene Christian ^ 63    94 
West Texas A&M  63    75 
Angelo State  54    65 
Eastern New Mexico 27    38 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • † – Eastern New Mexico vacated all three wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 NW Missouri St. $^ 90    141 
Missouri Western  63    93 
Central Missouri  63    83 
No. 25 Washburn  63    83 
Nebraska–Omaha  63    75 
Fort Hays State  45    65 
Pittsburg State  36    56 
Missouri Southern  36    37 
Emporia State  18    29 
Truman  18    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2009 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Southwest Baptist      65 
OK Panhandle State      56 
Incarnate Word      45 
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Fayetteville State
Great Lakes Football Conference –Saint Joseph's (IN)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Midwestern State, Tarleton State, and Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Northwest Missouri State
Northeast-10 Conference – Bentley, Merrimack, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Shippensburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – West Liberty

Postseason

2009 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship
AttendanceTBD

The 2009 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs involved 24 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football.

The tournament began on November 14, 2009 and will conclude on December 13, 2009 with the 2009 NCAA Division II National Football Championship game at Braly Municipal Stadium near the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.


Participants

SchoolConferenceSeason Record
Abilene Christian Lone Star Conference 83
Albany State Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 82
Arkansas Tech Gulf South Conference 82
California (PA) Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 83
Carson-Newman South Atlantic Conference 92
Central Washington Great Northwest Athletic Conference110
East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference83
Edinboro Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference83
Fayetteville State Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 83
Grand Valley State Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 101
Hillsdale Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference92
Midwestern Lone Star Conference92
Minnesota Duluth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 101
Minnesota State, Mankato Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 101
Nebraska–Kearney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 101
UNC - Pembroke Independent 91
North Alabama Gulf South Conference101
Northwest Mo. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 101
Saginaw Valley Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference92
Shippensburg Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference92
Tarleton State Lone Star Conference92
Texas A&M - Kingsville Lone Star Conference92
West Alabama Gulf South Conference74
West Liberty West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 101

Bids by conference

ConferenceTotalSchoolsSuper Region
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1 Fayetteville State 1
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3 Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Saginaw Valley
3
Great Northwest Athletic Conference 1 Central Washington 4
Gulf South Conference 3 Arkansas Tech
North Alabama
West Alabama
2
Independent 1 UNC - Pembroke 2
Lone Star Conference 4 Abilene Christian
Midwestern State
Tarleton State
Texas A&M - Kingsville
4
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 1 Northwest Missouri State 4
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 2 Minnesota-Duluth
Minnesota-Mankato
3
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 4 California (PA)
East Stroudsburg
Edinboro
Shippensburg
1
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 1 Nebraska–Kearney 3
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1 Albany State University 2
South Atlantic Conference 1 Carson-Newman College 2
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1 West Liberty 1

Playoff format

The first-round games were conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions as determined by the NCAA Division II Football Committee. Two teams in each super regional earned first-round byes. The first-round winners advanced to face a bye team in their super regional. Second-round winners met in the quarterfinals and quarterfinal winners advanced to play in the semifinals.

First-round, second-round, quarterfinal and semifinal games were played on the campus of one of the competing institutions as determined by the NCAA Division II Football Committee. The home team at the championship was determined by the Division II Football Committee and the Shoals National Championship Committee.

National television coverage

The semifinal games were broadcast on ESPN, ESPN360, and CBS College Sports on December 5.

The championship game was played at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama and broadcast live on ESPN2 on December 12.

Tournament Notes

Final standings

PlaceSchool
1st Northwest Missouri State University
2nd Grand Valley State University
3rd California (PA)
Carson-Newman
5th Central Washington
Minnesota Duluth
North Alabama
West Liberty
9th Abilene Christian
Arkansas Tech
Edinboro
Hillsdale
Nebraska–Kearney
Shippensburg
Tarleton State
West Alabama
17th Albany State
East Stroudsburg
Fayetteville State
Midwestern
Minnesota State
UNC - Pembroke
Saginaw Valley
Texas A&M - Kingsville

Bracket and standings

Super Regional 1

 First round
November 14
  Second round
November 21
  Super Regional finals
November 28
              
   2 Shippensburg 21 
 6 Fayetteville State 13  3California (PA)26  
 3 California (PA) 42    3California (PA)57
   1West Liberty35
   1 West Liberty 84  
 5 Edinboro 31  5Edinboro63 
 4 East Stroudsburg 16 

Super Regional 4

 First round
November 14
  Second round
November 21
  Super Regional finals
November 28
              
   2 Northwest Missouri State 35 
 6 Abilene Christian 24  6Abilene Christian10  
 3 Midwestern State 21    2Northwest Missouri State21
   1Central Washington20
   1 Central Washington 27  
 5 Tarleton State 2OT57  5Tarleton State6 
 4 Texas A&M–Kingsville 56 

Super Regional 3

 First round
November 14
  Second round
November 21
  Super Regional finals
November 28
              
   2 Grand Valley State 44 
 6 Hillsdale OT27  6Hillsdale27  
 3 Minnesota State 24    2Grand Valley State24
   1Minnesota–Duluth10
   1 Minnesota–Duluth 42  
 5 Saginaw Valley State 20  4Nebraska–Kearney7 
 4 Nebraska–Kearney 35 

Super Regional 2

 First round
November 14
  Second round
November 21
  Super Regional finals
November 28
              
   2 Carson–Newman 59 
 6 West Alabama 24  3West Alabama41  
 3 Albany State 22    2Carson–Newman24
   1North Alabama21
   4Arkansas Tech28  
 5 UNC Pembroke 13  1 North Alabama 41 
 4 Arkansas Tech 41 

Semifinals and championship

Semifinals
December 5
Championship
December 12
      
SR3 Grand Valley State41
SR2 Carson–Newman 27
SR3 Grand Valley State 23
SR4 Northwest Missouri State30
SR1 California (PA) 31
SR4 Northwest Missouri State56

Individual game results

Round 1

Saginaw Valley vs. Nebraska–Kearney
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Saginaw Valley6140020
Nebraska–Kearney0772135
Hillsdale vs. Minn. St. Mankato
1234OTTotal
Hillsdale7773327
Minn. St. Mankato14307024
Arkansas Tech vs. UNC-Pembroke
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UNC-Pembroke076013
Arkansas Tech141010741
West Alabama vs. Albany State
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West Alabama0213024
Albany State2146022
Edinboro vs. East Stroudsburg
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Edinboro3147731
East Stroudsburg760316
Fayetteville State vs. California (PA)
1234Total
Fayetteville State0001313
California (PA)14721042
Tarleton State vs. Texas A&M - Kingsville
1234OTTotal
Tarleton State14715101157
Texas A&M - Kingsville724871056
Abilene Christian vs. Midwestern State
1234Total
Abilene Christian7071024
Midwestern State0140721

Round 2

Nebraska–Kearney vs. Minnesota Duluth
1234Total
Nebraska–Kearney00077
Minnesota Duluth141414042
Hillsdale vs. Grand Valley State
1234Total
Hillsdale00131427
Grand Valley State10277044
Arkansas Tech vs. North Alabama
1234Total
Arkansas Tech7701428
North Alabama141017041
West Alabama vs. Carson-Newman
1234Total
West Alabama02021041
Carson-Newman143501059
Edinboro vs. West Liberty
1234Total
Edinboro714212163
West Liberty282821784

An NCAA Division II record for combined points (147) and yards (1,394) was set during the game. [3] Edinboro quarterback Trevor Harris set the Division II record for passing, completing 50 of 76 passes for 630 yards and 5 touchdowns. [3]

California (PA) vs. Shippensburg
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California (PA)1466026
Shippensburg708621
Tarleton State vs. Central Washington
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Tarleton State33006
Central Washington7103727
Abilene Christian vs. Northwest Missouri
1234Total
Abilene Christian300710
Northwest Missouri7714735

Super Regional finals

Super Region 1: California (PA) vs. West Liberty
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California (PA)132371457
West Liberty70141435
Super Region 2: Carson-Newman vs. North Alabama
1234Total
Carson-Newman1007724
North Alabama077721
Super Region 3: Grand Valley State vs. Minnesota Duluth
1234Total
Grand Valley St.1437024
Minnesota Duluth1000010
Super Region 4: Northwest Missouri vs. Central Washington
1234Total
Northwest Missouri7014021
Central Washington770620

Semifinals

Carson-Newman vs. Grand Valley St.
1234Total
Carson-Newman776727
Grand Valley St.17107741
California (PA) vs. Northwest Missouri
1234Total
California (PA)3714731
Northwest Missouri71428756

Championship

1234Total
Northwest Missouri State7142730
Grand Valley State00131023

See also

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