2009 United Bowl

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2009 United Bowl
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1234Total
RiverCity713281462
Billings2014211671
DateAugust 15, 2009
Stadium Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
Location Billings, Montana, U.S.
MVPBillings QB Chris Dixon
Referee Russel Gray
Attendance8,351
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The 2009 United Bowl was the inaugural title game of the Indoor Football League (IFL). It was played on August 15, 2009, at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Montana. The top seed in the Intense Conference (Billings Outlaws) defeated the six-seed RiverCity Rage of the United Conference by a score of 71–62.

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Road to the United Bowl

United Conference

Atlantic
TeamWLPCT
x- Maryland Maniacs 104.714
y- Rochester Raiders 95.643
y- RiverCity Rage 86.571
Saginaw Sting 311.214
Muskegon Thunder 113.071
Central
TeamWLPCT
z- Omaha Beef 113.786
y- Bloomington Extreme 104.714
y- Wichita Wild 86.571
Sioux Falls Storm [1] [2] [3] 68.429
Sioux City Bandits 410.286

Intense Conference

Lone Star
TeamWLPCT
x- El Paso Generals 122.857
y- Abilene Ruff Riders 86.571
y- San Angelo Stampede Express 59.357
Corpus Christi Hammerheads 59.357
Odessa Roughnecks 311.214
Pacific
TeamWLPCT
z- Billings Outlaws 122.857
y- Fairbanks Grizzlies 77.500
y- Colorado Ice 59.357
Alaska Wild 014.000

z=clinched top seed in conference, x=clinched division, y=clinched wild card spot

 Wild CardDivision ChampionshipsConference Championships2009 United Bowl
                   
    
 3San Angelo37 
  2El Paso75 
6San Angelo37
3Abilene34 
 2El Paso35 
Intense Conference
 1Billings66 
5Colorado14 
4Fairbanks42 
 2Fairbanks7
  1Billings50 
   
    
 I1Billings71
 U5RiverCity62
    
    
 5RiverCity55
  2Maryland31 
5RiverCity45
4Rochester42 
 5RiverCity43
United Conference
 6Wichita30 
6Wichita46 
3Bloomington37 
 6Wichita39
  1Omaha34 
   

Game summary

The 2009 United Bowl was a highly anticipated event in both Billings and the Greater St. Louis area, as the Billings Outlaws hosted the RiverCity Rage in what would end up being the franchise's final game. RiverCity fell behind Billings quickly, as the score was 20-7 heading into the second quarter and was 34-20 at halftime. The pace stayed pretty much the same throughout the rest of the game as the Outlaws beat the Rage, 71-62, for their third franchise title.

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