2009 Arizona State Sun Devils football team
The 2009 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Sun Devils were coached by third-year coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils finished the season 4–8 (2–7 Pac-10).
|2009 Arizona State Sun Devils football|
|2009 record||4–8 (2–7 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Dennis Erickson|
|Offensive coordinator||Rich Olson|
|Defensive coordinator||Craig Bray|
|Home stadium||Sun Devil Stadium|
|2009 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 11 Oregon $||8||–||1||10||–||3|
|No. 22 USC||5||–||4||9||–||4|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 5||7:00 PM||Idaho State*||FSAZ||W 50–3||42,588|
|September 19||7:00 PM||Louisiana-Monroe*||FSAZ||W 38–14||43,780|
|September 26||4:00 PM||at No. 17 Georgia*||ESPNU||L 17–20||92,746|
|October 3||4:00 PM||Oregon State||Versus||L 17–28||45,373|
|October 10||2:00 PM||at Washington State||W 27–14||26,010|
|October 17||7:15 PM||Washington||FSN||W 24–17||53,219|
|October 24||7:15 PM||at Stanford||FSN||L 14–33||33,090|
|October 31||12:30 PM||California||ABC||L 21–23||43,659|
|November 7||5:00 PM||No. 13 USC||ABC||L 9–14||55,282|
|November 14||8:20 PM||at No. 16 Oregon||ESPN||L 21–44||58,475|
|November 21||2:00 PM||at UCLA||FSN||L 13–23||46,151|
|November 28||1:30 PM||Arizona||ABC||L 17–20||55,989|
Junior placekicker Thomas Weber ties school record for 5 made field goals in a game and Senior Linebacker Mike Nixon earned Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of Week for his 3 interceptions one of which returned for a touchdown and blocked punt.
With the appearance the game would be heading into overtime, ASU quarterback Danny Sullivan threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chris McGaha in the last five seconds of the game.
Both teams were 2-2 in the conference. The Bears fumbled in their first possession, but scored in the second possession on a Kevin Riley pass to Jahvid Best for 11 yards for a touchdown. Another touchdown pass, from Riley to Marvin Jones, gave Cal a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. For the Sun Devils, Samson Szakacsy completed a pass to Jovon Williams (3 yards) and Danny Sullivan passed to Kyle Williams (80 yards) for touchdowns to tie the game in the second quarter. Then Giorgio Tavecchio kicked a 25-yard field goal for Cal before the half.
In the third quarter, Giorgio Tavecchio kicked a 51-yard field goal to increase Cal's lead to 6. But Arizona State answered in the fourth quarter with a Cameron Marshall rush touchdown for 6 yards. Giorgio Tavecchio missed a 39-yard field goal with 5:46 left in the game, but kicked a 24-yard field goal to win the game.
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- "Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. September 19, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Georgia Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN. September 26, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Oregon State Beavers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. October 3, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN. October 10, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Washington Huskies vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. October 17, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Stanford Cardinal Box Score". ESPN. October 24, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "California Golden Bears vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. October 31, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. November 7, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Oregon Ducks Box Score". ESPN. November 14, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. UCLA Bruins Box Score". ESPN. November 21, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. November 28, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.