2009 Auburn Tigers football team

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The 2009 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season.wikipedia
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2010 Outback Bowl

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Despite playing the 12th toughest schedule in the nation, the Tigers finished the season 8–5 (3–5 in SEC play) and won the Outback Bowl 38–35 in overtime against Northwestern.
The game was telecast on ESPN and matched Auburn University against Northwestern University.

2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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The 2009 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

2009 Southeastern Conference football season

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Despite playing the 12th toughest schedule in the nation, the Tigers finished the season 8–5 (3–5 in SEC play) and won the Outback Bowl 38–35 in overtime against Northwestern.

2009 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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Despite playing the 12th toughest schedule in the nation, the Tigers finished the season 8–5 (3–5 in SEC play) and won the Outback Bowl 38–35 in overtime against Northwestern.
The Wildcats finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in Big Ten play and lost in the Outback Bowl 35–38 in overtime against Auburn.

Auburn University

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The 2009 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

Gene Chizik

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The Tigers were led by first year head coach Gene Chizik. The coaching search ended less than two weeks later when Auburn announced Iowa State's second-year head coach and former Auburn defensive coordinator Gene Chizik as the Tigers' next head coach.

Bowl Championship Series

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While Auburn was unranked at the end of the season in both major polls, several BCS participating computer rating systems such as Sagarin (#22), Massey (#22), Peter Wolfe (#25), Howell (#24), David Wilson (#21), Team Rankings (#18) and the FACT Foundation (#21) included the Tigers in their final top 25 rankings.

Tommy Tuberville

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On December 3, 2008, Auburn University announced that 10-year head coach Tommy Tuberville would not return for an eleventh season.

Iowa State Cyclones football

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The coaching search ended less than two weeks later when Auburn announced Iowa State's second-year head coach and former Auburn defensive coordinator Gene Chizik as the Tigers' next head coach.

University at Buffalo

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Auburn had interviewed at least eight coaches, including Buffalo's Turner Gill and TCU's Gary Patterson.

Turner Gill

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Auburn had interviewed at least eight coaches, including Buffalo's Turner Gill and TCU's Gary Patterson.

Texas Christian University

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Auburn had interviewed at least eight coaches, including Buffalo's Turner Gill and TCU's Gary Patterson.

Gary Patterson

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Auburn had interviewed at least eight coaches, including Buffalo's Turner Gill and TCU's Gary Patterson.

Southeastern Conference

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Auburn's schedule consisted of eight Southeastern Conference opponents (four home, four away) and four non-conference opponents.

Mid-American Conference

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The Tigers also hosted Mid-American Conference opponent Ball State for the third time.

2009 Ball State Cardinals football team

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The Tigers also hosted Mid-American Conference opponent Ball State for the third time.

2009 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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The following week, the Tigers hosted West Virginia, the second game in a home-and-home series between the two teams.

Alabama Crimson Tide football

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The Tigers had previously faced all twelve regular season opponents, with Auburn holding the all-time series lead going into the season against all but Alabama (33–39–1), LSU (19–23–1), and West Virginia (0–1).

Henderson State University

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