|2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game|
|BCS Bowl Game|
|Date||January 8, 2009|
|Location||Miami Gardens, Florida|
|MVP||Offense: QB Tim Tebow (Florida)|
Defense: DE Carlos Dunlap (Florida)
|Favorite||Florida by 5½|
|National anthem||Yolanda Adams|
|Referee||Ron Cherry (ACC)|
|Payout||US$17,500,000 per team to each conference|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis and Chris Myers|
|Nielsen ratings||15.8 (26.8 million viewers)|
The 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game was an American football game played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on January 8, 2009. It was the national championship game for the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and featured the second-ranked Florida Gators against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners. The two participants were determined by the BCS Rankings to decide the BCS National Championship. Television coverage in the United States was provided by Fox, and radio coverage by ESPN Radio. The game was the last BCS Championship to air on Fox; starting with the 2010 game, ABC or ESPN televised the championship.
Tim Tebow's two touchdown passes and Percy Harvin's two-yard touchdown run led the Florida Gators to their second BCS National Championship in three seasons. The Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 24-14, in front of a Dolphin Stadium record crowd of 78,468.
The Sooners, coached by Bob Stoops, lost one game during their regular season to Texas in the annual Red River Rivalry contest, 45–35 on October 11. During the regular season, quarterback Sam Bradford, winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy, led the Sooners on offense to become the highest-scoring team in NCAA history (702 points) and the first team to score 60 or more points in five consecutive games. The game was Oklahoma's fourth BCS Championship appearance.
|3rd down efficiency||12–17||6–13|
|4th down efficiency||0–0||0–2|
|Yards per pass||7.7||6.0|
|Rushing Attempts||44||29 |
|Yards per rush||5.7||3.7 |
|Fumbles lost||0||0 |
|Interceptions thrown||2||2 |