2015 Chattanooga Mocs football team

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2015 Chattanooga Mocs football
Chattanooga Mocs logo.svg
SoCon co-champion
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
STATS No. 9
FCS Coaches No. 8
2015 record 9–4 (6–1 SoCon)
Head coach Russ Huesman (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Durden
Defensive coordinator Adam Braithwaite
Home stadium Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 20,668)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Chattanooga +^   6 1         9 4  
#13 The Citadel +^   6 1         9 4  
Western Carolina   5 2         7 4  
Samford   3 4         6 5  
Wofford   3 4         5 6  
Mercer   2 5         5 6  
Furman   2 5         4 7  
VMI   1 6         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2015 Chattanooga Mocs football team represented the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The Mocs were led by seventh year head coach and alum Russ Huesman and played their home games at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They finished the season 9–4, 6–1 in SoCon play to finish in a share for the SoCon title with The Citadel. They earned the SoCon's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Fordham in the first round before losing in the second round to Jacksonville State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM No. 7 Jacksonville State* No. 8 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN SDN L 20–23   15,812
September 12 1:00 PM Mars Hill* No. 12 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN W 44–34   9,491
September 19 2:30 PM at Samford No. 10 Seibert StadiumHomewood, AL ASN W 31–21   9,088
September 26 7:00 PM at Presbyterian* No. 8 Bailey Memorial StadiumClinton, SC BSN W 21–0   3,582
October 10 1:00 PM Furman No. 6 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN ESPN3 W 31–3   7,630
October 17 1:30 PM at VMI No. 6 Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA ESPN3 W 33–27   6,104
October 24 1:30 PM at Wofford No. 5 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC SDN W 20–17   8,713
October 31 2:00 PM Western Carolinadagger No. 4 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN ESPN3 W 41–13   11,495
November 7 4:00 PM at Mercer No. 3 Moye ComplexMacon, GA ESPN3 L 14–17   9,527
November 14 2:00 PM No. 21 The Citadel No. 8 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN W 31–23   11,594
November 21 3:00 PM at No. 16 (FBS) Florida State* No. 8 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ACCRSN L 13–52   66,412
November 28 1:00 PM No. 13 Fordham* No. 7 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 W 50–20   4,888
December 5 2:00 PM at No. 1 Jacksonville State* No. 7 JSU StadiumJacksonville, AL (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 L 35–41 OT  21,452
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Schedule source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Jacksonville State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Jacksonville State 3 7 3 10 23
#8 Mocs 10 0 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–12 2014 L 23–26 OT

Mars Hill[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Lions 7 14 0 13 34
#12 Mocs 7 14 14 9 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Samford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Mocs 7 17 0 7 31
Bulldogs 14 0 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–10–3 2014 W 38–24

at Presbyterian[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Mocs 7 7 0 7 21
Blue Hose 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2009 W 29–13

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 3 0 0 0 3
#6 Mocs 0 21 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–27 2014 W 45–19

at VMI[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Mocs 3 17 3 10 33
Keydets 7 14 0 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–7–1 2014 W 55–7

at Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Mocs 7 0 10 3 20
Terriers 0 9 0 8 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–11 2014 W 31–13

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 6 0 7 0 13
#4 Mocs 14 21 3 3 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–16 2014 W 51–0

at Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Mocs 0 7 0 7 14
Bears 7 3 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–6–1 2014 W 38–31

The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Bulldogs 0 0 14 9 23
#8 Mocs 14 7 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–17–2 2014 W 34–14

at Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Mocs 3 3 0 7 13
#16 (FBS) Seminoles 7 17 21 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2002 L 7–46

FCS Playoffs[edit]

First Round–Fordham[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Rams 0 0 14 6 20
#7 Mocs 21 10 10 9 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Second Round–at Jacksonville State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
#7 Mocs 7 7 7 140 35
#1 Gamecocks 0 21 7 76 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–13 9/5/2015 L 20–23

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS 8 10 10 8 8 6 6 5 4 3 8 8 7 9 
Coaches 8 12 12 9 8 6 6 5 4 3 9 9 8 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - Schedule". University of Tennessee–Chattanooga Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 20, 2015.