2015 New Hampshire Wildcats football team

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2015 New Hampshire Wildcats football
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Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2015 record 7–5 (5–3 CAA)
Head coach Sean McDonnell (17th season)
Offensive coordinator Ryan Carty (8th season)
Defensive coordinator John Lyons (4th season)
Home stadium Cowell Stadium
(Capacity: 6,500)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Richmond +^   6 2         10 4  
#11 James Madison +^   6 2         9 3  
#12 William & Mary +^   6 2         9 4  
Towson   5 3         7 4  
New Hampshire ^   5 3         7 5  
Villanova   5 3         6 5  
Stony Brook   3 5         5 5  
Delaware   3 5         4 7  
Elon   3 5         4 7  
Maine   3 5         3 8  
Albany   2 6         3 8  
Rhode Island   1 7         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2015 New Hampshire Wildcats football team represented the University of New Hampshire in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 17th-year head coach Sean McDonnell and played their home games at Cowell Stadium. They were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 7–5, 5–3 in CAA play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost in the first round to Colgate.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 10:00 PM at San Jose State* No. 9 Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA L 13–43   15,198
September 12 6:00 PM at Colgate* No. 12 Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY W 26–8   2,988
September 19 7:00 PM at Stony Brook No. 13 Kenneth P. LaValle StadiumStony Brook, NY ASN L 6–31   7,072
September 26 6:00 PM Central Connecticut* No. 21 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH UNHTV W 57–14   6,215
October 3 3:30 PM Elondagger No. 20 Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH ASN W 37–14   16,713
October 17 12:00 PM at No. 24 William & Mary No. 19 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA CSN L 18–34   10,180
October 24 3:30 PM at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 14–31   19,924
October 31 1:00 PM Rhode Island Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH UNHTV W 20–17   5,003
November 7 3:00 PM No. 5 Richmond Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH NBCSN W 30–25   4,992
November 14 7:00 PM at Albany Bob Ford FieldAlbany, NY ASN W 24–14   3,814
November 21 1:00 PM Maine Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH (Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket) UNHTV W 22–6   7,594
November 28 3:30 PM Colgate* Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 L 20–27   3,303
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

at San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Wildcats 0 7 0 6 13
Spartans 20 6 10 7 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Colgate[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Wildcats 7 13 3 3 26
Raiders 0 0 0 8 8
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2013 W 53–23

at Stony Brook[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Wildcats 0 6 0 0 6
Seawolves 7 10 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2014 W 28–20

Central Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 7 7 0 14
#21 Wildcats 25 21 8 3 57
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 2012 W 43–10

Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Phoenix 0 7 7 0 14
#20 Wildcats 20 14 3 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 W 48–14

at William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Wildcats 7 8 0 3 18
#24 Tribe 7 14 6 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–14 2014 W 32–3

at Delaware[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 0 0 14
Fightin' Blue Hens 6 0 18 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–20 2014 W 43–14

Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 14 0 0 17
Wildcats 0 0 14 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–28–5 2014 W 41–14

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Spiders 7 0 15 3 25
Wildcats 14 7 6 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–10 2014 W 29–26

at Albany[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 0 7 7 24
Great Danes 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2014 W 49–24

Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Bears 0 0 0 6 6
Wildcats 7 6 6 3 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–44–8 2014 W 20–12

FCS Playoffs[edit]

First Round–Colgate[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 6 6 8 7 27
Wildcats 0 6 0 14 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 9/12/2015 W 26–8

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 FCS 9 12 13 21 20 21 19 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 
Coaches 7 15 13 24 23 22 20 RV RV NR NR RV RV RV

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