2015 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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2015 Purdue Boilermakers football
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Division West Division
2015 record 2–10 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Darrell Hazell (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator John Shoop (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style/Single back
Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson (3rd season)
Base defense 4–3
Captain Robert Kugler (5th year)
Captain Danny Anthrop (4th year)
Captain Frankie Williams (5th year)
Captain Ja'Whaun Bentley (2nd year)
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 57,236)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 Michigan State xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 4 Ohio State x   7 1         12 1  
No. 12 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
Penn State   4 4         7 6  
Indiana   2 6         6 7  
Rutgers   1 7         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 9 Iowa xy   8 0         12 2  
No. 23 Northwestern   6 2         10 3  
No. 21 Wisconsin   6 2         10 3  
Nebraska   3 5         6 7  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Michigan State 16, Iowa 13
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Boilermakers competed in the West Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. The team was led by head coach Darrell Hazell, who was in his third season at Purdue.

Purdue finished the season 2–10, 1–7 in Big Ten play, to finish in last place in the West Division.

Preseason[edit]

In 2014, Purdue compiled a 3–9 record, 1–7 in Big Ten play, to finish in last place in the West Division. As a result of their poor record, Purdue was not bowl eligible for the second consecutive year. Their only conference win came against Illinois. The 2014 season marked the first time since 1993 that Purdue finished with the worst record in the Big Ten in back-to-back seasons.

On January 20, 2015, wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman left the program for the same position at Pittsburgh.[1] As a result, Purdue hired Terry Malone to be the news tight ends coach, moving former tight ends coach Gerad Parker to wide receivers coach.[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits[edit]

Purdue's recruiting class consisted a total of 26 recruits.

Schedule[edit]

Purdue announced their 2015 football schedule on June 3, 2013. The 2015 schedule consist of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Boilermakers will host Big Ten foes Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska and will travel to Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.[3]

The Boilermakers hosted three of their four non conference games against Bowling Green, Indiana State and Virginia Tech. Purdue traveled to Huntington, West Virginia to face Marshall of the Conference USA on September 6.

Originally Purdue had Notre Dame scheduled instead of Virginia Tech, but due to scheduling conflicts the Hokies were scheduled instead of the Fighting Irish.[4]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 3:00 PM at Marshall* Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV FS1 L 31–41   38,791[5]
September 12 12:00 PM No. 21 (FCS) Indiana State* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNews W 38–14   41,158[6]
September 19 3:30 PM Virginia Tech* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPNU L 24–51   45,759[7]
September 26 12:00 PM Bowling Green* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN BTN L 28–35   33,162[8]
October 3 12:00 PM at No. 2 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 L 21–24   74,418[9]
October 10 3:30 PM Minnesota Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPNU L 13–41   33,780[10]
October 17 12:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN L 7–24   80,794[11]
October 31 12:00 PM Nebraska Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPNU W 55–45   31,351[12]
November 7 12:00 PM Illinoisdagger Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Battle for the Purdue Cannon) BTN L 14–48   40,197[13]
November 14 12:00 PM at No. 24 Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN L 14–21   30,003[14]
November 21 12:00 PM at No. 6 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 20–40   62,920[15]
November 28 12:00 PM Indiana Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) BTN L 36–54   37,152[16]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.
Schedule Source:[17]

Radio[edit]

Radio coverage for all games was broadcast statewide on The Purdue Sports Network and on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. The radio announcers were Tim Newton with play-by-play, Pete Quinn with color commentary, and Kelly Kitchel with sideline reports.[18]

Game summaries[edit]

at Marshall[edit]

Purdue at Marshall
1 234Total
Boilermakers 14 773 31
Thundering Herd 17 01014 41
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
1–0 September 29, 2012 Purdue, 51–41

To open the season, Purdue faced the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Roster[edit]

2015 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 D. J. Knox So
TE 2 Jonathan Curry Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 2 Elijah Sindelar Fr
WR 3 Bilal Marshall Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 4 Keith Byers II Redshirt.svg So
WR 5 Domonique Young Jr
WR 7 DeAngelo Yancey Jr
RB 8 Markell Jones Fr
WR 9 Dan Monteroso Jr
TE 10 Matt Burke Redshirt.svg So
QB 11 David Blough Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 12 Austin Appleby Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 15 Trae Hart So
WR 18 Camerson Posey Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 19 Aaron Banks Fr
WR 20 Gregory Phillips So
WR 21 Anthony Mahoungou So
RB 23 Keyante Green Redshirt.svg So
RB 25 Tario Fuller Fr
RB 28 David Yancey Redshirt.svg So
WR 33 Danny Anthrop (C) Sr
RB 36 Richie Worship Fr
RB 45 Lane Beeler Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 47 Micah Budzinski Redshirt.svg So
OL 51 Bearooz Yacoobi Redshirt.svg Fr
OG/C 53 Kirk Barron Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 55 Michael Mendez Fr
C 57 Robert Kugler (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 60 Eric Swingler Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 64 Dakota Jelinek Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 66 Cameron Cermin Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 68 Peyton Truitt Fr
OL 70 Jordan Roos Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 71 Corey Clements Sr
OL 72 Jason King Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 73 J. J. Prince Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 74 Martesse Patterson Redshirt.svg Fr
OT 75 David Heledin Sr
OL 77 Joey Warburg Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 79 Matt McCann Fr
WR 80 Jarrett Burgess Fr
WR 81 Keenan Schon Redshirt.svg So
WR 82 Alex Hilger Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 83 Malcolm Dotson Fr
TE 84 Jess Trussell Fr
TE 85 Jordan Jurasevich Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 87 Shane Mikesky Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 88 Cole Herdman Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 89 Brycen Hopkins Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Brandon Roberts Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 2 Da'Wan Hunte Redshirt.svg So
S 3 Leroy Clark Jr
LB 4 Ja'Whaun Bentley (C) So
S 5 Austin Logan Jr
CB 6 Evyn Cooper Fr
CB 6 Myles Norwood Redshirt.svg So
S 7 Robert Gregory Redshirt.svg Jr
S 8 Tim Cason Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 9 Anthony Brown Sr
CB 10 Michael Little Fr
RE 11 Antoine Miles Redshirt.svg So
RE 13 Gelen Robinson So
DT 14 Ra'Zahn Howard Jr
S 15 Andy Chelf Fr
LB 16 Garret Hudson Redshirt.svg So
DT 17 Fred Brown Fr
DT 18 Eddy Wilson Fr
LB 19 Dezwan Polk-Campbell Redshirt.svg So
CB 20 David Rose Fr
LB 21 Markus Bailey Fr
LB 22 Sawyer Dawson Fr
CB 24 Frankie Williams (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 25 Antonio Blackmon Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 26 Stefan Certa Sr
S 27 Evan Feichter Redshirt.svg So
LB 29 Jimmy Herman Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 32 Evan Pulliam Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 34 Austin Sullins Fr
LB 36 Danny Ezechukwu Redshirt.svg So
LB 40 Tim Faison Fr
S 41 Jacob Theineman Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 42 Andy James Garcia Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 46 Race Johnson Redshirt.svg So
DE 47 Shane Henley Jr
DT 50 Keiwan Jones Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 51 John Strauser Redshirt.svg So
DT 52 Johnny Daniels Redshirt.svg So
DT 54 Jake Replogle Jr
RE 55 Ryan DeBusk Jr
LB 56 Wyatt Cook Fr
DE 59 Langston Newton Jr
DT 90 Will Colmery Redshirt.svg Fr
RE 91 Chazmyn Turner Fr
DT 92 Ryan Watson Sr
DE 95 Evan Panfil Jr
DT 97 Michael Rouse III Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 98 Will Schott Redshirt.svg Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 30 Thomas Meadows Sr
K 31 Joe Schopper Fr
K 37 Paul Griggs Sr
K 38 Brian Bravo Fr
K 43 Myles Homan Fr
LS 48 John Vargyas Fr
K 49 Tyler Duncan Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 65 Ben Makowski Fr
LS 69 John Bednar Redshirt.svg Jr
LS 94 Grant Ellington Sr
P 96 Jake Herr Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Greg Hudson (Defensive Coordinator)
  • John Shoop (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Jim Bridge (Offensive Line)
  • Rubin Carter (Defensive Line)
  • Marcus Freeman (Linebackers)
  • Taver Johnson (Defensive Backs)
  • Gerad Parker (Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Terry Malone (Tight Ends)
  • Jafar Williams (Running Backs)
  • Doug Boersma (Assistant Athletics Director - Sports Medicine)
  • Duane Carlisle (Director of Sports Performance)
  • Andrew Warsaw (Director of Football Operations)
  • Mike Waugh (Director of Player Personnel)
  • John Nussman (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Zach Opsal (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Mark Sheridan (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Camden Wentz (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

[20][21]


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 28, 2015

Awards and honors[edit]

Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
David Blough Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week November 2, 2015 [22]
Anthony Brown Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week November 2, 2015 [22]

2016 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Anthony Brown Cornerback 6 189 Dallas Cowboys

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Mike Carmin (January 20, 2015). "Terry Malone hired to coach Purdue tight ends". www.jconline.com. Lafayette Journal & Courier. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2015 Football Schedule" (Press release). Purdue University Department of Athletics. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "2014 Purdue-Notre Dame Football Game Set for Indianapolis" (Press release). Purdue University Department of Athletics. December 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
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  6. ^ "Indiana State vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 12, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Virginia Tech vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
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  9. ^ "Purdue vs. Michigan State - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 3, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
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  13. ^ "Illinois vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 7, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Purdue vs. Northwestern - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 14, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Purdue vs. Iowa - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 21, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Indiana vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 28, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "2015 Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  18. ^ "Rado Network". www.PurdueSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  19. ^ "Purdue at Marshall Pre-game Notes" (PDF). PurdueSports.com. CBS Interactive. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "2013 Purdue Football Coaching Staff". Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  21. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers 2013 roster". Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  22. ^ a b "Big Ten Football Players of the Week". www.bigten.org. Big Ten Conference. November 2, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.