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2015 Baylor Bears football team

The 2015 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were coached by Art Briles, playing their 117th football season; this year was the team's second season in McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. The Bears were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–3 in Big 12 play to finish in fourth place. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated North Carolina 49–38.

2015 Baylor Bears football
Baylor Athletics logo.svg
Russell Athletic Bowl champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
2015 record10–3 (6–3 Big 12)
Head coachArt Briles (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorKendal Briles (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorPhil Bennett (5th season)
Home stadiumMcLane Stadium
(Capacity: 45,140)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Oklahoma $^   8 1         11 2  
No. 20 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
No. 7 TCU   7 2         11 2  
No. 13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
West Virginia   4 5         8 5  
Texas Tech   4 5         7 6  
Texas   4 5         5 7  
Kansas State   3 6         6 7  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   0 9         0 12  
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Blake Lynch
ATH
Gilmer, TX Gilmer HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 4.50 Oct 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Devontre Stricklin
WR
Waco, TX Midway HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 167 lb (76 kg) 4.67 Jan 24, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Maurice Porter
OL
Navarro, TX Navarro College 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 295 lb (134 kg) N/A Feb 28, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
JaMycal Hasty
RB
Longview, TX Longview HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 4.50 Mar 29, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Sam Tecklenburg
OL
Plano, TX Plano Senior HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) 5.22 Apr 16, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jordan Tolbert
CB
Missouri City, TX Ridge Point HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 4.50 May 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Clay Johnston
LB
Abilene, TX Wylie HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 4.60 Jun 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jameson Houston
S
Austin, TX St. Michael's Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.40 Jul 30, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Andrew Galitz
K
Rowlett, TX Rowlett HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) N/A Aug 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Tony Nicholson
WR
Grand Prairie, TX South Grand Prairie HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 4.45 Sep 21, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
J.W. Ketchum
ATH
Houston, TX Lamar HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.63 Oct 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Domonic Desouza
OL
San Francisco, CA City College of San Francisco 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 300 lb (140 kg) N/A Nov 17, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jarrett Stidham
QB
Stephenville, TX Stephenville HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.74 Dec 19, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Lenoy Jones Jr.
OLB
Waco, TX Midway HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 4.75 Jan 15, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Eric Ogor
OLB
Richmond, TX Foster HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.48 Jan 16, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jordan Williams
OLB
Paris, TX Paris HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 220 lb (100 kg) N/A Jan 16, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Riley Daniel
OT
Ringling, OK Ringling HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.23 Jan 25, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Tyrone Hunt
DE
Arp, TX Arp HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) N/A Jan 27, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Henry Black
CB
Shreveport, LA Woodlawn HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 4.51 Jan 31, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44   Rivals: 43  247Sports: 37  ESPN: 31
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 PMat SMU*No. 4ESPNW 56–2132,047[1]
September 126:30 PMLamar*No. 4FSNW 66–3144,491[2]
September 262:00 PMRice*No. 5
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FSNW 70–1743,619[3]
October 32:30 PMvs. Texas TechNo. 5ABC/ESPN2W 63–3556,179[4]
October 1011:00 AMat KansasNo. 3FS1W 66–725,910[5]
October 1711:00 AMWest VirginiaNo. 2
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FOXW 62–3845,370[6]
October 2411:00 AMIowa State No. 2
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNW 45–2745,512[7]
November 56:30 PMat Kansas StateNo. 2FS1W 31–2452,108[8]
November 147:00 PMNo. 12 OklahomaNo. 4
ABCL 34–4449,875[9]
November 216:30 PMat No. 4 Oklahoma StateNo. 10FOXW 45–3558,669
November 276:30 PMat No. 15 TCUNo. 7ESPNL 21–28 2OT47,675
December 511:00 AMTexasNo. 12
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNL 17–2348,093
December 294:30 PMvs. No. 10 North Carolina*No. 17ESPNW 49–3840,418
Schedule Source:[10]

RankingsEdit

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 13 14 Final 
AP 4 4 5 5 5 3 (10) 2 (13) 2 (12) 2 (7) 2 (6) 4 (2) 10 7 12 17 13 
Coaches 4 4 5 4 4 4 (5) 2 (8) 2 (12) 2 (10) 2 (9) 3 (5) 10 7 12 19 13 
CFP Not released 6 6 10 7 12 17 Not released

RosterEdit

2015 Baylor Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Corey Coleman   Jr
WR 2 Blake Lynch Fr
QB 3 Jarrett Stidham Fr
WR 4 Jay Lee   Sr
RB 5 Johnny Jefferson   So
RB 6 JaMycal Hasty Fr
WR 7 Lynx Hawthorne   Jr
WR 8 Ishmael Zamora   Fr
WR 9 K. D. Cannon So
WR 11 Pooh Stricklin Fr
WR 12 Quan Jones   So
QB 13 Chris Johnson   So
WR 14 Chris Platt   Fr
TE 15 Gus Penning   Sr
WR 16 Davion Hall So
QB 17 Seth Russell   Jr
QB 18 Zack Bennema Fr
RB 20 Anthony Webb   Sr
RB 22 Terence Williams   Fr
RB 25 Dwyer Bucey Fr
RB 28 Devin Chafin   Jr
WR 30 Tanner Ritchey   Fr
RB 31 Shock Linwood   Jr
RB 33 Iain Hunter   Fr
TE 41 Tre'von Armstead   Jr
OL 52 Rami Hammad   So
OL 53 Keith Orcutt   So
OL 55 Kyle Fuller   Jr
OL 57 Tanner Thrift   So
OL 58 Spencer Drango   Sr
OL 61 Jarrell Broxton Sr
OL 64 Dom Desouza Jr
OL 67 Desmine Hilliard   Sr
OL 68 Ishmael Wilson   So
OL 69 Pat Colbert   Sr
OL 70 Josh Peltzel   Fr
OL 71 Devonte Jones Fr
OL 72 Blake Blackmar   Fr
OL 73 Blake Muir   Sr
OL 74 Sean Muir   So
OL 76 Jason Osei   Jr
OL 77 Patrick Lawrence   Fr
TE 80 LaQuan McGowan   Sr
WR 80 Cal Spangler Sr
WR 82 Kaleb Moore   Jr
WR 83 Cole Edminston   So
TE 85 Jordan Feuerbacher   Fr
WR 87 Andy Ritter Jr
WR 89 Trevor White   Fr
TE 98 Trevor Clemons-Valdez   Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Taylor Young   So
DE 2 Shawn Oakman   Sr
CB 3 Tion Wright Jr
DB 4 Xavien Howard   Jr
LB 5 Grant Campbell Sr
CB 7 Jourdan Blake   Fr
CB 9 Ryan Reid   Jr
CB 11 Jameson Houston Fr
S 12 Alfred Pollum   So
S 13 Terrell Burt Sr
DE 15 Brian Nance   So
LB 16 Kendall Ehrlich   Jr
NB 17 Cordell Dorsey   Fr
S 18 Chance Waz   Fr
LB 19 Raaquan Davis   So
LB 20 Aiavion Edwards   Jr
NB 21 Patrick Levels   Jr
CB 24 Terrence Singleton   Jr
CB 25 Miles Johnson Sr
S 26 Taion Sells Jr
CB 27 Verkedric Vaughns   Fr
S 28 Orion Stewart   Jr
S 29 Jarrod Koym   Fr
NB 34 Lee Bristow   Sr
S 35 Mallory Franklin   Fr
CB 37 Tyler Jaynes   So
S 41 Calvin Hill   Fr
DE 43 Jamie Jacobs   Fr
LB 45 Xavier Phillips   So
NB 48 Travon Blanchard   So
DE 52 Greg Roberts   Fr
LB 55 Baylor Black Jr
DE 56 K.J. Smith   So
DT 75 Andrew Billings Jr
DE 90 Javonte Magee Jr
DT 91 Andrew Morris   Fr
DE 92 Jamal Palmer Sr
DT 93 Suleiman Masumbuko   Sr
DE 94 Xavier Jones   Fr
DT 95 Beau Blackshear   Sr
DT 96 Byron Bonds Jr
DT 97 Ira Lewis   Fr
DL 98 Cody George   Fr
DE 99 Josh Malin   Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 33 Tom Bennett Fr
P 36 Drew Galitz Fr
K 39 Spencer Evans   Fr
PK 40 Chris Callahan   So
LS 50 Jimmy Landes   Sr
LS 65 B.J. Jordan Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Kendal BrilesOffensive Coordinator
  • Phil BennettDefensive Coordinator
  • Randy Clements – Offensive Line
  • Brian Norwood – Associate Head Coach / Safeties
  • Chris Achuff – Defensive Line
  • Carlton Buckels – Cornerbacks
  • Jim Gush – Linebackers / Defensive Recruiting Coordniator
  • Jeff Lebby – Running Backs
  • Colin Shillinglaw – Assistant A.D. / Football Operations
  • Beau Trahan – Director of Football Operations
  • Jeff Barlow – Director of Equipment Services
  • Brett Bufton – Assistant Director of Equipment Services
  • Casey Horny – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Odell James – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Kaz Kazadi – Assistant A.D. / Athletic Performance
  • Calvin Lowry – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Mike Sims – Assistant A.D. / Athletic Training
  • Austin Steele – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Tate Wallis – Assistant Director of Operations

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

Roster
Last update: August 30, 2015

Game summariesEdit

@ SMUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Bears 28 0 14 14 56
Mustangs 14 7 0 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–36–7 2014 BAY, 45–0

LamarEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 14 3 7 31
#4 Bears 13 22 14 17 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1981 LAM, 18–17

RiceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 10 0 7 0 17
#5 Bears 21 21 21 7 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–30–2 2011 BAY, 56–31

vs. Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Raiders 14 7 7 7 35
#5 Bears 28 21 7 7 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–36–1 2014 BAY, 48–46

@ KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Bears 24 28 14 0 66
Jayhawks 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–4 2014 BAY, 60–14

West VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 7 10 7 14 38
#2 Bears 17 10 21 14 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 WVU, 41–27

Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cyclones 0 7 7 13 27
#2 Bears 21 14 0 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–6 2014 BAY, 49–28

@ Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 7 7 3 31
Wildcats 7 0 3 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2014 BAY, 38–27

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sooners 7 13 14 10 44
Bears 6 7 14 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–21 2014 BAY, 48–14

@ Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 10 14 7 45
Cowboys 14 0 7 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19 2014 BAY, 49–28

@ TCUEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Bears 14 0 0 070 21
Horned Frogs 7 7 0 077 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–51–7 2014 BAY, 61–58

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Longhorns 17 3 0 3 23
Bears 0 0 10 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–74–4 2014 BAY, 28–7

vs. North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Tar Heels 7 10 14 7 38
#17 Bears 14 14 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Werner, John (September 5, 2015). "Russell Shines in Debut with 6 TDs as Bears Blow Out SMU Late, 56-21". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Werner, John (September 13, 2015). "Coleman Makes 4 TD Catches, No. 4 Baylor Shakes Off Lamar, 66-31". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Werner, John (September 27, 2015). "Bears Clean Up Their Act in 70-17 Victory Over Owls". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Werner, John (October 4, 2015). "Baylor Opens Big 12 Play with 63-35 Rout of Texas Tech". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Werner, John (October 11, 2015). "Winless Kansas No Match for #3 Bears in 1-Sided Affair, 66-7". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Werner, John (October 18, 2015). "Russell, Coleman Fuel Baylor's Win Over West Virginia, 62-38". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Cherry, Brice (October 24, 2015). "Baylor Shrugs Off Rough Second Half, Dispatches Iowa State, 45-27". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Werner, John (November 6, 2015). "Stidham Shines in 1st Career Start, Fueling 31-24 Baylor Win Over Pesky Wildcats". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Werner, John (November 14, 2015). "Black and Blue: OU's Mayfield Carves Up Baylor Defense, Playoff Aspirations". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "2015 Baylor Bears Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved December 19, 2014.