2015 Florida Atlantic Owls football team

The 2015 Florida Atlantic Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the East Division of Conference USA. They were led by second-year head coach Charlie Partridge and played their home games at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. They finished the season 3–9, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in a three way tie for fourth place in the East Division.

2015 Florida Atlantic Owls football
Florida Atlantic Owls wordmark.svg
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast Division
2015 record3–9 (3–5 C-USA)
Head coachCharlie Partridge (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Wright (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorRoc Bellantoni (2nd season)
Home stadiumFAU Stadium
(Capacity: 29,419)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 24 Western Kentucky x$   8 0         12 2  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         7 6  
Marshall   6 2         10 3  
FIU   3 5         5 7  
Old Dominion   3 5         5 7  
Florida Atlantic   3 5         3 9  
Charlotte*   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Southern Miss x   7 1         9 5  
Louisiana Tech   6 2         9 4  
UTSA   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Rice   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Western Kentucky 45, Southern Miss 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ineligible for postseason bowl due to transition from FCS
As of January 12, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

Florida Atlantic announced their 2015 football schedule on February 2, 2015. The 2015 schedule consist of six home and away games in the regular season. The Owls will host CUSA foes Florida International (FIU), Marshall, Middle Tennessee, and Rice, and will travel to Charlotte, Old Dominion, UTEP, and Western Kentucky (WKU).[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 53:30 p.m.at Tulsa*CBSSNL 44–47 OT24,001[2]
September 118:00 p.m.Miami (FL)*FS1L 20–4430,321
September 1912:00 p.m.Buffalo*
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
ASNL 15–3315,397
September 267:00 p.m.at CharlotteASNW 17–717,444
October 102:30 p.m.Rice
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
FCSL 26–2713,191
October 1712:00 p.m.Marshall
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
FCSL 17–3317,129
October 247:00 p.m.at UTEPASNL 17–2722,468
October 313:30 p.m.FIU 
ASNW 31–1716,432
November 712:00 p.m.at WKUFSNL 19–3518,421
November 1412:00 p.m.Middle Tennessee
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
ASNL 17–2413,233
November 2112:00 p.m.at No. 8 Florida*SECNL 14–20 OT90,107
November 2812:00 p.m.at Old DominionASNW 33–3120,118
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

at TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Owls 7 10 21 33 44
Golden Hurricane 14 7 7 136 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 FAU, 50–21

Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 14 6 17 7 44
Owls 10 7 3 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 MIA, 34–6

BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 7 19 7 33
Owls 2 7 0 6 15
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at CharlotteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 3 0 7 17
49ers 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

RiceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rice Owls 14 0 0 13 27
FAU Owls 7 7 6 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 RICE, 18–14

MarshallEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 9 14 7 3 33
Owls 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2014 MARSH, 35–16

at UTEPEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 17 0 0 17
Miners 7 7 7 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

FIUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 3 7 17
Owls 7 10 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4 2014 FIU, 48–10

at Western KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 6 6 0 19
Hilltoppers 0 14 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2014 FAU, 45–38

Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 10 7 7 0 24
Owls 7 7 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–9 2014 MTSU, 35–34

at FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Owls 0 0 7 70 14
Gators 0 0 14 06 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2011 UF, 41–3

at Old DominionEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 14 10 3 6 33
Monarchs 3 7 21 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 ODU, 31–28

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C-USA Announces 2015 FAU Football Schedule" (Press release). Florida Atlantic University Department of Athletics. February 2, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Tulsa tops FAU in Overtime, 47–44". University of Tulsa Department of Athletics. September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 Florida Atlantic Owls Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 26, 2015.