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2015 Indiana Hoosiers football team

The 2015 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented Indiana University Bloomington during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers competed in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was led by head coach Kevin Wilson, who served in his fifth season. They finished the season 6–7, 2–6 in Big Ten play to finish in fifth place in the East Division. They were invited to the Pinstripe Bowl where they lost to Duke in overtime.

2015 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
Pinstripe Bowl, L 41–44 OT vs. Duke
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015 record6–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachKevin Wilson (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorKevin Johns (5th season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBrian Knorr (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,959)
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

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The 2014 Indiana Hoosiers football team finished the regular season 4–8, 1–7 in Big Ten play to finish in last place in the Eastern Division. Their highlight win of the season came against #18 Missouri of the Southeastern Conference.

PreseasonEdit

RecruitsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Indiana 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 Hoosiers will host Big Ten foes Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, and Rutgers and will travel to Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, and Purdue.[1]

The Hoosiers hosted three of their four non conference games against Florida International (FIU), Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky (WKU). Indiana traveled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference on September 26.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 54:00 PMSouthern Illinois*ESPNewsW 48–4736,071
September 128:00 PMFIU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTNW 36–2241,509
September 194:00 PMWKU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ESPNewsW 38–3544,823
September 2612:30 PMat Wake Forest*ACCNW 31–2422,508
October 33:30 PMNo. 1 Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ABC/ESPN2L 27–3452,929
October 1012:00 PMat Penn StateESPNL 7–2997,873
October 173:30 PMRutgers 
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTNL 52–5540,567
October 243:30 PMat No. 7 Michigan StateABC/ESPN2L 26–5274,144
November 73:30 PMNo. 10 Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ESPNL 27–3544,739
November 143:30 PMNo. 15 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ABC/ESPN2L 41–48 2OT49,557
November 2112:00 PMat MarylandBTNW 47–2833,685
November 2812:00 PMat PurdueBTNW 54–3637,152
December 263:30 PMvs. Duke*ABCL 41–44 OT37,218
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[2]

RosterEdit

2015 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Simmie Cobbs Jr. So
WR 3 Dominique Booth So
WR 4 Ricky Jones   Jr
WR 5 J-Shun Harris II So
WR 6 Camion Patrick   So
QB 7 Nate Sudfeld (C) Sr
RB 8 Jordan Howard Jr
QB 9 Nate Boudreau   So
QB 12 Zander Diamont So
WR 14 Marqui Hawkins   So
WR 15 Nick Westbrook Fr
QB 16 Austin King Fr
WR 17 Isaac Griffith   So
QB 18 Danny Cameron   Fr
RB 21 Andrew Wilson   Jr
RB 23 Alex Rodriguez   Fr
WR 31 Andre Booker Sr
RB 33 Ricky Brookins   Fr
RB 34 Devine Redding So
WR 38 Damon Graham Sr
WR 39 Chris Gajcak Fr
C 50 Jake Reed   Sr
OL 52 DaVondre Love Fr
OL 54 Ja'Merez Bowen   Fr
OL 57 Tim Gardner   Fr
OL 59 Jack Trainor Fr
OL 62 Brandon Knight Fr
OL 63 Tyler Lukens   Sr
C 65 Wes Rogers   Jr
OL 67 Dan Feeney (C)   Jr
OL 68 Hunter Littlejohn Fr
OL 69 Blake Biesen   Fr
OL 70 Jacob Bailey   Jr
OL 71 Delroy Baker   Fr
OL 72 Simon Stepaniak Fr
OL 75 DeAndre Herron   Jr
OL 76 Wes Martin   Fr
OT 77 Dimitric Camiel   Jr
OT 78 Jason Spriggs (C) Sr
WR 80 Leon Thornton III Fr
TE 81 Jordan Fuchs So
WR 82 Luke Timian   Fr
TE 83 Austin Dorris Fr
TE 84 Danny Friend   So
TE 85 Michael Cooper   Sr
WR 86 Chandler Miller   Jr
WR 87 Mitchell Paige   Jr
TE 88 Anthony Corsaro Sr
TE 94 Sean Damaska   Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 2 T. J. Simmons Jr
DB 3 Tyler Green Fr
LB 4 Chris Covington So
ATH 5 Devonte Williams Fr
LB 6 Zeke Walker   Fr
DB 7 Ben Bach   So
CB 7 Donovan Clark So
LB 8 Tegray Scales So
ATH 9 Jonathan Crawford Fr
ATH 10 Donavan Hale Fr
LB 12 Reakwon Jones Fr
ATH 13 Isaac James Fr
ATH 14 Andre Brown, Jr. Fr
CB 16 Rashard Fant   So
DB 18 Noel Padmore   So
S 19 Tony Fields So
DB 20 Jameel Cook, Jr. Fr
DB 22 Wesley Green   Fr
ATH 24 Mike Majette Fr
DB 25 Mario Swann   So
DB 26 Kiante Walton So
DB 27 Arthur Jones   So
DB 28 Will Dawkins   Fr
LB 29 Dawson Fletcher   Jr
DB 30 Chase Dutra   So
LB 33 Zach Shaw (C)   Sr
LB 35 Nile Sykes   Fr
LB 37 Gabe Estes Fr
LB 39 Kenny Arnold   Fr
LB 41 Clyde Newton Jr
LB 43 Dameon Willis Jr.   Fr
LB 44 Marcus Oliver (C)   So
LB 45 Tony Thomas   Jr
LB 46 Ryan Watercutter   Fr
DL 47 Robert McCray III So
LB 48 Omari Stringer Fr
LB 49 Greg Gooch So
DL 51 Mike Barwick, Jr.   Fr
DT 53 Shawn Heffern   Jr
DL 56 Nick Mangieri (C) Sr
LB 57 Kyle Loechel   Fr
DT 58 Patrick Dougherty   So
DT 74 Nate Hoff   So
DL 90 Joe Belden Fr
DL 91 Jocob Robinson Fr
DT 93 Ralph Green III   Jr
LB 95 Brandon Wilson Fr
DT 98 Darius Latham Jr
DT 99 Adarius Rayner   Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 36 Eric Toth   Sr
LS 42 Nolan Guedel   Fr
LS 66 Josh Pericht   So
P 86 Joseph Gedeon   Fr
K 87 Calob Meinzer Fr
K 90 Aaron Del Grosso   So
K 92 Griffin Oakes   So
P 93 Nick Campos   Jr
LS 97 Dan Godsil Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Greg Frey (Co-Offensive Coord / OL)
  • William Inge (Co-Defensive Coord / LBs)
  • Kevin Johns (Offensive Coord / QBs / WRs)
  • Noah Joseph (S / Def. Recruiting Coord)
  • Brian Knorr (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Deland McCullough (RBs)
  • Larry McDaniel (DL)
  • James Patton (TEs / FBs / Off. Recruiting Coord)
  • Brandon Shelby (CBs)
  • Mark Hill (Head Strength & Conditioning)
  • Brian Lepak (Offensive Graduate Asst)
  • Carter Whitson (Offensive Grad Asst)
  • Kasey Teegardin (Defensive Grad Asst)
  • Elliott Wratten (Defensive Grad Asst)
  • Billy Ray Johnson (Asst AD Football Administration)
  • Mike Pechac (Dir Player Dev & Academic Enhancement)
  • Ryan McInerney (Quality Control - Recruiting/Def.)
  • Courtney Messingham (Quality Control - Recruiting/Off.)

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

Roster
Last update: September 8, 2015

Game summariesEdit

PurdueEdit

Indiana Hoosiers (5–6) at Purdue Boilermakers (2–9)
1 2 34Total
Indiana 10 14 141654
Purdue 7 7 14836

at Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Overcast • 38°F • Wind 9 NNE
  • Game attendance: 37,152
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Automated ScoreBook

Draft picksEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jason Spriggs 2 48 OT Green Bay Packers
Jordan Howard 5 150 RB Chicago Bears
Nate Sudfeld 6 187 QB Washington Redskins

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "B1G Releases 2015 Conference Schedule" (Press release). Indiana Athletics. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Indiana Hoosiers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "2016 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.