2015 Iowa State Cyclones football team

The 2015 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Playing as a member of the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), the team played its home games at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. They were led by seventh-year head coach Paul Rhoads. They finished the season 3–9, 2–7 in Big 12 play to finish in ninth place.

2015 Iowa State Cyclones football
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2015 record3–9 (2–7 Big 12)
Head coachPaul Rhoads (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Mangino (2nd year, games 1–7)
Todd Sturdy (interim)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorWally Burnham (7th season)
Base defense4–3
MVPAllen Lazard
Home stadiumJack Trice Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
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

On October 26, 2015, Mark Mangino was replaced as offensive coordinator with Todd Sturdy, formerly the passing game coordinator, on an interim basis.[1][2][3][4][5] On November 23, Rhoads was fired.[6] He stayed on to coach the final game of the season on November 28. He finished at Iowa State with a seven-year record of 32–55.

Previous seasonEdit

The 2014 Iowa State Cyclones football team finished the regular season 2–10, with wins over only non conference play, Iowa and Toledo. The Cyclones became ineligible for a bowl game after losing its seventh game against Kansas on November 8.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 p.m.No. 10 (FCS) Northern Iowa*Cyclones.tvW 31–761,500[7]
September 123:45 p.m.Iowa*
FOXL 17–3161,500[8]
September 197:00 p.m.at Toledo*ESPNewsL 23–30 2OT23,104[9]
October 311:00 a.m.Kansas
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
FSNW 38–1355,837[10]
October 102:30 p.m.at Texas TechFSNL 31–6653,891[11]
October 176:00 p.m.No. 3 TCU
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
ESPN2L 21–4552,480[12]
October 2411:00 a.m.at No. 2 BaylorESPNL 27–4545,512[13]
October 316:00 p.m.Texas 
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
FS1W 24–053,616[14]
November 76:00 p.m.at No. 14 OklahomaESPNUL 16–5285,595[15]
November 142:30 p.m.No. 5 Oklahoma State
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
ESPNL 31–3554,180[16]
November 2111:00 a.m.at Kansas StateFS1L 35–3853,297[17]
November 2811:00 a.m.at West VirginiaFS1L 6–3042,446
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[18]

PersonnelEdit

2015 Iowa State Cyclones football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 86 Cole Anderson   Fr
TE 95 Brian Boesen   Sr
RB 26 Brian Bonacci   Jr
RB 6 Tyler Brown   So
WR 9 Quenton Bundrage   Sr
OL 70 Daniel Burton   Jr
WR 18 Hakeem Butler Fr
OL 67 Jake Campos   So
TE 88 Justin Chandler   Jr
RB 25 Sheldon Croney Jr. Fr
OL 79 Shawn Curtis   So
OL 72 Brock Dagel   Sr
WR 13 Dondre Daley   Jr
QB 8 Dominic De Lira Fr
OL 66 Jacob Dunning   Jr
WR 80 Carson Epps Fr
OL 62 Nick Fett   Jr
OL 63 Ryan Glenn   So
OL 51 Julian Good-Jones Fr
RB 22 Mitchell Harger   Jr
WR 15 Brandon Harris   So
OL 55 Jacob Homa   So
WR 81 Denver Johnson Fr
OL 69 Kory Kodanko   Fr
RB 23 Clifford Kwaw-Mensah   Fr
OL 76 Jamison Lalk   Sr
QB 7 Joel Lanning   So
OL 50 Bryan Larson   So
WR 5 Allen Lazard So
WR 14 Darius Lee-Campbell   Fr
WR 84 Jake Lemming   So
WR 82 Kenneth Lynn   Sr
OL 54 Jack McAllister   Fr
WR 83 Brett Medders   Sr
OL 74 Bryce Meeker Fr
WR 8 D'Vario Montgomery   Jr
OL 77 Oni Omoile   Sr
OL 56 Jaypee Philbert Jr.   So
WR, LS 3 Jake Rhoads   So
WR 16 Wyatt Rhoads Fr
QB 12 Sam B. Richardson   Sr
QB 19 Josh Ringelberg Fr
QB 3 Grant Rohach   Jr
WR 19 Trever Ryen   So
WR 21 Orion Salters   Fr
TE 11 Scotty Schaffner   Fr
OL 53 Patrick Scoggins   Jr
OL 68 Brian Seda   Jr
OL 71 Nick Severs   So
QB 16 Kyle Starcevich   Fr
OL 78 Wendell Taiese   Sr
RB 1 Joshua Thomas Fr
RB 2 Mike Warren   Fr
RB 20 Justin Webster   So
WR 10 Jauan Wesley So
WR 17 Quan West   Jr
OL 73 Will Windham   Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 91 Pierre Aka   Jr
DT 52 Terry Ayeni   Jr
DE 59 Trey Benson   Fr
DE 42 Spencer Benton   Fr
DB 22 Jack Bergstrom   Fr
LB 48 Jason Bowman   Fr
DT 92 Adam Bradley   So
DE 65 Nate Cave So
DT 56 Josh Coleman Fr
DB 23 Darian Cotton   Sr
DB 5 Kamari Cotton-Moya   So
DT 94 Devlyn Cousin   Jr
DT 75 Breion Creer   Jr
DE 37 Keenan Davis   Jr
DB 7 Qujuan Floyd Sr
DT 95 Robby Garcia   So
DE 43 Sam George   So
LB 40 Jared Gescheidler Fr
LB 2 Jordan Harris   Jr
LB 16 Willie Harvey   Fr
DB 1 Vic Holmes   Fr
DE 80 Vince Horras   Fr
DB 31 Josh Jahlas   Jr
DB 3 Mike Johnson Fr
DB 12 Jamor Jones   Jr
LB 21 Luke Knott   Jr
LB 53 Anthony Lazard   Jr
DT 36 Bobby Leath Jr
DE 11 Gabe Luna   Jr
DE 32 Justin Madison   So
LB 44 Bobby McMillen Fr
DE 90 Mitchell Meyers   Jr
LB 25 Brian Mills   So
DE 7 Seth Nerness Fr
LB 9 Reggan Northrup   Fr
DB 10 Brian Peavy   Fr
LB 35 Levi Peters   Jr
DT 96 Ma'Kayle Phillips   So
DB 13 Stephon Pickett-Brown Fr
DE 45 Dale Pierson Sr
DB 24 Jamaal Richardson   Fr
DB 4 Sam E. Richardson   Sr
DB 6 De'Monte Ruth   Fr
DE 93 Hiro Sasaki   Jr
DT 64 Scott Schilb So
LB 29 Kane Seeley   Jr
LB 47 Sam Seonbuchner   Fr
LB 42 Marcel Spears Jr. Fr
LB 49 Jack Spreen   So
DB 20 Matt Swoyer   Jr
DE 98 Trent Taylor Sr
DT 99 Vernell Trent   So
DB 34 Nigel Tribune Jr
DT 97 Demond Tucker   Jr
DE 55 J.D. Waggoner   So
DB 15 Jordan Wallace Fr
DE 41 Darius White   Jr
DB 17 Jomal Wiltz Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 13 Colin Downing So
H 34 Austin Fischer   Sr
PK 41 Chris Francis   Fr
P 12 Holden Kramer   So
PK 1 Cole Netten   Jr
PK 38 Peyton Paddock Fr
PK 90 Hunter Sickels   Fr
LS 51 Tanner Tusha   Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Lou Ayeni
  • Brandon Blaney
  • Shane Burnham
  • Wally Burnham
  • Shane Dowty
  • Stan Eggen
  • Derek Hoodjer
  • Maurice Linguist
  • Mark Mangino
  • Tommy Mangino
  • Ryan Olson
  • Clayton Oster
  • Reece Petty
  • Todd Sturdy

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

Roster
Last update: 2016-Jan-02

Game SummariesEdit

Game 1: vs. Northern Iowa PanthersEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
20–5–3 2013 L 20–28
Game One: Northern Iowa Panthers at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[19]
1 2 34Total
Panthers 0 7 007
Cyclones 0 10 14731

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: September 5
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 88° • Wind: S 5 • Weather: Hazy
  • Game attendance: 61,500
  • Referee: Referee: Cooper Castleberry • Umpire: Jim Adams • Linesman: Bill Scott • Line judge: Frank LeBlanc • Back judge: Joel Wetzel • Field judge: Randy Smith • Side judge: Fulton Carson • Center judge: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (Cyclones.tv): Brent Blum (Play-by-play)[20] & Sage Rosenfels (Color)[20]
Game information

Game 2: vs. Iowa HawkeyesEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
22–40 2014 W 20–17
Game Two: Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[21]
1 2 34Total
Hawkeyes 3 7 71431
Cyclones 3 14 0017

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 3:51 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 67° • Wind: N 5 • Weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 61,500
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Cannon • Umpire: Ken Zelmanski • Linesman: Bruce Keeling • Line judge: Dan Gallagher • Back judge: Dennis Morris • Field judge: John Roggeman • Side judge: Grady Smith • Center judge: Mike Conlin
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-play),[22] Joel Klatt (Color)[22] & Molly McGrath (Sideline)[22]
Game information

Game 3: at Toledo RocketsEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 W 37–30
Game Three: Iowa State Cyclones at Toledo Rockets – Game summary[23]
1 2 34OT2OTTotal
Cyclones 3 7 0103023
Rockets 10 3 703730

at Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH

  • Date: September 19
  • Game time: 8:02 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 68° • Wind: NW 9 • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 23,104
  • Referee: Referee: Reggie Smith • Umpire: Joel Bellinger • Linesman: Mike Moeller • Line judge: Mark Stewart • Back judge: Lyndon Nixon • Field judge: Matt Mills • Side judge: Tim Murray • Center judge: Dan Scanlan
  • TV announcers (ESPNews): Eamon McAnaney (Play-by-play)[24] & Rocky Boiman (Color)[24]
Game information

Game 4: vs. Kansas JayhawksEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
38–50–6 2014 L 14–34
Game Four: Kansas Jayhawks at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[25]
1 2 34Total
Jayhawks 0 0 6713
Cyclones 3 14 14738

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: October 3
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 51° • Wind: E 5–10 • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 55,837
  • Referee: Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Jerod Phillips • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FSN): Mark Followill (Play-by-play),[26] Brian Baldinger (Color)[26] & Lesley McCaslin (Sideline)[26]
Game information

Game 5: at Texas Tech Red RaidersEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–10 2014 L 31–34
Game Five: Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary[27]
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 7 14 3731
Red Raiders 17 21 72166

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76° • Wind: SW 18 • Weather: Mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 53,891
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Andy Warner • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Ed Vinzant • Side judge: Craig Faulkner • Alternate: Ken Ray
  • TV announcers (FSN): Mark Followill (Play-by-play),[28] Brian Baldinger (Color)[28] & Lesley McCaslin (Sideline)[28]
Game information

Game 6: vs. TCU Horned FrogsEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2014 L 3–55
Game Six: TCU Horned Frogs at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[29]
1 2 34Total
Horned Frogs 14 10 71445
Cyclones 21 0 0021

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 54° • Wind: S 0–5 • Weather: Clear skies
  • Game attendance: 52,480
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Robert Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Kelly Deterding • Back judge: Terry Jones • Field judge: Joe Blubaugh • Side judge: Lo Van Pham • Center judge: Mike Cuttone
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Beth Mowins (Play-by-play),[30] Anthony Becht (Color)[30] & Paul Carcaterra (Sideline)[30]
Game information

Game 7: at Baylor BearsEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–7 2014 L 28–49
Game Seven: Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears – Game summary[31]
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 0 7 71327
Bears 21 14 01045

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: October 24
  • Game time: 11:02 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 68° • Wind: NE 10 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 45,512
  • Referee: Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Jerod Phillips • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (Play-by-play),[32] Brock Huard (Color)[32] & Shannon Spake (Sideline)[32]
Game information

Game 8: vs. Texas LonghornsEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–11 2014 L 45–48
Game Eight: Texas Longhorns at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[33]
1 2 34Total
Longhorns 0 0 000
Cyclones 7 3 7724

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: October 31
  • Game time: 6:10 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 51° • Wind: SE 0–5 • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 53,616
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Andy Warner • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Ed Vinzant • Side judge: Craig Faulkner • Center judge: Ken Ray
  • TV announcers (FS1): Tim Brando (Play-by-play)[34] & Spencer Tillman (Color)[34]
Game information

Game 9: at Oklahoma SoonersEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–72–2 2014 L 14–59
Game Nine: Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[35]
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 3 6 0716
Sooners 21 0 171452

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK

  • Date: November 7
  • Game time: 6:02 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 59° • Wind: NNE 12 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 85,595
  • Referee: Referee: Eddy Shelton • Umpire: Rick Podraza • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Kelly Detering • Back judge: Terry White • Field judge: Nick Lave • Side judge: Jim Murphy • Center judge: Steve Baron
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Roy Philpott (Play-by-play)[36] & Jay Walker (Color)[36]
Game information

Game 10: vs. Oklahoma State CowboysEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–28–3 2014 L 20–37
Game Ten: Oklahoma State Cowboys at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[37]
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 7 7 71435
Cyclones 17 7 7031

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: November 14
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 60° • Wind: SSW 10 • Weather: Scattered clouds
  • Game attendance: 54,180
  • Referee: Referee: Cooper Castleberry • Umpire: Jim Adams • Linesman: Bill Scott • Line judge: Frank LeBlanc • Back judge: Joel Wetzel • Field judge: Randy Smith • Side judge: Fulton Carson • Center judge: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Adam Amin (Play-by-play),[38] Kelly Stouffer (Color)[38] & Olivia Harlan (Sideline)[38]
Game information

Game 11: at Kansas State WildcatsEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
49–45–4 2014 L 28–32
Game Eleven: Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[39]
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 7 28 0035
Wildcats 7 7 71738

at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, Manhattan, KS

  • Date: November 21
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 36° • Wind: N 11–15 • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 53,297
  • Referee: Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Jerod Phillips • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FS1): Justin Kutcher (Play-by-play)[40] & Steve Hutchinson (Color)[40]
Game information

Game 12: at West Virginia MountaineersEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 L 24–37
Game Twelve: Iowa State Cyclones at West Virginia Mountaineers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 0 6 006
Mountaineers 7 6 10730

at Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV

AwardsEdit

National Team of the WeekEdit

Following the 24–0 shutout of Texas on the weekend of October 31, the 2015 Iowa State football team received the AutoNation National Team of the Week by the FWAA.[41]

This was its third shutout over a Big 12 opponent in school history, the previous against Kansas 34–0 on November 23, 2013. The Cyclones gained 426 yards in total offensive while the defense allowed only 204 yards, which is the third-lowest total an ISU defense has allowed vs. a Big 12 opponent in school history. Also, this was the fewest yards allowed vs. a FBS team in the Paul Rhoads era. The dominating ISU defense held Texas to nine plays in ISU territory with seven of these on Texas's final drive.[42]

This was Texas’s first shutout loss against an unranked team since November 18, 1961, when TCU shutout #1 ranked Texas 6–0.

For Iowa State, Mike Warren, the nation’s best freshman rusher, picked up 157 yards on the ground on 32 carries and added the first ISU touchdown, the fourth-best rookie rushing effort in school history. Joel Lanning got his first career start at quarterback, rushing for 64 yards and completing 19 of 37 passes for 188 yards with a touchdown pass to Dondre Daley and no interceptions. Freshman Joshua Thomas punched in the third ISU touchdown, his sixth of the season, tying a Cyclone freshman record set by Alexander Robinson in 2007.[43][44][45][46][47]

This was the Cyclones first home win over the Longhorns in six tries

Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the WeekEdit

Jordan Harris was honored as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for games ending October 31, 2015. Harris's seven tackles and one interception led the Cyclones crushing shutout of Texas 24–0. Jordan is the third Cyclone to receive National Player of the Week honors: WR Todd Blythe on October 30, 2005, and LB Jesse Smith on October 25, 2009.[48][49]

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