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2015 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team

The 2015 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They began the season led by sixth-year head coach Todd Berry. Following a 59–21 loss to Arkansas State, Berry was fired after compiling a 28–43 record in six seasons as head coach. Defensive line coach John Mumford served as the interim head coach for the rest of the season.[1] The Warhawks played their home games at Malone Stadium and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 2–11 overall and 1–7 in Sun Belt play to finish in last place,

2015 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks workmark.svg
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2015 record2–11 (1–7 Sun Belt)
Head coachTodd Berry (fired November 14; 1–9 record)
John Mumford (interim head coach; 1–2 record)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Farmer
Offensive schemeMultiple
Co-defensive coordinatorAdam Waugh
Co-defensive coordinatorTravis Niekamp
Base defense3–3–5
Home stadiumMalone Stadium
(Capacity: 30,427)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State $   8 0         9 4  
Appalachian State   7 1         11 2  
Georgia Southern   6 2         9 4  
Georgia State   5 3         6 7  
South Alabama   3 5         5 7  
Idaho   3 5         4 8  
Troy   3 5         4 8  
Louisiana–Lafayette   3 5         4 8  
New Mexico State   3 5         3 9  
Texas State   2 6         3 9  
Louisiana–Monroe   1 7         2 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
As of December 23, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

In 2014 the Warhawks finished the season 4–8, 3–5 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for seventh place.

RosterEdit

2015 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Rashon Ceaser Sr
RB 3 Tyler Cain Sr
QB 6 Brian Williams So
QB 9 Earnest Carrington Sr
QB 12 Brayle Brown Sr
QB 13 Earnest Carrington Sr
QB 12 Brayle Brown Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach

Todd Berry (6th season), John Mumford (Interim)

Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Steve Farmer – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Troy Reffett – Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks
  • Mario Price – Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Cody Wells – Tight Ends
  • Jason Nichols – Outside Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
  • Travis Niekamp – Linebackes/Special Teams
  • John Mumford – Defensive Line
  • Adam Waugh – Safeties
  • Josh Boulware – Graduate Assistant Coach
  • Michael Cross – Graduate Assistant Coach
  • Daniel Lopez – Graduate Assistant Coach
  • Joe Girardi - Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

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

Roster
Last update: 2/16/15

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 511:00 AMat No. 9 Georgia*SECNL 14–5192,746
September 126:00 PMNicholls State*ESPN3W 47–020,397
September 263:00 PMat No. 12 Alabama*SECNL 0–34101,323
October 36:00 PMGeorgia Southern 
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
ESPN3L 31–5116,791
October 105:00 PMat Tulsa*ESPN3L 24–3417,490
October 176:00 PMAppalachian State
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
ESPN3L 14–5911,767
October 244:00 PMat IdahoESPN3L 13–2714,414
October 314:00 PMat Louisiana–LafayetteESPN3L 24–3017,410
November 72:30 PMat TroyESPN3L 14–5118,041
November 142:00 PMArkansas State
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
ESPN3L 21–599,063
November 198:30 PMat Texas StateESPNUL 3–1614,003
November 2810:00 PMat Hawaii*Oceanic PPV/Campus InsidersL 26–2821,284
December 52:00 PMNew Mexico State
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
ESPN3W 42–357,774

Game summariesEdit

@ GeorgiaEdit

Week One: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Georgia Bulldogs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 0 7 7014
#9 Bulldogs 14 21 9751

at Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA

  • Date: September 5
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Partly sunny • Temperature: 80 • Wind: 3 mph
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV: SECN
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their first game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 51–14 to the Georgia Bulldogs.[2][3] The game was delayed by 76 minutes due to lightning strikes during the third quarter. When a second lightning delay occurred with 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, the head coaches and athletic directors for both ULM and UGA mutually agreed to end the game at that point, citing safety concerns for both players and fans.[4]

Nicholls StateEdit

Week Two: Nicholls State Colonels at Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colonels 0 0 000
Warhawks 10 30 0747

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Clear • Temperature: 78 • Wind: NNW 14
  • Game attendance: 20,397
  • Referee: Jason Autrey
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their second game of the season, the Warhawks won, 47–0 over the Nicholls State Colonels.[5]

@ AlabamaEdit

Week Four: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 0 0 000
#12 Crimson Tide 7 7 101034

at Bryant–Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: September 26
  • Game time: 3:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Partly cloudy • Temperature: 81 deg F • Wind: ENE 6mph
  • Game attendance: 101,323
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV: SECN
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their third game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 34–0 to the Alabama Crimson Tide.[6][7]

Georgia SouthernEdit

Week Five: Georgia Southern Eagles at Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 10 21 02051
Warhawks 0 10 71431

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: October 3
  • Game time: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Clear skies • Temperature: 69 • Wind: NE 12G19
  • Game attendance: 16,791
  • Referee: Jeff Hilyer
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their fourth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 51–31 to the Georgia Southern Eagles.[8][9] The game was played just hours after ULM backup quarterback Daniel Fitzwater was found dead.[10][11]

@ TulsaEdit

Week Six: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Tulsa Golden Hurricane – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 0 7 17024
Golden Hurricane 10 10 01434

at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 5:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Clear, sunny • Temperature: 76 • Wind: SW @ 6
  • Game attendance: 17,490
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their fifth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 34–24 to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.[12][13]

Appalachian StateEdit

Week Seven: Appalachian State Mountaineers at Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Mountaineers 10 14 211459
Warhawks 7 7 0014

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Clear, Humidity 20% • Temperature: 71 • Wind: NE 12
  • Game attendance: 11,767
  • Referee: Charles Lewis
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their sixth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 59–14 to the Appalachian State Mountaineers.[14][15]

@ IdahoEdit

Week Eight: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Idaho Vandals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 7 3 3013
Vandals 3 10 7727

at Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

  • Date: October 24
  • Game time: 4:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Indoors • Temperature: 68 • Wind: none
  • Game attendance: 14,414
  • Referee: Jason McArthur
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their seventh game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 27–13 to the Idaho Vandals.[16][17]

@ Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

Week Nine: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 14 10 0024
Ragin' Cajuns 3 6 71430

at Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

  • Date: October 31
  • Game time: 4:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Weather: Light Drizzle • Temperature: 68 • Wind: E @ 3MPH
  • Game attendance: 17,410
  • Referee: Jeff Hilyer
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their eighth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 30–24 to the Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.[18][19]

@ TroyEdit

Week Ten: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Troy Trojans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 14 0 0014
Trojans 27 21 3051

at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy, AL

  • Date: November 7
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: Weather: Cloudy • Temperature: 76 • Wind: 3 west
  • Game attendance: 18,041
  • Referee: Jason McArthur
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their ninth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 51–14 to the Troy Trojans.[20][21]

Arkansas StateEdit

Week Eleven: Arkansas State Red Wolves at Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Red Wolves 7 28 101459
Warhawks 0 21 0021

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: November 14
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CST
  • Game weather: Weather: Partly Cloudy • Temperature: 68 • Wind: NE 10
  • Game attendance: 9,063
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their tenth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 59–21 to the Arkansas State Red Wolves.[22][23] Head coach Todd Berry was fired following the game.[24]

@ Texas StateEdit

Week Twelve: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Texas State Bobcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 3 0 003
Bobcats 3 7 0616

at Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos, TX

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 8:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: Weather: Clear • Temperature: 62 • Wind: ENE 5mph
  • Game attendance: 14,003
  • Referee: Jason Mcarthur
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their eleventh game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 16–3 to the Texas State Bobcats.[25][26]

@ HawaiiEdit

Week Thirteen: Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 3 7 10626
Rainbow Warriors 7 14 7028

at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

Game information

In their twelfth game of the season, the Warhawks lost, 28–26 to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.[27][28]

New Mexico StateEdit

Week Fourteen: New Mexico State Aggies at Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Aggies 14 7 14035
Warhawks 7 7 21742

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: December 5
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CST
  • Game weather: Weather: Clear • Temperature: 61 • Wind: E 5
  • Game attendance: 7,774
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Final Stats
Game information

In their thirteenth game of the season, the Warhawks won, 42–35 over the New Mexico State Aggies.[29][30]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "No. 9 Georgia Tops Louisiana-Monroe 51-14; Game Called Early". ESPN. Associated Press. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
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  4. ^ Odum, Charles (September 5, 2015). "No. 9 Georgia Tops Louisiana-Monroe 51-14; Game Called Early". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
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