2015 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

The 2015 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the East Division of Conference USA. They were led by sixth-year head coach John "Doc" Holliday and played their home games at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. They were invited to the St. Petersburg Bowl where they defeated UConn.

2015 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall Thundering Herd logo.svg
St. Petersburg Bowl champion
St. Petersburg Bowl, W 16–10 vs. UConn
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast Division
2015 record10–3 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachDoc Holliday (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Legg (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorChuck Heater (3rd season)
Home stadiumJoan C. Edwards Stadium
(Capacity: 38,227)
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

Marshall announced their 2015 football schedule on February 2, 2015. The 2015 schedule consisted of six home and away games in the regular season. The Thundering Herd hosted CUSA foes Florida International (FIU), North Texas, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss, and travelled to Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, and Western Kentucky (WKU).[1]

Marshall went undefeated at home but lost three road games, finishing the regular season with a 9-3 record and finishing third in the division. Marshall was invited to the St. Petersburg Bowl against the University of Connecticut which they won with a final score of 16-10.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 63:00 PMPurdue*FS1W 41–3138,791
September 127:00 PMat Ohio*ESPN3L 10–2125,210
September 193:30 PMNorfolk State*
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
ASNW 45–724,114
September 263:30 PMat Kent State*ASNW 36–29 2OT15,424
October 33:30 PMOld Dominion
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
ASNW 27–718,473
October 97:00 PMSouthern Miss
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
CBSSNW 31–1022,763
October 1712:00 PMat Florida AtlanticFCSW 33–1717,129
October 243:30 PMNorth Texas 
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
FSNW 30–1327,217
October 313:30 PMat CharlotteFSNW 34–1015,381
November 73:30 PMat Middle TennesseeFSNL 24–27 3OT18,760
November 143:30 PMFIU
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
FSNW 52–026,572
November 2712:00 PMat WKUFS1L 28–4917,687
December 2611:00 AMvs. UConn*ESPNW 16–1014,652
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

PurdueEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 14 7 7 3 31
Thundering Herd 17 0 10 14 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 PUR, 51–41

OhioEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 0 7 3 0 10
Bobcats 7 7 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–32–6 2014 MARSH, 44–14

Norfolk StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 7 0 0 0 7
Thundering Herd 10 14 14 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Thundering Herd 7 0 7 877 36
Golden Flashes 6 7 6 370 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–18 2004 MARSH, 27–17

Old DominionEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Monarchs 0 0 0 7 7
Thundering Herd 7 7 7 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 MARSH, 56–14

Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 7 3 0 0 10
Thundering Herd 7 10 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2014 MARSH, 63–17

Florida AtlanticEdit

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

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 3 3 7 13
Thundering Herd 17 7 3 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1988 MARSH, 7–0

CharlotteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 14 17 0 3 34
49ers 0 3 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
Thundering Herd 7 0 0 10700 24
Blue Raiders 0 7 10 0703 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2014 MARSH, 49–24

Florida InternationalEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
Thundering Herd 21 17 7 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2014 MARSH, 45–13

Western KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 0 14 7 7 28
Hilltoppers 7 28 6 8 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2014 WKU, 67–66

UConn (St. Petersburg Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 0 3 0 10
Thundering Herd 7 6 0 3 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marshall Welcomes Purdue to Open 2015 Football Schedule" (Press release). Marshall University Department of Athletics. February 2, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Marshall Thundering Herd Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 24, 2015.