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2015 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 2015 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Terrapins were led by fifth-year head coach Randy Edsall, who was fired after starting the season 2–4. Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley was promoted to interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[1] They played their home games at Byrd Stadium. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in Big Ten play to finish in last place in the East Division.

2015 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland Terrapins logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015 record3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachRandy Edsall (fired after 6 games),
Mike Locksley (interim) (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Locksley (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorKeith Dudzinski (1st as DC, 4th overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,802)
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

Previous seasonEdit

The 2014 Maryland Terrapins football team finished the regular season 7-5, with a highlight win against Indiana the team's first Big Ten Conference win. After defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions the Terrapins become bowl eligible and was invited to play in the 2014 Foster Farms Bowl against the Stanford Cardinal of the Pac-12 Conference. Maryland lost to the Cardinal in Santa Clara, California 21–45 finishing their 2014 Season at 7-6.

ScheduleEdit

Maryland announced their 2015 football schedule on June 3, 2013. The 2015 schedule consisted of 6 home, 5 away, and 1 neutral site games in the regular season. The Terrapins hosted Big Ten foes Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin and traveled to Iowa, Michigan State, the defending champions Ohio State, and Rutgers. Maryland played Penn State in Baltimore at the M&T Bank Stadium for the 39th meeting of their rivalry[2]

The Terrapins hosted three of their four non conference games against Bowling Green, Richmond and South Florida (USF). Maryland traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia to face rival West Virginia of the Big 12 Conference on September 26.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 512:00 PMNo. 18 (FCS) Richmond*ESPNUW 50–2138,117
September 1212:00 PMBowling Green*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
BTNL 27–4836,332
September 1912:00 PMSouth Florida*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ESPNUW 35–1736,827
September 263:00 PMat West Virginia*FS1L 6–4561,174
October 312:00 PMNo. 22 Michigan
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
BTNL 0–2851,802
October 1012:00 PMat No. 1 Ohio StateBTNL 28–49107,869
October 243:30 PMvs. Penn StateESPNL 30–3168,948
October 313:30 PMat No. 10 IowaABC/ESPN2L 15–3162,667
November 73:30 PMWisconsin 
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
BTNL 24–3144,678
November 1412:00 PMat No. 14 Michigan StateESPN2L 7–2473,406
November 2112:00 PMIndiana
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
BTNL 28–4733,685
November 2812:00 PMat RutgersBTNW 46–4144,846
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[3]

RosterEdit

2015 Maryland Terrapins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 D. J. Moore Fr
QB 2 Shane Cockerille So
RB 5 Wes Brown Jr
RB 6 Ty Johnson Fr
WR 6 Zac Morton   Fr
QB 7 Caleb Rowe   Jr
WR 8 Levern Jacobs   Jr
QB 11 Perry Hills Jr
WR 12 Tavion Jacobs   Jr
WR 13 DeAndre Lane Jr
QB 14 Gage Shaffer Fr
QB 16 Dexter Foreman   Sr
QB 18 Daxx Garman Sr
RB 29 Joe Riddle Jr
RB 30 Kenneth Goins Jr
RB 33 Andrew Stefanelli Jr
RB 35 Marcus Smith   So
FB 40 Eddison Reinoso So
RB 42 Tehuti Miles Jr
TE 44 Andrew Isaacs Jr
RB 45 Brandon Ross Sr
TE 48 Derrick Hayward So
OL 50 Evan Mulrooney Sr
OL 53 Quarvez Boulware Fr
OL 54 JaJuan Dulaney So
OL 55 Ryan Doyle Sr
OL 58 Damian Prince   Fr
OL 60 Stephen Grommer Sr
OL 63 Mike Minter So
OL 64 Brendan Moore   Fr
OL 65 Mason Zimmerman Fr
OL 66 Andrew Zeller Sr
OL 68 Ellis McKennie Fr
OL 69 Joe Marchese So
OL 70 Sean Christie   Fr
OL 71 E. J. Donahue Fr
OL 74 Tyler Smith Fr
OL 75 Derwin Gray   Fr
OL 76 Michael Dunn Jr
OL 77 Will McClain Fr
OL 79 Maurice Shelton Jr
WR 81 Josh Bekoe Jr
TE 82 Avery Edwards Fr
WR 83 Malcolm Culmer Jr
WR 84 Amba Etta-Tawo Jr
WR 85 Jahrvis Davenport Fr
TE 86 Andrew Gray   Fr
WR 87 Michael Cornwell Fr
TE 88 P. J. Gallo Jr
TE 89 Eric Roca So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Milan Collins So
DB 3 Milan Barry-Pollock Jr
DB 4 William Likely Jr
DL 7 Yannick Ngakoue Jr
LB 9 Tyler Burke   Fr
DB 11 Denzel Conyers Jr
DB 17 Josh Woods So
DB 19 A. J. Hendy   Sr
DB 20 Anthony Nixon Sr
DB 21 Sean Davis Sr
ILB 22 Isaiah Davis Fr
LB 23 Jermaine Carter So
DB 24 Daniel Ezeagwu So
DB 24 J. T. Ventura So
DB 25 Antwaine Carter So
DB 26 Darnell Savage Jr. So
DB 27 Alvin Hill   Jr
LB 31 Nnamdi Egbuaba   Fr
DB 32 Jarrett Ross Jr
LB 34 Jefferson Ashiru Sr
DB 36 Elvis Dennah So
LB 37 Avery Thompson Sr
ILB 38 Brett Zanotto Fr
DL 39 Cavon Walker Jr
DL 41 Jesse Aniebonam So
LB 42 Brock Dean Jr
LB 43 Jalen Brooks So
LB 46 Abner Logan Jr
DE 47 Melvin Keihn So
DL 49 Ruben Franco Jr
ILB 49 Gus Little Fr
DL 52 Malik Jones So
LB 56 Matt Gillespie   Fr
DL 57 Kingsley Opara So
DL 59 Keiron Howard Fr
OLB 61 Mbi Tanyi Fr
DL 67 David Shaw So
DL 78 Ty Tucker Jr
DL 90 Roman Braglio Jr
DL 92 Chandler Burkett So
DL 93 Oseh Saine Fr
DL 95 Azubuike Ukandu Jr
DL 96 Brett Kulka   Fr
DL 99 Quinton Jefferson   Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 3 Adam Greene So
K 15 Brad Craddock Sr
P 16 Nicholas Rubinowicz Fr
P 38 Lee Shrader   Fr
LS 51 Matt Oliveira Fr
LS 56 Nate Adams So
LS 59 Christian Carpenter Jr
P, K 95 Nicolas Pritchard Fr
K, P 97 Daniel Sutton So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Keith Dudzinski (Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers)
  • John Dunn (Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Lyndon Johnson (Assistant Head Coach / Outside Linebackers)
  • Keenan McCardell (Wide Receivers)
  • Greg Studrawa (Offensive Line)
  • Chad Wilt (Defensive Line)
  • Terry Richardson (Running Backs)
  • Darrell Perkins (Defensive Backs)

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

Roster
Last update: January 11, 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stubbs, Roman (October 11, 2015). "Maryland Fires Football Coach Randy Edsall". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Big Ten Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). University of Maryland Department of Athletics. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 Maryland Terrapins Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 16, 2015.