2015 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team

The 2015 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team represented Middle Tennessee State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the East Division of Conference USA. They were led by tenth-year head coach Rick Stockstill and played their home games at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They finished the season 7–6, 6–2 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. They were invited to the Bahamas Bowl where they lost to Western Michigan.

2015 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
Middle Tennessee Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast Division
2015 record7–6 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachRick Stockstill (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorBuster Faulkner
Co-defensive coordinatorTyrone Nix
Co-defensive coordinatorSteve Ellis
Home stadiumJohnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
(Capacity: 31,000)
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

Middle Tennessee announced their 2015 football schedule on February 2, 2015. The 2015 schedule consist of six home and away games in the regular season. The Blue Raiders will host CUSA foes Charlotte, Florida International (FIU), Marshall, and North Texas, and will travel to Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, UTSA, and Western Kentucky (WKU).[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 PMJackson State*GBRW 70–1415,908
September 123:00 PMat No. 2 Alabama*SECNL 10–3798,568
September 196:00 PMCharlotte
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
GBRW 73–1416,030
September 263:00 PMat Illinois*ESPNewsL 25–2744,366
October 36:00 PMVanderbilt* 
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
CBSSNL 13–1725,411
October 1011:00 AMat WKUFSNL 28–5816,993
October 1711:00 AMFIU
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
FSNW 42–3413,227
October 242:30 PMat Louisiana TechFSNL 16–4515,024
November 72:30 PMMarshall
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
FSNW 27–24 3OT18,760
November 1411:00 AMat Florida AtlanticASNW 24–1713,233
November 2111:00 AMNorth Texas
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
ASNW 41–713,922
November 281:30 PMat UTSAFCSW 42–719,504
December 2411:00 AMvs. Western Michigan*ESPNL 31–4513,123
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

Jackson StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 14 0 0 14
Blue Raiders 14 28 14 14 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1990 MTSU, 28–7

at AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 3 0 7 10
#2 Crimson Tide 7 16 14 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2005 BAMA, 26–7

CharlotteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 7 0 0 14
Blue Raiders 42 7 17 7 73
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 3 9 0 13 25
Fighting Illini 7 10 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2000 ILL, 35–6

VanderbiltEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 3 0 0 14 17
Blue Raiders 3 3 0 7 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–12 2005 MTSU, 17–15

at WKUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 7 7 7 28
Hilltoppers 28 24 3 3 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–29–1 2014 MTSU, 50–47 3OT

FIUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 9 7 3 15 34
Blue Raiders 7 21 7 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–4 2014 FIU, 38–28

at Louisiana TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 3 0 6 16
Bulldogs 14 21 0 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2000 MTSU, 49–21

MarshallEdit

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

at Florida AtlanticEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 10 7 7 0 24
Owls 7 7 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–3 2014 MTSU, 35–34

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 7 0 0 7
Blue Raiders 14 17 10 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–8 2013 UNT, 34–7

at UTSAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 14 14 7 42
Roadrunners 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

vs Western Michigan–Bahamas BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 17 0 7 7 31
Broncos 17 0 7 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raiders Announce 2015 Football Schedule" (Press release). Middle Tennessee State University Department of Athletics. February 2, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 24, 2015.