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2015 Purdue Boilermakers football team

The 2015 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Boilermakers competed in the West Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. The team was led by head coach Darrell Hazell, who was in his third season at Purdue.

2015 Purdue Boilermakers football
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionWest Division
2015 record2–10 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachDarrell Hazell (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorJohn Shoop (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style/Single back
Defensive coordinatorGreg Hudson (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainRobert Kugler (5th year)
CaptainDanny Anthrop (4th year)
CaptainFrankie Williams (5th year)
CaptainJa'Whaun Bentley (2nd year)
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 57,236)
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

Purdue finished the season 2–10, 1–7 in Big Ten play, to finish in last place in the West Division.

Contents

PreseasonEdit

In 2014, Purdue compiled a 3–9 record, 1–7 in Big Ten play, to finish in last place in the West Division. As a result of their poor record, Purdue was not bowl eligible for the second consecutive year. Their only conference win came against Illinois. The 2014 season marked the first time since 1993 that Purdue finished with the worst record in the Big Ten in back-to-back seasons.

On January 20, 2015, wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman left the program for the same position at Pittsburgh.[1] As a result, Purdue hired Terry Malone to be the news tight ends coach, moving former tight ends coach Gerad Parker to wide receivers coach.[2]

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

Purdue's recruiting class consisted a total of 26 recruits.

ScheduleEdit

Purdue announced their 2015 football schedule on June 3, 2013. The 2015 schedule consist of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Boilermakers will host Big Ten foes Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska and will travel to Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.[3]

The Boilermakers hosted three of their four non conference games against Bowling Green, Indiana State and Virginia Tech. Purdue traveled to Huntington, West Virginia to face Marshall of the Conference USA on September 6.

Originally Purdue had Notre Dame scheduled instead of Virginia Tech, but due to scheduling conflicts the Hokies were scheduled instead of the Fighting Irish.[4]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 63:00 PMat Marshall*FS1L 31–4138,791[5]
September 1212:00 PMNo. 21 (FCS) Indiana State*ESPNewsW 38–1441,158[6]
September 193:30 PMVirginia Tech*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNUL 24–5145,759[7]
September 2612:00 PMBowling Green*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
BTNL 28–3533,162[8]
October 312:00 PMat No. 2 Michigan StateESPN2L 21–2474,418[9]
October 103:30 PMMinnesota
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNUL 13–4133,780[10]
October 1712:00 PMat WisconsinBTNL 7–2480,794[11]
October 3112:00 PMNebraska
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNUW 55–4531,351[12]
November 712:00 PMIllinois 
BTNL 14–4840,197[13]
November 1412:00 PMat No. 24 NorthwesternBTNL 14–2130,003[14]
November 2112:00 PMat No. 6 IowaESPN2L 20–4062,920[15]
November 2812:00 PMIndiana
BTNL 36–5437,152[16]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[17]

RadioEdit

Radio coverage for all games was broadcast statewide on The Purdue Sports Network and on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. The radio announcers were Tim Newton with play-by-play, Pete Quinn with color commentary, and Kelly Kitchel with sideline reports.[18]

Game summariesEdit

at MarshallEdit

Purdue at Marshall
1 234Total
Boilermakers 14 773 31
Thundering Herd 17 01014 41
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
1–0 September 29, 2012 Purdue, 51–41

To open the season, Purdue faced the Marshall Thundering Herd.

IndianaEdit

Indiana Hoosiers (5–6) at Purdue Boilermakers (2–9)
1 2 34Total
Indiana 10 14 141654
Purdue 7 7 14836

at Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Overcast • 38°F • Wind 9 NNE
  • Game attendance: 37,152
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Automated ScoreBook

RosterEdit

2015 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 D. J. Knox So
TE 2 Jonathan Curry   Jr
QB 2 Elijah Sindelar Fr
WR 3 Bilal Marshall   Jr
RB 4 Keith Byers II   So
WR 5 Domonique Young Jr
WR 7 DeAngelo Yancey Jr
RB 8 Markell Jones Fr
WR 9 Dan Monteroso Jr
TE 10 Matt Burke   So
QB 11 David Blough   Fr
QB 12 Austin Appleby   Jr
WR 15 Trae Hart So
WR 18 Camerson Posey   Jr
QB 19 Aaron Banks Fr
WR 20 Gregory Phillips So
WR 21 Anthony Mahoungou So
RB 23 Keyante Green   So
RB 25 Tario Fuller Fr
RB 28 David Yancey   So
WR 33 Danny Anthrop (C) Sr
RB 36 Richie Worship Fr
RB 45 Lane Beeler   Fr
TE 47 Micah Budzinski   So
OL 51 Bearooz Yacoobi   Fr
OG/C 53 Kirk Barron   Fr
OL 55 Michael Mendez Fr
C 57 Robert Kugler (C)   Sr
OL 60 Eric Swingler   Fr
OL 64 Dakota Jelinek   Fr
OL 66 Cameron Cermin   Jr
OL 68 Peyton Truitt Fr
OL 70 Jordan Roos   Jr
OL 71 Corey Clements Sr
OL 72 Jason King   Jr
OL 73 J. J. Prince   Jr
OL 74 Martesse Patterson   Fr
OT 75 David Heledin Sr
OL 77 Joey Warburg   Jr
OL 79 Matt McCann Fr
WR 80 Jarrett Burgess Fr
WR 81 Keenan Schon   So
WR 82 Alex Hilger   Fr
WR 83 Malcolm Dotson Fr
TE 84 Jess Trussell Fr
TE 85 Jordan Jurasevich   Sr
WR 87 Shane Mikesky   Sr
TE 88 Cole Herdman   Fr
TE 89 Brycen Hopkins Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Brandon Roberts   Fr
CB 2 Da'Wan Hunte   So
S 3 Leroy Clark Jr
LB 4 Ja'Whaun Bentley (C) So
S 5 Austin Logan Jr
CB 6 Evyn Cooper Fr
CB 6 Myles Norwood   So
S 7 Robert Gregory   Jr
S 8 Tim Cason   Fr
CB 9 Anthony Brown Sr
CB 10 Michael Little Fr
RE 11 Antoine Miles   So
RE 13 Gelen Robinson So
DT 14 Ra'Zahn Howard Jr
S 15 Andy Chelf Fr
LB 16 Garret Hudson   So
DT 17 Fred Brown Fr
DT 18 Eddy Wilson Fr
LB 19 Dezwan Polk-Campbell   So
CB 20 David Rose Fr
LB 21 Markus Bailey Fr
LB 22 Sawyer Dawson Fr
CB 24 Frankie Williams (C)   Sr
CB 25 Antonio Blackmon   Fr
CB 26 Stefan Certa Sr
S 27 Evan Feichter   So
LB 29 Jimmy Herman   Jr
LB 32 Evan Pulliam   Jr
CB 34 Austin Sullins Fr
LB 36 Danny Ezechukwu   So
LB 40 Tim Faison Fr
S 41 Jacob Theineman   Fr
LB 42 Andy James Garcia   Jr
DB 46 Race Johnson   So
DE 47 Shane Henley Jr
DT 50 Keiwan Jones   Fr
DE 51 John Strauser   So
DT 52 Johnny Daniels   So
DT 54 Jake Replogle Jr
RE 55 Ryan DeBusk Jr
LB 56 Wyatt Cook Fr
DE 59 Langston Newton Jr
DT 90 Will Colmery   Fr
RE 91 Chazmyn Turner Fr
DT 92 Ryan Watson Sr
DE 95 Evan Panfil Jr
DT 97 Michael Rouse III   Sr
DE 98 Will Schott   Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 30 Thomas Meadows Sr
K 31 Joe Schopper Fr
K 37 Paul Griggs Sr
K 38 Brian Bravo Fr
K 43 Myles Homan Fr
LS 48 John Vargyas Fr
K 49 Tyler Duncan   Fr
LS 65 Ben Makowski Fr
LS 69 John Bednar   Jr
LS 94 Grant Ellington Sr
P 96 Jake Herr Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Greg Hudson (Defensive Coordinator)
  • John Shoop (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Jim Bridge (Offensive Line)
  • Rubin Carter (Defensive Line)
  • Marcus Freeman (Linebackers)
  • Taver Johnson (Defensive Backs)
  • Gerad Parker (Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Terry Malone (Tight Ends)
  • Jafar Williams (Running Backs)
  • Doug Boersma (Assistant Athletics Director - Sports Medicine)
  • Duane Carlisle (Director of Sports Performance)
  • Andrew Warsaw (Director of Football Operations)
  • Mike Waugh (Director of Player Personnel)
  • John Nussman (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Zach Opsal (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Mark Sheridan (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Camden Wentz (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

[20][21]


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

Roster
Last update: August 28, 2015

Awards and honorsEdit

Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
David Blough Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week November 2, 2015 [22]
Anthony Brown Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week November 2, 2015 [22]

2016 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Anthony Brown Cornerback 6 189 Dallas Cowboys

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike Carmin (January 20, 2015). "Purdue football: Receivers coach leaves for Pittsburgh". www.jconline.com. Lafayette Journal & Courier. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Mike Carmin (January 20, 2015). "Terry Malone hired to coach Purdue tight ends". www.jconline.com. Lafayette Journal & Courier. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2015 Football Schedule" (Press release). Purdue University Department of Athletics. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "2014 Purdue-Notre Dame Football Game Set for Indianapolis" (Press release). Purdue University Department of Athletics. December 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Purdue vs. Marshall - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Indiana State vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 12, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Virginia Tech vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bowling Green vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Purdue vs. Michigan State - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 3, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Minnesota vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 10, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Purdue vs. Wisconsin - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 17, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Nebraska vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 31, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Illinois vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 7, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Purdue vs. Northwestern - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 14, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Purdue vs. Iowa - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 21, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Indiana vs. Purdue - Box Score". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 28, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "2015 Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  18. ^ "Rado Network". www.PurdueSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  19. ^ "Purdue at Marshall Pre-game Notes" (PDF). PurdueSports.com. CBS Interactive. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "2013 Purdue Football Coaching Staff". Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  21. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers 2013 roster". Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  22. ^ a b "Big Ten Football Players of the Week". www.bigten.org. Big Ten Conference. November 2, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2016.