2015 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

The 2015 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team represented the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the West Division of Conference USA. They were led by third-year head coach Todd Monken and played their home games at M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They finished the season 9–5, 7–1 in C-USA play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the Conference USA Football Championship Game where they lost to WKU. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl, where they were defeated by Washington.

2015 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
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C-USA West Division champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2015 record9–5 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coachTodd Monken (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorChip Lindsey (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDavid Duggan (3rd season)
Home stadiumM. M. Roberts Stadium
(Capacity: 36,000)
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

On January 24, 2016, head coach Todd Monken resigned to become the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[1] He finished at Southern Miss with a three year record of 13–25.

ScheduleEdit

Southern Miss announced their 2015 football schedule on February 2, 2015. The 2015 schedule consist of six home and away games in the regular season. The Golden Eagles will host CUSA foes North Texas, Old Dominion, UTEP, and UTSA, and will travel to Charlotte, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, and Rice.[2]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 59:00 p.m.Mississippi State*FS1L 16–3436,641
September 122:30 p.m.Austin Peay*
  • M. M. Roberts Stadium
  • Hattiesburg, MS
ASNW 52–623,042
September 196:00 p.m.at Texas State*ESPN3W 56–5027,252
September 2611:00 a.m.at Nebraska*ESPNewsL 28–3689,899
October 36:00 p.m.North Texas
  • M. M. Roberts Stadium
  • Hattiesburg, MS
FCSW 49–1426,430
October 96:00 p.m.at MarshallCBSSNL 10–3122,763
October 176:00 p.m.UTSA 
  • M. M. Roberts Stadium
  • Hattiesburg, MS
ASNW 32–1028,745
October 2411:00 a.m.at CharlotteASNW 44–1013,813
October 311:30 p.m.UTEP
  • M. M. Roberts Stadium
  • Hattiesburg, MS
FCSW 34–1325,581
November 142:30 p.m.at RiceASNW 65–1018,656
November 212:30 p.m.Old Dominion
  • M. M. Roberts Stadium
  • Hattiesburg, MS
ASNW 56–3129,568
November 2811:00 a.m.at Louisiana TechFSNW 58–2419,028
December 511:00 a.m.at WKUESPN2L 28–4516,823
December 261:20 p.m.vs. Washington*ESPNL 31–4420,229
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

Mississippi StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–13–1 2014 L 0–49
Week One: Mississippi State Bulldogs at Southern Miss Golden Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 7 7 13734
Golden Eagles 10 0 3316

at M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Game information

Austin PeayEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Week Two: Austin Peay Governors at Southern Miss Golden Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Governors 6 0 006
Golden Eagles 7 21 21352

at M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Game information

@ Texas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 L 15–22
Week Three: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Texas State Bobcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 14 7 211456
Bobcats 3 22 32250

at Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos, TX

Game information

@ NebraskaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2013 L 13–56
Week Four: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Nebraska Cornhuskers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 0 0 72128
Cornhuskers 10 12 7736

at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE

Game information

North TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–4 2014 W 30–20
Week Five: North Texas Mean Green at Southern Miss Golden Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Mean Green 0 0 01414
Golden Eagles 7 14 141449

at M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Date: October 3
  • Game time: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: 61° F • 9 mph • Overcast
  • Game attendance: 26,430
  • Referee: Javarro Edwards
  • TV: FCS
  • Southern Miss vs North Texas
Game information

@ MarshallEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2014 L 17–63
Week Six: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Marshall Thundering Herd – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 7 3 0010
Thundering Herd 7 10 14031

at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Game information

UTSAEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 L 10–12
Week Seven: UTSA Roadrunners at Southern Miss Golden Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Roadrunners 0 0 10010
Golden Eagles 7 9 10632

at M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Game information

@ CharlotteEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Week Eight: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Charlotte 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 10 13 14744
49ers 3 0 7010

at Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, NC

  • Date: October 24
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: 68° F • 5 mph • Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 13,813
  • Referee: Stephen Lamanti
  • TV: ASN
  • Southern Miss vs Charlotte
Game information

UTEPEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2014 L 14–35
Week Nine: UTEP Miners at Southern Miss Golden Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Miners 0 3 3713
Golden Eagles 7 6 71434

at M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Date: October 31
  • Game time: 1:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: 67° F • 7 mph • Overcast, Rainy 1-hour, 6-minute weather delay.
  • Game attendance: 25,581
  • Referee: Joe Pester
  • TV: FCS
  • Southern Miss vs UTEP
Game information

@ RiceEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2014 L 23–41
Week Eleven: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Rice Owls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 7 35 101365
Owls 0 0 01010

at Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

  • Date: November 14
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: 71° F • N 5 • Clear
  • Game attendance: 18,656
  • Referee: Daniel Gautreau
  • TV: ASN
  • Southern Miss vs Rice
Game information

Old DominionEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Week Twelve: Old Dominion Monarchs at Southern Miss Golden Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Monarchs 7 10 14031
Golden Eagles 14 0 281456

at M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Game information

@ Louisiana TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
31–15 2014 L 20–31
Week Thirteen: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 7 17 72758
Bulldogs 3 7 7724

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

Game information

@ Western Kentucky (C–USA Championship Game)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 L 17–42
C–USA Championship Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Western Kentucky – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 7 14 7028
Hilltoppers 7 14 101445

at Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

Game information

vs. Washington (Heart of Dallas Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Washington Huskies – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 14 7 101344
Golden Eagles 7 10 7731

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sunherald.com/sports/college/conference-usa/university-of-southern-mississippi/article56398115.html
  2. ^ "C-USA Announces League Portion of Golden Eagle Football Schedule" (Press release). University of Southern Mississippi Department of Athletics. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 21, 2015.