2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

The 2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Philip Montgomery and played their home games at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium. They were second year members of the American Athletic Conference in the Western Division. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in American Athletic play to finish in fourth place in the Western Division. They were invited to the Independence Bowl where they lost to Virginia Tech.

2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Tulsa Golden Hurricane wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2015 record6–7 (3–5 The American)
Head coachPhilip Montgomery (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorSterlin Gilbert
Co-offensive coordinatorMatt Mattox
Co-defensive coordinatorBrian Norwood
Co-defensive coordinatorBill Young
Home stadiumSkelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium (Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Temple x   7 1         10 4  
South Florida   6 2         8 5  
Cincinnati   4 4         7 6  
UConn   4 4         6 7  
East Carolina   3 5         5 7  
UCF   0 8         0 12  
West Division
No. 8 Houston xy$   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 Navy x   7 1         11 2  
Memphis   5 3         9 4  
Tulsa   3 5         6 7  
Tulane   1 7         3 9  
SMU   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Houston 24, Temple 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of December 31, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The 2014 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team finished the season with a 2–10 record, including a 2–6 record in the American Athletic Conference. Head Coach Bill Blankenship was fired after the season. Philip Montgomery was hired to be the new head coach.

RosterEdit

2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Keyarris Garrett RSr
WR 2 Keevan Lucas Jr
TE 3 Mandel Dixon RSr
RB 4 D'Angelo Brewer So
QB 5 Jabe Burgess RFr
WR 6 Chris Showels RSr
WR 7 Bishop Louie So
QB 8 Joseph Calcagni RSr
QB 9 Dane Evans RJr
QB 10 Chad President Fr
WR 11 Nigel Carter So
QB 12 Ryan Rubley RSo
QB 13 Brad Valentino Sr
QB 15 Will Hefley Fr
WR 16 Jarion Anderson Fr
WR 18 Terrance Ivery RFr
RB 20 James Flanders RJr
RB 21 Rowdy Simon RSo
RB 22 Javon Thomas Fr
RB 24 Zack Langer RSr
RB 25 Ramadi Warren RFr
RB 28 Tavarreon Dickerson RJr
WR 29 Justin Hobbs RFr
TE 33 Rob Riederer RSo
TE 34 Chris Minter Fr
WR 38 Randall Smith So
RB 41 Kyle McLaughlin Fr
RB 42 Daelen McClendon So
C 51 Blake Browning Fr
C 52 Billy Lafortune RSr
C 53 Zac Uhles RSo
C 57 Dylan Foxworth RJr
OT 58 Willie Wright RFr
G 61 Josh Bencke Jr
G 63 Chris Wallace RJr
OT 65 Christopher Ivy Fr
OT 66 Evan Plagg RSo
G 67 Tristan Wyatt Fr
OT 71 Mildren Montgomery RFr
G 72 Tyler Bowling RFr
C 74 Chandler Miller RFr
G 75 Alex Pagonis Jr
G 76 Garrett Stafford RSr
OT 77 Isaac Johnson RFr
OT 78 Blake Belcher RJr
WR 80 Conner Floyd RSr
TE 82 Tyler Wilson RJr
WR 84 Avery Gragg Fr
WR 86 David Snelling Fr
WR 87 Blake Kitrell Jr
WR 88 Joshua Atkinson RJr
TE 89 Payton Prince RFr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Michael Mudoh RSr
CB 2 Kerwin Thomas RSo
LB 3 Khari Harding Jr
CB 4 Brodrick Umblance So
LB 5 Tim Quickel RFr
CB 6 Darrell Williams RSr
CB 7 Johnell Celistan Jr
DT 8 Jesse Brubaker RSo
CB 9 Reginald Robinson II Fr
LB 10 Shawn Norman RJr
CB 11 David Richardson II Fr
LB 12 Micheal Thomas RJr
S 13 Jordan Mitchell So
S 15 Samuel Gottsch RFr
LB 20 Zik Asiegbu RSr
S 21 McKinley Whitfield Fr
S 22 Jeremy Brady RJr
CB 23 Will Barrow Jr
S 24 J. R. Reed Fr
LB 26 Diamon Cannon Fr
CB 27 Keidrien Wadley Fr
LB 28 Craig Suits RSo
CB 29 Justyn Bell So
S 30 Cristian Williams Fr
DE 32 Trevis Gipson Fr
LB 33 Ronan Rogers Jr
S 37 James Caligone IV Fr
LB 38 Matt Linscott RJr
S 39 Gage Murphy So
LB 40 Trent Martin RJr
LB 43 Conner Sherwood RJr
LB 44 Petera Wilson So
LB 46 Forrest Harrell III Fr
LB 47 Blake Abbott Sr
LB 48 Rylee Simon Fr
LB 52 Thomas von Borstel Fr
DE 54 Derrick Alexander RSr
LB 55 Matt Hickman RJr
DT 56 Earl Rollins So
LB 59 C.J. Gooden RSo
DT 70 Jerry Uwaezuoke RJr
DE 85 Kolton Shindelar RSo
DT 89 Thomas Shamet Jr
DE 90 Frankie Davis RSo
DE 91 Jake Hanks RSo
DE 92 Michael Anderson Fr
DT 93 Suleiman Masumbuko RSr
DT 94 Michael Rios RFr
DT 95 Hayden Carman RJr
DE 96 Myles Mouton RFr
DE 98 Jeremy Smith So
DT 99 Derrick Luetjen RSr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 18 Reymundo Higuera Sr
K 19 Redford Jones RSo
P 26 Dalton Parks Jr
K 35 Drew Klingenhagen Fr
K 39 Preston Soper RSo
K 40 Brandon Stage Fr
LS 46 Spencer Shores Fr
K 49 Tristan Lacey Fr
LS 60 Tyler Lott So
K 90 Nathan Walker Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Brian Norwood (Hawaiʻi)
    Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Safeties
  • Matt Mattox (Houston)
    Co-Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach
  • Sterlin Gilbert (Angelo State)
    Co-Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers, Quarterbacks
  • Bill Young (Oklahoma State)
    Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line
  • Calvin Lowry (Penn State)
    Receivers Coach
  • Justin Hill (Rice)
    Running Backs Coach
  • Jermial Ashley (Kansas)
    Defensive Line Coach
  • Joseph Gillespie (Angelo State)
    Linebackers Coach
  • Aaron Fletcher (Texas A&M–Commerce)
    Cornerbacks Coach
  • Kyle Grooms (Tulsa)
    Director of Football Operations
  • Ravi Savitala (UC Santa Cruz)
    Assistant Director of Football Operations & Recruiting
  • Clint Rountree (Tulsa)
    Director of High School Relations
  • D.J. Welte (Arkansas State)
    Director of Football Video Operations
  • Dan Bitson (Tulsa)
    Director of Player Personnel & Development
  • Mike Bloesch (Houston)
    Offensive Quality Control
  • Luke Olson (Southern Nazarene)
    Defensive Quality Control
  • Nick Graham
    Defensive Analyst
  • Grant Lester
    Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Paul Cherry
    Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Cody Morrison
    Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Tom Ososkie
    Director of Scouting

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

Roster
Last update: September 2015

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 52:30 p.m.Florida Atlantic*CBSSNW 47–44 OT24,001[1]
September 127:00 p.m.at New Mexico*ESPN3W 40–2124,167[2]
September 1911:00 a.m.at No. 16 Oklahoma*FS1L 38–5285,657[3]
October 311:00 a.m.Houston
CBSSNL 24–3817,146
October 105:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe*
  • Chapman Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
ESPN3W 34–2417,490
October 1711:00 a.m.at East CarolinaESPNewsL 17–3043,065
October 237:00 p.m.No. 18 Memphis 
  • Chapman Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
ESPNL 42–6620,216
October 313:00 p.m.at SMUESPNewsW 40–3118,127
November 711:00 a.m.UCF
  • Chapman Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
ESPNewsW 45–3016,128
November 146:30 p.m.at CincinnatiESPNewsL 38–4935,015
November 216:00 p.m.No. 19 Navy
  • Chapman Stadium
  • Tulsa, OK
CBSSNL 21–4422,749
November 277:00 p.m.at TulaneESPNUW 45–3422,672
December 264:45 p.m.vs. Virginia Tech*ESPNL 52–5531,289
Schedule Source:[4]

Game summariesEdit

Florida AtlanticEdit

1 234OTTotal
Owls 7 102133 44
Golden Hurricane 14 77136 47
    Overall record Last meeting Result
    0–1 2014 Fla Atlantic, 50–21

    at New MexicoEdit

    1 234Total
    Golden Hurricane 10 101010 40
    Lobos 14 070 21
      Overall record Last meeting Result
      4–2 2009 Tulsa, 44–10

      at OklahomaEdit

      1 234Total
      Golden Hurricane 3 2177 38
      No. 16 Sooners 17 14147 52
        Overall record Last meeting Result
        7–19 2014 Oklahoma, 52–7

        HoustonEdit

        1 234Total
        Cougars 7 14314 38
        Golden Hurricane 10 077 24
          Overall record Last meeting Result
          18–21 2014 Houston, 38–28

          Louisiana–MonroeEdit

          1 234Total
          Warhawks 0 7170 24
          Golden Hurricane 10 10014 34
            Overall record Last meeting Result
            2–1 2007 Tulsa, 35–17

            at East CarolinaEdit

            1 234Total
            Golden Hurricane 0 0017 17
            Pirates 7 1337 30
              Overall record Last meeting Result
              5–7 2014 ECU, 49–32

              MemphisEdit

              1 234Total
              #18 Tigers 14 211714 66
              Golden Hurricane 7 14147 42
                Overall record Last meeting Result
                10–15 2014 Memphis, 40–20

                at SMUEdit

                1 234Total
                Golden Hurricane 3 20107 40
                Mustangs 14 737 31
                  Overall record Last meeting Result
                  8–13 2014 Tulsa, 38–28

                  UCFEdit

                  1 234Total
                  Knights 3 01710 30
                  Golden Hurricane 14 10021 45
                    Overall record Last meeting Result
                    5–3 2014 UCF, 31–7

                    at CincinnatiEdit

                    1 234Total
                    Golden Hurricane 7 71014 38
                    Bearcats 14 71414 49
                      Overall record Last meeting Result
                      16–13–2 1997 Cincinnati, 34–24

                      NavyEdit

                      1 234Total
                      Midshipmen 7 16147 44
                      Golden Hurricane 0 777 21
                        Overall record Last meeting Result
                        1–1 2006 Tulsa, 24–23 OT

                        at TulaneEdit

                        1 234Total
                        Golden Hurricane 7 71021 45
                        Green Wave 7 1737 34
                          Overall record Last meeting Result
                          9–2 2014 Tulsa, 38–31 2OT

                          vs. Virginia Tech–Independence BowlEdit

                          1 234Total
                          Golden Hurricane 21 10615 52
                          Hokies 24 2173 55
                            Overall record Last meeting Result
                            3–1 1978 Tulsa, 35–33

                            ReferencesEdit

                            1. ^ Hollier, Eric (September 5, 2015). "Tulsa Tops FAU in Overtime, 47–44". University of Tulsa Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
                            2. ^ Tomkalski, Don (September 13, 2015). "Tulsa Gets 40-21 Road Win Over New Mexico". University of Tulsa Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
                            3. ^ Marshall, Kendrick (September 20, 2015). "Stunning Second-Quarter Flurry Keeps Tulsa in the Game Against OU". Tulsa World. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
                            4. ^ "2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 4, 2015.