2015 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 2015 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Commodores played their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee, which has been Vanderbilt football's home stadium since 1922. Derek Mason coached the Commodores for his second year. They are members of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Commodores finished with a losing record for the second year in a row with an overall record of 4–8 and 2–6 in SEC play.

2015 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Vanderbilt Commodores logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2015 record4–8 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachDerek Mason (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorAndy Ludwig (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorDerek Mason
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumVanderbilt Stadium
(Capacity: 40,550)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 25 Florida x   7 1         10 4  
No. 22 Tennessee   5 3         9 4  
Georgia   5 3         10 3  
Vanderbilt   2 6         4 8  
Kentucky   2 6         5 7  
Missouri   1 7         5 7  
South Carolina   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#^   7 1         14 1  
No. 10 Ole Miss   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas   5 3         8 5  
No. 16 LSU   5 3         9 3  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Auburn   2 6         7 6  
Championship: Alabama 29, Florida 15
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching staffEdit

  • Derek Mason - Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • Andy Ludwig - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Charles Bankins - Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
  • Gerry Gdowski - Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
  • Cortez Hankton - Wide Receivers Coach
  • Keven Lightner - Offensive Line Coach
  • Marc Mattioli - Safeties Coach
  • Frank Maile - Defensive Line Coach
  • Brett Maxie - Cornerbacks Coach
  • Kenwick Thompson - Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Coach
  • Tosin Abari - Director of Player Development
  • Tyler Barnes - Director of Player Personnel
  • Tom Bossung - Head Athletic Trainer
  • Matt Britain - Assistant Director of Operations
  • Cedric Calhoun - Assistant Strength Coach
  • Tyler Clarke - Assistant Strength Coach
  • Kevin Colon - Associate Director of Student Athletics
  • James Dobson - Head Strength Coach
  • Jason Grooms - Director of Football Operations
  • Matt Ruland - Assistant-Recruiting/Operations
  • Ben Schumacher - Assistant Strength Coach
  • Chris Singleton - Equipment Manager
  • Vavae Tata - Assistant-Player Development
  • Ryan Anderson - Graduate Assistant - Defense
  • Rod Chance - Quality Control Defense
  • A.J. Haase - Graduate Assistant -Offense
  • Eric Lammers - Assistant Director, Player Personnel
  • Chris Marve - Graduate Assistant - Defense
  • Johnell Thomas - Graduate Assistant - Strength

Post season awardsEdit

  • Zach Cunningham—All-SEC First Team

ScheduleEdit

Vanderbilt announced their 2015 football schedule on October 14, 2014. The 2015 schedule consist of 6 home and away games in the regular season. The Commodores will host SEC foes Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas A&M, and will travel to Florida, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Tennessee.[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 p.m.WKU*SECNL 12–1430,307
September 122:30 p.m.No. 10 Georgia
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
CBSL 14–3137,185
September 193:00 p.m.Austin Peay*
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
SEC Alt.W 47–731,399
September 266:00 p.m.at No. 3 Ole MissESPNUL 16–2760,654
October 36:00 p.m.at Middle Tennessee*CBSSNW 17–1325,411
October 173:00 p.m.at South CarolinaSECNL 10–1975,159
October 243:00 p.m.Missouri 
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
SECNW 10–331,128
October 316:00 p.m.at No. 18 Houston*ESPN2L 0–3429,565
November 711:00 a.m.at No. 11 FloridaESPNL 7–990,061
November 144:00 p.m.Kentucky
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
SECNW 21–1730,301
November 216:30 p.m.Texas A&M
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
SECNL 0–2532,482
November 284:00 p.m.at TennesseeSECNL 28–53100,098
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

WKUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Kentucky 0 0 7 7 14
Vanderbilt 3 0 0 9 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1938 Vanderbilt, 12–0

GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Georgia 7 7 10 7 31
Vanderbilt 0 6 0 8 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–54–2 2014 Georgia, 44–17

Austin PeayEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Austin Peay 0 7 0 0 7
Vanderbilt 3 16 21 7 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 Vanderbilt, 38–3

Ole MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 3 0 10 3 16
#3 Ole Miss 7 7 6 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–49–2 2014 Ole Miss, 41–3

Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 3 0 0 14 17
MTSU 3 3 0 7 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–3 2005 Middle Tennessee, 17–15

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 7 3 0 10
South Carolina 6 0 10 3 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–19 2014 South Carolina, 48–34

MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 3 0 0 3
Vanderbilt 0 7 0 3 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2014 Missouri, 24–14

HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0
#18 Houston 7 13 14 0 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 01/04/2014 Vanderbilt, 41–24

FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 7 0 0 7
Florida 6 0 0 3 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–36–2 2014 Florida, 34–10

KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 3 7 7 0 17
Vanderbilt 7 14 0 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–42–4 2014 Kentucky, 17–7

Texas A&MEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 6 10 6 3 25
Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 Texas A&M, 56–24

TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 7 7 0 14 28
Tennessee 17 10 16 10 53
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–74–5 2014 Tennessee, 24–17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SEC announces 2015 Vanderbilt football schedule" (Press release). Vanderbilt Athletics. October 14, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "2015 Vanderbilt Commodores Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved November 22, 2014.