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2015 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 2015 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Badgers, led by first-year head coach Paul Chryst, were members of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium. On January 13, 2015, the Badgers hired offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph. The Badgers were the media preseason favorites to win the Big Ten West division.[1] During fall camp prior to the start of the season Chryst announced the Badgers would return to a pro-style punt scheme instead of the shield punt scheme, also known as the spread punt scheme.[2] Two days after Wisconsin played in the Holiday Bowl defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was hired by LSU as their new defensive coordinator. At the end of the season, Wisconsin featured the #1 defense in college football, with opponents averaging just 13.1 points per game against the Badgers.[3]

2015 Wisconsin Badgers football
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 23–21 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Division West Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
AP No. 21
2015 record 10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Paul Chryst (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (3rd season)
Base defense 3–4
Captain Michael Caputo
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
(Capacity: 80,321)
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

Contents

RecruitingEdit

Watchlists and preseason awardsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 p.m. vs. No. 3 Alabama* No. 20 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX (Advocare Classic) ABC L 17–35   64,279
September 12 11:00 a.m. Miami (OH)* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPNU W 58–0   76,535
September 19 2:30 p.m. Troy* No. 24 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI BTN W 28–3   77,157
September 26 7:00 p.m. Hawaii* No. 22 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI BTN W 28–0   80,829
October 3 11:00 a.m. Iowa No. 19 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Heartland Trophy) ESPN L 6–10   80,933
October 10 2:30 p.m. at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Freedom Trophy) ABC/ESPN2 W 23–21   89,886
October 17 11:00 a.m. Purdue  Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI BTN W 24–7   80,794
October 24 2:30 p.m. at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 24–13   45,438
October 31 11:00 a.m. Rutgers Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI BTN W 48–10   74,575
November 7 2:30 p.m. at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN W 31–24   44,678
November 21 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Northwestern No. 21 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI BTN L 7–13   75,276
November 28 2:30 p.m. at Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) BTN W 31–21   52,850
December 30 9:30 p.m. vs. USC* No. 23 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 23–21   48,329
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 20 RV 24 22 19 NR NR RV RV RV 23 21 RV 25 23 21 
Coaches 18 24 23 21 18 RV RV RV RV RV 22 20 RV 25 23 21 
CFP Not released NR 25 25 NR NR NR Not released

Game summariesEdit

vs #3 AlabamaEdit

#3 Alabama Crimson Tide vs #20 Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
#3 Crimson Tide 7 7 14735
#20 Badgers 0 7 3717

at AT&T StadiumArlington, TX

Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 November 3, 1928 W 15–0
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

Miami (OH)Edit

Miami RedHawks vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
RedHawks 0 0 000
Badgers 13 24 14758

at Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 56, Wind: North 10, Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,535
  • Referee: A. Cannella
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (Play-by-play) & John Congemi (Color)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–0
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

TroyEdit

Troy Trojans vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
Trojans 3 0 003
#24 Badgers 7 7 7728

at Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 19
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66, Wind: North 12, Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 77,157
  • Referee: J. Serinski
  • TV announcers (BTN): Matt Devlin (Play-by-play), J Leman (Color) & Jay Wilson (Sideline)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–0
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

HawaiiEdit

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 0 000
#22 Badgers 7 7 7728

at Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 26
  • Game time: 7:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 73, Wind: 12 ESE, Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 80,829
  • Referee: R. Snodgrass
  • TV announcers (BTN): Joe Beninati (Play-by-play), J Leman (Color) & Jay Wilson (Sideline)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 December 5, 2009 W 51–10
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

IowaEdit

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
Hawkeyes 0 10 0010
#19 Badgers 3 0 306

at Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 3
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 50, Wind: 14 ENE, Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,933
  • Referee: D. Willard
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (Play-by-play), Brock Huard (Color) & Shannon Spake (Sideline)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
44–42–2 November 22, 2014 W 26–24
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

at NebraskaEdit

Wisconsin Badgers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
1 2 34Total
Badgers 0 7 31323
Cornhuskers 0 14 0721

at Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76, Wind: SSW 7–10, Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 89,886
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Adam Amin (Play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (Color) & Olivia Harlan (Sideline)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–4 November 15, 2014 W 59–24
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

PurdueEdit

Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
Boilermakers 0 7 007
Badgers 7 3 7724

at Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 41, Wind: W 6, Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,794
  • Referee: J. McGinn
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler (Play-by-play), Matt Millen (Color) & Lisa Byington (Sideline)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–29 November 8, 2014 W 34–16
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

at IllinoisEdit

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
1 2 34Total
Badgers 0 10 7724
Fighting Illini 3 3 7013

at Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois

  • Date: October 24
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 64, Wind: W 21, Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 45,438
  • Referee: Jeff Servinski
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler (Play-by-play), Matt Millen (Color) & Lisa Byington (Sideline)
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–36–7 October 11, 2014 W 38–28
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

RutgersEdit

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
Scarlet Knights 3 0 7010
Badgers 10 17 14748

at Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 31
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 45, Wind: S 14, Weather: Light rain
  • Game attendance: 74,575
  • Referee: T. Geerlings
  • TV: BTN
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 November 1, 2014 W 37–0
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

at MarylandEdit

Wisconsin Badgers vs Maryland Terrapins
1 2 34Total
Badgers 14 3 7731
Terrapins 7 10 0724

at Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland

  • Date: November 7
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 55, Wind: SW 5, Weather: Light rain
  • Game attendance: 44,678
  • Referee: Daniel Caprin
  • TV: BTN
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 October 25, 2014 W 52–7
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

#20 NorthwesternEdit

Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
#20 Wildcats 7 3 0313
#21 Badgers 0 0 707

at Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 21
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 28, Wind: NW 10, Weather: Mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 75,276
  • Referee: J. McGinn
  • TV: BTN
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
57–34–5 October 4, 2014 L 14–20
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

at MinnesotaEdit

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
1 2 34Total
#25 Badgers 7 21 3031
Golden Gophers 7 7 0721

at TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 32, Wind: SSW 8, Weather: Sunny and crisp
  • Game attendance: 52,850
  • Referee: Don Willard
  • TV: BTN
Game information
Overall record Last meeting Result
57–59–8 November 29, 2014 W 34–24
Source
source[14]
Wisconsin starting lineup

Holiday BowlEdit

2015 Holiday Bowl
1 2 34Total
Trojans 0 7 7721
#23 Badgers 0 13 7323

at Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, California

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 9:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 52, Wind: N 4, Weather: Clear and cool
  • Game attendance: 48,329
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position First season Alma Mater
Paul Chryst Head coach / Quarterbacks coach 2015 Wisconsin
Dave Aranda Defensive coordinator / Inside linebackers coach 2013 California Lutheran
Joe Rudolph Associate head coach / Offensive coordinator / Offensive line coach 2015 Wisconsin
John Settle Running backs coach 2015 Appalachian State
Mickey Turner Tight ends coach 2015 Wisconsin
Ted Gilmore Wide receivers coach 2015 Wyoming
Daronte Jones Defensive backs coach 2015 Morgan State
Tim Tibesar Outside linebackers coach 2015 North Dakota
Inoke Breckterfield Defensive line coach 2015 Oregon State
Chris Haering Special teams coordinator 2015 West Virginia
Ross Kolodziej Strength and Conditioning coach 2015 Wisconsin

RosterEdit

2015 Wisconsin Badgers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Joel Stave   Sr
WR/S 3 Tanner McEvoy   Sr
RB 6 Corey Clement Jr
QB 7 D.J. Gillins   Fr
WR 9 Jordan Fredrick   Sr
WR 11 Jazz Peavy   So
QB 12 Alex Hornibrook Fr
QB 13 Bart Houston   Jr
QB 14 Thad Armstrong   Jr
WR 15 Robert Wheelright Jr
WR 16 Reggie Love   Jr
FB 20 Austin Ramesh   So
RB 21 Mark Saari   Fr
RB 22 Caleb Kinlaw   Fr
RB 23 Dare Ogunbowale   Jr
WR 24 Ricky Finco So
FB 26 Derek Straus   Sr
RB 27 Bradrick Shaw Fr
RB 28 Taiwan Deal   Fr
RB 30 Serge Trezy   Jr
FB 34 Derek Watt   Sr
FB 36 Troy Laufenberg Fr
TE 38 John Damrow   Fr
WR 41 Henry Houden Fr
WR 43 Peter Roy   Fr
TE 44 Eric Steffes   Jr
RB 45 Alec Ingold Fr
TE 46 Austin Traylor   Sr
TE 47 Mitchell Herl Fr
TE 49 Kyle Penniston Fr
OL 52 Jacob Maxwell   Fr
OL 58 George Panos   Fr
OL 61 Tyler Marz   Sr
OL 62 Walker Williams   Jr
OL 63 Michael Deiter   Fr
OL 64 Brett Connors   Fr
OL 65 Ryan Ramczyk Fr
OL 66 Beau Benzschawel   Fr
OL 67 Jon Dietzen Fr
OL 68 David Moorman Fr
OL 69 Aidan McNamara   So
OL 70 Dan Voltz   Jr
OL 71 Ray Ball   Sr
OL 73 Kevin Estes Fr
OL 74 Hayden Biegel   Fr
OL 75 Micah Kapoi   Fr
OL 76 Logan Schmidt   Jr
OL 77 Ian Dretzka Fr
OL 78 Jason Erdmann Fr
OL 79 Ben Hemer   So
TE 81 Troy Fumagalli   So
WR 82 A. J. Jordan   Sr
WR 84 Andrew James Fr
WR 85 Krenwick Sanders So
WR 86 Alex Erickson   Sr
WR 87 George Rushing So
TE 89 David Edwards Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
WR/S 3 Tanner McEvoy   Sr
CB 5 Darius Hillary   Sr
S 7 Michael Caputo   Sr
CB 8 Sojourn Shelton Jr
CB 9 Titus Booker Fr
CB 11 T.J. Reynard Sr
CB 12 Natrell Jamerson So
S 13 Evan Bondoc   Fr
ILB 14 D'Cota Dixon So
S 19 Leo Musso   Jr
OLB 21 Arrington Farrar Fr
ILB 24 Keelon Brookins   So
CB 25 Derrick Tindal So
CB 26 Elijah Strong Fr
CB 29 Terrance Floyd   Sr
ILB 29 Max Praschak Fr
OLB 30 Jake Whalen Fr
S 31 Lubern Figaro So
ILB 32 Leon Jacobs Jr
DE 34 Chikwe Obasih   So
S 36 Joe Ferguson   So
S 37 Bret Verstegen Fr
OLB 41 Jesse Hayes   Sr
OLB 42 T. J. Watt   So
OLB 43 Ryan Connelly   Fr
ILB 45 Nick Thomas Fr
OLB 47 Vince Biegel   Jr
OLB 48 Jack Cichy   So
ILB 50 Chris Orr Fr
DE 52 David Pfaff Fr
ILB 53 T. J. Edwards   Fr
ILB 54 Ty DeForest Fr
OLB 55 Garret Dooley   So
OLB 56 Zack Baun Fr
DE 57 Alec James   So
OLB 58 Joe Schobert Sr
OLB 59 Tyler Johnson Fr
NT 65 Olive Sagapolu Fr
DE 66 Kelly Thomas Fr
NT 74 Gunnar Roberge Fr
DE 91 Zander Neuville   Fr
NT 92 Jeremy Patterson   Fr
DE 93 Jake Keefer   Sr
NT 94 Conor Sheehy So
DE 95 Arthur Goldberg   Jr
DE 96 Billy Hirschfeld   Fr
DE 97 Andrew Ruzek Fr
DE 98 Kraig Howe Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 10 Rafael Gaglianone So
K 37 Andrew Endicott Jr
P 38 P. J. Rosowski   Fr
K 39 Zach Hintze Fr
LS 60 Connor Udelhoven   Jr
P 90 Drew Meyer   Sr
P 96 Connor Allen Fr
K 97 Jack Russell Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 11/2/15

DeparturesEdit

After enrolling early and attending spring training quarterback Austin Kafentzis announced that he would transfer from Wisconsin to the University of Nevada before the start of the 2015 season.[23]

At the end of the season redshirt freshman quarterback D.J. Gillins announced that he would transfer as well, to Pearl River Community College. It was reported that Gillins likely transferred because he wouldn't fit in Paul Chryst's Pro-style offense, he was originally recruited by former head coach Gary Andersen as a more mobile dual-threat style quarterback.[24]

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 27 58 38 31 154
All opponents 10 14 21 14 59

Big 10 opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 41 61 51 41 194
Big 10 opponents 27 54 14 24 119

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, PBU: Passes Broken Up, QBH: Quarterback Hits, FF: Forced Fumbles, FR: Fumbles Recovered, TD : Touchdown

Special teamsEdit

Big Ten Players of the WeekEdit

  • Week 4 - Freshman of the Week - RB, Taiwan Deal[25]
  • Week 5 - Co-Defensive Player of the Week - LB, Joe Schobert[26]
  • Week 7 - Freshman of the Week - LB, T.J. Edwards[27]
  • Week 8 - Special Teams Player of the Week - P, Drew Meyer [28]
  • Week 13 - Special Teams Player of the Week - P, Drew Meyer [29]

AwardsEdit

2016 NFL DraftEdit

2016 NFL Draft classEdit

2016 NFL Draft selections
Round Pick # Team Player Position
4 99 Cleveland Browns Joe Schobert Outside Linebacker
6 198 San Diego Chargers Derek Watt Fullback

Signed undrafted free agentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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