2015 Drake Bulldogs football team

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2015 Drake Bulldogs football
Drake Bulldogs "D" logo.svg
Conference Pioneer Football League
2015 record 5–6 (4–4 PFL)
Head coach Rick Fox (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Todd Stepsis
Home stadium Drake Stadium
(Capacity: 14,557)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Dayton +^   7 1         10 2  
San Diego +   7 1         9 2  
Jacksonville*   6 2         9 2  
Morehead State   6 2         7 4  
Butler   4 4         6 5  
Drake   4 4         5 6  
Marist   4 4         5 6  
Campbell   3 5         5 6  
Stetson   1 7         3 8  
Valparaiso   1 7         2 9  
Davidson   1 7         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • *Jacksonville ineligible for PFL title and FCS Playoffs due to matters regarding the PFL’s financial aid rules
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2015 Drake Bulldogs football team represented Drake University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Rick Fox and played their home games at Drake Stadium, they were a member of the Pioneer Football League. They finished the season 5–6, 4–4 in PFL play to finish in a three way tie for fourth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM William Jewell* Drake StadiumDes Moines, IA W 44–30   3,034
September 12 5:00 PM at North Dakota* Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND Midco SN L 18–21   9,865
September 19 2:00 PM at South Dakota* DakotaDomeVermillion, SD ESPN3 L 0–52   8,045
September 26 1:00 PM Stetson Drake Stadium • Des Moines, IA W 41–3   3,326
October 3 5:00 PM at Campbell Barker–Lane StadiumBuies Creek, NC L 14–24   4,620
October 10 1:00 PM Valparaisodagger Drake Stadium • Des Moines, IA W 38–14   2,336
October 17 3:00 PM at San Diego Torero StadiumSan Diego, CA L 0–27   3,365
October 24 1:00 PM Jacksonville Drake Stadium • Des Moines, IA W 28–24   2,028
October 31 12:00 PM at Morehead State Jayne StadiumMorehead, KY L 35–38 3OT  6,657
November 14 12:00 PM at Butler Butler BowlIndianapolis, IN L 13–20   2,371
November 21 1:00 PM Dayton Drake Stadium • Des Moines, IA W 27–17   1,330
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

William Jewell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 0 13 14 30
Bulldogs 7 6 16 15 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1943 W 23–19

@ North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 3 15 18
North Dakota 7 14 0 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2011 L 0–16

@ South Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0
Coyotes 10 21 7 14 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6 2009 L 21–51

Stetson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hatters 0 3 0 0 3
Bulldogs 0 17 10 14 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 W 27–15

@ Campbell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 7 0 14
Fighting Camels 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2012 W 35–7

Valparaiso[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 0 0 7 7
Bulldogs 7 7 14 6 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–3 2014 W 17–9

@ San Diego[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0
Toreros 7 7 6 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–11 2014 L 14–17

Jacksonville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 7 14 0 24
Bulldogs 0 14 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–3 2014 L 14–29

@ Morehead State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Bulldogs 7 0 7 14 0 7 0 35
Eagles 7 0 14 7 0 7 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2013 W 56–14

@ Butler[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
DU Bulldogs 3 7 3 0 13
BU Bulldots 0 3 7 10 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–7–1 2014 W 21–19

Dayton[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Flyers 0 0 7 10 17
Bulldogs 7 14 0 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–24 2014 W 34–30

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