2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Tulsa Golden Hurricane wordmark.svg
Conference American Athletic Conference
Division Western Division
2015 record 6–7 (3–5 The American)
Head coach Philip Montgomery (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert
Co-offensive coordinator Matt Mattox
Co-defensive coordinator Brian Norwood
Co-defensive coordinator Bill Young
Home stadium Skelly 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  
Connecticut   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

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.

Previous season[edit]

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.

Roster[edit]

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 Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 2015

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 2:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic* Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK CBSSN W 47–44 OT  24,001[1]
September 12 7:00 p.m. at New Mexico* University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM ESPN3 W 40–21   24,167[2]
September 19 11:00 a.m. at No. 16 Oklahoma* Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FS1 L 38–52   85,657[3]
October 3 11:00 a.m. Houston Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK (Rivalry) CBSSN L 24–38   17,146
October 10 5:00 p.m. Louisiana–Monroe* Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPN3 W 34–24   17,490
October 17 11:00 a.m. at East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPNews L 17–30   43,065
October 23 7:00 p.m. No. 18 Memphisdagger Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPN L 42–66   20,216
October 31 3:00 p.m. at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX ESPNews W 40–31   18,127
November 7 11:00 a.m. UCF Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPNews W 45–30   16,128
November 14 6:30 p.m. at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPNews L 38–49   35,015
November 21 6:00 p.m. No. 19 Navy Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK CBSSN L 21–44   22,749
November 27 7:00 p.m. at Tulane Yulman StadiumNew Orleans, LA ESPNU W 45–34   22,672
December 26 4:45 p.m. vs. Virginia Tech* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 52–55   31,289
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[4]

Game summaries[edit]

Florida Atlantic[edit]

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 Mexico[edit]

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

at Oklahoma[edit]

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

Houston[edit]

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

Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

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

at East Carolina[edit]

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

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Tigers 14 21 17 14 66
Golden Hurricane 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–15 2014 Memphis, 40–20

at SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 3 20 10 7 40
Mustangs 14 7 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–13 2014 Tulsa, 38–28

UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 3 0 17 10 30
Golden Hurricane 14 10 0 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2014 UCF, 31–7

at Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 7 7 10 14 38
Bearcats 14 7 14 14 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–13–2 1997 Cincinnati, 34–24

Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 7 16 14 7 44
Golden Hurricane 0 7 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2006 Tulsa, 24–23 OT

at Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 7 7 10 21 45
Green Wave 7 17 3 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–2 2014 Tulsa, 38–31 2OT

vs. Virginia Tech–Independence Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 21 10 6 15 52
Hokies 24 21 7 3 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 1978 Tulsa, 35–33

References[edit]

  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.