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 Garrett, KeyarrisKeyarris Garrett RSr
WR 2 Lucas, KeevanKeevan Lucas Jr
TE 3 Dixon, MandelMandel Dixon RSr
RB 4 Brewer, D'AngeloD'Angelo Brewer So
QB 5 Burgess, JabeJabe Burgess RFr
WR 6 Showels, ChrisChris Showels RSr
WR 7 Louie, BishopBishop Louie So
QB 8 Calcagni, JosephJoseph Calcagni RSr
QB 9 Evans, DaneDane Evans RJr
QB 10 President, ChadChad President Fr
WR 11 Carter, NigelNigel Carter So
QB 12 Rubley, RyanRyan Rubley RSo
QB 13 Valentino, BradBrad Valentino Sr
QB 15 Hefley, WillWill Hefley Fr
WR 16 Anderson, JarionJarion Anderson Fr
WR 18 Ivery, TerranceTerrance Ivery RFr
RB 20 Flanders, JamesJames Flanders RJr
RB 21 Simon, RowdyRowdy Simon RSo
RB 22 Thomas, JavonJavon Thomas Fr
RB 24 Langer, ZackZack Langer RSr
RB 25 Warren, RamadiRamadi Warren RFr
RB 28 Dickerson, TavarreonTavarreon Dickerson RJr
WR 29 Hobbs, JustinJustin Hobbs RFr
TE 33 Riederer, RobRob Riederer RSo
TE 34 Minter, ChrisChris Minter Fr
WR 38 Smith, RandallRandall Smith So
RB 41 McLaughlin, KyleKyle McLaughlin Fr
RB 42 McClendon, DaelenDaelen McClendon So
C 51 Browning, BlakeBlake Browning Fr
C 52 Lafortune, BillyBilly Lafortune RSr
C 53 Uhles, ZacZac Uhles RSo
C 57 Foxworth, DylanDylan Foxworth RJr
OT 58 Wright, WillieWillie Wright RFr
G 61 Bencke, JoshJosh Bencke Jr
G 63 Wallace, ChrisChris Wallace RJr
OT 65 Ivy, ChristopherChristopher Ivy Fr
OT 66 Plagg, EvanEvan Plagg RSo
G 67 Wyatt, TristanTristan Wyatt Fr
OT 71 Montgomery, MildrenMildren Montgomery RFr
G 72 Bowling, TylerTyler Bowling RFr
C 74 Miller, ChandlerChandler Miller RFr
G 75 Pagonis, AlexAlex Pagonis Jr
G 76 Stafford, GarrettGarrett Stafford RSr
OT 77 Johnson, IsaacIsaac Johnson RFr
OT 78 Belcher, BlakeBlake Belcher RJr
WR 80 Floyd, ConnerConner Floyd RSr
TE 82 Wilson, TylerTyler Wilson RJr
WR 84 Gragg, AveryAvery Gragg Fr
WR 86 Snelling, DavidDavid Snelling Fr
WR 87 Kitrell, BlakeBlake Kitrell Jr
WR 88 Atkinson, JoshuaJoshua Atkinson RJr
TE 89 Prince, PaytonPayton Prince RFr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Mudoh, MichaelMichael Mudoh RSr
CB 2 Thomas, KerwinKerwin Thomas RSo
LB 3 Harding, KhariKhari Harding Jr
CB 4 Umblance, BrodrickBrodrick Umblance So
LB 5 Quickel, TimTim Quickel RFr
CB 6 Williams, DarrellDarrell Williams RSr
CB 7 Celistan, JohnellJohnell Celistan Jr
DT 8 Brubaker, JesseJesse Brubaker RSo
CB 9 Robinson II, ReginaldReginald Robinson II Fr
LB 10 Norman, ShawnShawn Norman RJr
CB 11 Richardson II, DavidDavid Richardson II Fr
LB 12 Thomas, MichealMicheal Thomas RJr
S 13 Mitchell, JordanJordan Mitchell So
S 15 Gottsch, SamuelSamuel Gottsch RFr
LB 20 Asiegbu, ZikZik Asiegbu RSr
S 21 Whitfield, McKinleyMcKinley Whitfield Fr
S 22 Brady, JeremyJeremy Brady RJr
CB 23 Barrow, WillWill Barrow Jr
S 24 Reed, J.R.J.R. Reed Fr
LB 26 Cannon, DiamonDiamon Cannon Fr
CB 27 Wadley, KeidrienKeidrien Wadley Fr
LB 28 Suits, CraigCraig Suits RSo
CB 29 Bell, JustynJustyn Bell So
S 30 Williams, CristianCristian Williams Fr
DE 32 Gipson, TrevisTrevis Gipson Fr
LB 33 Rogers, RonanRonan Rogers Jr
S 37 Caligone IV, JamesJames Caligone IV Fr
LB 38 Linscott, MattMatt Linscott RJr
S 39 Murphy, GageGage Murphy So
LB 40 Martin, TrentTrent Martin RJr
LB 43 Sherwood, ConnerConner Sherwood RJr
LB 44 Wilson, PeteraPetera Wilson So
LB 46 Harrell III, ForrestForrest Harrell III Fr
LB 47 Abbott, BlakeBlake Abbott Sr
LB 48 Simon, RyleeRylee Simon Fr
LB 52 von Borstel, ThomasThomas von Borstel Fr
DE 54 Alexander, DerrickDerrick Alexander RSr
LB 55 Hickman, MattMatt Hickman RJr
DT 56 Rollins, EarlEarl Rollins So
LB 59 Gooden, C.J.C.J. Gooden RSo
DT 70 Uwaezuoke, JerryJerry Uwaezuoke RJr
DE 85 Shindelar, KoltonKolton Shindelar RSo
DT 89 Shamet, ThomasThomas Shamet Jr
DE 90 Davis, FrankieFrankie Davis RSo
DE 91 Hanks, JakeJake Hanks RSo
DE 92 Anderson, MichaelMichael Anderson Fr
DT 93 Masumbuko, SuleimanSuleiman Masumbuko RSr
DT 94 Rios, MichaelMichael Rios RFr
DT 95 Carman, HaydenHayden Carman RJr
DE 96 Mouton, MylesMyles Mouton RFr
DE 98 Smith, JeremyJeremy Smith So
DT 99 Luetjen, DerrickDerrick Luetjen RSr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 18 Higuera, ReymundoReymundo Higuera Sr
K 19 Jones, RedfordRedford Jones RSo
P 26 Parks, DaltonDalton Parks Jr
K 35 Klingenhagen, DrewDrew Klingenhagen Fr
K 39 Soper, PrestonPreston Soper RSo
K 40 Stage, BrandonBrandon Stage Fr
LS 46 Shores, SpencerSpencer Shores Fr
K 49 Lacey, TristanTristan Lacey Fr
LS 60 Lott, TylerTyler Lott So
K 90 Walker, NathanNathan 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 2 3 4 OT Total
Owls 7 10 21 3 3 44
Golden Hurricane 14 7 7 13 6 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 Fla Atlantic, 50–21

at New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 10 10 10 10 40
Lobos 14 0 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2009 Tulsa, 44–10

at Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 3 21 7 7 38
#16 Sooners 17 14 14 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–19 2014 Oklahoma, 52–7

Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 14 3 14 38
Golden Hurricane 10 0 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–21 2014 Houston, 38–28

Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 0 7 17 0 24
Golden Hurricane 10 10 0 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2007 Tulsa, 35–17

at East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 0 0 17 17
Pirates 7 13 3 7 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.