2015 Villanova Wildcats football team

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2015 Villanova Wildcats football
Villanova Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2015 record 6–5 (5–3 CAA)
Head coach Andy Talley (31st season)
Offensive coordinator Sam Venuto (17th season)
Defensive coordinator Billy Crocker (4th season)
Home stadium Villanova Stadium
(Capacity: 12,500)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Richmond +^   6 2         10 4  
#11 James Madison +^   6 2         9 3  
#12 William & Mary +^   6 2         9 4  
Towson   5 3         7 4  
New Hampshire ^   5 3         7 5  
Villanova   5 3         6 5  
Stony Brook   3 5         5 5  
Delaware   3 5         4 7  
Elon   3 5         4 7  
Maine   3 5         3 8  
Albany   2 6         3 8  
Rhode Island   1 7         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2015 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 31st-year head coach Andy Talley and played their home games at Villanova Stadium. They were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 6–5, 5–3 in CAA play to finish in a three way tie for fourth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:30 PM at Connecticut* No. 4 Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT SNY/ESPN3 L 15–20   26,113
September 12 6:00 PM at No. 16 Fordham* No. 6 Coffey FieldBronx, NY PLL W 14–7   6,586
September 19 12:00 PM Delaware No. 6 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA (Battle of the Blue) CSN W 28–21   11,779
September 24 7:00 PM Penn* No. 5 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA NNAA L 13–24   5,727
October 10 12:00 PM William & Mary No. 14 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA CSN L 16–38   5,809
October 17 3:30 PM at Albany No. 25 Bob Ford FieldAlbany, NY ASN W 37–0   8,500
October 24 7:00 PM at Towson No. 23 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD ASN L 21–28   7,387
October 31 7:30 PM Maine Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA NBCSN W 13–3   4,309
November 7 12:30 PM at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 24–3   6,122
November 14 3:30 PM No. 9 Richmond Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA NNAA W 21–20   6,211
November 21 12:00 PM at No. 12 James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA CSN L 29–38   17,028
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

at Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Wildcats 0 9 0 6 15
Huskies 6 0 7 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–4 1999 W 48–45

at Fordham[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Wildcats 7 7 0 0 14
#16 Rams 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–5–3 2014 W 50–6

Delaware[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fightin' Blue Hens 10 3 0 8 21
#6 Wildcats 7 7 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–21–1 2014 W 35–28

Penn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Quakers 7 7 3 7 24
#5 Wildcats 0 0 7 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–5 2014 W 41–7

William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 3 28 0 7 38
#14 Wildcats 10 0 0 6 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–16–1 2014 W 35–31

at Albany[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Wildcats 10 0 14 13 37
Great Danes 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 W 48–31

at Towson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Wildcats 0 7 7 7 21
Tigers 12 0 6 10 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–4 2014 W 42–14

Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Bears 0 3 0 0 3
Wildcats 6 0 0 7 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–9 2014 W 41–20

at Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 0 7 10 24
Rams 0 3 0 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–3 2014 W 44–21

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Spiders 0 7 7 6 20
Wildcats 0 7 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–11 2014 L 9–10

at James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 0 7 15 29
#12 Dukes 14 7 3 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–12 2014 W 49–31

Ranking movements[edit]

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 Final 
STATS FCS 4 6 (6) 6 (4) 5 (4) 14 14 25 23 RV RV RV RV RV  
Coaches 3 2–T 3 4 17 16 24–T 22 RV RV RV RV NR

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