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2015 Navy Midshipmen football team

2015 Navy Midshipmen football
Conference American Athletic Conference
Western Division
2015 record 6–1 (4–0 The American)
Head coach Ken Niumatalolo (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper (15th year)
Offensive scheme Triple option
Defensive coordinator Buddy Green (14th year)
Base defense Multiple
Captain Keenan Reynolds[1]
Captain Bernard Sarra
Home stadium Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 34,000)
2015 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#23 Temple   4 0         7 1  
Cincinnati   2 2         5 3  
South Florida   2 2         4 4  
Connecticut   2 3         4 5  
East Carolina   2 3         4 5  
UCF   0 5         0 9  
West Division
#18 Houston   4 0         8 0  
#15 Memphis   4 0         8 0  
Navy   4 0         6 1  
Tulsa   1 3         4 4  
Tulane   1 4         2 6  
SMU   0 4         1 7  
Championship: December 5, 2015
As of November 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Navy Midshipmen football team represents the United States Naval Academy in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Midshipmen are led by eighth year head coach Ken Niumatalolo and play their home games at Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Midshipmen compete as a member of the Western Division of the American Athletic Conference, and are first year members of the conference. In their entire football history, this is the first season that Navy is not competing as an Independent.

Contents

  • Before the season 1
    • Previous season 1.1
    • Spring practices 1.2
  • Schedule 2
  • Rankings 3
  • Roster 4
    • Depth chart 4.1
  • Game Summaries 5
    • Colgate 5.1
    • East Carolina 5.2
    • at UConn 5.3
    • Air Force 5.4
    • at Notre Dame 5.5
    • Tulane Green Wave 5.6
    • South Florida 5.7
    • at Memphis 5.8
    • SMU 5.9
    • at Tulsa 5.10
    • at Houston 5.11
    • vs. Army 5.12
  • References 6

Before the season

Previous season

The Navy Midshipmen began the 2014 season with a loss over #6 ranked South Alabama, and military rival Army in the 115th Army-Navy Game, their 13th consecutive victory over Army. Even though they lost their Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to Air Force, the Midshipmen finished the regular season with an 7–5 record. This earned the Midshipmen an invitation to the 2014 Poinsettia Bowl, their 11th bowl game in a row. They beat the 7–5 San Diego State Aztecs by a slim margin of 17–16, becoming bowl champions.

Spring practices

Navy held spring practices during March and April 2015.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 12:00 pm Colgate* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN W 48–10   28,015
September 19 3:30 pm East Carolina Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD CBSSN W 45–21   34,717
September 26 12:00 pm at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT CBSSN W 28–18   33,204
October 3 3:30 pm Air Force* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBSSN W 33–11   32,705
October 10 3:30 pm at #15 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rip Miller Trophy) NBC L 24–41   80,795
October 24 1:00 pm Tulane Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD CBSSN W 31–14   32,033
October 31 12:00 pm South Florida Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD CBSSN W 29–17   26,766
November 7 7:00 pm at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPN2      
November 14 3:30 pm SMU Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD (Gansz Trophy) CBSSN      
November 21 TBA at Tulsa Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK      
November 27 TBA at Houston TDECU StadiumHouston, TX      
December 12 3:00 pm vs. Army* Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (116th Army–Navy Game/Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBS      
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

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 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR RV RV RV NR NR  
Coaches' NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV RV  
CFP Not released Not released


Roster

Depth chart

The following players comprised the team's Depth chart prior to the 2014 Poinsettia Bowl:

Defense
[3]




CB
Brendon Clements
Elijah Merchant
Cameron Bryant


CB
Quincy Adams
Sean Williams
Kyle Battle
Offense
[4]
WR
Jamir Tillman
Brandon Colon
Chad Lewellyn
SB
Demond Brown
Dishan Romine
Joshua Walker
LT LG C RG RT
Joey Gaston E.K. Binns Brandon Greene Ben Tamburello Robert Lindsey
Andrew Wood Adam West Maurice Morris Evan Martin Blake Copeland
John Ferguson Alex Brown Parker Wade Jeremiah Robbins Adam Amosa
SB
DeBrandon Sanders
Calvin Cass Jr.
Toneo Gulley
WR
Thomas Wilson
Craig Scott
Marc Meier
QB
Keenan Reynolds
Tago Smith
Will Worth
FB
Chris Swain
Quinton Ezell
Shawn White
Special Teams
PK Austin Grebe
PK Nick Sloan
P Alex Barta
P Gavin Jernigan
KR Demond Brown
PR DeBrandon Sanders
LS Josh Antol
H Will Worth


Game Summaries

Colgate

1 2 3 4 Total
Colgate 3 0 0 7 10
Navy 10 21 7 10 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 1998 NAVY, 42–35

East Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
East Carolina 7 7 0 7 21
Navy 7 21 0 17 45
  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 3:34 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours 22 minutes
  • Game attendance: 34,717
  • Game weather: Temp: 80 F • Wind: SSE 10-15 MPH • Weather: Sunny, Clear Skies
  • Referee: Rick Lourniet
  • TV announcers (CBS Sports Network): John Sadak and Randy Cross
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2012 NAVY, 56–28

at UConn

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 7 14 0 7 28
UConn 3 7 0 8 18
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2006 NAVY, 41–17

Air Force

Commander-in-Chief's Trophy
1 2 3 4 Total
Air Force 0 0 3 8 11
Navy 7 14 6 6 33
  • Date: October 3, 2015
  • Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 3:39 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours 24 minutes
  • Game attendance: 32,705
  • Game weather: Temp: 56 F • Wind: NE 12-30 MPH • Weather: Overcast, Light Rain
  • Referee: C. Castlebury
  • TV announcers (CBS Sports Network): John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick Burch (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–28 2014 Air Force, 30–21

at Notre Dame

Rip Miller Trophy
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 7 14 3 0 24
#15 Notre Dame 7 17 14 3 41
  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
  • Game start: 3:40 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours 14 minutes
  • Game attendance: 80,795
  • Game weather: Temp: 63 F • Wind: W 8 MPH • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Michael Roche
  • TV announcers (NBC): Tom Hammond, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappan (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–75–1 2014 Notre Dame 49–39

Tulane Green Wave

1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 7 0 7 14
• Navy 7 3 7 14 31
  • Date: October 24, 2015
  • Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 1:04 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours 13 minutes
  • Game attendance: 32,033
  • Game weather: Temp: 54 F • Wind: S 5 MPH • Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta
  • TV announcers (CBS Sports Network): John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick Burch (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–11–1 2005 NAVY, 49–21

South Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
South Florida 10 0 7 0 17
• Navy 3 10 3 13 29
  • Date: October 31, 2015
  • Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 12:04 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours 6 minutes
  • Game attendance: 26,766
  • Game weather: Temp: 53 F • Wind: SE 9 MPH • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Rick Loumiet
  • TV announcers (CBS Sports Network): John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick Burch (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

at Memphis

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 0 0 0 0
Memphis 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

SMU

Gansz Trophy
1 2 3 4 Total
SMU 0 0 0 0 0
Navy 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 14, 2015
  • Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 3:30 pm
  • Game weather: Temp: • Wind: • Weather:
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–7 2011 NAVY, 24–17

at Tulsa

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 0 0 0 0
Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2006 Tulsa, 24–23 OT

at Houston

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 27, 2015
  • Location: TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
  • Game start: TBA
  • Game weather: Temp: F • Wind: • Weather:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1980 Houston, 35–0

vs. Army

116th Army–Navy Game/Commander-in-Chief's Trophy
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 0 0 0 0
Army 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
59–49–7 2014 NAVY, 17–10

References

  1. ^ http://www.navysports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010915aaf.html
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