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2015 Akron Zips football
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015 record8–5 (5–3 MAC)
Head coachTerry Bowden (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorA. J. Milwee (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorChuck Amato (4th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumInfoCision Stadium–Summa Field (Capacity: 27,881)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →

Template:2015 Mid-American Conference football standings The 2015 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Terry Bowden and played their home games at InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field. They were members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in MAC play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, only the second bowl appearance in school history, where they defeated Utah State for their first ever bowl victory.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 PMat No. 19 Oklahoma*FSN PPVL 3–4185,370
September 126:00 PMPittsburgh*ESPN3L 7–2423,425
September 1912:00 PMSavannah State*
  • InfoCision Stadium
  • Akron, OH
ESPN3W 52–916,763
September 267:00 PMat Louisiana–Lafayette*ESPN3W 35–1424,679
October 32:00 PMOhiodagger
  • InfoCision Stadium
  • Akron, OH
ESPN3L 12–1417,301
October 103:00 PMat Eastern MichiganESPN3W 47–215,638
October 173:00 PMat Bowling GreenESPN3L 10–5920,021
October 312:00 PMCentral Michigan
  • InfoCision Stadium
  • Akron, OH
ESPN3L 6–1418,981
November 712:00 PMat UMassCBSSNW 17–136,228
November 1412:00 PMat Miami (OH)ESPN3W 37–2815,629
November 213:30 PMBuffalo
  • InfoCision Stadium
  • Akron, OH
CBSSNW 42–2115,727
November 2812:00 PMKent State
ASNW 20–016,391
December 223:30 PMvs. Utah State*ESPNW 23–2118,876
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

at OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 0 3 0 0 3
#19 Sooners 3 14 21 3 41




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 7 7 7 24
Zips 0 7 0 0 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 AKR, 21–10

Savannah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 6 0 0 9
Zips 7 21 10 14 52




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 7 14 7 35
Ragin' Cajuns 0 7 0 7 14




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 ULL, 35–30

OhioEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 7 0 0 14
Zips 3 3 3 3 12




Overall record Last meeting Result
12–18–1 2014 OHIO, 23–20

at Eastern MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 14 26 7 0 47
Eagles 7 7 7 0 21




Overall record Last meeting Result
18–12 2014 AKR, 31–6

at Bowling GreenEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 3 0 0 10
Falcons 7 21 21 10 59




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–14 2014 BGSU, 27–10

Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 7 7 0 14
Zips 0 6 0 0 6




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–15–1 2012 CMU, 35–14

at MassachusettsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 0 7 3 17
Minutemen 7 6 0 0 13




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 AKR, 30–6

at Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 14 13 7 3 37
RedHawks 7 0 7 14 28




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–16–1 2014 AKR, 29–19

BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 14 0 7 21
Zips 14 14 7 7 42




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–5 2014 BUF, 55–24

Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 0 0 0 0 0
Zips 7 7 3 3 20




Overall record Last meeting Result
31–24–2 2014 KENT, 27–24

Utah State–Famous Idaho Potato BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 6 7 3 23
Aggies 0 7 7 7 21




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

RosterEdit

2015 Akron Zips football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Lawrence, HakeemHakeem Lawrence 10px Jr
WR 2 Goodman, TyrellTyrell Goodman 10px Jr
WR 2 Harris, MichaeleeMichaelee Harris 10px Sr
WR 3 Cooper, RichieRichie Cooper Fr
RB 4 Hundley, ConorConor Hundley Sr
QB 5 Chapman, Tra'VonTra'Von Chapman 10px So
QB 7 Wood, DevynDevyn Wood 10px Fr
RB 8 Alexander, DonnellDonnell Alexander 10px Sr
WR 10 Traylor-Bennett, MykelMykel Traylor-Bennett Jr
WR 11 Coney, A. J.A. J. Coney 10px So
WR 12 Davis, ImaniImani Davis Sr
QB 13 Woodson, TommyTommy Woodson 10px So
QB 14 Chapman, CalebCaleb Chapman 10px Fr
QB 15 Hoyer, MatthewMatthew Hoyer 10px Jr
QB 16 Pohl, KyleKyle Pohl 10px Sr
WR 17 Young, AnthonyAnthony Young So
TE 18 McNeil, JoshJosh McNeil Jr
WR 19 Lauro, AnthonyAnthony Lauro 10px Fr
WR 21 Means, MichaelMichael Means 10px Jr
RB 23 Edwards, VanVan Edwards Fr
RB 25 Jones, D. J.D. J. Jones 10px Jr
RB 28 Morgan, MannyManny Morgan 10px So
RB 30 Turfe, ChuckChuck Turfe Fr
TE 33 Gauthney, LaVonneLaVonne Gauthney 10px So
WR 37 Seafler, DannyDanny Seafler Sr
WR 39 Yeartie, LandonLandon Yeartie 10px Fr
TE 44 Seibel, DylanDylan Seibel 10px So
TE 45 Junk, BrandonBrandon Junk Fr
FB 49 Allen, ChristianChristian Allen 10px Sr
OL 55 Brown, TommyTommy Brown 10px Sr
OL 56 Williams, IsaiahIsaiah Williams 10px Sr
OL 57 Ericksen, StephenStephen Ericksen 10px So
OL 63 Fazio, NickNick Fazio 10px Fr
OL 66 Ritz, KyleKyle Ritz 10px Fr
OL 67 Kortokrax, RyanRyan Kortokrax 10px So
OL 70 Casimos, MichaelMichael Casimos 10px Jr
OL 71 Osborne, QuaisonQuaison Osborne Sr
OL 73 Hlay, MitchellMitchell Hlay Fr
OL 74 Quigley, XavierXavier Quigley Jr
OL 75 Brumbaugh, DylanDylan Brumbaugh 10px Sr
OL 77 Bohan, AndrewAndrew Bohan 10px Sr
OL 79 Kallay, RichRich Kallay Fr
WR 80 Pratt, AndrewAndrew Pratt Sr
WR 82 Wolf, AustinAustin Wolf 10px So
TE 83 Kish, MichaelMichael Kish 10px So
TE 84 Cagle, AveryAvery Cagle Fr
ATH 85 Dixon, JaquavisJaquavis Dixon Fr
ATH 86 Smith, KwadarriusKwadarrius Smith Fr
TE 92 Martin, DaryanDaryan Martin 10px Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Brown, JatavisJatavis Brown Sr
DB 2 Hope, LarryLarry Hope Jr
LB 3 Monroe, DarrylDarryl Monroe 10px Sr
LB 5 Gilbert III, UlyseesUlysees Gilbert III Fr
CB 6 Scott, DeAndreDeAndre Scott 10px Jr
LB 7 Lane, JeromeJerome Lane 10px So
DL 8 Dorvilus, RichardRichard Dorvilus 10px Jr
DL 9 Coe, RodneyRodney Coe Sr
LB 10 Bell, BrianBrian Bell Fr
DB 13 Charles, WedleyWedley Charles 10px Jr
S 14 Turner, JamesJames Turner Sr
S 15 Morrow, CoryCory Morrow 10px Jr
DB 17 Jones, BryceBryce Jones Sr
ATH 19 Lockett, VinceVince Lockett Fr
CB 20 Brown, KyronKyron Brown 10px Fr
CB 21 Givens, KrisKris Givens Sr
CB 22 Hayes, MikeeMikee Hayes 10px So
DB 24 George, JordanJordan George 10px Fr
CB 27 Senter, JohnJohn Senter 10px Sr
CB 29 Cheek, BryceBryce Cheek 10px Sr
S 31 Baggett, JamalJamal Baggett 10px Fr
S 32 Guiser, ZachZach Guiser 10px So
LB 33 Williams, JasonJason Williams Fr
DL 34 Marcus, JamalJamal Marcus 10px Jr
LB, TE 35 Williams, NewmanNewman Williams 10px Fr
DL 36 Grice, CodyCody Grice 10px Sr
LB 40 Lako, JohnJohn Lako Fr
DB 43 Bischof, NathanNathan Bischof 10px Fr
DB 46 Sweat, ZacharyZachary Sweat 10px Jr
DL 50 Boxen, BrockBrock Boxen Fr
LB 52 Ward, JoshJosh Ward Fr
DE, LB 53 Junius, TravonteTravonte Junius Fr
LB 54 Evans, DylanDylan Evans Sr
DE 56 Moore, Deon'TaeDeon'Tae Moore 10px So
LB 58 Hauser, AndrewAndrew Hauser Jr
LB 59 Rachal, JohnJohn Rachal 10px Jr
DL 90 Pittman, Se'VonSe'Von Pittman 10px Jr
DE 93 Venckus, DaumantuasDaumantuas Venckus 10px Jr
DL 95 Copeland, DariusDarius Copeland So
DE 96 Horner, AlfonsoAlfonso Horner Sr
DL 97 Bullard, UndreaUndrea Bullard 10px Fr
DL 97 Williams, BrennanBrennan Williams 10px Fr
DL 98 Spruill, ChristopherChristopher Spruill 10px So
DT 99 Shipman, TylerTyler Shipman Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 37 O'Leary, TomTom O'Leary So
P, K 38 Paul, ZachZach Paul 10px Sr
P 41 Foster, KyleKyle Foster 10px Fr
PK 43 Gingerich, ZachZach Gingerich 10px So
PK 47 Kirk, ShawkShawk Kirk 10px Fr
PK 48 Stein, RobertRobert Stein 10px Sr
PK, P 60 Gasser, NickNick Gasser 10px Fr
LS 65 Grover, HaydenHayden Grover 10px Fr
LS 88 Buddenberg, MichaelMichael Buddenberg 10px So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Chuck Amato (Associate Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator)
  • A. J. Milwee (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Jeff Bowden (Special Teams Coordinator / Wide Receivers)
  • Trent Boykin (Tight Ends / H-Backs)
  • Darrell Funk (Offensive Line / Offensive Run Game Coordinator)
  • Erick Hickson (Running Backs)
  • Otis Mounds (Cornerbacks / Defensive Passing Game Coordinator)
  • Todd Stroud (Defensive Line / Director of Football Strength & Conditioning / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Mike Woodford (Safeties)
  • Brett Ekkens (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Tim Hargrett (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Kory Gribbin (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • John Hughes (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Ben Murphy (Director of Football Operations)
  • John Nemec (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Mark Ouimet (Assistant Director of Football Operations)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: December 20, 2016

ReferencesEdit

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