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2015 Baylor Bears football
Russell Athletic Bowl champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
2015 record10–3 (6–3 Big 12)
Head coachArt Briles (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorKendal Briles (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorPhil Bennett (5th season)
Home stadiumMcLane Stadium
(Capacity: 45,140)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →

Template:2015 Big 12 football standings The 2015 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were coached by Art Briles, playing their 117th football season; this year was the team's second season in McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. The Bears were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–3 in Big 12 play to finish in fourth place. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated North Carolina 49–38.

RecruitingEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Blake Lynch
ATH
Gilmer, TX Gilmer HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 191 lb (87 kg) 4.50 Oct 20,
2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Devontre Stricklin
WR
Waco, TX Midway HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 167 lb (76 kg) 4.67 Jan 24,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:75px
Maurice Porter
OL
Navarro, TX Navarro College 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 295 lb (134 kg) N/A Feb 28,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:75px
JaMycal Hasty
RB
Longview, TX Longview HS 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 183 lb (83 kg) 4.50 Mar 29,
2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Sam Tecklenburg
OL
Plano, TX Plano Senior HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 270 lb (120 kg) 5.22 Apr 16,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Jordan Tolbert
CB
Missouri City, TX Ridge Point HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 160 lb (73 kg) 4.50 May 9,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Clay Johnston
LB
Abilene, TX Wylie HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 199 lb (90 kg) 4.60 Jun 3,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Jameson Houston
S
Austin, TX St. Michael's Academy 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.40 Jul 30,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Andrew Galitz
K
Rowlett, TX Rowlett HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) N/A Aug 26,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Tony Nicholson
WR
Grand Prairie, TX South Grand Prairie HS 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 171 lb (78 kg) 4.45 Sep 21,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
J.W. Ketchum
ATH
Houston, TX Lamar HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.63 Oct 26,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Domonic Desouza
OL
San Francisco, CA City College of San Francisco 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) 300 lb (140 kg) N/A Nov 17,
2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Jarrett Stidham
QB
Stephenville, TX Stephenville HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.74 Dec 19,
2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Lenoy Jones Jr.
OLB
Waco, TX Midway HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 214 lb (97 kg) 4.75 Jan 15,
2015 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Eric Ogor
OLB
Richmond, TX Foster HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.48 Jan 16,
2015 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Jordan Williams
OLB
Paris, TX Paris HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) N/A Jan 16,
2015 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Riley Daniel
OT
Ringling, OK Ringling HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.23 Jan 25,
2015 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Tyrone Hunt
DE
Arp, TX Arp HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 230 lb (100 kg) N/A Jan 27,
2015 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN:N/A
Henry Black
CB
Shreveport, LA Woodlawn HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 176 lb (80 kg) 4.51 Jan 31,
2015 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44   Rivals: 43  ESPN: 31
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:


ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 PMat SMU*No. 4ESPNW 56–2132,047[1]
September 126:30 PMLamar*No. 4FSNW 66–3144,491[2]
September 262:00 PMRice*No. 5
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FSNW 70–1743,619[3]
October 32:30 PMvs. Texas TechNo. 5ABC/ESPN2W 63–3556,179[4]
October 1011:00 AMat KansasNo. 3FS1W 66–725,910[5]
October 1711:00 AMWest VirginiaNo. 2
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FOXW 62–3845,370[6]
October 2411:00 AMIowa StatedaggerNo. 2
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNW 45–2745,512[7]
November 56:30 PMat Kansas StateNo. 2FS1W 31–2452,108[8]
November 147:00 PMNo. 12 OklahomaNo. 4
ABCL 34–4449,875[9]
November 216:30 PMat No. 4 Oklahoma StateNo. 10FOXW 45–3558,669
November 276:30 PMat No. 15 TCUNo. 7ESPNL 21–28 2OT47,675
December 511:00 AMTexasNo. 12
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNL 17–2348,093
December 294:30 PMvs. No. 10 North Carolina*No. 17ESPNW 49–3840,418
Schedule Source:[10]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 4 4 5 5 5 3 (10) 2 (13) 2 (12) 2 (7) 2 (6) 4 (2) 10 7 12 17 13

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Coaches 4 4 5 4 4 4 (5) 2 (8) 2 (12) 2 (10) 2 (9) 3 (5) 10 7 12 19 13

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CFP Not released 6 6 10 7 12 17

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RosterEdit

2015 Baylor Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Coleman, CoreyCorey Coleman 10px Jr
WR 2 Lynch, BlakeBlake Lynch Fr
QB 3 Stidham, JarrettJarrett Stidham Fr
WR 4 Lee, JayJay Lee 10px Sr
RB 5 Jefferson, JohnnyJohnny Jefferson 10px So
RB 6 Hasty, JaMycalJaMycal Hasty Fr
WR 7 Hawthorne, LynxLynx Hawthorne 10px Jr
WR 8 Zamora, IshmaelIshmael Zamora 10px Fr
WR 9 Cannon, K. D.K. D. Cannon So
WR 11 Stricklin, PoohPooh Stricklin Fr
WR 12 Jones, QuanQuan Jones 10px So
QB 13 Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson 10px So
WR 14 Platt, ChrisChris Platt 10px Fr
TE 15 Penning, GusGus Penning 10px Sr
WR 16 Hall, DavionDavion Hall So
QB 17 Russell, SethSeth Russell 10px Jr
QB 18 Bennema, ZackZack Bennema Fr
RB 20 Webb, AnthonyAnthony Webb 10px Sr
RB 22 Williams, TerenceTerence Williams 10px Fr
RB 25 Bucey, DwyerDwyer Bucey Fr
RB 28 Chafin, DevinDevin Chafin 10px Jr
WR 30 Ritchey, TannerTanner Ritchey 10px Fr
RB 31 Linwood, ShockShock Linwood 10px Jr
RB 33 Hunter, IainIain Hunter 10px Fr
TE 41 Armstead, Tre'vonTre'von Armstead 10px Jr
OL 52 Hammad, RamiRami Hammad 10px So
OL 53 Orcutt, KeithKeith Orcutt 10px So
OL 55 Fuller, KyleKyle Fuller 10px Jr
OL 57 Thrift, TannerTanner Thrift 10px So
OL 58 Drango, SpencerSpencer Drango 10px Sr
OL 61 Broxton, JarrellJarrell Broxton Sr
OL 64 Desouza, DomDom Desouza Jr
OL 67 Hilliard, DesmineDesmine Hilliard 10px Sr
OL 68 Wilson, IshmaelIshmael Wilson 10px So
OL 69 Colbert, PatPat Colbert 10px Sr
OL 70 Peltzel, JoshJosh Peltzel 10px Fr
OL 71 Jones, DevonteDevonte Jones Fr
OL 72 Blackmar, BlakeBlake Blackmar 10px Fr
OL 73 Muir, BlakeBlake Muir 10px Sr
OL 74 Muir, SeanSean Muir 10px So
OL 76 Osei, JasonJason Osei 10px Jr
OL 77 Lawrence, PatrickPatrick Lawrence 10px Fr
TE 80 McGowan, LaQuanLaQuan McGowan 10px Sr
WR 80 Spangler, CalCal Spangler Sr
WR 82 Moore, KalebKaleb Moore 10px Jr
WR 83 Edminston, ColeCole Edminston 10px So
TE 85 Feuerbacher, JordanJordan Feuerbacher 10px Fr
WR 87 Ritter, AndyAndy Ritter Jr
WR 89 White, TrevorTrevor White 10px Fr
TE 98 Clemons-Valdez, TrevorTrevor Clemons-Valdez 10px Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Young, TaylorTaylor Young 10px So
DE 2 Oakman, ShawnShawn Oakman 10px Sr
CB 3 Wright, TionTion Wright Jr
DB 4 Howard, XavienXavien Howard 10px Jr
LB 5 Campbell, GrantGrant Campbell Sr
CB 7 Blake, JourdanJourdan Blake 10px Fr
CB 9 Reid, RyanRyan Reid 10px Jr
CB 11 Houston, JamesonJameson Houston Fr
S 12 Pollum, AlfredAlfred Pollum 10px So
S 13 Burt, TerrellTerrell Burt Sr
DE 15 Nance, BrianBrian Nance 10px So
LB 16 Ehrlich, KendallKendall Ehrlich 10px Jr
NB 17 Dorsey, CordellCordell Dorsey 10px Fr
S 18 Waz, ChanceChance Waz 10px Fr
LB 19 Davis, RaaquanRaaquan Davis 10px So
LB 20 Edwards, AiavionAiavion Edwards 10px Jr
NB 21 Levels, PatrickPatrick Levels 10px Jr
CB 24 Singleton, TerrenceTerrence Singleton 10px Jr
CB 25 Johnson, MilesMiles Johnson Sr
S 26 Sells, TaionTaion Sells Jr
CB 27 Vaughns, VerkedricVerkedric Vaughns 10px Fr
S 28 Stewart, OrionOrion Stewart 10px Jr
S 29 Koym, JarrodJarrod Koym 10px Fr
NB 34 Bristow, LeeLee Bristow 10px Sr
S 35 Franklin, MalloryMallory Franklin 10px Fr
CB 37 Jaynes, TylerTyler Jaynes 10px So
S 41 Hill, CalvinCalvin Hill 10px Fr
DE 43 Jacobs, JamieJamie Jacobs 10px Fr
LB 45 Phillips, XavierXavier Phillips 10px So
NB 48 Blanchard, TravonTravon Blanchard 10px So
DE 52 Roberts, GregGreg Roberts 10px Fr
LB 55 Black, BaylorBaylor Black Jr
DE 56 Smith, K.J.K.J. Smith 10px So
DT 75 Billings, AndrewAndrew Billings Jr
DE 90 Magee, JavonteJavonte Magee Jr
DT 91 Morris, AndrewAndrew Morris 10px Fr
DE 92 Palmer, JamalJamal Palmer Sr
DT 93 Masumbuko, SuleimanSuleiman Masumbuko 10px Sr
DE 94 Jones, XavierXavier Jones 10px Fr
DT 95 Blackshear, BeauBeau Blackshear 10px Sr
DT 96 Bonds, ByronByron Bonds Jr
DT 97 Lewis, IraIra Lewis 10px Fr
DL 98 George, CodyCody George 10px Fr
DE 99 Malin, JoshJosh Malin 10px Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 33 Bennett, TomTom Bennett Fr
P 36 Galitz, DrewDrew Galitz Fr
K 39 Evans, SpencerSpencer Evans 10px Fr
PK 40 Callahan, ChrisChris Callahan 10px So
LS 50 Landes, JimmyJimmy Landes 10px Sr
LS 65 Jordan, B.J.B.J. Jordan Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Kendal BrilesOffensive Coordinator
  • Phil BennettDefensive Coordinator
  • Randy Clements – Offensive Line
  • Brian Norwood – Associate Head Coach / Safeties
  • Chris Achuff – Defensive Line
  • Carlton Buckels – Cornerbacks
  • Jim Gush – Linebackers / Defensive Recruiting Coordniator
  • Jeff Lebby – Running Backs
  • Colin Shillinglaw – Assistant A.D. / Football Operations
  • Beau Trahan – Director of Football Operations
  • Jeff Barlow – Director of Equipment Services
  • Brett Bufton – Assistant Director of Equipment Services
  • Casey Horny – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Odell James – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Kaz Kazadi – Assistant A.D. / Athletic Performance
  • Calvin Lowry – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Mike Sims – Assistant A.D. / Athletic Training
  • Austin Steele – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Tate Wallis – Assistant Director of Operations

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

Roster
Last update: August 30, 2015

Game summariesEdit

@ SMUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Bears 28 0 14 14 56
Mustangs 14 7 0 0 21



Overall record Last meeting Result
37–36–7 2014 BAY, 45–0

LamarEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 14 3 7 31
#4 Bears 13 22 14 17 66



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1981 LAM, 18–17

RiceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 10 0 7 0 17
#5 Bears 21 21 21 7 70



Overall record Last meeting Result
47–30–2 2011 BAY, 56–31

vs. Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Raiders 14 7 7 7 35
#5 Bears 28 21 7 7 63



Overall record Last meeting Result
36–36–1 2014 BAY, 48–46

@ KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Bears 24 28 14 0 66
Jayhawks 7 0 0 0 7



Overall record Last meeting Result
10–4 2014 BAY, 60–14

West VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 7 10 7 14 38
#2 Bears 17 10 21 14 62



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 WVU, 41–27

Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cyclones 0 7 7 13 27
#2 Bears 21 14 0 10 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
7–6 2014 BAY, 49–28

@ Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 7 7 3 31
Wildcats 7 0 3 14 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2014 BAY, 38–27

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sooners 7 13 14 10 44
Bears 6 7 14 7 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–21 2014 BAY, 48–14

@ Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 10 14 7 45
Cowboys 14 0 7 14 35



Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19 2014 BAY, 49–28

@ TCUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 0 0 0 21
Horned Frogs 7 7 0 0 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
52–51–7 2014 BAY, 61–58

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Longhorns 17 3 0 3 23
Bears 0 0 10 7 17



Overall record Last meeting Result
26–74–4 2014 BAY, 28–7

vs. North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Tar Heels 7 10 14 7 38
#17 Bears 14 14 14 7 49



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

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