2015 Charleston Southern Buccaneers football
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Big South champion
ConferenceBig South Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 6
FCS CoachesNo. 7
Record10–3 (6–0 Big South)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGabe Giardina
Defensive coordinatorChad Staggs
Home stadiumBuccaneer Field
(Capacity: 4,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 6 Charleston Southern $^   6 0     10 3  
No. 16 Coastal Carolina ^   4 2     9 3  
Liberty   3 3     6 5  
Monmouth   3 3     5 6  
Kennesaw State   2 4     6 5  
Gardner–Webb *   2 4     4 7  
Presbyterian   1 5     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * Gardner–Webb ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2015 Charleston Southern Buccaneers football team represented Charleston Southern University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Jamey Chadwell and played their home games at Buccaneer Field. They were a member of the Big South Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–0 in Big South play to become Big South champions. They earned the conference's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated The Citadel in the second round to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Jacksonville State.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 pmNorth Greenville*BSNW 41–144,820
September 127:00 pmat Troy*ESPN3L 16–4417,517
September 177:00 pmEast Tennessee State*
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
BSNW 47–72,331
September 266:00 pmat The Citadel*ESPN3W 33–2011,998
October 1012:00 pmMonmouth
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
BSNW 37–71,227
October 172:00 pmat PresbyterianBSNW 10–74,624
October 241:30 pmat Gardner–WebbBSNW 34–03,159
October 312:00 pmNo. 2 Coastal CarolinaNo. 24
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ASNW 33–255,311
November 71:00 pmat Kennesaw StateNo. 15BSNW 28–148,670
November 142:00 pmLibertydaggerNo. 11
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3W 31–244,781
November 214:00 pmat No. 3 (FBS) Alabama*No. 9SECNL 6–56100,611
December 52:00 pmNo. 18 The Citadel*No. 9
ESPN3W 14–68,451
December 118:00 pmat No. 1 Jacksonville State*No. 9ESPN2L 38–5822,279

Game summaries

North Greenville

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 7 7 0 14
Buccaneers 13 7 14 7 41

at Troy

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 2 0 7 16
Trojans 14 7 6 17 44

See also: 2015 Troy Trojans football team

East Tennessee State

1 2 3 4 Total
ETSU Bucs 0 0 0 7 7
CSU Bucs 0 34 6 7 47

See also: 2015 East Tennessee State Buccaneers football team

at The Citadel

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 6 10 17 33
Bulldogs 7 10 3 0 20

See also: 2015 The Citadel Bulldogs football team

Monmouth

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 0 0 0 7 7
Buccaneers 7 9 14 7 37

See also: 2015 Monmouth Hawks football team

at Presbyterian

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 0 0 7 10
Blue Hose 0 7 0 0 7

See also: 2015 Presbyterian Blue Hose football team

at Gardner–Webb

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 14 13 0 34
Runnin' Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0

See also: 2015 Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football team

Coastal Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Chanticleers 15 0 3 7 25
#24 Buccaneers 13 14 3 3 33

See also: 2015 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team

at Kennesaw State

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Buccaneers 7 14 7 0 28
Owls 6 0 0 8 14

See also: 2015 Kennesaw State Owls football team

Liberty

1 2 3 4 Total
Flames 7 7 7 3 24
#11 Buccaneers 7 3 14 7 31

See also: 2015 Liberty Flames football team

at Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Buccaneers 0 0 0 6 6
#3 (FBS) Crimson Tide 28 21 0 7 56

See also: 2015 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

FCS Playoffs

Second Round–The Citadel

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Bulldogs 3 0 0 3 6
#9 Buccaneers 0 14 0 0 14

See also: 2015 The Citadel Bulldogs football team

Quarterfinals–Jacksonville State

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Buccaneers 3 7 7 21 38
#1 Gamecocks 10 3 21 24 58

See also: 2015 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
RV = Received votes.
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STATS FCSRVRVRVRVRVRVRVRV241511996
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