2015 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season
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LeagueNCAA Division II
SportFootball
DurationSeptember 3, 2015 – November 14, 2015
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)KSMO-TV (MIAA Network)
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2015 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 NW Missouri State $^   11 0     15 0  
No. 8 Emporia State ^   9 2     11 3  
Central Missouri   8 3     8 3  
Fort Hays State   8 3     8 4  
Central Oklahoma   6 5     7 5  
Missouri Western   6 5     6 5  
Pittsburg State   6 5     6 5  
Washburn   5 6     5 6  
Lindenwood   3 8     3 8  
Northeastern State   3 8     3 8  
Missouri Southern   1 10     1 10  
Nebraska–Kearney   0 11     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

The 2015 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season was contested by twelve United States collegiate athletic programs that compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the 2015 college football season. The season began on Thursday, September 3, 2015.[1]

Conference teams

School Nickname Location Stadium
Central Missouri Mules Warrensburg, Missouri Audrey J. Walton Stadium
Central Oklahoma Bronchos Edmond, Oklahoma Wantland Stadium
Emporia State Hornets Emporia, Kansas Francis G. Welch Stadium
Fort Hays State Tigers Hays, Kansas Lewis Field
Lindenwood Lions St. Charles, Missouri Hunter Stadium
Missouri Southern Lions Joplin, Missouri Fred G. Hughes Stadium
Missouri Western Griffons St. Joseph, Missouri Spratt Stadium
Nebraska–Kearney Lopers Kearney, Nebraska Ron & Carol Cope Stadium
Northeastern State Riverhawks Tahlequah, Oklahoma Doc Wadley Stadium
Northwest Missouri Bearcats Maryville, Missouri Bearcat Stadium
Pittsburg State Gorillas Pittsburg, Kansas Carnie Smith Stadium
Washburn Ichabods Topeka, Kansas Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl

Coaches

The only head coach change in the conference is Missouri Southern's Denver Johnson who replaced Daryl Daye.[2]

Please note that the information listed is the information before the season started.

Team Head Coach Years at School Overall Record Record at School
Central Missouri Jim Svoboda 6 91–40 39–19
Central Oklahoma Nick Bobeck 4 54–25 12–20
Emporia State Garin Higgins 9 93–56 42–47
Fort Hays State Chris Brown 5 22–22
Lindenwood Patrick Ross 12 101–48 87–41
Missouri Southern Denver Johnson 1 69–66 0–0
Missouri Western Jerry Partridge 19 139–71
Nebraska–Kearney Josh Lamberson 1 0–0
Northeastern State Rob Robinson 2 0–11
NW Missouri State Adam Dorrel 5 47–8
Pittsburg State Tim Beck 6 47–14
Washburn Craig Schurig 14 89–57

Preseason outlook

Sporting News released their Top-25 on June 8, 2015.[3] Two teams from the conference were ranked in the top 25: #7 Northwest Missouri and #14 Pittsburg State. That same day the Lindy's NCAA Division II Preseason Top 25 was released, where two teams placed in the top 25 from the conference: #6 Pittsburg State and #13 Northwest Missouri.[3]

On August 4, MIAA Media Days was held at Sporting Park in Kansas City.[4] Northwest Missouri was chosen as #1 and Pittsburg State was chosen as #2 for both Coaches and Media polls. The schools were ranked as follows:[4]

On August 17, the American Football Coaches Association released the Preseason Division II Poll.[5] Northwest Missouri State was selected to finish fifth,[6] and Pittsburg State was chosen seventh.[7]

On August 25, D2football.com released its Top 25 poll, which includes three MIAA schools. Pittsburg State ranked 6th, NW Missouri State 8th, and Central Missouri 20th.[8]

Schedule

The first week of conference play began on Thursday, September 3, 2015. The schedule was subject to change.[1]

Week 1

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. Missouri Western Central Missouri Walton Stadium • Warrensburg, MO  UCM 18–17   8,895
September 3, 2015 7:07 p.m. Fort Hays State Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium • Edmond, OK MIAA-TV  FHSU 30–29   7,189
September 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. Emporia State Missouri Southern Hughes Stadium • Joplin, MO  ESU 38–20   5,987
September 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. Washburn Lindenwood Hunter Stadium • St. Charles, MO  LWU 20–14   2,794
September 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. No. 7 Northwest Missouri Nebraska–Kearney Cope Stadium • Kearney, NE  NWMSU 31–0   7,853
September 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Pittsburg State Northeastern State Wadley Stadium • Tahlequah, OK  PSU 38–14   3,331
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 2

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 10/12, 2015 7:07/2:00 p.m. Central Missouri Emporia State Welch Stadium • Emporia, KS MIAA-TV  ESU 45–34   5,785
September 10, 2015 7:00 p.m. Northeastern State Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium • Hays, KS  FHSU 27–13   3,495
September 10, 2015 7:00 p.m. Missouri Southern No. 4 NW Missouri State Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO  NWMSU 48–7   7,111
September 10/11, 2015 6:00 p.m./11:00 a.m. Nebraska–Kearney Washburn Yager Stadium • Topeka, KS  WU 34–14   5,958
September 12, 2015 1:00 p.m. Central Oklahoma Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  MWSU 26–16   4,203
September 12, 2015 7:00 p.m. Lindenwood No. 5 Pittsburg State Smith Stadium • Pittsburg, KS  PSU 56–28   10,362
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 3

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 19, 2015 1:30 p.m. No. 3 NW Missouri State Central Missouri Walton Stadium • Warrensburg, MO  NWMSU 34–30   9,973
September 19, 2015 2:00 p.m. Emporia State Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium • Edmond, OK  ESU 38–28   4,502
September 19, 2015 6:00 p.m. Fort Hays State Lindenwood Hunter Field • St. Charles, MO  FHSU 30–7   2,976
September 19, 2015 6:00 p.m. Nebraska–Kearney Missouri Southern Hughes Stadium • Joplin, MO  MSSU 24–14   4,367
September 19, 2015 2:37 p.m. Missouri Western Northeastern State Wadley Stadium • Tahlequah, OK MIAA-TV  MWSU 24–17   2,083
September 19, 2015 7:00 p.m. Washburn No. 4 Pittsburg State Smith Stadium • Pittsburg, KS  WU 28–21   11,383
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 4

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 26, 2015† 3:00 p.m. Central Missouri Nebraska–Kearney Cope Stadium • Kearney, NE  UCM 38–7   4,214
September 26, 2015 2:37 p.m. Central Oklahoma No. 3 NW Missouri State Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO MIAA-TV  NWMSU 23–16   7,847
September 26, 2015 2:00 p.m. Northeastern State Emporia State Welch Stadium • Emporia, KS  ESU 55–14   5,093
September 26, 2015 7:00 p.m. No. 15 Pittsburg State Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium • Hays, KS  PSU 31–24   6,043
September 26, 2015 2:00 p.m. Lindenwood Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  MWSU 34–14   5,401
September 26, 2015 1:00 p.m. Missouri Southern Washburn Yager Stadium • Topeka, KS  WU 27–21   4,201
Homecoming. #Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 5

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 3, 2015 1:30 p.m. Missouri Southern Central Missouri Walton Stadium • Warrensburg, MO  UCM 54–10   10,477
October 3, 2015 2:00 p.m. Nebraska–Kearney Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium • Edmond, OK  UCO 36–24   4,029
October 3, 2015 2:37 p.m. No. 23 Emporia State Lindenwood Hunter Stadium • St. Charles, MO MIAA-TV  ESU 20–13   2,093
October 3, 2015† 7:00 p.m. Washburn Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium • Hays, KS  FHSU 35–30   4,913
October 3, 2015† 2:00 p.m. Missouri Western No. 15 Pittsburg State Smith Stadium • Pittsburg, KS  PSU 31–27   10,814
October 3, 2015 1:00 p.m. No. 3 NW Missouri State Northeastern State Wadley Stadium • Tahlequah, OK  NWMSU 59–7   1,593
Homecoming. #Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 6

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 10, 2015 2:37 p.m. Central Missouri Washburn Yager Stadium • Topeka, KS MIAA-TV  UCM 38–38   4,763
October 10, 2015 6:00 p.m. Central Oklahoma Missouri Southern Hughes Stadium • Joplin, MO  UCO 55–21   3,755
October 10, 2015 2:00 p.m. No. 13 Pittsburg State No. 18 Emporia State Welch Stadium • Emporia, KS  ESU 46–42   6,306
October 10, 2015 1:00 p.m. Fort Hays State Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  MWSU 26–21   3,406
October 10, 2015 1:00 p.m. Lindenwood No. 3 NW Missouri State Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO  NWMSU 69–0   6,594
October 10, 2015 2:00 p.m. Northeastern State Nebraska–Kearney Cope Stadium • Kearney, NE  NSU 31–14   3,345
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 7

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 17, 2015 2:00 p.m. Central Missouri Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium • Edmond, OK  UCM 45–42   2,478
October 17, 2015 2:00 p.m. No. 13 Emporia State Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium • Hays, KS  FHSU 27–24   3,094
October 17, 2015† 1:30 p.m. Nebraska–Kearney Lindenwood Hunter Stadium • St. Charles, MO  LWU 28–10   2,097
October 17, 2015 1:00 p.m. Missouri Southern Northeastern State Wadley Stadium • Tahlequah, OK  NSU 31–21   1,512
October 17, 2015† 2:00 p.m. Washburn Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  WU 21–7   5,005
October 17, 2017 2:37 p.m. No. 3 NW Missouri State No. 22 Pittsburg State Smith Stadium • Pittsburg, KS MIAA-TV  NWMSU 31–14   10,189
Homecoming. #Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 8

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 24, 2015† 1:30 p.m. Northeastern State Central Missouri Walton Stadium • Warrensburg, MO  UCM 54–10   8,279
October 24, 2015† 1:00 p.m. Central Oklahoma Washburn Yager Stadium • Topeka, KS  UCO 38–27   5,525
October 24, 2015† 2:00 p.m. Missouri Western No. 19 Emporia State Welch Stadium • Emporia, KS  ESU 17–3   6,056
October 24, 2015† 2:00 p.m. Fort Hays State No. 3 NW Missouri State Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO  NWMSU 45–24   9,082
October 24, 2015† 2:37 p.m. Lindenwood Missouri Southern Hughes Stadium • Joplin, MO MIAA-TV  LWU 34–30   4,237
October 24, 2015 1:00 p.m. Pittsburg State Nebraska–Kearney Cope Stadium • Kearney, NE  PSU 24–19   2,050
Homecoming. #Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 9

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 31, 2015 1:30 p.m. No. 25 Central Missouri Lindenwood Hunter Stadium • St. Charles, MO  UCM 31–0   1,519
October 31, 2015† 1:00 p.m. Central Oklahoma Northeastern State Wantland Stadium • Tahlequah, OK (President's Cup)  UCO 48–17   2,638
October 31, 2015 2:00 p.m. Washburn No. 17 Emporia State Welch Stadium • Emporia, KS (Turnpike Tussle)  ESU 47–21   4,821
October 31, 2015 2:37 p.m. Nebraska–Kearney Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium • Hays, KS MIAA-TV  FHSU 24–7   2,770
October 31, 2015 2:00 p.m. Missouri Southern Pittsburg State Smith Stadium • Pittsburg, KS  PSU 41–14   8,251
October 31, 2015 1:00 p.m. No. 2 NW Missouri State Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  NWMSU 24–10   6,955
Homecoming. #Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 10

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 7, 2015 2:37pm Pittsburg State No. 24 Central Missouri Walton Stadium • Warrensburg, MO MIAA-TV  UCM 34–6   7,873
November 7, 2015† 2:00 p.m. Lindenwood Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium • Edmond, OK  UCO 37–20   6,855
November 7, 2015 6:00 p.m. No. 14 Emporia State No. 2 NW Missouri State Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO ASN  NWMSU 44–10   6,542
November 7, 2015 3:00 p.m. Fort Hays State Missouri Southern Hughes Stadium • Joplin, MO  FHSU 42–31   3,475
November 7, 2015 1:00 p.m. Nebraska–Kearney Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  MWSU 34–17   2,996
November 7, 2015 1:00 p.m. Washburn Northeastern State Wadley Stadium • Tahlequah, OK  WU 35–21   2,417
Homecoming. #Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Week 11

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 14, 2015 2:00 p.m. No. 20 Central Missouri Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium • Hays, KS  FHSU 28–14   2,975
November 14, 2015 2:00 p.m. Central Oklahoma Pittsburg State Smith Stadium • Pittsburg, KS  UCO 49–31   8,138
November 14, 2015 2:00 p.m. Nebraska–Kearney No. 19 Emporia State Welch Stadium • Emporia, KS  ESU 52–34   3,897
November 14, 2015 1:30 p.m. Northeastern State Lindenwood Hunter Stadium • St. Charles, MO  NSU 17–14   1,016
November 14, 2015 1:00 p.m. Missouri Southern Missouri Western Spratt Stadium • St. Joseph, MO  MWSU 63–21   2,147
November 14, 2015 1:00 p.m. No. 1 Northwest Missouri Washburn Yager Stadium • Topeka, KS  NWMSU 49–13   5,403
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Postseason

NCAA Division II Playoffs

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 21 1:00 p.m. No. 18 Emporia State No. 6 MSU–Mankato Blakeslee StadiumMankato, MN W 51–49   1,104
November 28 1:00 p.m. No. 11 Humboldt State No. 1 NW Missouri St. Bearcat StadiumMaryville, MO W 54–7   4,160
November 28 1:00 p.m. No. 18 Emporia State No. 8 Henderson State Carpenter-Haygood StadiumArkadelphia, AR W 29–3   1,129
December 5 1:00 p.m. No. 18 Emporia State No. 1 NW Missouri St. Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO  NWMSU 38–17   5,155
December 12 2:30 p.m. No. 7 West Georgia No. 1 NW Missouri St. Bearcat Stadium • Maryville, MO ESPN 3 W 38–23   5,522
December 19 3:00 p.m. No. 12 Shepherd No. 1 NW Missouri St. Children's Mercy ParkKansas City, KS (National Championship) ESPN 2 W 34–7   16,181
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Bowls

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 5 Noon Fort Hays State Minnesota–Duluth Tiger Stadium • Excelsior Springs, MO (Mineral Water Bowl) L 30–22   2,300
December 5 Noon Central Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma St. Razorback Stadium • Texarkana, AR (Live United Texarkana Bowl) W 38–21   5,583
#Rankings from AFCA Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Sources: [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]

Home game attendance

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Total Average % of Capacity
Central Missouri Audrey J. Walton Stadium 10,000[21] 8,895 9,973 10,477 8,279 7,873 37,497 7,499 74.99%
Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium 10,000[22] 7,189 4,502 4,029 2,478 6,855 25,053 5,010 50.1%
Emporia State Francis G. Welch Stadium 7,000[23] 5,785 5,093 6,306 6,056 4,821 3,897 31,958 5,326 76.08%
Fort Hays State Lewis Field Stadium 6,362[24] 3,495 6,043 4,913 3,094 2,770 2,975 23,290 3,881 61%
Lindenwood Hunter Stadium 7,450[25] 2,794 2,976 2,093 2,097 1,519 1,016 12,495 2,082 27.94%
Missouri Southern Fred G. Hughes Stadium 7,000[26] 5,987 4,367 3,755 4,237 3,475 21,821 4,364 49.64%
Missouri Western Spratt Stadium 7,200[27] 4,203 5,401 3,406 5,005 6,955 2,147 27,117 4,519 62.76%
Nebraska–Kearney Ron & Carol Cope Stadium 5,250 [28] 7,853 4,214 3,345 2,050 2,996 20,458 4,091 77.92%
Northeastern State Doc Wadley Stadium 8,300[29] 3,331 2,083 1,593 1,512 2,638 2,417 13,574 2,262 27.25%
NW Missouri State Bearcat Stadium 6,500[30] 7,111 7,847 6,594 9,082 6,542 37,176 7,435 114.38%
Pittsburg State Carnie Smith Stadium 7,950[31] 10,362 11,383 10,814 10,189 8,251 8,138 59,137 9,856 123.97%
Washburn Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 7,200[32] 5,958 4,201 4,763 5,525 5,403 20,850 4,170 57.91%

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