2015 Northwestern State Demons football
ConferenceSouthland Conference
2015 record4–7 (4–5 Southland)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBen Norton (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDaryl Daye (1st season)
Home stadiumHarry Turpin Stadium
(Capacity: 15,971)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 McNeese State $^   9 0         10 1  
No. 3 Sam Houston State ^   7 2         11 4  
Central Arkansas   7 2         7 4  
Incarnate Word *   5 4         6 5  
Lamar   4 5         5 6  
Northwestern State   4 5         4 7  
Stephen F. Austin   4 5         4 7  
SE Louisiana   3 6         4 7  
Abilene Christian *   3 6         3 8  
Nicholls State   3 6         3 8  
Houston Baptist   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for FCS playoffs due to transition from NCAA Division II
Rankings from STATS poll

The 2015 Northwestern State Demons football team represented Northwestern State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Demons were by third-year head coach Jay Thomas and played their home games at Harry Turpin Stadium. They were a member of the Southland Conference. They finished the season 4–7, 4–5 in Southland play to finish in a three-way tie for fifth place.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 pmNo. 19 Southeastern LouisianaASNL 20–3410,621
September 126:00 pmat Louisiana–Lafayette*ESPN3L 17–4426,824
September 193:00 pmat Mississippi State*SECNL 13–6261,574
September 266:00 pmCentral Arkansas
  • Harry Turpin Stadium
  • Natchitoches, LA
ESPN3L 21–4910,725
October 36:00 pmat Incarnate WordUIWtvL 31–453,012
October 176:00 pmLamardagger
  • Harry Turpin Stadium
  • Natchitoches, LA
DTVW 48–359,133
October 246:00 pmat No. 12 McNeese StateCSTL 27–479,806
October 313:00 pmat Nicholls StateSLDNW 37–215,066
November 76:00 pmAbilene Christian
  • Harry Turpin Stadium
  • Natchitoches, LA
W 39–225,377
November 142:30 pmat No. 13 Sam Houston StateSLDNL 21–597,408
November 213:00 pmStephen F. Austin
SLDNW 33–176,147

[1]

Game summaries

Southeastern Louisiana

See also: Southeastern Louisiana Lions football and 2015 Southeastern Louisiana Lions football team

Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State
1 234Total
#19 Lions 6 7138 34
Demons 3 377 20
  • Date: September 3
  • Location: Harry Turpin Stadium
    Natchitoches, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:32
  • Game attendance: 10,621
  • Game weather: 93 °F (34 °C) • Wind: 1 N • Humid and sticky
  • Referee: Ross Smith
  • Television network: ASN
Sources:

@ Louisiana–Lafayette

See also: Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football and 2015 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team

Northwestern State at Louisiana–Lafayette
1 234Total
Demons 0 1070 17
Ragin' Cajuns 14 13710 44
  • Date: September 12
  • Location: Cajun Field
    Lafayette, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:56
  • Game attendance: 26,824
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C) • Wind: NNE 14 • Mostly Sunny
  • Referee: Jeff Hilyer
  • Television network: ESPN3
Sources:

@ Mississippi State

See also: Mississippi State Bulldogs football and 2015 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

Northwestern at Mississippi State
1 234Total
Demons 0 670 13
Bulldogs 20 141414 62
Source: Northwestern State vs Mississippi State

Central Arkansas

See also: Central Arkansas Bears football and 2015 Central Arkansas Bears football team

Central Arkansas at Northwestern State
1 234Total
Bears 18 10147 49
Demons 0 777 21
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Harry Turpin Stadium
    Natchitoches, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 10,725
  • Game weather: 87 °F (31 °C) • Wind: NNE 7 • Mostly Sunny
  • Referee: Ross Smith
  • Television network: ESPN3
Sources:

@ Incarnate Word

See also: Incarnate Word Cardinals football and 2015 Incarnate Word Cardinals football team

Northwestern State at Incarnate Word
1 234Total
Demons 14 737 31
Cardinals 0 141417 45
  • Date: October 3
  • Location: Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:08
  • Game attendance: 3,012
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C) • Wind: ENE 6 • Sunny
  • Referee: Michael VanderVelde
  • Television network: UIWtv
Sources:

Lamar (Homecoming)

See also: Lamar Cardinals football and 2015 Lamar Cardinals football team

Lamar at Northwestern State
1 234Total
Cardinals 0 14714 35
Demons 14 17314 48
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Harry Turpin Stadium
    Natchitoches, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:31
  • Game attendance: 9,133
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C) • NE 9 • Sunny and mild
  • Referee: Scott Campbell
Sources:[2]

@ McNeese State

See also: McNeese State Cowboys football and 2015 McNeese State Cowboys football team

Northwestern State at McNeese State
1 234Total
Demons 7 3107 27
#12 Cowboys 7 71320 47
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: Cowboy Stadium
    Lake Charles, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 9,806
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C) • NE 8 • Cloudy/40% rain
  • Referee: Kevin Hassell
Sources:

@ Nicholls

See also: Nicholls State Colonels football, 2015 Nicholls State Colonels football team, and NSU Challenge

Northwestern State at Nicholls
1 234Total
Demons 14 7160 37
Colonels 7 770 21
  • Date: October 31
  • Location: John L. Guidry Stadium
    Thibodaux, LA
  • Game start: 3:00 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 5,066
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C) • S 12 mph • Rainy
  • Referee: Kevin Mar
Sources:

Abilene Christian

See also: Abilene Christian Wildcats football and 2015 Abilene Christian Wildcats football team

Abilene Christian at Northwestern State
1 234Total
Wildcats 7 0015 22
Demons 6 17160 39
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Harry Turpin Stadium
    Natchitoches, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 5,377
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C) • NNE 3 • Chilly and Rainy
  • Referee: Ross Smith
Sources:

@ Sam Houston State

See also: Sam Houston State Bearkats football and 2015 Sam Houston State Bearkats football team

Northwestern State at Sam Houston State
1 234Total
Demons 7 770 21
#13 Bearkats 14 211014 59
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Bowers Stadium
    Huntsville, TX
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 7,408
  • Referee: Cal McNeill
Sources:

Stephen F. Austin

See also: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football, 2015 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football team, and Chief Caddo

Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State
1 234Total
Lumberjacks 7 730 17
Demons 0 17106 33
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Harry Turpin Stadium
    Natchitoches, LA
  • Game start: 3:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 6,147
Sources:

References

  1. ^ "2015 Demon Football Schedule". Northwestern State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved March 19, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Lamar (3–3, 2–2) -VS- Northwestern State (1–5, 1–3)". Lamar University Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 20, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)