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Peach Bowl, Inc.
AT A GLANCE
Chairman: Percy Vaughn
President and CEO: Gary Stokan
Contact Information
Matt Garvey
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Vice President, Communications
Work: 404-586-8496
Cell: 404-964-6342
[email protected]
Jessica Lumsden
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Director, Communications
Work: 404-586-1934
Cell: 404-713-5584
[email protected]
Brady Inners
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Assistant, Communications
Work: 404-586-1932
Cell: 717-309-9355
[email protected]
Georgia Dome
One Georgia Dome Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-223-8011
Fax: 404-223-8011
Web: www.gadome.com
Social Media
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 25 Louisville (0-0, 0-0 ACC)
DATE: September 5, 2015
TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Georgia Dome
CAPACITY: 71,996
SURFACE: Turf
PAYOUT: $4 million per conference + $2 million for expenses
per team
TV: CBS
CARDINALS
TIGERS
CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF GAME NUGGETS
Who We Are
Created in 2008, the nation’s longest-running kickoff game, the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff
Game matches two top teams in a Bowl-style neutral site game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to
open the college football season.
Competition and Attendance
In past years, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has attracted teams with national rankings of No . 1,
No. 2, No 5 (twice), No. 6, No. 7, No. 9, No. 14, No. 16, No. 18 (twice), No. 19, No. 24 (twice)
and No. 25 (twice). Over the previous seven years, the game boasts an average attendance
of 66,084, more than the attendance of 30 bowl games in 2014.
Payouts
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has distributed a cumulative $38.3 million in team payouts since
2008, boasting an average of $4.3 million in total team payout per game, which ranks higher
than 21 bowl games in 2014.
The Matchup
Meeting for just the second time in their respective histories, the first since 1974 when Auburn
won 16-3, Louisville and Auburn give us the 7th ACC vs. SEC matchup in the Kickoff Game’s
eight year history. This marks Louisville’s first appearance in the Kickoff Game whereas
Auburn will be playing in its second, the first a 2012 loss to Clemson.
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What’s Inside
Kickoff Game Information
2-4
The Old Leather Helmet
5
Broadcast Information
6
Media Information
7-8
Year-by-Year Game Summaries 21-23
Preseason National Polls
9
Georgia Dome Facts
Louisville Coaching Staff
10
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
#CFAKickoff
No. 6 Auburn (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Louisville Roster
11-14
Auburn Coaching Staff
15
Auburn Roster
16-19
Record Book
20
24
KICKOFF GAME INFORMATION 2
School and Conference
Contact Information
Louisville Sports Information
Rocco Gasparro
Phone: 502-852-0102
[email protected]
Auburn Sports Information
Kirk Sampson
Phone: 334-844-9800
[email protected]
ACC Media Relations
Mike Finn
4512 Weybridge Lane
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: 336-854-8787
[email protected]
SEC Media Relations
Chuck Dunlap
2201 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N.
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-458-3000
[email protected]
CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF GAME: DID YOU KNOW?
The nation’s longest-running kickoff game, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game provides a memorable and
exciting bowl-like experience for the student-athletes, coaches and fans of its participating teams.
Did you know…
1.
Since it’s inception in 2008, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has provided $272.5 million in
economic impact and $14.8 million in tax revenue to the city of Atlanta.
2.
Each year, Chick-fil-A donates a $50,000 scholarship to each participating school’s general
scholarship fund.
3.
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game averages more than 66,000 fans per game - higher than 30 bowl
games from last year — and has sold out seven of its 10 matchups.
4.
The SEC is 5-1 versus the ACC in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The lone ACC victory came in 2012
when Clemson defeated Auburn 26-19.
TODAY’S MATCHUP

This marks Louisville’s first Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game appearance. The Cardinals are 15-35-1 alltime against SEC opponents, 2-1 against the SEC at neutral-sites and 5-1 against the SEC since
2011.

Bobby Petrino is 3-1 all-time vs. Auburn.

Louisville returns 11 starters from its 2014 roster (6 offense, 4 defense, 1 specialist).

Today’s game marks Auburn’s second Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game appearance—the first a 2012 loss
to Clemson. The Tigers are 6-4 all-time playing in the Georgia Dome, 115-76-9 all-time against
current ACC teams and 1-3 against ACC opponents since 2011.

Auburn returns 15 starters from its 2014 roster (7 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialist).
MEET THE SCHOOLS
University of Louisville
Auburn University
Location .........................................................................................Louisville, Ky.
Location ......................................................................................... Auburn, Ala.
Founded ......................................................................................................1798
Founded .................................................................................................... 1856
Enrollment .............................................................................................. 23,000
Enrollment ...............................................................................................25,469
President ................................................................................Dr. James Ramsey
President ......................................................................................Dr. Jay Gogue
Athletic Director ................................................................................Tom Jurich
Athletic Director .................................................................................Jay Jacobs
Nickname ..............................................................................................Cardinals
Nickname ..................................................................................................Tigers
Colors ............................................................................................Red and Black
Colors .....................................................................Burnt Orange and Navy Blue
Stadium ..................................................Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (55,000)
Stadium ...............................................................Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)
Playing Surface ..................................................................................... FieldTurf
Playing Surface ............................................................................. Natural Grass
Conference ....................................Atlantic Coast Conference (Atlantic Division)
Conference ...................................................... Southeastern (Western Division)
First Year of Football .................................................................................. 1912
First Year of Football .................................................................................. 1892
All-Time Record ................................................................................ 487-445-17
All-Time Record ................................................................................ 734-420-47
Website…. ..............................................................................www.GoCards.com
Website…. .....................................................................www.AuburnTigers.com
Twitter……………………………………………………………………………………[email protected]
Twitter………………………………………………………………………………..………@FootballAU
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com
KICKOFF GAME INFORMATION 3
NOTABLE KICKOFF GAME ALUMNI
FIRST-ROUND NFL DRAFT PICKS

Since its inception in 2008, 36 alumni of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft,
including four in the 2015 draft.
2009: Andre Smith (Alabama) – Cincinnati Bengals (6th)
2010: Rolando McClain (Alabama) – Oakland Raiders (8th), CJ Spiller (Clemson) – Buffalo Bills (9th), Kareem Jackson (Alabama) –
Houston Texans (20th),
2011: Marcell Dareus (Alabama) – Buffalo Bills (3rd), Patrick Peterson (LSU) – Arizona Cardinals (5th), Julio Jones (Alabama) – Atlanta
Falcons (6th), James Carpenter (Alabama) – Seattle Seahawks (25th), Mark Ingram (Alabama) – New Orleans Saints (28th)
2012: Trent Richardson (Alabama) – Cleveland Browns (3rd), Morris Claiborne (LSU) – Dallas Cowboys (6th), Mark Barron (Alabama)
– Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7th), Michael Brockers (LSU) – St. Louis Rams (14th), Quinton Coples (UNC) – New York Jets (16th), Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) – Cincinnati Bengals (17th), Doug Martin (Boise State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Shea McClellin (Boise State) –
Chicago Bears (19th), Dont’a Hightower (Alabama) – New England Patriots (25th), David Wilson (Virginia Tech) – New York Giants
(32nd)
2013: Barkevious Mingo (LSU) – Cleveland Browns (6th), Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina) – Arizona Cardinals (7th), Chance Warmack (Alabama) – Tennessee Titans (10th), Eric Reid (LSU) – San Francisco 49ers (18th), DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson) – Houston
Texans (27th), Sylvester Williams (North Carolina) – Denver Broncos (28th) Alec Ogletree (Georgia) – St. Louis Rams (30th)
2014: Greg Robinson (Auburn) – St. Louis Rams (2nd), Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech) – Chicago Bears (14th), C.J. Mosley (Alabama) –
Baltimore Ravens (17th), Ja’Wuan James (Tennessee) – Miami Dolphins (19th), Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix (Alabama) – Green Bay Packers
(21st), Dee Ford (Auburn)- Kansas City Chiefs (23rd)
2015: Amari Cooper (Alabama) – Oakland Raiders (4th), Kevin White (West Virginia) – Chicago Bears (7th), Vic Beasley (Clemson) –
Atlanta Falcons (8th), Stephone Anthony (Clemson) – New Orleans Saints (31st)
NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
1999 AP Coach of the Year

Tommy Bowden, Clemson
2006 FCA Football Coach of the Year

Nick Saban, Alabama
2003 and 2008 AP National Coach of the Year
2014 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year

Chris Peterson, Boise State
2006 and 2009 Paul “Bear Bryant Coach of the Year
2010 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year
NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Andre Smith, Alabama, 2008 Outland Trophy

Rolando McClain, Alabama, 2009 Butkus Award

Mark Ingram, Alabama, 2009 Heisman Trophy

Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson, 2010 Nagurski Award

Patrick Peterson, LSU, 2010 Thorpe and Bednarik Award

Trent Richardson, Alabama, 2011 Doak Walker Award

Morris Claiborne, LSU, 2011 Thorpe Award

Barrett Jones, Alabama, 2011 Outland Trophy

Dwayne Allen, Clemson, 2011 John Mackey Award

Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, 2011 Bednarik Award

Dabo Swinney, Clemson
2011 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year

Barrett Jones, Alabama, 2012 Rimington and Campbell Trophy

C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 2013 Butkus Award

Les Miles, LSU
2011 AP National Coach of the Year

A.J. McCarron, Alabama, 2013 Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden
Arm Award

Amari Cooper, Alabama, 2014 Fred Biletnikoff
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com
KICKOFF GAME INFORMATION 4
KICKOFF GAME KNOWLEDGE
2015 Preseason Award Watch Lists
BEDNARIK AWARD
Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn, LB
Sheldon Rankins, Louisville, DE
LOMBARDI AWARD
Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn, LB
Avery Young, Auburn, OT
James Burgess, Louisville, LB
Sheldon Rankins, Louisville, DE
BRONCO NAGURSKI AWARD
Jonathan Jones, Auburn, DB
Carl Lawson, Auburn, DE
Cassanova McKinzy, LB
James Burgess, Louisville, LB
Sheldon Rankins, Louisville, DE
MAXWELL AWARD
Jeremy Johnson, Auburn, QB
Duke Williams, Auburn, WR
Brandon Radcliff, Louisville, RB
DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD
Jeremy Johnson, Auburn
OUTLAND TROPHY
Alex Kozan, Auburn, G
Avery Young, Auburn, OT
DICK BUTKUS AWARD
Kris Frost, Auburn, LB
Carl Lawson, Auburn, DE
Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn LB
James Burgess, Louisville, LB
WALTER CAMP AWARD
Duke Williams, Auburn, WR
WUERFFEL TROPHY
James Burgess, Louisville, LB
JIM THORPE AWARD
Jonathan Jones, Auburn, DB
THE DODD TROPHY WATCHLIST
The 2015 Dodd Trophy preseason watch list includes 23 of the nation’s top college football coaches representing all Power 5 conferences, the Mountain West Conference and Notre Dame. The head coaches on this list represent programs with the highest
ideals of leadership, scholarship and integrity on and off the field — three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd’s philosophy.
The winner will be announced in Atlanta during Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Week.
Coach
School
Conference
Coach
School
Conference
Art Briles
Baylor
Big 12
Gary Patterson*
TCU
Big 12
Mark Dantonio
Michigan State
Big Ten
Gary Pinkel
Missouri
SEC
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State
ACC
Mark Richt
Georgia
SEC
Hugh Freeze
Ole Miss
SEC
Rich Rodriguez
Arizona
Pac-12
Bryan Harsin
Boise State
Mountain West
Nick Saban *
Alabama
SEC
Mark Helfrich
Oregon
Pac-12
Bill Snyder*
Kansas State
Big 12
Paul Johnson*
Georgia Tech
ACC
Steve Spurrier
South Carolina
SEC
Brian Kelly
Notre Dame
Independent
Bob Stoops*
Oklahoma
Big 12
Gus Malzahn
Auburn
SEC
Kevin Sumlin
Texas A&M
SEC
Urban Meyer
Ohio State
Big Ten
Dabo Swinney*
Clemson
ACC
Jim Mora
UCLA
Pac-12
Kyle Whittingham
Utah
Pac-12
Dan Mullen
Mississippi State
SEC
*Denotes a previous winner of The Dodd Trophy
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com
THE OLD LEATHER HELMET 5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S NEWEST TRADITION
Each year, the best in college football open the season in Atlanta. At stake? The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game’s
coveted Old Leather Helmet Trophy. An icon of toughness and courage, it represents the origins of college
football rivalries, and is worn only by the winner of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Regular season “trophy games” are an integral part of the history of college football: From Paul Bunyan’s
Axe to the Golden Hat to the Victory Bell to the Seminole War Canoe, college football is filled with emblems of big-game rivalries.
In 2008, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game added The Old Leather Helmet to the mix, starting its own tradition.
The difference is … playing for The Old Leather Helmet is by invitation only.
As the tradition of The Old Leather Helmet has grown, it has come to include the winners of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game wearing
The Old Leather Helmet. Following the game, coaches and players from the winning team take turns wearing The Old Leather Helmet on the field and during the trophy presentation.
The battle for The Old Leather Helmet has served as a showcase for the brightest stars in college football since 2008, with a list of
alumni that includes 36 NFL first-round draft picks, seven National Coaches of the Year and 14 players who have earned National
Player of the Year awards.
Once again, college football’s elite programs have come to Atlanta to stake their claim to The Old Leather Helmet. Today’s game
features the Auburn Tigers and Louisville Cardinals, two teams meeting for only the second time in their programs histories and for
the first time since 1974. Both schools will be looking to not only add a strong neutral site win to their resumes, but also a Chick-filA Kickoff game victory to jump start their 2015 seasons.
FUTURE CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF MATCHUPS
Saturday, September 3, 2016: Georgia vs. North Carolina
Saturday, September 2, 2017: Alabama vs. Florida State
Monday, September 4, 2017: Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee
BROADCAST INFORMATION 6
CBS TV ANNOUNCERS
VERNE LUNDQUIST: Play-by-Play
Verne Lundquist is CBS Sports’ lead play-by-play announcer for college football. He teams with Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce to
call the popular SEC ON CBS package featuring the “SEC Game of the Week.”
During his tenure at CBS, Lundquist has broadcast more than 20 different sports for the Network. He served CBS Sports as an NFL and
college play-by-play announcer in 1998 after having previously worked for the Network from 1982-96. He also is currently a play-byplay announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
Lundquist also is part of the GOLF ON CBS team. He returned to the PGA Championship announce team in 2000 after providing
commentary in 1993 and 1994. He also joined the CBS Sports Masters® announce team in 1983 and has called the action at Augusta
National every year except 1997-98, in addition to several other PGA TOUR events. September 2014 marked Lundquist’s 51st year in
broadcasting.
Well known in Texas as the long-time radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys (1972-84), he was sports director at WFAA-TV in Dallas for 16
years. Lundquist was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2003. He won seven consecutive Texas Sportscaster of the Year
Awards (1977-83). Lundquist was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. It was the first time in the 55-year history of
the Texas Sports Hall of Fame that members of the media were inducted. Most recently, in 2015 he and Gary Danielson were honored with the Maxwell Football Club’s Excellence in Broadcasting.
He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with his wife, Nancy, where they serve on the Board of Directors of the summer chamber music
festival, “Strings Music Festival.” Most recently, the Lundquists were named the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s
“Philanthropist of the Year” in Steamboat Springs.
GARY DANIELSON: Analyst
Gary Danielson, a 13-year National Football League veteran and former Purdue University quarterback, joined CBS Sports as
lead analyst for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of college football in 2006. He is paired with Verne Lundquist, who
has served as lead play-by-play announcer since 1998.
Danielson joined CBS Sports after having served as analyst for ABC Sports for the nine years (1997-2005). Since 1991, he
served as an analyst for ESPN’s college football broadcasts. Before joining ABC Sports, Danielson provided analysis for the
Detroit Lions preseason football games.
After playing for three teams in the World Football League from 1974-75 (New York Stars, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago
Wind), Danielson signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent in 1976. He became the third all-time leading passer in Lions
history. In 1985, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns where he spent four seasons before retiring in 1988. During his 13year NFL career, Danielson passed for 13,764 yards.
Danielson was a part-time anchor/reporter at WDIV-TV (Detroit) during the off-season while a member of the Lions. And in
Cleveland, he also co-hosted a sports talk show.
A 1973 graduate of Purdue University, Danielson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Management, and
earned a Master's degree in Physical Education from Purdue in 1976. He is married, with four children.
ALLIE LAFORCE: Sideline Reporter
Allie LaForce was named CBS Sports’ lead college football reporter in 2014 and teams with the announce team of Verne
Lundquist and Gary Danielson for the “SEC Game of the Week” each Saturday throughout the season. LaForce also is as a
panelist on CBS Sports Network’s WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show. She serves as a
college basketball reporter for regular season games on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, as well as for the NCAA Tournament.
LaForce joined CBS Sports Network in October 2012 as co-host of the Network’s late night show LEAD OFF, along with Doug
Gottlieb. She was previously an anchor and reporter for Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio, where she served as a weekend
sports anchor and served as host of the Emmy-Award winning football show, “Friday Night Touchdown.”
LaForce is a Ohio University graduate with a Magna Cum Laude degree in journalism and was a member of the Ohio University Women's Basketball Team for two years before deciding to start her broadcasting career.
LaForce and her husband Joe Smith currently reside in Huntington Beach, Calif.
47th Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl • No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU • Dec. 31, 2014 • Atlanta, Ga • 12:30 p.m. (EST) ESPN • #CFAPeachBowl
www.Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com
MEDIA INFORMATION 7
MEDIA INFORMATION
Uniform
Georgia Dome Locker Room
Georgia Dome Sideline
Louisville
Auburn
Light
Dark
NFL Home
NFL Visitor
North (Press Box)
South
Press Box and Field Level Services
Media members will receive a Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl game program and team roster flip card prior to the game. In addition, each university’s
Sports Information Department will provide media guides.
During the game, a play-by-play information sheet will be distributed after each quarter.
At halftime, game statistics will be available. Following the game, complete statistics – team, individual and scoring summary – and postgame
quotes and press conference transcripts will be available in the press box.
Media Meals
Pregame:
Halftime:
A pregame meal will be served starting at 1:30 p.m. to all credentialed media.
A snack will be provided at the start of halftime.
Coffee and cold drinks will be available throughout the game in the press box and field level media area.
Telephone Lines
Media pool lines will be made available at no charge in the press box and in the photographers’ field level media suite.
Internet Access at the Georgia Dome
PRESS BOX: To provide an upgraded in-game experience, internet hard lines have been installed at every seat in the press box. Wireless access
will still be available.
FIELD LEVEL: Internet hard lines will be available in the field level media suite, and wireless internet access is available throughout the Gate E
working area.
Wireless: Wireless is available for all members of the media, using the following login information:
WiFi Network: Georgia Dome Media
Password: AtlantaGA
Live Game Stats
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will provide live web stats, available at Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com. Stat monitors will NOT be provided in the press
box, so please plan accordingly.
Live stats are available at Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com/stats
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com
GAMEDAY INFORMATION 8
MEDIA INFORMATION
Television Rights and Highlight Policy
The 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will be telecast by CBS. Local television affiliates are permitted to record game action from the sidelines and air
up to two (2) minutes of highlights during the following 48-hour period.
Live shots will NOT be permitted from the field or stands during the game. Live shots prior to the game must be concluded before CBS begins its
telecast, and post-game live shots may not begin until CBS has concluded the telecast.
Field Access
All credentialed media (press box, field photo, TV anchor) will have pregame access to the sidelines until the pregame clock
hits “0:00.” Electronic news gathering (ENG) crews will be permitted to produce “live shots” in designated areas on the playing field during that same window.
COIN TOSS
The coin toss will be restricted to a CBS photographer and the official Kickoff Game pool photographer, Paul Abell.
Post Game Interview Procedures
Following a 10-minute cooling off period after the game, the Bowl will host a press conference with the losing team’s head coach in
the Field Level Media Suite near Gate E. The winning team’s head coach will be available immediately following the first session.
Player participation in the postgame press conference is at the discretion of each team.
Players from both teams will be available in designated areas outside the locker rooms, at the discretion of the teams.
Coaches and players are obligated first to the credentialed media covering the game before making themselves available to single
outlets and must report to the interview area immediately following the cooling off period.
Audio and video of the post-game press conferences will be shown in the press box and quotes and full transcripts will be distributed in the Press Box, Field Level Media Suite, and via email to all credentialed media.
NOTE: The main press box elevator will be shut down with 2:00 remaining in the game to allow coaches to get down from the
coaches booth. Alternate elevators are available to the media and you will be directed to them by Bowl staff if you are trying to get
Media Relations Contact Information
For any questions concerning your coverage of the 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, contact:
Matt Garvey
VP, Communications
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Office: (404) 586-8496
Cell: (404) 964-6342
[email protected]
Jessica Lumsden
Director, Communications
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Office: (404) 586-1934
Cell: (404) 713-5584
[email protected]
Brady Inners
Communications Intern
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Office:(404) 586-1932
Cell: (717) 309-9355
[email protected]
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com
PRESEASON NATIONAL POLLS 9
PRESEASON NATIONAL RANKINGS
Associated Press Top 25
1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. Alabama
4. Baylor
5. Michigan State
6. Auburn
7. Oregon
8. USC
9. Georgia
10. Florida State
11. Notre Dame
12. Clemson
13. UCLA
14. LSU
15. Arizona State
16. Georgia Tech
17. Ole Miss
18. Arkansas
19. Oklahoma
20. Wisconsin
21. Stanford
22. Arizona
23. Boise State
24. Missouri
25. Tennessee
CBS Sports Poll
1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. Baylor
4. Alabama
5. Michigan State
6. Auburn
7. Oregon
8. Georgia
9. USC
10. Notre Dame
11. Florida State
12. Arizona State
13. UCLA
14. Ole Miss
15. Georgia Tech
16. Clemson
17. Wisconsin
18. Oklahoma
19. Stanford
20. Boise State
21. Arkansas
22. Missouri
23. Arizona
24. LSU
25. Louisville
2014 SEASON STATISTICS
AUBURN STATISTICS
LOUISVILLE STATISTICS
CATEGORY ..............................................AU ........................ OPP
UL…..............................OPP
SCORING ....................................................................461 ................................347
405 ..........................................283
FIRST DOWNS .............................................................314 ................................287
265 ..........................................199
RUSHING YARDAGE ..................................................3321 ..............................2194
1855 ......................................1429
PASSING YARDAGE ..................................................2984 ...............................2991
3276 ......................................2595
TOTAL OFFENSE .......................................................6305 ...............................5185
5131 .....................................4024
KICK RETURNS: #-Yards ....................................... 35-701 ........................... 33-717
36-758..............................45-1017
PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards ..................................... 17-303 .............................19-148
37-274 ...............................31-301
INT RETURNS: #-Yards ......................................... 22-130 ................................7-95
26-310 ...............................10-117
KICK RETURN AVERAGE ............................................20.0 ............................... 21.7
21.1 ........................................22.6
PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...........................................17.8 ................................ 7.8
7.4 ............................................9.7
FUMBLES-LOST ........................................................ 18-13 .............................. 22-5
25-16 .....................................11-4
PENALTIES-Yards ................................................... 91-886 ............................58-477
90-641 ...............................65-567
PUNTS-Yards .........................................................52-2115 .........................59-2427
73-2909 ….........................79-3328
TIME OF POSSESSION/Game ................................. ..29:53 ............................. 30:07
32:32 ....................................27:28
3RD-DOWN Conversions ....................................... 94/179 ...........................64/178
72/198 ................................62/195
4TH-DOWN Conversions...............................................3/7 ............................ 15/25
11/21 .....................................4/16
SACKS BY-Yards ...................................................... 21-136 .............................. 5-92
40-303 .................................39-304
TOUCHDOWNS SCORED ................................................58 .................................. 45
51 ...............................................31
FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS .......................................... 18-24 ........................... 11-18
15-19 .....................................23-26
ON-SIDE KICKS ...............................................................0-0 ................................ 1-1
0-0 ............................................0-1
RED-ZONE SCORES ..........................................(51-58) 88% ....................(40-54) 74%
(48-58) 83% ................(30-39) 77%
RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ..............................(38-58) 66% ................... (30-54) 56%
(39-58) 67% ................ (16-39) 41%
PAT-ATTEMPTS ..............................................(57-57) 100% ....................(42-43) 98%
(50-50) 100% ...............(26-28) 93%
ATTENDANCE..........................................................612,157 ...........................372,648
317,829 ..............................279,071
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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 10
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 2014 RESULTS / 2015 SCHEDULE
2014 Results (9-4, 5-3 ACC)
Sept. 1
Sept. 6
Sept. 13
Sept. 20
Sept. 27
Oct. 3
Oct. 11
vs. Miami (FL.)
vs. Murray State
at Virginia
at FIU
vs. Wake Forest
at Syracuse
at Clemson
W, 31-13
W, 66-21
L, 21-23
W, 34-3
W, 20-10
W, 28-6
L, 17-23
Oct. 18
Oct. 30
Nov. 8
Nov.22
Nov. 29
Dec. 30
2015 Schedule (0-0, 0-0 ACC)
vs. N.C. State
vs. #2 Florida State
at Boston College
at Notre Dame
vs. Kentucky
vs. #13 Georgia
(Belk Bowl)
W, 30-18
L, 31-42
W, 38-19
W, 31-28
W, 44-40
L, 14-37
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 17
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
vs. Auburn
vs. Houston
vs. Clemson
vs. Samford
at N.C. State
at Florida State
vs. Boston College
Oct. 30
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov.21
Nov. 28
at Wake Forest
vs. Syracuse
vs. Virginia
at Pittsburgh
at Kentucky
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS COACHING STAFF
BOBBY PETRINO– HEAD COACH
On January 9, 2014, University of Louisville Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced Bobby Petrino as the
Cardinals’ football coach for the second time in his career. The Cardinals’ head coach from 2003-06, Petrino led UofL to unprecedented success in four seasons on the sidelines and currently boasts an 92-34 record at the collegiate level.
However, during his return this time, the Cardinals were making a step up, joining the Atlantic Coast Conference. That didn’t
matter to Petrino, directing his team to a 9-4 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the ACC. The three losses came by a total of 19
points and to a pair of ranked foes in No. 25 Clemson and No. 2 Florida State.
Petrino, who owns a 50-13 mark overall at Louisville and a 92-34 record all-time as a collegiate coach, directed the Cardinals
to their fifth-straight bowl appearance and a post-season berth in his first five seasons as the leader of the Cardinals.
Petrino directed the Cardinals to their first BIG EAST title in 2006, Louisville’s second year in the league. He guided that squad to a 12-1 record, which
tied the 2013 squad for the most wins in school history. The Cardinals ended the year with their highest national ranking in school history, finishing No. 5
in the Associated Press poll and sixth in the USA Today poll. The Cardinals opened the year going 8-0, including a win over third-ranked West Virginia, and
catapulted to as high as No. 3 in the nation.
Petrino literally grew up in the coaching profession. His father, Bob Petrino Sr., coached at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., for 26 seasons, earning 163
victories and 15 conference titles.
Before Bobby Petrino coached for his father, he played football for him at Carroll. Petrino played quarterback and twice earned NAIA All-America honors.
He led the Fighting Saints to three straight Frontier Conference championships and was named the league’s most valuable player in 1981 and 1982. He
also played four years of basketball at Carroll. Petrino earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in mathematics from Carroll in 1983.
Greg Brown
Safeties Coach/Recruiting
Coordinator
Terrell Buckley
Cornerbacks Coach
Garrick McGee
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive
Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Todd Grantham
Defensive Coordinator/Outside
Linebackers Coach
L.D. Scott
Defensive Line Coach
Tony Grantham
Inside Linebackers/Special
Teams Coach
Kolby Smith
Running Backs Coach
Chris Klenakis
Offensive Line Coach/Running
Game Coordinator
Lamar Thomas
Wide Receivers Coach
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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 11
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS ROSTER
LOUISVILLE NUMERICAL ROSTER
No. Name
1
1
2
3
3
4
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11
12
13
14
14
15
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
24
25
26
26
27
27
28
29
30
31
31
32
32
33
34
34
36
36
38
39
40
41
42
42
43
44
44
45
46
Pos.
Alphonso Carter
WR
Keith Brown
LB
Jamari Staples
WR
Pat Thomas
WR
Cornelius Sturghill
CB
Corvin Lamb
RB
Tyler Ferguson
QB
Khane Pass
S
Shaq Wiggins
CB
Reggie Bonnafon
QB
Lamar Jackson
QB
Traveon Samuel
WR
Jaire Alexander
CB
Will Gardner
QB
Dee Smith
S
Trey Smith
WR
James Burgess
LB
Drew Bailey
DL
Kyle Bolin
QB
Trumaine Washington DB
James Quick
WR
Cole Hikutini
TE
Ja’Quay Savage
WR
Devontre Parnell
CB
Chucky Williams
S
Brandon Radcliff
RB
Zykiesis Cannon
S
Kevon Dunbar
DB
Josh Harvey-Clemons S
Jalen Washington
WR
Duke Culver
CB
Jermaine Reve
CB/S
L.J. Scott
RB
Terrence Ross
S
Mason King
P
Richard Benjamin
S
Mitchell Allen
RB
Darius Skinner
RB
Blanton Creque
K
Stacy Thomas
LB
Malin Jones
RB
Jeremy Smith
RB
George Clements
WR
Evan O’Hara
P
Kevin Houchins
DB
John Stitch
DB
Griffin Uhl
FB
Joshua Appleby
K
Kevin Elijah
CB
Isaac Stewart
LB
Tyler Polston
TE
Damien Smith
LB
Pio Vatuvei
DL
Paul Logsdon
TE
John Wallace
P/K
Brendan Lowery
LS
Ht.
6-3
6-1
6-4
6-4
5-11
5-9
6-4
6-1
5-10
6-3
6-3
5-7
5-11
6-5
6-1
6-0
6-0
6-3
6-2
5-10
6-1
6-5
6-3
5-11
6-2
5-9
6-0
6-1
6-5
5-7
6-0
6-0
6-0
6-1
6-3
6-0
5-9
5-8
5-11
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-0
5-10
5-11
5-10
6-2
6-3
5-7
6-2
6-3
6-1
6-2
6-3
6-0
6-0
Wt.
203
237
196
190
186
208
217
200
171
209
196
178
184
220
200
215
229
284
208
181
191
242
214
184
204
214
195
192
230
177
186
190
226
208
175
211
191
190
170
225
225
221
184
160
201
185
264
222
156
238
239
215
296
210
190
210
Yr.
SO
JR
JR
JR
RS FR
SR
JR
FR
SO
SO
FR
FR
FR
JR
FR
FR
SR
SO
SO
SO
JR
JR
SO
JR
SO
JR
SO
SR
JR
FR
SO
SR
SO
SO
FR
SO
FR
SR
FR
SO
JR
SO
SR
FR
JR
JR
JR
SR
JR
RS FR
SO
FR
SR
SO
SR
FR
Hometown/High School
Fort Washington, Md. (Iowa Western)
Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland)
Lineville, Ala. (UAB)
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Military)
Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
Bakersfield, Calif. (Penn State)
Columbus, Ga. (Carver)
Tyrone, Ga. (Georgia)
Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
Boynton Beach, Fla.
Phenix City, Ala. (Central)
Charlotte, N.C. (Rocky River)
Douglas, Ga. (Coffee County)
Florence, Ala. (Florence)
Madison, Miss. (Madison Central)
Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
Jacksonville, Fla. (Pearl River CC)
Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Catholic)
Miami, Fla. (Killian)
Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
San Francisco, Calif. (City College of SF)
Tyrone, Ga. (Texas A&M)
Winnsboro, S.C. (Fairfield Central)
Hialeah, Fla. (Champagnat Catholic)
Miami, Fla. (Christopher Columbus)
Mauldin, S.C. (Carolina Academy)
Louisville, Ky. (Central)
Valdosta, Ga. (Georgia/Lowndes)
Frankfort, Ky. (Frankfort)
Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby)
Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
Marion, Ohio (Marion Harding)
Apoka, Fla. (Wekiva)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Technical)
Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)
Winchester, Ky. (George Rogers Clark)
Shelbyville, Ky. (Collins)
Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)
Naperville, Ill. (Northwestern)
Hammond, Calif. (Fresno City CC)
Willow Spring, N.C. (West Johnson)
Florence, Ky. (Boone County)
South Euclid, Ohio (Brush)
Simpsonville, Ky. (Trinity)
Henryville, Ind. (Henryville)
Athens, Ala. (East Limestone)
Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield CC)
Charlotte, N.C. (Butler)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Louisville, Ky. (Manual)
Patterson, Calif. (San Mateo)
Louisville, Ky. (Butler)
Cecilia, Ky. (Central Hardin)
Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)
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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 12
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS ROSTER
LOUISVILLE NUMERICAL ROSTER
No.
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
Name
Lamar Atkins
Jon Brown
Tim Bonner
Colin Holba
Khalil Hunter
Royce Donovan
Pos.
LB
K
LB
LS
OL
LB
Nick Dawson-Brents LB
Amonte Caban LB
Kevin Austin
OL
Keith Kelsey
LB
Kiola Mahoni
OL
Finesse Middleton LB
Jonathan Greenard LB
Aaron Ahner
DL
Tyler Haycraft
OL
Tobijah Hughley OL
T.C. Klusman
OL
Nathan Scheler OL
Gabe Ahner
OL
Luke Schultheiss OL
Danny Burns
OL
Chandler Jones OL
Lukayus McNeil OL
Pedro Sibiea
OL
Geron Christian OL
Skylar Lacy
OL
Kelby Johnson OL
Aaron Epps
OL
Kenny Thomas OL
Charles Standberry TE
Emonee Spence WR
Dontez Byrd
WR
Micky Crum
TE
Gio Pascascio
WR
Cody Swabek
WR
Devante Peete WR
Jaylen Smith
WR
Javonte Bagley WR
Keith Towbridge TE
Trevon Young
LB
Devonte Fields LB
Daevonte Dawson DL
G.G. Robinson DL
Kyle Shortridge DL
Henry Famurewa LB
DeAngelo Brown DL
Sheldon Rankins DL
James Hearns
LB
Ht.
5-11
5-10
6-4
6-3
6-4
6-2
6-3
6-1
6-2
6-1
6-3
5-11
6-4
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-1
6-3
6-1
6-6
6-4
6-6
6-3
6-6
6-6
6-7
6-7
6-6
6-3
6-3
5-11
6-4
6-3
5-10
6-6
6-4
6-3
6-5
6-4
6-4
6-2
6-4
6-2
6-2
6-0
6-2
6-3
Wt.
236
202
215
233
291
224
265
226
286
236
300
242
226
259
269
289
275
270
289
284
303
300
313
300
320
306
292
288
320
226
194
170
257
185
168
202
184
192
261
237
245
270
290
305
245
308
303
257
Yr.
JR
SR
FR
JR
JR
JR
JR
FR
SO
JR
JR
RS SO
FR
RS SR
FR
RS SR
RS JR
FR
RS JR
SO
RS FR
FR
RS FR
JR
FR
SO
SR
SR
FR
SO
FR
SO
FR
JR
RS FR
FR
FR
SO
JR
JR
JR
SO
FR
SO
SO
SR
SR
SO
Hometown/High School
Miami Fla. (Miami Norland)
Clinton, Miss. (Clinton)
Demopolis, Ala. (Demopolis)
Louisville, Ky. (Eastern)
Orlando, Fla. (Eastern Arizona JC)
Louisville, Ky. (Male)
Charlotte, N.C. (Phillip O Berry)
Smiths, Ala. (Smiths Station)
Roswell, Ga. (Mesa CC)
Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
East Palo Alto, Calif. (College of San Mateo)
Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City)
Hiram, Ga. (Hiram)
Okinawa, Japan (Dubuque)
Louisville, Ky. St. Xavier)
Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Okinawa, Japan (Dubuque)
Council Bluffs, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)
Hamilton, Ohio (Fairfield)
Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Decatur Central)
Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Southport)
Bowie, Md. (ASA College)
Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)
Prattville, Ala. (Prattville)
Montgomery, Ala. (Carver)
Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Flanagan)
Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)
Columbus, Ohio (Hamilton Township)
Glendale, Ariz. (Glendale CC)
Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
Pompano Beach, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Pascagoula, Miss. (Pascagoula)
Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach)
Toledo, Ohio (Toldeo Central Catholic)
Des Moines, Iowa (Iowa Western)
Fort Worth, Texas (Trinity Valley)
Louisville, Ky. (Eastern/Western Kentucky)
Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview)
Loxahatchee, Fla. (Seminole Ridge)
Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern)
Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Christian)
Covington, Ga. (Eastside)
Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln)
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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 13
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS ROSTER
LOUISVILLE ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
No.
Name
59
64
10
31
40
46
54
88
14
30
14
7
48
97
47
1
13
68
82
53
24
1
74
34
32
83
26
52
51
24
41
78
96
5
92
11
58
25
60
99
18
84
36
61
50
8
76
71
33
55
29
62
75
4
44
46
56
72
57
Aaron Ahner
Gabe Ahner
Jaire Alexander
Mitchell Allen
Joshua Appleby
Lamar Atkins
Kevin Austin
Javonte Bagley
Drew Bailey
Richard Benjamin
Kyle Bolin
Reggie Bonnafon
Tim Bonner
DeAngelo Brown
Jon Brown
Keith Brown
James Burgess
Danny Burns
Dontez Byrd
Amonte Caban
Zykiesis Cannon
Alphonso Carter
Geron Christian
George Clements
Blaton Creque
Micky Crum
De’Eric Culver
Pos.
DT
OL
CB
RB
K
LB
OL
WR
DL
CB
QB
QB
LB
DT
K
LB
LB
OL
WR
LB
CB
WR
OL
CB
K
TE
CB
Nick Dawson-Brents LB
Royce Donovan LB
Kevon Dunbar
DB
Kevin Elijah
CB
Aaron Epps
OT
Henry Famurewa OLB
Tyler Ferguson
QB
Devonte Fields
LB
Will Gardner
QB
Jonathan Greenard LB
Josh Harvey-Clemons S
Tyler Haycraft
OL
James Hearns
LB
Cole Hikutini
TE
Colin Holba
LS
Kevin Houchins S
Tobijah Hughley OL
Khalil Hunter
OL
Lamar Jackson
QB
Kelby Johnson
OL
Chandler Jones OL
Malin Jones
RB
Keith Kelsey
LB
Mason King
P
T.C. Klusman
OL
Skylar Lacy
OL
Corvin Lamb
RB
Paul Logsdon
TE
Brendan Lowery LS
Kiola Mahoni
OL
Lukayus McNeil OL
Finesse Middleton LB
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown/High School
6-3
6-3
5-11
5-9
6-3
5-11
6-3
6-3
6-5
6-0
6-2
6-3
6-4
6-1
5-10
6-1
6-0
6-6
5-11
6-1
6-0
6-3
6-6
6-1
5-11
6-4
6-0
6-3
6-2
6-1
5-7
6-7
6-2
6-4
6-4
6-5
6-4
6-5
6-3
6-3
6-5
6-5
5-11
6-3
6-4
6-3
6-7
6-4
6-0
6-1
6-3
6-3
6-6
5-9
6-3
5-11
6-3
6-6
6-0
259
289
170
191
222
236
307
192
285
211
208
209
215
308
202
237
229
303
170
226
195
205
320
185
170
257
186
265
224
192
156
288
245
217
245
220
226
230
269
257
240
233
201
289
300
196
297
300
225
236
175
275
306
208
210
205
300
313
242
RSr.
RJr.
Fr.
Fr.
Sr.
RJr.
So.
So.
Jr.
RSo.
RSo.
So.
Fr.
RJr.
So.
RJr.
Sr.
RFr.
RSo.
Fr.
So.
So.
Fr.
Sr.
Fr.
RFr.
So.
RJr.
RJr.
Fr.
Jr.
RSr.
So.
Jr.
Jr.
RJr.
Fr.
Jr.
Fr.
RSo.
Jr.
RJr.
RJr.
RJr.
Jr.
Fr.
Sr.
Fr.
Jr.
Jr.
Fr.
RJr.
RSo.
RSr.
So.
Fr.
So.
RFr.
RSo.
Okinawa, Japan (University of Dubuque)
Okinawa, Japan (Kadena)
Charlotte, N.C. (Rocky River)
Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)
Athens, Ala. (East Limestone)
Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland)
Roswell, Ga. (Mesa CC)
Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach)
(Pearl River CC)
Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Technical)
Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Catholic)
Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
Demopolis, Ala. (Demopolis)
Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Christian Prep)
Clinton, Miss. (Clinton)
Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland)
Homestead, Fla. (Homestead Senior)
Hamilton, Ohio (Fairfield)
Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)
Smiths, Ala. (Smiths Station)
Mauldin, S.C. (Carolina Academy)
Fort Washington, Md. (Iowa Western)
Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic)
Willow Spring, N.C. (West Johnson)
Shelbyville, Ky. (Collins)
Columbus, Ohio (Hamilton Township)
Tallahasee, Fla. (Godby)
Charlotte, N.C. (Phillip O’Berry Academy of Tech)
Louisville, Ky. (Male)
Louisville, Ky. (Central)
Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield CC)
Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)
Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern)
Bakersfield, Calif. (Penn State)
Fort Worth, Texas (TCU)
Douglas, Ga. (Coffee County)
Hiram, Ga. (Hiram)
Valdosta, Ga. (Georgia)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln)
Sacramento, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)
Louisville, Ky. (Eastern)
South Euclid, Ohio (Brush)
Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)
Orlando, Fla. (Eastern Arizona JC)
Boynton Beach, Fla. (Boynton Beach)
Bowie, Md. (ASA College)
Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern)
Naperville, Ill. (Northwestern)
Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Southport)
Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
Louisville, Ky. (Butler)
Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)
East Palo Alto, Calif. (College of San Mateo)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Decatur Central)
Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden)
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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 14
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS ROSTER
LOUISVILLE ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
No.
Name
Pos.
21
84
5
86
42
17
23
98
27
94
28
70
9
19
63
65
27
95
73
31
43
11
87
34
12
81
80
2
42
39
3
85
79
3
32
89
39
44
45
26
15
6
22
91
Devontre Parnell CB
Gio Pascascio
WR
Khane Pass
S
Devonte Peete WR
Tyler Polston
TE
James Quick
WR
Brandon Radcliff RB
Sheldon Rankins DE
Jermaine Reve S
G.G. Robinson
DT
Terrence Ross
S
Toriano Roundtree OL
Traveon Samuel WR
Ja’Quay Savage WR
Nathan Scheler OL
Luke Schultheiss OL
L.J. Scott
RB
Kyle Shortridge DT
Pedro Sibiea
OL
Darius Skinner
RB
Damien Smith
LB
Dee Smith
S
Jaylen Smith
WR
Jeremy Smith
RB
Trey Smith
WR
Emonee Spence WR
Charles Standberry TE
Jamari Staples
WR
Isaac Stewart
LB
John Stitch
DB
Cornelius Sturghill CB
Cody Swabek
WR
Kenny Thomas
OL
Pat Thomas
WR
Stacy Thomas
LB
Keith Towbridge TE
Griffin Uhl
FB
Pio Vatuvei
DE
John Wallace
P/K
Jalen Washington WR
Trumaine Washington CB
Shaq Wiggins
CB
Chucky Williams S
Trevon Young
LB
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown/High School
5-11
6-3
6-1
6-6
6-2
6-1
5-9
6-2
6-0
6-4
6-1
6-8
5-7
6-3
6-1
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-3
5-7
6-1
6-1
6-4
6-2
6-0
6-3
6-3
6-4
6-2
5-10
5-11
6-1
6-6
6-4
6-1
6-5
6-2
6-2
6-0
5-7
5-10
5-10
6-2
6-4
184
185
200
203
240
191
214
303
193
290
208
305
175
214
270
284
226
305
300
190
215
200
184
225
215
194
226
195
236
185
18
168
320
190
225
261
264
296
190
177
183
171
204
229
RJr.
Jr.
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Jr.
RJr.
Sr.
RSr.
Fr.
RSo.
So.
Fr.
Sr.
Fr.
So.
So.
RSo.
RJr.
RSr.
Fr.
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Jr.
RFr.
Jr.
RFr.
RFr.
Fr.
Jr.
RSo.
Jr.
RJr.
Sr.
RSr.
Fr.
So.
So.
RSo.
Sr.
Winnsboro, S.C. (Fairfield Central)
Glendale, Ariz. (Glendale CC)
Columbus, Ga. (Carver)
Pompano Beach, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
Miami, Fla. (Christopher Columbus)
Covington, Ga. (Eastside)
Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview)
Apoka, Fla. (Wekiva)
Gainesville, Fla. (Eastern Arizona)
Phenix City, Ala. (Central)
Tyrone, Ga. (Texas A&M)
Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)
Williamsburg, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)
Marion, Ohio (Marion Harding)
Loxahatchee, Fla. (Seminole Ridge)
Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
Winchester, Ky. (George Rogers Clark)
Louisville, Ky. (Manual)
Florence, Ala. (Florence)
Pascagoula, Miss. (Pascagoula)
Hammond, Calif. (Fresno City CC)
Madison, Miss. (Madison Central)
Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Flanagan)
Montgomery, Ala. (Carver)
Lineville, Ala. (UAB)
Charlotte, N.C. (Butler)
Simpsonville, Ky. (Trinity)
Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
Montgomery, Ala. (Pratteville)
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Military)
Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)
Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Central Catholic)
Henryville, Ind. (Henryville)
Patterson, Calif. (San Mateo)
Cecilia, Ky. (Central Hardin)
Frankfort, Ky. (Frankfort)
Miami, Fla. (Killian)
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia)
Hialeah, Fla. (Champagnat Catholic School of Hialeah)
Council Bluffs, Iowa (Iowa Western)
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AUBURN TIGERS 2014 RESULTS / 2015 SCHEDULE
2015 Schedule (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
2014 Results (8-5, 4-4 SEC)
Aug. 30
vs. Arkansas
W, 48-21
Nov. 1
at. #7 Ole Miss
W, 35-31
Sept. 5
Oct. 31
vs. Ole Miss
Sept. 6
vs. San Jose State
W, 59-13
Nov. 8
vs. Texas A&M
L, 38-41
Sept. 12
vs. Jacksonville State
Nov. 7
at Texas A&M
Sept. 18
at #20 Kansas State
W, 20-14
Nov. 15
at #16 Georgia
L, 7-34
Sept. 19
at LSU
Nov. 14
vs. Georgia
Sept. 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
W, 45-17
Nov. 22
vs. Samford
W, 31-7
Sept. 26
vs. Mississippi State
Nov. 21
vs. Idaho
Oct. 4
vs. #15 LSU
W, 41-7
Nov. 29
at #1 Alabama
L, 44-55
Oct. 3
vs. San Jose State
Nov. 28
vs. Alabama
Oct. 11
at #3 Miss. State
L, 23-38
Jan. 1
vs. #17 Wisconsin
L, 31-34 OT
Oct. 15
at Kentucky
Oct. 25
vs. South Carolina
W, 42-35
Oct. 24
at Arkansas
( Outback Bowl)
vs. Louisville
AUBURN TIGERS COACHING STAFF
GUS MALZAHN– HEAD COACH
In two years as head coach at Auburn, Gus Malzahn has led the Tigers to a 20-7 record and two January bowl games, including a SEC Championship and an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game in 2013.
Named the 2013 National Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to a 12-2 record and one of the most memorable seasons in school history, Malzahn’s second squad finished 8-5 record after navigating the nation’s most difficult schedule. In
2014, Auburn faced 11 teams that were bowl eligible, with five road games against ranked opponents. One of the most
innovative offensive minds in football, Malzahn’s high-powered offense has accounted for an average of 493.4 yards total
offense and 37.6 points per game over two seasons.
Malzahn, 29-10 in three seasons as a head coach, has won or played for a conference title in six of his nine seasons as a
college coach, including winning a conference crown in three of the last five seasons with Auburn in 2010 and 2013 and
Arkansas State in 2012. He became just the third coach in SEC history to win an SEC title in his first year at a school, joining LSU’s Bernie Moore in 1935
and Ole Miss’ John Vaught in 1947.
The 2013 Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden, Eddie Robinson, Home Depot, Sporting News, SB Nation, Liberty Mutual and Associated Press National Coach of
the Year, Malzahn earned SEC Coach of the Year honors after guiding Auburn to the biggest turnaround in SEC history.
Malzahn’s coaching career began in his home state of Arkansas at the high school level. In 14 seasons as a high school head coach, Malzahn led seven
teams to the state championship game and won three titles. In July 2013, he was inducted into the Arkansas High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Malzahn is married to the former Kristi Otwell and they are the parents of two daughters, Kylie and Kenzie.
Dameyune Craig
Co-Offensive Coordinator/
Wide Receiver’s Coach
Scott Fountain
Special Teams/Tight Ends Coach
Rhett Lashlee
Offensive Coordinator/
Quarterbacks Coach
Rodney Garner
Associate Head Coach/Defensive
Line Coach
Will Muschamp
Defensive Coordinator
JB Grimes
Offensive Line Coach
Travaris Robinson
Defensive Backs Coach
Tim Horton
Running Backs Coach
Lance Thompson
Linebackers Coach
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
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AUBURN TIGERS ROSTER
AUBURN NUMERICAL ROSTER
No.
1
1
3
4
5
6
6
8
8
9
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
15
16
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
29
30
30
31
31
32
33
35
36
36
37
38
38
39
39
39
40
40
41
41
42
Name
Montravius Adams
D’haquille Williams
Jonathan Jones
Jason Smith
Ricardo Louis
Jeremy Johnson
DaVonte Lambert
Cassanova McKinzy
Tony Stevens
Roc Thomas
Byron Cowart
Stanton Truitt
Markell Boston
Jonathan Wallace
Sean White
Stephen Roberts
Joshua Holsey
Tyler Queen
JaViere Mitchell
Tucker Tuberville
Kris Frost
Carlton Davis
Nick Ruffin
Jeremiah Dinson
Kerryon Johnson
Tim Irvin
Johnathan Ford
Blake Countess
Peyton Barber
Justin Garrett
Chandler Cox
T.J. Davis
Jovon Robinson
Tyler Stovall
Tre’ Williams
Damian Lewis
Javaris Davis
Duncan McKinney
Alec Brown
Kenny Flowers
Jeff Holland
Kamryn Pettway
Michael Sherwood
Logan Rice
Daniel Carlson
Austin Dupper
Tray Matthews
Robert Muschamp
Thomas Taylor
Daniel Pond
Tracy Kendall
Jordan Colbert
Greg Hall
Gimel President
Pos.
DL
WR
DB
WR
WR
QB
DL
LB
WR
RB
DE
WR
DB
WR
QB
DB
DB
QB
LB
QB
LB
DB
DB
DB
RB
DB
DB
DB
RB
LB
FB
DB
RB
WR/H
LB
RB
DB
K
DL
LB
OLB
FB
DB
WR
K
DB
DB
FB
K/P
LB
RB
DB
TE
DL
Ht.
6-4
6-2
5-10
6-1
6-2
6-5
6-2
6-3
6-4
5-10
6-3
5-9
6-0
6-2
6-0
5-11
5-11
6-1
6-2
6-0
6-2
6-1
6-0
5-11
6-0
5-9
6-0
5-10
5-11
6-1
6-1
6-0
6-0
6-1
6-2
5-9
5-10
5-11
6-2
6-1
6-2
6-0
5-9
6-0
6-4
5-9
6-1
6-1
6-0
6-1
5-11
6-1
6-3
6-4
Wt.
296
224
181
180
215
240
282
253
205
203
277
184
200
214
200
187
198
241
215
192
240
190
191
172
195
194
203
185
225
228
232
200
230
207
238
208
180
180
210
234
240
242
168
208
213
179
213
236
180
202
205
226
248
263
Year
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
So.
Sr.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
Jr.
So.
Fr.
RFr.
RFr.
Sr.
RFr.
So.
Sr.
Fr.
Jr.
Jr.
Sr.
Fr.
So.
Fr.
Fr.
Fr.
Jr.
Sr.
So.
Sr.
Fr.
Jr.
Jr.
So.
So.
Jr.
Fr.
Sr.
So.
Sr.
Fr.
RFr.
So.
RFr.
So.
Jr.
So.
Fr.
RFr.
Sr.
So.
Fr.
Jr.
Jr.
Hometown/High School
Vienna, GA
LaPlace, LA
Carrollton, GA
Mobile, AL
Miami, FL
Montgomery, AL
Keysville, GA
Birmingham, AL
Orlando, FL
Oxford, AL
Seffner, FL
Atlanta, GA
Newnan, GA
Phenix City, AL
Boca Raton, FL
Opelika, AL
Fairburn, GA
Kennesaw, GA
Leeds, AL
Auburn, AL
Matthews, NC
Miami, FL
Duluth, GA
Miami, FL
Madison, AL
Miami, FL
Big Cove, AL
Owings Mills, MD
Alpharetta, GA
Stone Mountain, GA
Apopka, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Memphis, TN
Hokes Bluff, AL
Mobile, AL
Wetumpka, AL
Jacksonville, FL
Florence, AL
Trussville, AL
Lilburn, GA
Jacksonville, FL
Montgomery, AL
Riverdale, GA
Rome, GA
Colorado Springs, CO
Decatur, AL
Newnan, GA
Rome, GA
Spain Park, AL
Spanish Fort, AL
Hunstville, AL
Griffin, GA
Bogart, GA
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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AUBURN TIGERS ROSTER
AUBURN NUMERICAL ROSTER
No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Year
Hometown/High School
42
43
43
45
46
47
48
48
49
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
58
59
62
63
64
64
65
66
67
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
89
90
91
92
94
95
96
97
98
98
Keenan Sweeney
Ian Shannon
Jonathan Parslow
Keymiya Harrell
Chris Laye
Cameron Toney
Montavious Atkinson
Lawyer Tillman
Darrell Williams
Richard McBryde
Xavier Dampeer
Devonte Danzey
Kaleb Kim
Carl Lawson
Avery Young
Deshaun Davis
Zach Wade
Josh Shockley
Raashed Kennion
Jaunta’vius Johnson
Alex Kozan
Mike Horton
Jack Bjork
Tucker Brown
Bailey Sharp
Tyler Carr
Ike Powell
Robert Leff
Braden Smith
Shon Coleman
Austin Golson
Will Adams
Deon Mix
Jordan Diamond
Marquel Harrell
Andrew Williams
Marcus Davis
Darius Slayton
Melvin Ray
Ryan Davis
Myron Burton
Jalen Harris
Jimmie Stoudemire
Gray King
Jaylon Denson
Maurice Swain
Kevin Phillips
Justin Thornton
Devaroe Lawrence
Dontavius Russell
Aaron Garrison
Gary Walker
Tyler Carter
Prince Tega Wahogho
FB
K/P
LS
DL
TE
LB
DB
RB
LB
LB
OL
OL
OL
DL
OL
LB
LS
LB
DL
DL
OL
OG
P
OL
OL
OL
LS
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OG
DL
WR
WR
WR
WR
WR
TE
WR
WR
WR
DL
P
DL
DL
DL
DL
DL
DL
DE
6-0
6-3
6-1
6-4
6-4
6-1
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-1
6-2
6-2
6-4
6-2
6-6
5-11
5-10
5-10
6-6
6-2
6-4
6-4
6-1
6-3
6-5
6-5
6-3
6-6
6-6
6-6
6-5
6-7
6-4
6-4
6-3
6-4
5-9
6-2
6-3
5-9
6-2
6-4
6-3
5-10
6-3
6-5
6-0
6-5
6-2
6-3
6-2
5-11
6-1
6-8
238
209
204
270
250
243
183
195
234
227
305
305
284
257
305
236
205
215
235
322
300
312
200
265
293
313
244
288
286
313
304
303
301
304
325
270
180
182
215
164
201
250
192
170
218
295
185
228
281
295
278
247
243
250
RFr.
Fr.
So.
Sr.
RFr.
So.
Fr.
Sr.
Fr.
Fr.
Sr.
Sr.
Fr.
So.
Jr.
RFr.
RFr.
RFr.
So.
Fr.
Jr.
Fr.
So.
RFr.
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Jr.
So.
Jr.
So.
Jr.
So.
Jr.
Fr.
RFr.
Jr.
Fr.
Sr.
Fr.
RFr.
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Sr.
Jr.
Jr.
RFr.
Jr.
RFr.
So.
Fr.
RFr.
Fr.
Snellville, GA
Marietta, GA
Daphne, AL
Selma, AL
Cumming, GA
Huntsville, AL
Fairburn, GA
Lacey, WA
Hoover, AL
Troy, AL
Mendenhall, MS
Tampa, FL
Buford, GA
Alpharetta, GA
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Prichard, AL
Bremen, GA
McDonough, GA
Jacksonville, FL
Lincoln, AL
Castle Rock, CO
Atlanta, GA
Dallas, TX
Trussville, AL
Marietta, GA
Southside, AL
Tifton, GA
Fairhope, AL
Olathe, KS
Memphis, TN
Prattville, AL
Tyrone, GA
Batesville, MS
Chicago, IL
Fairburn, GA
McDonough, GA
Boynton Beach, FL
Norcross, GA
Tallahassee, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Lawrenceville, GA
Montgomery, AL
Prattville, AL
Atlanta, GA
Hoover, AL
LaGrange, GA
Greenwood, MS
Prichard, AL
Greenville, SC
Carrollton, GA
Ozark, AL
Toccoa, GA
Decatur, AL
Elmore, AL
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AUBURN TIGERS ROSTER
AUBURN ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Year
Hometown/High School
1
74
48
25
49
11
32
65
84
38
45
67
93
41
72
24
9
27
52
53
18
57
31
80
83
13
76
20
25
33
23
17
26
96
73
41
45
77
85
33
4
15
46
64
22
78
62
6
21
3
59
54
87
89
63
35
6
94
55
46
Montravius Adams
Will Adams
Montavious Atkinson
Peyton Barber
Jack Bjork
Markell Boston
Alec Brown
Tucker Brown
Myron Burton Jr.
Daniel Carlson
Emory Carney
Tyler Carr
Tyler Carter
Jordan Colbert
Shon Coleman
Blake Countess
Byron Cowart
Chandler Cox
Xavier Dampeer
Devonte Danzey
Carlton Davis
Deshaun Davis
Javaris Davis
Marcus Davis
Ryan Davis
T.J. Davis
Jordan Diamond
Jeremiah Dinson
Austin Dupper
Kenny Flowers
Johnathan Ford
Kris Frost
Justin Garrett
Aaron Garrison
Austin Golson
Greg Hall
Keymiya Harrell
Marquel Harrell
Jalen Harris
Will Hastings
Jeff Holland
Joshua Holsey
Ben Hood
Mike Horton
Tim Irvin
Darius James
Jaunta’vius Johnson
Jeremy Johnson
Kerryon Johnson
Jonathan Jones
Raashed Kennion
Kaleb Kim
Gray King
Griffin King
Alex Kozan
Tyler LaFlamme
DaVonte Lambert
Devaroe Lawrence
Carl Lawson
Chris Laye
DT
OL
DB
RB
P
DB
DL
OL
WR
K
TE
OL
DL
DB
OL
DB
DE
FB
OL
OL
DB
LB
DB
WR
WR
DB
OL
DB
DB
LB
DB
LB
LB
DL
OL
TE
DL
OL
TE
K
OLB
DB
DB
OL
DB
OL
DL
QB
RB
DB
DL
OL
WR
WR
OL
RB
DL
DL
DL
TE
6-4
6-7
6-1
5-11
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-3
6-2
6-4
6-4
6-5
6-1
6-1
6-6
5-10
6-3
6-1
6-2
6-2
6-1
5-11
5-10
5-9
5-9
6-0
6-4
5-11
5-9
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-1
6-2
6-5
6-3
6-4
6-3
6-4
5-10
6-2
5-11
5-8
6-4
5-9
6-4
6-2
6-5
6-0
5-10
6-6
6-4
5-10
5-10
6-4
5-9
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-5
296
303
183
225
200
200
210
265
201
213
217
313
243
226
313
185
277
232
305
305
190
236
180
180
164
200
304
172
179
234
203
240
228
278
304
248
270
325
250
165
240
198
174
312
194
332
322
240
195
181
235
284
170
173
300
196
282
281
257
250
Jr.
Jr.
Fr.
So.
So.
RFr.
So.
RFr.
RFr.
So.
Fr.
Fr.
RFr.
Fr.
Jr.
Sr.
Fr.
Fr.
Sr.
Sr.
Fr.
RFr.
Jr.
Jr.
Fr.
Jr.
Jr.
Fr.
Jr.
Sr.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
So.
So.
Jr.
Sr.
Fr.
Fr.
Fr.
Fr.
Sr.
Fr.
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Fr.
Jr.
Fr.
Sr.
So.
Fr.
So.
Fr.
Jr.
Fr.
Sr.
Jr.
So.
RFr.
Vienna, Ga.
Tyrone, Ga.
Fairburn, Ga.
Alpharetta, Ga.
Dallas, Texas
Newnan, Ga.
Trussville, Ala.
Trussville, Ala.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Augusta, Ga.
Southside, Ala.
Decatur, Ala.
Griffin, Ga.
Memphis, Tenn.
Owings Mills, Md.
Seffner, Fla.
Apopka, Fla.
Mendenhall, Miss.
Tampa, Fla.
Miami, Fla.
Prichard, Ala.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Boynton Beach, Fla.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tallahassee, Fla.
Chicago, Ill.
Miami, Fla.
Decatur, Ala.
Lilburn, Ga.
Big Cove, Ala.
Matthews, N.C.
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Ozark, Ala.
Prattville, Ala.
Athens, Ga.
Selma, Ala.
Fairburn, Ga.
Montgomery, Ala.
Little Rock, Ark.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Fairburn, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga.
Miami, Fla.
Killeen, Texas
Lincoln, Ala.
Montgomery, Ala.
Madison, Ala.
Carrollton, Ga.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Buford, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga.
Castle Rock, Colo.
Cumming, Ga.
Keysville, Ga.
Greenville, S.C.
Alpharetta, Ga.
Cumming, Ga.
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game • No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 6 Auburn • Sept. 5, 2015 • Atlanta, Ga • 3:30 p.m. (EST) • CBS • #CFAKickoff
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AUBURN TIGERS ROSTER
AUBURN ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Year
Hometown/High School
70
44
30
5
28
51
31
8
61
16
75
39
51
36
91
40
69
42
15
82
37
14
29
19
95
43
66
36
58
81
71
4
60
8
86
29
90
42
44
9
92
48
47
10
16
68
97
12
98
13
79
1
49
30
56
Robert Leff
Raymond Lester
Damian Lewis
Ricardo Louis
Tray Matthews
Richard McBryde
Duncan McKinney
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Troy, Ala.
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CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF GAME RECORDS
GAME RECORDS (BOTH TEAMS)
ATTENDANCE: 75,211
Auburn vs. Clemson (2012)
MOST NET YARDS RUSHING: 500
Clemson vs. Auburn (2012)
FEWEST NET YARDS PASSING: 169
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (2013)
MOST YARDS PENTALIZED: 150
Boise State vs. Ole Miss (2014)
MOST POINTS SCORED: 58
Alabama 34 vs. Virginia Tech 24 (2009)
FEWEST NET YARDS RUSHING: 186
LSU vs. North Carolina (2010)
MOST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: 931
Tenn. Vs. N.C. State (2012)
West Va. Vs. Alabama (2014)
MOST INTERCEPTIONS: 7
Boise State vs. Ole Miss (2014)
FEWEST POINTS SCORED: 44
Alabama 34 vs. Clemson 10 (2008)
MOST PASSES COMPLETED: 61
Boise State vs. Ole Miss (2014)
MOST FIRST DOWNS: 52
West Virginia vs. Alabama (2014)
FEWEST PASSES COMPLETED: 15
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (2013)
FEWEST FIRST DOWNS: 18
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (2013)
MOST NET PASSING YARDS: 651
Boise State vs. Ole Miss (2014)
LARGEST VICTORY MARGIN: 25
Alabama 35 vs. Virginia Tech 10 (2013)
MOST TOTAL FIRST DOWNS: 30
Alabama (2014)
MOST POINTS SCORED: 35
Boise State (2011), Tennessee (2012),
Alabama (2013), Ole Miss (2014)
FEWEST TOTAL FIRST DOWNS: 7
Virginia Tech (2013)
FEWEST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: 418
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (2013)
MOST PENALTIES: 23
Boise State vs. Ole Miss (2014)
MOST FUMBLES: 10
LSU vs. North Carolina (2010)
MOST FUMBLES LOST: 7
LSU vs. North Carolina (2010)
FEWEST FUMBLES: 0
Boise State vs. Georgia (2011), Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (2013)
GAME RECORDS (ONE TEAM)
FEWEST POINTS SCORED: 10
Clemson (2008), Virginia Tech (2013)
MOST POINTS BY A LOSING TEAM: 24
Virginia Tech (2009), UNC (2010)
MOST POINTS IN A QUARTER: 28
Ole Miss (Fourth Quarter, 2014)
MOST POINTS IN A HALF: 30
LSU (First Half, 2010)
MOST FIRST DOWNS RUSHING: 17
Clemson (2012)
MOST FIRST DOWNS PASSING: 17
West Virginia (2014)
MOST FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY: 4
Boise State (2014)
MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 52
Clemson (2012)
MOST NET RUSHING YARDS: 320
Clemson (2012)
MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 3
Alabama (2014)
FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 14
Clemson (2008)
FEWEST NET YARDS RUSHING: 0
Clemson (2008)
MOST PASS ATTEMPTS: 48
N.C. State (2012), Boise State (2014)
MOST PASSES COMPLETED: 36
Boise State (2014)
MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN: 4
N.C. State (2012), Boise State (2014)
MOST NET YARDS PASSING: 412
North Carolina (2010)
MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: 4
Ole Miss (2014)
FEWEST PASSES ATTEMPTED: 20
Virginia Tech (2009)
FEWEST PASSES COMPLETED: 5
Virginia Tech (2013)
MOST PASSES INTERCEPTED: 4
Tenn. (2012), Ole Miss (2014)
MOST TIMES PENTALIZED: 14
Ole Miss (2014)
MOST YARDS PENTALIZED: 83
Alabama (2009)
FEWEST TIMES PENTALIZED: 4
Boise State (2011), N.C. State (2012),
Alabama (2013)
FEWEST NET YARDS PASSING: 91
Virginia Tech (2009)
MOST FUMBLES: 5
Virginia Tech (2009), LSU (2010), North
Carolina (2010)
MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 87
Clemson (2012)
MOST FUMBLES LOST: 4
LSU (2010)
MOST NET YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: 538
Alabama (2014)
FEWEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 48
Clemson (2008)
FEWEST NET YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: 155
Virginia Tech (2009)
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
MOST POINTS SCORED: 15
Adam Griffith, Alabama (2014)
MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED: 2
Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (2009)
Cordarrelle Patterson, Tenn. (2012)
Cody Core, Ole Miss (2014)
TJ Yeldon, Alabama (2014)
MOST CONVERSIONS KICKING: 5
Dan Goodale, Boise State (2011)
MOST FIELD GOALS MADE: 4
Leigh Tiffin, Alabama (2008)
Leigh Tiffin, Alabama (2009)
Cody Parkey, Auburn (2012)
Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (2012)
Adam Griffith, Alabama (2014)
LONGEST FIELD GOAL: 54 YARDS
Leigh Tiffin, Alabama (2008)
MOST CARRIES IN A GAME: 26
Mark Ingram, Alabama (2009)
MOST NET YARDS RUSHING: 150
Mark Ingram, Alabama (2009)
Andre Ellington, Clemson (2012)
LONGEST RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE: 80
Brandon Boykin, Georgia (2011)
MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 2
Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (2009)
TJ Yeldon, Alabama (2014)
MOST PASSES ATTEMPTED: 46
T.J. Yates, North Carolina (2010)
Grant Hedrick, Boise State (2014)
MOST RECEPTIONS: 14
Shane William Rhodes, Boise St. (2014)
MOST RECEIVING YARDS: 221
Jheranie Boyd, North Carolina (2010)
MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS: 2
Cody Core, Ole Miss (2014)
MOST PASSES INTERCEPTED: 1
MOST PASSES COMPLETED: 36
Marquis Johnson, Alabama (2008)
Grant Hedrick, Boise State (2014)
Antoine Hopkins, Virginia Tech (2009)
Tre Boston, North Carolina (2010)
MOST NET YARDS PASSING: 412
Jerrell Gavins, Boise State (2011)
T.J. Yates, North Carolina (2010)
Branden Smith, Georgia (2011)
Byron Moore, Tennessee (2012)
LONGEST COMPLETED PASS: 97
Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee (2012)
T.J. Yates to Jheranie Boyd, UNC (2010) Eric Gordon, Tennessee (2012)
Marsalis Teague, Tennessee (2012)
MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN: 4
Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (2013)
Mike Glennon, N.C. State (2012)
Darian Thompson, Boise State (2014)
Grant Hedrick, Boise State (2014)
Tyler Gray, Boise State (2014)
Jeremy Ione, Boise State (2014)
MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: 4
Senquez Golson, Ole Miss (2014)
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (2014)
Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss (2014)
Tony Conner, Ole Miss (2014)
MOST NET YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE:
C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (2014)
387
Daryl Worley, West Virginia (2014)
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (2014)
LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN: 38
Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (2013)
MOST INTERCEPTION RETURN YDS: 38
Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (2013)
MOST PUNTS: 9
Cody Mandell, Alabama (2013)
LONGEST PUNT: 70 Yards
Will Gleeson, Ole Miss (2014)
BEST PUNTING AVERAGE: 50.5
JK Scott, Alabama (2014)
MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS: 157
Patrick Peterson, LSU (2010)
LONGEST PUNT RETURN: 87 yards
Patrick Peterson, LSU (2010)
MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS: 195
Dyrell Roberts, Virginia Tech (2009)
LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN: 100 yards
Mario Alford, West Virginia (2014)
MOST ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 257
Patrick Peterson, LSU (2010)
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YEAR-BY-YEAR SUMMARIES
2008
2009
Alabama 34 - Clemson 10
Alabama 34 - Virginia Tech 24
Led by a stingy defense and a potent running attack, No. 24 Alabama
routed No. 9 Clemson 34-10 in the inaugural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
The Tigers vaunted backfield tandem of James Davis and C.J. Spiller
could only manage 20 yards on eight carries, while the Crimson Tide
duo of Mark Ingram and Glen Coffee combined for 186 yards on 34
rushes. Bama jumped out to a 23-3 lead at halftime behind three Leigh
Tiffin field goals, a 1-yard touchdown run by QB John Parker Wilson,
and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Nick Walker. The Tigers
showed signs of life to open the 2nd half, as Spiller took the opening
kickoff 96 yards to cut the margin to 23-10, but that would prove to be
the final points Clemson could muster against a dominant Tide defense.
Freshman sensation Julio Jones caught his first career touchdown late
in the third quarter to put Alabama on top 31-10, and Tiffin would add
a field goal in the 4th for the final margin. For the game, Alabama outrushed the Tigers 239-0 and racked up 25 first downs compared to
Clemson's 11.
The second-annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game served as the launching
point for a historic season for one of college football's most storied
programs. Alabama RB Mark Ingram kicked off his Heisman Trophy winning campaign with 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns to lead No.
5 Alabama to a 34-24 win over No. 7 Virginia Tech in front of a sell-out
crowd of 74,954. The season-opening win would also catapult the Crimson Tide towards a 14-0 record and an eventual BCS National Championship. However, it was Virginia Tech that held a 17-16 lead at halftime
on the strength of a 98-yard kickoff return from Dyrell Roberts and a 1yard plunge by RB Ryan Williams. Following a scoreless third quarter,
Alabama took the lead with 12:23 to play in the game on Ingram's first
score, a 6-yard touchdown run that was punctuated by a two-point
conversion on a pass from QB Greg McElroy to Colin Peek. The Crimson
Tide would stretch the lead to 27-17 just moments later on Leigh Kiffin's
fourth field goal of the game. Tech's Ryan Williams brought the Hokies
to within three points with a dazzling 32-yard touchdown run with 9:22
to play, but Ingram would put the game out of reach with an 18-yard
touchdown score on a pass from McElroy to seal the victory.
Alabama
Clemson
13
0
10
3
8
7
3
0
–
–
34
10
Alabama
Virginia Tech
9
7
7
10
0
0
18
7
-
34
24
Attendance: 74,954
Attendance: 70,097
2010
LSU 30 - North Carolina 24
No. 16 LSU held off a furious 4th quarter rally from a short-handed No. 18 ranked UNC squad to win the third-annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in
perhaps the most thrilling installment of the game to date. The Tigers, led by All-American Patrick Peterson appeared to have the game well in
hand in the second quarter, as Peterson scored on an 87-yard punt return to extend the lead to 23-10 with just 4:01 left in the half. One minute
later, the Tigers struck again as QB Jordan Jefferson found Reuben Randle for a 51-yard score to push the margin to 30-10 at the break. However,
it was the Tar Heels who seized the momentum in the 2nd half. Playing without 13 players due to an NCAA investigation, UNC cut the deficit to
30-17 when QB T.J. Yates found a wide-open Jehranie Boyd behind the LSU secondary for a Kickoff Game record 97-yard touchdown with 10:34
left in the 4th quarter. After another touchdown strike from Yates to Erik Highsmith cut the lead to 30-24, the Heels would recover an onside kick
with 2:31 to play in the game. Following a Yates fumble on 4th down, the Tigers looked ready to put the game away, but RB Stevan Ridley fumbled with 1:08 left in the game to give UNC one last chance. Carolina would drive inside the LSU 10-yard line, but a potential game-tying touchdown pass from Yates went through the hands of TE Zach Piannalto as time expired.
LSU
North Carolina
7
0
23
10
0
0
0
14
–
–
30
24
Attendance: 68,819
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2011
Boise State 35 - Georgia 21
Boise State’s Kellen Moore went 28-34 for 261 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 5 Broncos to a 35-21 win over No. 19 Georgia. After a
sluggish start to the game offensively for both teams, UGA opened up the playbook with a reverse for CB Brandon Boykin. The senior found a
seam and outraced the Bronco defense for an 80-yard touchdown run to put the Bulldogs up 7-0. From there, Boise State would seize control of
the game and would not let up. Moore led the Broncos down the field with a six play, 58-yard drive that culminated with a 17-yard touchdown
strike to freshman Matt Miller to knot the game at 7 apiece. Georgia had a chance to regain the momentum late in the second quarter after cornerback Branden Smith picked off Moore deep in Bulldog territory, but could not capitalize as Georgia’s Aaron Murray would toss an interception
of his own to Boise State’s Jerell Gavins. The Broncos would take advantage as Moore connected with tight end Kyle Efaw for a 12-yard touchdown with just seconds left in the half to give Boise a 14-7 lead at the intermission. Moore would open the second half with a vintage drive, connecting on all seven passes he attempted for 69 yards. Running back Doug Martin would cap the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run that put
the Broncos on top 21-7. Boise put the game away late in the third quarter on Moore’s third touchdown pass of the night, a three-yard toss to
Tyler Shoemaker that put the Broncos on top 28-7. Georgia would tack on two touchdowns late in the game, the first on a 36-yard touchdown
pass from Murray to Charles, and the second on a 51-yard strike from Murray to freshman Malcolm Mitchell, but never mounted a serious threat
to the Broncos.
Boise State
7
7
14
7
–
35
Georgia
7
0
7
7
–
21
Attendance: 73,614
2012
2012
Tennessee 35 - N.C. State 21
Clemson 26 - Auburn 19
The Friday night game in the first-ever Chick-fil-A Kickoff game doubleheader featured a pair of teams in No. 25 NC State and Tennessee who
had not faced off since 1963. Tennessee got off to a hot start as the
Volunteers scored 22 points in the first quarter. Quarterback Tyler Bray
connected with Cordarrelle Patterson on a 41-yard touchdown pass
during the Volunteers second drive of the game. NC State quickly tied
up the score with a short run by Tony Creecy. But an interception by
quarterback Mike Glennon on the ensuing possession would prove costly as Bray capitalized with a 72-yard touchdown pass to Zach Rogers.
Patterson also had a big night on the ground as he added a 67-yard
touchdown run to the Volunteers’ high-scoring first quarter. NC State’s
James Washington closed the Wolfpacks’ halftime to deficit to 22-14
with a three-yard touchdown run. However, Tennessee picked up right
where they left off as Rajion Neal completed a nearly 7-minute Volunteers drive with an 8-yard touchdown run. A 20-yard field goal by Michael Palardy pushed the lead to 32-14 to end the third quarter. NC
State fought back with a quick 5-yard touchdown pass from Glennon to
Bryan Underwood but would not score again. Palardy’s second field goal
of the night, this time a 35-yard kick, capped off the win for the Volunteers.
N.C. State
Tennessee
Attendance: 55,529
7
22
7
0
0
10
7
3
–
–
21
35
The double-header weekend continued on Saturday in front of a
Kickoff game record 75,211 fans between No. 24 Auburn and
No. 14 Clemson. Chandler Catanzaro put Clemson on the board
with a 24-yard field goal, but Auburn quickly responded with
Kiehl Frazier’s 54-yard touchdown pass to Emory Blake, scoring
the team’s only touchdown of the game. After adding on another field goal in the second quarter, Clemson regained the lead
on a 7-yard touchdown run by Roderick McDowell. After his 37yard field goal closed the gap to 13-10 at the half, Auburn’s Cody Parkey tied the game with a 46-yard kick on the team’s second drive of the third quarter. Both teams traded field goals to
head into the fourth quarter tied 16-16. Parkey added on his
fourth field goal of the day on a 36-yard kick to give Auburn its
first lead since the first quarter. However, Clemson then scored
ten unanswered points on Tajh Boyd’s 4-yard touchdown pass
to DeAndre Hopkins and Catanzaro’s fourth field goal of the day.
Down 26-19 with 1:24 left in the game, Auburn had one last
chance to score but two sacks proved costly as the drive stalled,
sealing the victory for Clemson.
Clemson
Auburn
3
7
10
3
3
6
10
3
-
Attendance: 75,211
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2013
2014
Alabama 35 - Virginia Tech 10
Ole Miss 35 - Boise State 13
The 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game marked the second meeting of the
No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and the Virginia Tech Hokies in
Atlanta. Alabama struck first when Christion Jones scored on a 72-yard
punt return. With less than two minutes to go in the first quarter Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon jammed in the two-yard touchdown run to give the
Crimson Tide a 14-0 advantage. Virginia Tech’s Trey Edmunds responded 26 seconds later with 77-yard touchdown to cut Alabama’s lead in
half. Alabama’s defense and special teams continued to be spectacular
in the second quarter. Vinnie Sunseri scored on a 38 yard interception
in the first 56 seconds of the quarter. Virginia Tech’s Cody Journell put
three more points on the board with a 39-yard field goal. On the Virginia Tech kickoff, Alabama’s Jones earned his second touchdown with a
94-yard kickoff return to put Alabama on top 28-10 going into the half.
Alabama tacked on seven more points when A.J. McCarron connected
with Jones for a 38-yard touchdown. Jones scored three of Alabama’s
five touchdowns. Despite the Hokies’ attempts to stage a comeback,
Alabama earned a 35-10 win. Alabama is 3-0 in Chick-fil-A Kickoff games
and 2-0 against the Hokies.
Alabama
Virginia Tech
14
7
14
3
7
0
0
0
—
—
35
10
In the first game of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game double-header, it
took No. 18 Ole Miss three quarters to get rolling on their way to a 3513 victory over Boise State. The Rebels erupted for 28 fourth-quarter
points as they were led by senior quarterback Bo Wallace who threw
for 387 yards and four touchdowns. Ole Miss struck first in the opening
quarter as Wallace found Cody Core for a 30-yard score. Over the next
two quarters, two field goals by Boise’s Dan Goodale of 25 and 43
yards was all the scoring that took place as the Broncos trailed 7-6
heading into the last 15 minutes. A little over two minutes into the
fourth-quarter, Wallace hit Laquon Treadwell from 14 yards out to
extend the Rebels lead to 14-6. The next four minutes provided more
fireworks as Wallace found Quincy Adeboyejo and Cody Core, for the
second time, for 31 and 76 yard touchdown scores, respectively. An 8yard pass from Grant Hedrick to running back Jay Ajayi cut the lead to
28-13 with four minutes left before a 19-yard scamper by Ole Miss
running back Mark Dodson stopped any threat of a Boise State comeback.
Boise State
Ole Miss
0
7
3
0
3
0
7
28
-
13
35
Attendance: 32,823
Attendance: 73,114
2014
Alabama 33 - West Virginia 23
The No. 2 ranked Crimson Tide stretched their record in Kickoff Games to 4-0 as they defeated West Virginia 33-23 in Saturday afternoon’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Coming in as 26 point underdogs, the Mountaineers provided a much stiffer test than the country expected, led by quarterback Clint Trickett’s 365 yards passing.
Both teams traded field goals in the first quarter before Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon found the end-zone from 15 yards out to cap off a 95-yard drive. The Mountaineers
responded as Trickett found Kevin White for a 19-yard touchdown. Another Yeldon touchdown run was immediately answered by a 100-yard Mario Alford kickoff
return for a touchdown and the score was knotted once again at 17. The second-half began with a 19-yard Derrick Henry touchdown run as Alabama extended the
lead to double-digits. After that, both teams traded four field-goals throughout the rest of the contest. Crimson Tide kicker Adam Griffith connected on all four of
his attempts with a long of 47-yards while WVU’s Josh Lambert went 3-4 on his tries. Bama outgained West Virginia 288-28 on the ground and were led by two 100yard rushers in T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry. First-year starter Blake Sims threw for 250 yards and added 42 on the ground for Alabama. All-American WR candidates, Amari Cooper for Alabama and Kevin White for the Mountaineers reeled in 12 catches for 130 yards and a TD and 9 catches for 143 yards and a TD, respectively.
West Virginia
Alabama
3
3
14
17
3
10
3
3
—
—
23
33
Attendance: 70,502
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DOME FUN FACTS
For the 8th straight year, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will take
place inside the Georgia Dome. Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, the Dome has hosted many other NCAA events,
including the SEC Football Championship for the past 21 years, 12
different ACC and SEC men’s basketball tournaments and the
NCAA Men’s Final Four three times, in 2002, 2007 and most recently in 2013.
Structure
• A total of 8,300 tons of reinforced steel was used to construct the
Dome. That is more than the weight of iron and steel used in the
Eiffel Tower.
• A 437-mile sidewalk, from Atlanta to Cincinnati, could be built from
the 110,000 cubic yards of concrete used at the Dome.
• The building covers 8.9 acres and is as tall as a 27-story building.
• The 290-foot high roof is composed of 130 Teflon-coated fiberglass
panels. The roof’s supporting cables total 11.1 miles. The roof spans
615 feet at its widest point and 750 feet at its longest point.
• A pair of C-5 military transport planes could fit on the Georgia
Dome's floor, which contains 102,000 square feet of prime exhibition
space.
Utilities
• Lighting is provided by 798 lighting fixtures in the roof structure.
• It takes 16,400 kilowatts of power to operate the Dome – enough
electricity to light up a city with a population of 13,000.
• The four, 1,250-ton air conditioning units in the Georgia Dome generate enough power to cool 1,666 homes.
• To supply soft drinks to dispensers, thousands of liquid lines wind
through the stadium. These include 32,952 feet of lines (the length of
109 football fields) to feed liquids to hundreds of dispensers throughout the building.
Also the home venue for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the Georgia Dome is owned by the state of Georgia and operated by
the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which also operates the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial
Olympic Park.
Paired with the adjacent 2.5 million-square-foot World Congress Center and the 21 acre Centennial Park, the three facilities comprise one of the largest sports, entertainment and
convention complexes in the world. The Georgia Dome alone
provides arena and stadium configured seating between
20,000 and 80,000 people. The Dome’s football seating capacity is 71,250, including 196 executive suites and 4,600 club
seats
Records Set At The Dome
• Most Passing Yards in the Super Bowl: In one of two Super Bowls
hosted at the Dome, St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner threw
for 414 yards in Super Bowl XXXIV on
January 30, 2000. The Dome also hosted Super Bowl XXVIII (Dallas vs.
Buffalo, 1994).
• Longest Paper Airplane Flight: The level flight duration record for a
hand-launched paper airplane is 27.6 seconds by Ken Blackburn of St.
Louis, on October 8, 1998.
• Dome’s Largest Hot Dog: Sara Lee made a 1,996-foot wiener for the
1996 Olympics that took over 2,000 buns to hold it.
• Fastest Men’s Indoor 400 Meter Race: Michael Johnson won the
400 meter title in 44.63 seconds at the USA Indoor Track and Field
Championships on March 4, 1995.
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