2015 Russell Athletic Bowl
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2015 Russell Athletic Bowl
2015 Russell Athletic Bowl
26th Russell Athletic Bowl
1234 Total
North Carolina 710147 38
Baylor 1414147 49
DateDecember 29, 2015
Season2015
StadiumOrlando Citrus Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
FavoriteBaylor by 3[1]
RefereeJohn O'Neill (Big Ten)
Attendance40,418
PayoutUS$TBD
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN/ESPN Radio
AnnouncersMike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, & Dr. Jerry Punch (ESPN)
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, & Joe Schad (ESPN Radio)

The 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 29, 2015 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The 26th edition of the Russell Athletic Bowl featured the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference. It began at 5:30 p.m. EST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2015-16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. The game's naming rights sponsor was the Russell Athletic uniform company.[2]

Teams

The game featured the North Carolina Tar Heels against the Baylor Bears.

North Carolina Tar Heels

After finishing their season 11-2, the Tar Heels accepted their invitation to play in the game.[3]

This was the Tar Heels' second Russell Athletic Bowl; they had previously won the 1995 Carquest Bowl, defeating Arkansas by a score of 20-10.

Baylor Bears

After finishing their season 9-3, the Bears accepted their invitation to play in the game.[4]

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP UNC BU
1 8:37 13 69 3:11 UNC Brandon Fritts 9-yard touchdown reception from Marquise Williams, Nick Weiler kick good 7 0
1 4:25 13 75 4:12 BU Lynx Hawthorne 6-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 7 7
1 0:15 6 83 1:53 BU Devin Chafin 2-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 7 14
2 12:28 9 26 2:47 UNC 32-yard field goal by Nick Weiler 10 14
2 9:35 8 75 2:53 BU Johnny Jefferson 11-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 10 21
2 2:16 10 67 3:55 BU Johnny Jefferson 27-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 10 28
2 0:35 10 75 1:41 UNC Marquise Williams 4-yard touchdown run, Nick Weiler kick good 17 28
3 11:45 9 75 3:15 UNC Marquise Williams 1-yard touchdown run, Nick Weiler kick good 24 28
3 3:07 8 61 3:21 BU Terence Williams 3-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 24 35
3 2:04 1 80 0:14 BU Johnny Jefferson 80-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 24 42
3 0:47 6 75 1:17 UNC Bug Howard 27-yard touchdown reception from Marquise Williams, Nick Weiler kick good 31 42
4 10:24 13 75 5:23 BU Terence Williams 1-yard touchdown run, Chris Callahan kick good 31 49
4 2:20 5 64 0:57 UNC Kendrick Singleton 7-yard touchdown reception from Marquise Williams, Nick Weiler kick good 38 49
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 38 49

Statistics

Statistics UNC BU
First Downs 28 38
Total offense, plays - yards 73-487 103-756
Rushes-yards (net) 36-244 84-645
Passing yards (net) 243 111
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 22-36-1 10-18-1
Time of Possession 22:54 37:06

References

  1. ^ Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
  2. ^ "North Carolina To Face Baylor In The 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl". Russell Athletic Bowl. December 6, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Carolina To Face Baylor In Russell Athletic Bowl". GoHeels.com. University of North Carolina. December 6, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Football Accepts Russell Athletic Bowl Invitation". BaylorBears.com. Baylor University. December 6, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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