University of Saint Francis football will play a 10-game schedule in 2015, the 18th season for the program, starting with a Sat., Sept. 5 game under the lights on the new surface at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium / Kevin Donley Field.
Olivet Nazarene University will be the Cougars first opponent, a Mid-States Football Association crossover game. ONU is a member of the MSFA Midwest League. USF is playing its 18th season in the MSFA Mideast League, all under head coach Kevin Donley, who is the NAIA record-hold for career wins with 278. Donley, entering his 37th season as a collegiate head coach, is 278-127-1. USF is 164-42 and has 16 consecutive winning seasons.
The Cougars (6-5 overall, 4-2 MSFA MEL/3rd in 2014) will play six MSFA MEL games in 2015 including new MSFA MEL members Lindenwood-Belleville and Missouri Baptist. Opponents ranked in the spring NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 include No. 2 Marian University (Oct. 3) and No. 20 Robert Morris (IL), which will compete in the MSFA MWL in 2015.
USF’s final regular-season home game is set for Nov. 7 against Redemption Christian College, which is located in Virginia and will play its first season of football in 2015.
2015 USF Football Schedule / 18th season
( ) — 2014 overall record # — NAIA Top 25 ranking
Date Opponent Location Time
Sept. 5 Olivet Nazarene (IL) (2-9) USF 7 p.m.
Sept. 12 @ *Taylor (IN) (5-6) Upland, IN 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 Trinity Intl (IL) (3-7) – Homecoming USF Noon
Sept. 26 @ *Lindenwood-Belleville (IL) (3-7) Belleville, IL 2 p.m.
Oct. 3 @ #2 *Marian (11-3) Indianapolis, IN 1 p.m.
Oct. 10 *Siena Heights (MI) (6-4) USF Noon
Oct. 17 *Concordia (MI) (3-8) USF Noon
Oct. 24 @ #20 *Robert Morris (IL) (8-3) Chicago, IL 2 p.m.
Oct. 31 OPEN
Nov. 7 Redemption Christian College (VA) (DNP) USF Noon
Nov. 14 @ *Missouri Baptist (MO) (1-10) St. Louis, MO 2 p.m.
NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (NAIA FCS)
Nov. 21 1st Round – NAIA Playoffs TBD TBD
Nov. 28 Quarterfinal – NAIA Playoffs TBD TBD
Dec. 5 Semifinal NAIA Championship TBD TBD
Dec. 19 NAIA Championship Daytona, FL TBD
**ALL LISTED FORT WAYNE TIME** * — MSFA MEL Games