USF Releases 2015 Football Schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – 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.
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


Mideast League
Missouri Baptist
Saint Francis, Ind.
Siena Heights

Midwest League
Olivet Nazarene
Robert Morris
Saint Xavier
St. Ambrose
St. Francis, Ill.
Trinity International

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