Dolphins Looking to Regain Momentum Saturday At Campbell

Yeovanti Williams (Photo by Skip Tapp)
Yeovanti Williams (Photo by Skip Tapp)

Coming off a bye week Jacksonville (2-4; 1-2) looks to jump back into the Pioneer Football League title race as the team heads to Campbell (1-5; 0-3) on Saturday for a 1:00 pm kickoff.

"We had a good couple weeks of practice and were able to get some guys healthy which was the biggest key for us this past week," said Head Coach Kerwin Bell. "This past week was about getting back to some fundamentals in our base schemes and working on getting reps for some of the younger guys who will help us down the stretch."

"Obviously we are not where we want to be so our focus is all about turning it around and make a run these last five games. What's in the past is in the past. Our message to the team is we have to move on and look forward. I know we're a better football team then what we've showed so far this year and I hope to see that this Saturday when we come out ready to play all 60 minutes." 


'Fin Facts

  • The Dolphins aerial attack continues to thrive entering this week ranked sixth in the nation with 328.3 yards per game
  • JU is also racking up a PFL best 38.3 points per game
  • JU has twice scored 69 points in a single game this season becoming the first team since Southern Illinois in 2003 to do so in back to back weeks
  • JU is a Pioneer Football League best 33-10 in PFL games over the past five seasons
  • Today's contest features a showcase of two different offensive styles as JU has thrived through the air while Campbell has had the majority of its success on the ground
  • The Dolphins are the top passing offense in the league while Campbell leads the PFL in rushing offense

The Series

  • JU leads the all-time series 5-0
  • The Dolphins have scored over 31-plus points in all five meetings, including a 40-14 win at Milne Field this past season


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Offensive Notes

Robustelli a Deep Ball threat

  • Junior Andrew Robustelli (Sarasota, Fla.) continues to cause havoc for opposing secondaries leading the PFL with a 24.0 yards per reception average
  • Robustelli average of 107.8 yards per game is also tops in the PFL and ranks him sixth nationally
  • He is also the only player in the nation this season to catch two pass for longer than 75 yards

Hughes Looks Long at QB

  • With Kade Bell out to injury, the JU offense hasn't miss a beat with Steven Hughes (Melbourne, Fla.) at quarterback the last three games
  • Hughes has throw for an average of 351 yards in his three starts, including a school record 509 yards against Butler on Sept. 28
  • Hughes enters this week ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 16.21 yards per completion
  • His 509 yards passing are currently the third highest total by a FCS player this season and the second highest mark in PFL history

Defensive Notes

No Fly Zone

  • The Dolphins have shut down opponents air attack allowing a mere 160.7 yards per game, ranking JU 13th in the nation
  • Sr. Andre Addison has played a key role in shutting down the opposition having posted eight pass break ups on the year, ranking him second in the PFL
  • Four of his pass breakups came against Butler, including two that ended drives on fourth down

McRae a Magnet For The Football

  • Sophomore defensive back Antonio McRae (Palatka, Fla.) has had a knack for finding the football this season
  • McCrae has had at least one takeaway in four of the six games this season
  • He leads the PFL and is tied for 11th in the nation with three interceptions on the year

Special Teams Notes

Lynch Continues Assault on the JU Record Book

  • Sr. PK/P Dylan Lynch (Jacksonville, Fla.) has become a regular name in the JU record book since joining the Dolphins from FIU prior to the 2012 season
  • Already this season he has earned national Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the Sports Network and two Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week awards
  • He was also recognized as one of 10 FCS place kickers by The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 26 place-kickers excellence on the football field and in the community during the month of September
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