#JUvsMAR Preview

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Game Notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coming off its bye week, the Jacksonville (2-0) will play its third game of the season Saturday at Marist (1-2) with a 12 p.m. kickoff heard online at http://mixlr.com/judolphins/ and on 92.5 FM.

Tweetable #FinFacts

  • Jacksonville is off to its first 2-0 start since 2001, when the Dolphins raced out to a 4-0 record
  • LB Grady Redding was named the College Sport Madness PFL Defensive Player of the Week after 11 solo tackles vs. Newberry
  • WR Andy Jones set a new career-high with 135 yards receiving against Newberry
  • After adding another last week, Preseason All-PFL K Brandon Behr is nine FGs away from tying the JU career record of 25
  • Jacksonville led the nation in interceptions last year with 24 picks and picked off its first three of the season against Newberry
  • Jacksonville has scored 21 of its 37 points directly off turnovers
  • Jacksonville has dropped the last two in the #JUvsMAR series and last won on the road in 2011
  • The Dolphins have recorded at least one sack in the last 23 games after tallying three at Newberry
  • The Dolphin defense leads the PFL with 114.5 yards allowed passing per game

Dolphin Calls

  • Radio: 92.5 FM or 1010 AM and at http://mixlr.com/judolphins/ (Scott Manze & Nolan Alexander). The pregame show will air on mixlr.com only
  • Live stats available at: www.goredfoxes.com

Fortnight's Victory

  • Jacksonville's defense had three second half interceptions and recorded a key fourth down stop in the fourth quarter as the Dolphins escaped with a 17-14 win over Newberry
  • The Dolphins, who improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2001, and Wolves (1-1) combined for 601 yards on offense but had a combined 18 punts
  • Kade Bell hit Andy Jones on a 21-yard score in the first quarter to mark consecutive games the duo has opened JU's scoring
  • Bell also found Jamal Adjamah for a 79-yard screen pass TD in the third quarter
  • The JU defense bullied up and stopped Newberry twice on fourth down, including  a TJ Jenkins stop with 2:03 left in the game

Defense Wins Championships

  • In 2014, JU lead the PFL in scoring defense, giving up only 17.5 points per game against league opponents. In all games, the Dolphins led the PFL at 16.1 points per game, 6th nationally
  • In their first game, the Dolphins held Delaware to just 113 yards in the second half, with 46 of those coming on Delaware's last drive with Jacksonville up by 13 and under a minute remaining in the contest
  • Jacksonville allowed just 134 yards passing and registered two sacks in the upset win
  • The Dolphin defense leads the PFL with 114.5 yards allowed passing per game and in scoring with 14 points per contest
  • Jacksonville leads the PFL in red zone defense, allowing just two touchdowns in six attempts and has forced two turnovers
  • The Dolphin defense has been stout on third down this year. They held Delaware to 1-7 on third down in the third quarter in the win, and stopped Newberry to 4-17 on third down in the game
  • The JU defense is holding opponents to 31% on third down, and had two fourth down stops against Newberry