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Game Notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Dolphins (3-0) open their 2015 home schedule Saturday with a 1 p.m. game against Pioneer Football League foe Morehead State (2-2).

Tweetable #FinFacts

• Jacksonville is looking to match its best start ever when the Dolphins raced out to a 4-0 record in 2001

• HC Kerwin Bell picked up his 60th career win with @JU_Football after the win at Marist

Terrance Bryant was named the College Sport Madness PFL Defensive Player of the Week after a career-high 15 tackles and one interception

• After hitting two Saturday, Preseason All-PFL K Brandon Behr is seven FGs away from tying the JU career record of 25 #BehrWatch

• Jacksonville led the nation in interceptions last year with 24 picks and is currently tied for fifth with seven picks

• The Dolphins have recorded at least one sack in the last 24 games after tallying five at Marist

• Jacksonville leads the FCS in red zone defense with three scores allowed in 10 attempts

• JU's 12 forced turnovers is good for fourth in the FCS

• Jacksonville has won its last five home openers and has not lost to Morehead State since 2005

• Saturday will be the first ESPN3 football broadcast at D.B. Milne Field

• Former standout Jordan Dewhirst will serve as the color commentator for the online radio broadcast

• Starting this season, fans will be charged $5 to park on-campus for gamedays. EZ eventride will provide shuttle service


Dolphin Calls

• TV: ESPN3 (Scott Manze, David Lamm, and Patrick Wilkins)

• Radio: http://mixlr.com/judolphins/ (Nolan Alexander & Jordan Dewhirst)

• Live stats available at: www.judolphins.com


Escape Down The Hudson

• The Jacksonville defense forced six turnovers and the offense rolled up 485 yards as the Dolphins (3-0) hung on for a 20-16 road victory at Marist (1-3)

• The game ended in appropriate fashion with Marist facing fourth and 26 from the Dolphin 32 yard-line and 28 seconds left in the game. The Jacksonville front four collapsed the pocket on Marist quarterback Mike White and Tre Davis picked off the pass to assure Jacksonville of its first win against Marist in the last three tries

• The winning score came on a one-yard keeper by Kade Bell to cap a seven-play, 63-yard drive with 8:55 left in the fourth quarter. The score was the second for the Dolphins in the second half coming after a nice 21-yard catch-and-run by Andy Jones with 2:18 remaining in the third quarter

• The defense, led by Terrance Bryant's 15 tackles, held Marist to 102 rushing yards in the game. The unit stepped up in the clutch and held Marist to just 55 yards and one of five on third downs in the fourth quarter

• The Dolphins were flagged 20 times for 187 yards and the Red Foxes suffered 13 penalties for 118 yards


Tasty Turnovers

• The Dolphins finished +9 in turnovers in 2014, which tied for 14th in the country. JU is currently +4, good for third in the PFL

• The Dolphins led the country in picks with 24 and forced 30 turnovers. JU is currently tied for fifth in the FCS with seven picks and the 12 forced turnovers are fourth

• In the win over Delaware, Jacksonville forced three fumbles and recovered two, one inside its own five-yard line and another for a touchdown in the fourth quarter

• Jacksonville added three picks and two fourth down stops against Newberry

• JU forced six turnovers against Marist, and four were picks. Two came in the JU endzone and two were on fourth down. The Dolphins also added a fourth down stop