#EWCvsJU Preview

#EWCvsJU Preview

Game Notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Dolphins will host their third home game of the season and look to build upon a 5-0 record this Saturday against visiting Edward Waters (2-5) for the Jacksonville Classic. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Tweetable #FinFacts

  • Jacksonville is off the best start in program history (5-0) with a 41-14 win over Stetson QB @ItsKadeBell1 earned @PFLNews Offensive Player of the Week with 5 TD to five     diff. receivers, 247 yards on 23 completions
  • This will be the second matchup in the #EWCvsJU series, Jacksonville won 44-31 in 2002
  • Preseason All-PFL K Brandon Behr is four FGs away from tying the JU career record of 25 #BehrWatch
  • The Dolphins have recorded at least one sack in the last 26 games after tallying two vs. Stetson
  • JU leads the PFL in total offense with 439 yards per game
  • Jacksonville leads the PFL and is fourth in the FCS in red zone defense with nine scores allowed in 17 attempts
  • JU's 17 forced turnovers is good for second in the FCS
  • Jacksonville is one of eight undefeated teams remaining in the FCS including PFL member Dayton

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

Mad Hatters

  • Quarterback Kade Bell threw five touchdown passes and JU won its fifth consecutive game as the Dolphins beat Stetson, 41-14
  • Bell, a redshirt-senior, completed 23 of 40 passes with one interception in the first night football game ever at D.B. Milne Field played before a record crowd of 6,324 fans
  • Bell, whose touchdown passes went to five different receivers, propelled JU early with two first quarter scores. The first was a four-yard pass to running back Orlando Thomas with 8:11 to play and another four-yarder to wide receiver Damien Strange.
  • JU went to the break with a 28-7 lead as defensive back Armani Sampson returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown.
  • JU running back Ulysses Bryant led all rushers with 95 yards

New Kids On The Block

  • Junior wide outs Damien Strange, Brian Burnett, and Prince Gray are new to their starting roles and are taking big strides in their development
  • Strange stepped up in JU's win over Delaware with five catches for 58 yards including multiple catches on third down…also reeled in six passes for 50 yards in the Newberry win…had a career game with seven catches for 100 yards against Morehead State…caught five passes for fifty yards and a score vs. Stetson                    
  • Burnett, a former DB, has had two four-catch games against Delaware and Marist 
  • Gray had a career-best day at Marist with six receptions for 86 yards, and three of his catches went for a first down
  • Freshman Austin Leach made his presence known with his best game to date with four catches for 70 yards and a TD vs. Stetson