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Game Notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Dolphins (6-0, 3-0) head to conference foe Drake (3-4, 2-2) for a 2 p.m. kickoff Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Twitter Fingers

• Jacksonville continue's its best start in program history (6-0) with a 49-28 win against Edward Waters

• KR Emoni Williams earned @PFLnews ST Player of the Week with 152 return yards and a TD

• Jacksonville has never won at Drake in the #JUvsDRAKE series. 'Fins won at home last year, 29-15

• Drake is the only school on this year's schedule that JU has a losing record all-time in the series

• Preseason All-PFL K Brandon Behr is four FGs away from tying the JU career record of 25 held by Dylan Lynch #BehrWatch

• The Dolphins have recorded at least one sack in the last 28 games after tallying three vs. EWC

• JU's 21 forced turnovers leads the FCS

• JU leads the PFL in total offense with 449.5 yards per game

• Jacksonville leads the PFL and is third in the FCS in red zone defense with 11 scores allowed in 20 attempts

• Jacksonville is one of seven undefeated teams remaining in the FCS including PFL member Dayton

• Ray Dukes was the first individual to rush for over 100 yards vs. JU since Jonathan Russ (Mercer) in 2013

Dolphin Crew Love

• TV and live stats: www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com

• Radio: 92.5 FM and http://mixlr.com/judolphins/ (Scott Manze & Nolan Alexander)

If You're Reading This It's Too Late

• Quarterback Kade Bell tied his career mark with six touchdown passes and running back Ulysses Bryant scored two times to lead JU to a 49-28 win over Edward Waters College in the Jacksonville Classic

Bryant caught seven passes for 119 yards, tying his career mark in receiving yards, including the game's final score with 02:01 remaining to seal the victory. He was also the leading rusher with 11 carries for 75 yards. Bell finished the game by going 27-for-46 for 359 yards

• The Dolphins forced four turnovers, including three picks, while Emoni Williams returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score, which was JU's first since 2012. Pernell Rattray has his first career receiving score

Going Back To Back

• The Dolphins finished +9 in turnovers in 2014, which tied for 14th in the country. JU is currently +8, good for second in the PFL

• The Dolphins led the country in picks with 24 and forced 30 turnovers. JU is currently tied for first in the FCS with 13 picks

Dallas Jackson, who had five interceptions to tie a school record last year, currently has four to lead the team

• 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

• After not forcing a momentum-changer against Morehead State, JU racked up five in the Stetson game and four vs. Edward Waters

Butter's Best He Ever Had

• Last year, punter Ryan Giaratano averaged 41.4 yards per punt, first in the PFL and leads the league with 42.2 yards per punt

• Matched a career-long punt of 67 yards in the victory at Delaware

• Also in the win, averaged 47.6 yards per punt and nailed five of his seven punts inside the opposing 20-yard line.

• Was called upon to punt 10 times at Newberry, and downed two inside the 10 yard-line

• Punted nine times for a 44-yard average with a long of 61 vs. Stetson with three inside the 20