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Game Notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville (6-1), coming off its first loss of the season 28-24 to Drake, travels to unbeaten Dayton (7-0) for a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Welcome Stadium.

Tweetable #FinFacts

  • Jacksonville's loss to Drake snapped an eight-game winnings streak dating back to last season and dropped the 'Fins to 0-7 all-time at DU
  • With his first quarter pick at Drake, Dallas Jackson tied his own school-record last season of five interceptions
  • Jacksonville has won the last three meetings in the #JUvsDAY series, but the teams have not met since 2012
  • Preseason All-PFL K Brandon Behr is three 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 29 games after tallying three vs. Drake
  • JU's 23 forced turnovers leads the FCS
  • JU leads the PFL in total offense with 433.3 yards per game
  • Jacksonville leads the PFL and is ninth in the FCS in red zone defense with 15 scores allowed in 24 attempts
  • Jacksonville has a chance to spoil Dayton's perfect season. The Flyers are one of five remaining unbeaten teams in the FCS
  • Drake's Eric Saubert, with 118 yards, was the first opponent to have over 100 yards receiving against JU in over a year

Dolphin Calls

Live Stats: www.DaytonFlyers.com

TV: www.Atlantic10.com

Radio: 1010 AM and http://mixlr.com/judolphins/(Scott Manze & Nolan Alexander)

Heartbreaker In Des Moines

  • Drake scored 14 unanswered fourth quarter points and handed Jacksonville its first loss of the season with a 28-24 score at Drake Stadium.
  • The winning score for Drake, set up by a Ulysses Bryant fumble, was a 19-yard pass from Andy Rice to Andrew Yarwood with 03:14 remaining in the game. The Dolphins were forced to punt on offense and Rice rushed for a first down on the ensuing possession to give the hosts an upset win.
  • QB Kade Bell finished the day 22-38 for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant was the leading rusher with 21 carries for 104 yards. Damien Strange led the Dolphin receivers with five catches for 70 yards

Closing Bell

  • After leading the PFL in each category last year, Kade Bell sits atop the PFL with 301 yards passing per game and is second in total offense with 306 yards per game
  • Named to the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List
  • Named PFL Offensive Player of the Week in the win at Delaware when he went 25-of-43 for 269 yards and one TD and rushed eight times for 28 yards
  • Set a career-high in completions and attempts in his 32-63 performance at Marist and passed for 348 yards
  • Named PFL Offensive PoW after five TD passes vs. Stetson                                          
  • Second in the PFL and ranks eighth in the FCS with 24.43 completions per game
  • His 312 passing yards per game is fifth and his 2,107 passing yards is seventh in the FCS