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Game Notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville (8-2) hosts Valparaiso (1-8) for its season finale this Saturday at D.B. Milne Field. Kickoff for Senior Day is set for 1 p.m.

Tweetable #FinFacts

  • Jacksonville remained undefeated all-time against Campbell with a 20-14 victory last weekend in Buies Creek, NC
  • Andrew Hooks was named the @PFLnews Co-Defensive PoW and Brandon Behr was named the @PFLnews Special Teams PoW
  • Hooks was named Honorable Mention    @FCS_STATS Defensive PoW
  • Jacksonville scored a program-record 86 points in the last meeting #VALPOvsJU meeting
  • Saturday's win at Campbell was @JUCoachBell 100th game at Jacksonville, and he picked up his 65th win
  • Jacksonville has only lost twice on Senior Day under @JUCoachBell, with setbacks in 2007 and 2012
  • Preseason All-PFL K Brandon Behr is one FG 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 32 games after tallying three at Campbell
  • Jacksonville is seventh in the FCS with 3.10 sacks per game
  • JU's 27 forced turnovers is fifth in the FCS
  • JU leads the PFL in total offense with 427.4 yards and is second in passing offense with 308 yards per game

Dolphin Calls

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

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

Live Stats: www.judolphins.com

Camels Can't Get Over The Hump

  • Ulysses Bryant rushed for 85 yards and scored one touchdown and the Jacksonville University defense intercepted four passes, returning one for a score as the Dolphins beat Campbell, 20-14
  • The win was the eight consecutive against the Camels, a team to whom JU has never lost
  • The Dolphins scored first on an eight-play, 66-yard drive with 8:55 to play when Bryant ran in to the left corner of the end zone from 4 yards out
  • The defense held Campbell to 155 yards rushing and 156 in the air

#VALPOvsJU Series

  • JU leads the series 5-2, but the teams have not met since the Dolphin-record 86-7 win in 2010
  • This will be the first time JU hosts Valpo since 2009, marking the longest absence a PFL team has gone from visiting the River City
  • JU's last loss came in 07 at home, Kerwin Bell's first year, but the 'Fins have won the last three meetings

Senior Citizens

Going Back To Back

  • The Dolphins finished +9 in turnovers in 2014, which tied for 14th in the country. JU is currently +6, good for third in the PFL
  • The Dolphins led the country in picks with 24 and forced 30 turnovers. JU is tied for the FCS lead with Dayton with 19 picks
  • In the win over Delaware, Jacksonville forced three fumbles and recovered two, one inside its own 5-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
  • In the loss to Drake, Dolphins had two first quarter interceptions and added a second half fourth down stop
  • After a two-game drought without a turnover, the defense picked off four Campbell passes and Andrew Hooks returned one 26 yards for a third quarter score