Dolphins Host NEC Champs Duquesne at D.B. Milne Field Saturday

Dolphins Host NEC Champs Duquesne at D.B. Milne Field Saturday

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Game-4 Jacksonville University (2-1) vs. Duquesne University (2-2) | Oct. 1, 2016 | D.B. Milne Field (5,000)| Jacksonville, Fla. | 1 P.M. | Game Notes | @JU_Football | #DUQvsJU #HeartOfJax

Promotions

PepsiCo Military Spotlight pregame where a selected member of military will be presented with four tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars game.

Aramark Dining Service sponsors a fourth quarter t-shirt toss to loudest fans!

Dolphin Calls

TV: ESPN3 (Scott Manze and David Lamm)

Radio: Online at http://mixlr.com/judolphins (Nolan Alexander & former Dolphin safety Dallas Jackson) with a 12:45 p.m. pregame show

Live Stats: www.judolphins.com

Quote Board

"We're excited to play Duquesne and measure ourselves against a quality program. They have all kinds of talent. It'll be nice to be in front of our crowd and we think we have a home field advantage in front of our fans at D.B. Milne Field." - Head Coach Ian Shields

"I love playing at home. Our defense has to stick the rules we have and everyone has to do their job in order for us to win." - Junior Harrison Rodormer

#FinFacts

  • Jacksonville is in its 19th season and first under new Head Coach Ian Shields
  • After Prince Gray put up career numbers vs. EWC, Brian Burnett lit up the Stetson defense with career-bests in receptions (5) and yards (115)
  • Jacksonville is first in the nation in yards-per-completion (21.04). Gray leads the country with an average of 33.14 yards-per-catch and Burnett is fifth with 24.13 YPC
  • The Dolphins lead the @PFLNews and are 10th in the @FCS_STATS with five fumble recoveries
  • Jacksonville is 12th in the nation and second in the @PFLNews in kickoff return defense averaging 15.46 yards-per-return
  • JU has allowed seven points in back-to-back games, the first time the Dolphins have allowed less than 10 points in consecutive games since 2008
  • The Dolphins gave up seven to Webber International on Oct. 9 and 9 to Morehead State on Oct. 18
  • The 14 points allowed in both games is the lowest total allowed in consecutive games in program history
  • JU won its 50th game in @PFLNews play since 2008, tied with San Diego for tops
  • The last home loss for the Dolphins was on Sept. 28, 2013 against Butler. The current streak stands at 12 games

#DUQvsJU series

  • Saturday marks the first meeting between the programs
  • Jacksonville is 0-1 all-time against NEC opponents, suffering a 28-0 setback at Albany on 12/06/08 at the Gridiron Classic
  • With temps in the low '30s at kickoff that later dropped into the high teens, it was the coldest game in the history of JU football at the time
  • Duquesne is 8-21 in road non-conference games under 12th-year HC Jerry Schmitt, but an impressive 23-2 at Art Rooney Field
  • The Dukes knocked off PFL opponent and defending co-champ Dayton 34-20 on Sept. 17

O Captain! My Captain!

Head Coach Ian Shields has announced that redshirt-senior outside linebacker Justin Horton, senior A-back Ulysses Bryant, and redshirt-junior Rylan Wells have been voted by their peers as permanent team captains.

The other captain's slot will be on a rotating weekly basis as chosen by Coach Shields. KJ Jenkins takes the honor vs. Duquesne

Rodormer Takes PFL Honor

Linebacker Harrison Rodormer was named the Pioneer Football League's Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in the Dolphins' 24-7 victory at Stetson on Saturday.

It is the first career weekly honor for Rodormer, the junior from Delray Beach, Fla. led the Dolphins with nine tackles (four solo, five assists), had a sack in the second consecutive game, and posted a career-best three tackles-for-a-loss. Rodormer had a tackle-for-a-loss and a sack in a three-play span to halt a first quarter drive.

Efficiency Engine

  • Jacksonville is first in the nation in yards-per-completion (21.04)
  • The Dolphins are averaging 0.67 sacks allowed-per-game, which is ninth-best in the nation
  • The JU offense is 7th nationally and leads the PFL in passing efficiency with a 174.19 rating
  • Jacksonville has cleaned up its dirty laundry so far this season. After ranking at the bottom of the PFL in penalty yards the last two seasons, the Dolphins are sixth in the conference with 57.67 penalty-yards-per-game

Behind Enemy Lines

Duquesne is the defending Northeast Conference champion, marking the 2015 crown as the third time in five seasons the Dukes have won the title. Picked to win again this year, seven offense starters return and six on defense to lead a team that has already knocked off defending PFL co-champ Dayton, 34-20, two weeks ago.

Parking, Tickets, and Policies

Tickets are available at JUTickets.com, and at the ticket booth on gameday (credit cards accepted).  Reserved Seating is $15, General Admission is $10, and Senior/Military/Children are $5.

D.B. Milne Field policies are no glass, alcohol, coolers, and pets are allowed through gates; service animals are permitted.

Parking is $5.

For more gameday information including a campus map, click here.

Up Next

Jacksonville returns to Pioneer Football League play with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Campbell at D.B. Milne Field. This year's Homecoming matchup features a one-sided series, where the Dolphins are 8-0 all-time vs. the Camels. Tickets are available at JUTickets.com.