Football Senior Day Set for Saturday vs. Marist

Cred: Fran Ruchalski
Cred: Fran Ruchalski

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Game-10 Jacksonville University (4-5, 3-3) vs. Marist (5-5, 5-2) | Nov. 19, 2016 | D.B. Milne Field | Jacksonville, Fla. | 12 P.M. | @JU_Football | #HeartOfJax | Game Notes

Dolphin Calls

TV: ESPN3 (Scott Manze and David Lamm)

Radio: http://mixlr.com/judolphins (Nolan Alexander and Dallas Jackson)

Live Stats: JUDolphins.com

Promotions and Policies

  • Arrive early for a Senior Day ceremony where our departing senior class will be honored on-field beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • PepsiCo Military Spotlight pregame where a member of the military will be presented with four tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars game
  • Aramark Dining Service t-shirt toss to loudest fans after the third quarter!
  • 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

Quote Board

"By and large, this senior class has had terrific attitudes and has been coachable. They've provided solid leadership, and we'd love to see them come off D.B. Milne Field one last time with a victory." – Head Coach Ian Shields

"It hasn't truly hit me yet that it's my last game at JU. Once we get out there, emotions might take over. It's a great feeling to finally host Marist at home on senior day. We're coming to play and we know they are, too." – Senior Running Back Ulysses Bryant

First Down #FinFacts

  • Jacksonville is in its 19th season and first under new Head Coach Ian Shields
  • Rylan Wells has rushed for 100 yards in three consecutive games
  • Wells is second in the @FCS_STATS in passing yards-per-completion (16.54)
  • In @PFLNews games, JU is first in rushing offense (270.8 ypg), and second in pass defense (198.7 ypg)
  • The Dolphins are second the @PFLNews and 27th in the @FCS_STATS with nine fumble recoveries
  • Brian Burnett's hot hand has hauled in a touchdown reception in each of the last four games, and leads JU with five
  • Prince Gray would lead the @FCS_STATS with 19.7 yards-per-punt return, but is barely under qualification. Khalid Thomas of Alabama St. tops with 18.9
  • Gray needs a min. of 1.2 returns per game (currently has nine on the season) to surpass Nick Feldman of Morehead St. ('05) with 19.96-yard average for the PFL single-season record
  • Grady Redding is 16th in @FCS_STATS with an average of 5.6 solo stops-per-game
  • Amongst active @FCS_STATS career leaders, Redding ranks 10th in total tackles (340), and 11th in solo stops-per-game (4.90)

#MARISTvsJU series

  • Jacksonville leads the series all-time, 4-3
  • Last season, the Dolphins escaped down the Hudson with a narrow 20-16 win that snapped a two-game road losing skid in the series by forcing six turnovers, including two picks on fourth downs and two in JU's endzone
  • JU is 2-0 all-time at home vs. Marist, last winning 26-14 on 9/29/12. Two years prior, the Red Foxes only scored 14 as well in a 56-14 Dolphin victory

Career vs. Red Foxes

Rushing Attack at Historic Pace

  • Jacksonville's rushing attack has been steaming through the competition. The Dolphins mounted the largest three-game total in school history from playing Morehead State, Davidson, and Drake, and then continued that pace with 329 yards at Valpo.
  • JU is now aiming to break the record of consecutive 200-yard rushing games gained 2003. Currently at four, the '03 record five-game streak began with a matchup vs. Valparaiso

Previously

Jacksonville University nearly overcame a 28-3 first quarter deficit with a second-half charge, but came up just short in a 42-39 defeat by Valparaiso University Saturday at Brown Field. Jacksonville amassed 551 yards of total offense against Valpo, including 329 on the ground. Rylan Wells led Jacksonville in rushing for the third-straight game with career-bests in 21 carries for 135 yards and two scores. He went 12-28 for 222 yards passing with one touchdown and interception. Prince Gray led the Dolphin receivers with eight grabs for 131 yards. Grady Redding's 12 stops topped JU tacklers, and Harrison Rodormer had four tackles-for-a-loss, including two sacks.

Efficiency Engine

  • The Dolphins are averaging 0.89 sacks allowed-per-game, which is eighth in the nation, second in the PFL
  • The JU offense is second in the PFL in passing efficiency with a 144.72 rating
  • Jacksonville is tied with Dayton and San Diego for first in the league in the fewest interceptions thrown this season with six
  • In conference games, the Dolphins are limiting the opposition to a 30% success rate on third downs, third in the PFL
  • Brian Burnett is fifth in the nation with an average of 21.04 yards-per-catch, and Prince Gray is 12th in the PFL with 15.55
  • Jacksonville has cleaned up its dirty laundry so far this season. After ranking at the bottom of the PFL in penalties the last two seasons, the Dolphins have committed only 50 penalties, ranking second in the conference
  • Ryan Giaratano's 40.3 career average in punting ranks 7th in PFL history

Behind Enemy Lines

Marist was downed by Dayton at home last Saturday, 59-31, to suffer its second PFL loss of the fall. The Red Foxes bring the second-rated passing attack in the league with an average of 291.4 yards-per-game through the air, but have also given up a league-high 34 sacks. Marist is second in the PFL with 17 interceptions, but are giving up a league-worst 43.8% third-down rate on defense in addition to last in time of possession, averaging 26:27 per game. Mike White is the second-leading passer in the PFL with 270.8 yards-per-game and 17 touchdowns, and his leading receiver, Juston Christian, is second in receiving yards-per-game with 90.8.