Jacksonville (6-3, 4-2 Pioneer Football League) vs. Stetson (2-8, 1-6 PFL)
Saturday, Nov. 11 | 1:00 p.m. | D.B. Milne Field
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Head Coach Ian Shields will be honoring his 12 seniors in a pre-game celebration before Saturday's kick.
Jamal Adjamah, Jake Brito, Griffin Garland, Tyler Havenner, Chris Jones, Pernel Rattray, Robert Ritterhoff, Jaleel Roberts, Harrison Rodormer, Emon Smith, Rylan Wells and Mike Williams will be suiting up at D.B. Milne Field for the final time in their collegiate careers.
"I can't say enough, frankly. Words aren't enough for what these seniors have put into the program," said Shields. "Without their commitment and their buy-in, we wouldn't be in the position where we are now sitting here at 6-3. We're going to lose some good players. Look at the stat sheet of some of these guys. They've really led the way for the team this season and I know they'll want to finish strong in their last home game this Saturday and next game as we finish the season on the road."
All fans with 32211, 32225 or 32277 as their zip code will receive free admission to the game (zips will be verified by driver's licenses or other official identification).
The first 600 fans through the gate will also receive a free JU Dolphin rally towel.
Jacksonville and Stetson have met every year since the 2013 season, and in four meetings, the Green and White has never dropped a decision.
Valpo's appearance at D.B. Milne Field Saturday began and ended with an interception, as Caysaun Wakeley picked off the Crusader's quarterback on their opening drive and Trevor Tufano followed suit with a game-saving takeaway in the final quarter.
The visitors were at Jacksonville's 10-yard line, with less than five minutes remaining in the game, when Tufano intercepted a pass in the end zone.
Jacksonville went on to run out the clock at the game's closing, and walked away the victors by a score of 20-17.
- The decision saw the Dolphins (6-3, 4-2 Pioneer Football League) improve their win tally from a season ago where they went 5-5 overall
- Jacksonville forced four turnovers against the Crusaders while committing none
- Javier Arce-Ramirez hit a career-long, 46-yard field goal
- Prince Gray hauled in a game-high 73 yards on six receptions while Irvin Riley ran for a game-high 90 yards with two touchdowns
Tufano's Career Game Lands PFL Honors
On Valpo's final drive, with the team facing first and goal, Trevor Tufano intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal the Dolphins' 20-17 victory.
His timely highlights also included a forced fumble on 4th-and-1 inside JU territory that led to a Dolphin touchdown and another forced fumble in the fourth quarter at the JU five-yard line that resulted in a Valpo field goal.
Tufano finished the game with 10 tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles.
- Rylan Wells ranks 38th in the nation in points (104)
- Wells ties for 28th in rushing touchdowns (7)
- Javier Arce-Ramirez ranks 47th in field goal percentage (.700)
Jacksonville ranks …
- Fourth in the FCS in rushing offense (284.2 YPG)
- Tied for seventh in passes intercepted (14)
- 18th in third down conversion percentage (.448)
- 20th in scoring offense (33.8 PPG)
- 23rd in punt return defense (4.75 YDS)
- 26th in total offense (431.8 YPG)
- 27th in first downs (195)
- 45th in kick return defense (19.31 YDS)
- 47th in time of possession (30 MIN AVG)
Jacksonville closes out its regular season on the road at Drake next Saturday at 2 p.m.