Six Home Games Highlight 2018 Football Schedule

2018 Football Schedule
2018 Football Schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University football head coach Ian Shields is excited to announced the 2018 schedule, an 11-game slate that features six home games at D.B. Milne Field.

For the first time since 2006, the Dolphins will begin the season on its home turf when Saint Augustine's comes to the River City on Sept. 1.

Jacksonville will then head on the road to face off against Mercer for the second straight year, before hosting Walsh again at home prior to the bye week.

The Dolphins will open up Pioneer Football League play following the bye, hosting two of their first three PFL games, first Drake, then Marist, with a trip to Davidson sandwiched in-between.

Back-to-back road games at Stetson and San Diego wrap up October. The Dolphins' trip to San Diego marks the first time JU has traveled to the Toreros – who have won the last four PFL titles – since 2011.

The Dolphins wrap up the season with two of their final three games at home. First, Butler comes to town for the first time since 2013, then JU travels to Valparaiso before concluding the regular season at D.B. Milne Field vs. Dayton.

Jacksonville is coming off of a 7-4 season in year two under Shields, and will be returning 14 starters from a year ago. Click here to view the full schedule.

2018 Football Opponents
Sept. 1 – Saint Augustine's
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 5-5 (5-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
Series: First meeting
Last Meeting: N/A

Sept. 8 – at Mercer
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 5-6 (4-4 SoCon)
Series: Mercer leads, 2-0
Last Meeting: Lost, 48-7 in Macon on Aug. 31, 2017

Sept. 15 – Walsh
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 4-7 (4-3 Great Midwest Athletic Conference)
Series: JU leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: Won, 53-61 at D.B. Milne Field on Sept. 16 2017

Sept. 29 – Drake
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 7-4 (6-2 PFL)
Series: Drake leads, 14-3
Last Meeting: Lost, 52-7 in Des Moines on Nov. 18, 2017

Oct. 6 – at Davidson
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 2-9 (0-8 PFL)
Series: JU leads, 14-6
Last Meeting: Won 35-21 at D.B. Milne Field on Oct. 7, 2017

Oct. 13 – Marist (Homecoming)
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 4-7 (3-5 PFL)
Series: JU lead, 6-3
Last Meeting: Won, 44-37 in Poughkeepsie on Sept. 23, 2017

Oct. 20 – at Stetson
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 2-9 (1-7 PFL)
Series: JU leads, 5-0
Last Meeting: Won, 13-10 at D.B. Milne Field on Nov. 11, 2017

Oct. 27 – at San Diego
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 10-3 (8-0 PFL) (PFL champions; Lost in second round of FCS playoffs)
Series: San Diego leads, 5-4
Last Meeting: Lost, 63-10 at D.B. Milne Field on Oct. 21, 2017

Nov. 3 – Butler
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 6-5 (4-4 PFL)
Series: JU leads, 8-3
Last Meeting: Lost, 37-22 in Indianapolis on Oct. 14, 2017

Nov. 10 – at Valparaiso
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 6-5 (5-3 PFL)
Series: JU leads, 7-3
Last Meeting: Won 20-17 at D.B. Milne Field on Nov. 4, 2017

Nov. 17 – Dayton
Opponent's 2017 Finish: 5-6 (4-4 PFL)
Series: Dayton leads, 5-4
Last Meeting: Lost, 35-21 at D.B. Milne Field on Oct. 7, 2017