MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009 concert with Mock Rock highlights Homecoming week
Jacksonville University officially begins the celebration of its 75th anniversary with a Homecoming week full of events.

The JU football team will host its annual Homecoming game against Morehead State on Saturday at D.B. Milne Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

While the football game is the major sporting event, there will be several other events throughout the week – including a concert as part of the annual “Mock Rock” event on Friday night at 9 p.m., as well as the President’s Welcome Reception on Friday night at 6 p.m. to recognize the school’s 75th anniversary.

The Dolphins are looking to bounce back after watching Marist rally from a 27-17 deficit, capping the comeback via a 26-yard pass with seven seconds left in the game.

“We haven’t developed a killer instinct and that is something that all championship teams have,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “We’ve put ourselves in position to win, but we haven’t been able to finish the job.”

Marist’s comeback ruined some career performances by several Dolphins.

Josh McGregor threw for four touchdowns, tying the second-highest single-game total in program history en route to 295 yards in the air. Rudell Small rushed for 121 yards on 24 carries, his second straight 100-yard effort and a new season high in yardage. On defense, Shaun Lewis wowed the crowd in his home state, racking up 11 tackles with 3.5 for a loss including two sacks.

Homecoming could be the perfect tonic for JU. The Dolphins are 8-3 all time on during the event, having won four in a row. This is the third time JU has faced Morehead State on Homecoming, with the two teams splitting the two previous meetings.