TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
Dolphins wrap up 2009 season at Campbell
The 2009 JU football team has one more opportunity to continue rewriting the record books when they wrap up the regular season at Campbell on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., with the game being broadcast on 1010XL. The Bono’s Barbecue Pregame Show airs at 12:30 p.m., as Barry Milligan calls the action.
JU (6-4, 5-2 PFL) has clinched a winning season for the second straight year, a first in program history, and is seeking to go a step further with the second best record ever.
“This is a big game for us to finish this season on a strong note and to get some momentum going into the offseason,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “I’m expecting us to have our best week of practice and preparation to end this season the right way.”
With the third winning season in program history secured, the individual records continue to be under siege.
Josh McGregor has already broken his single-season record for passing yards and owns the career record just 23 games into his career. Rudell Small has become the first Dolphin to record 1,000 rushing yards twice during his career, easily overtaking the school record for career rushing yards.
Josh Philpart became the school’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions with his 16th career catch. The sophomore enters Saturday’s game needing 39 yards to break the school’s single-season record of 890 set by Jon Turner in 2002.
The offense isn’t the only one making a mark in the record book.
Jason Wood has moved into third place on the school’s all-time tackle list with 245 and needs one interception to tie the school’s career record of seven.
Joseph Fennell, the team’s leading tackler, needs seven tackles against the Camels to earn a spot in the top five on the single-season list. His brother, Allen, has put up 202 tackles to become the seventh Dolphin in program history to record 200 career tackles.
As a team, this unit has produced 317 points – the second-highest scoring team in program history with at least 27 points in every game but one this year. The defensive unit has produced 36.5 sacks, shattering the school record of 30 set in 1998 and 2000.