SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
Josh McGregor named PFL Offensive “Player of the Week”
After one of the best performances by a quarterback in JU football history, Josh McGregor was selected as Pioneer Football League Offensive “Player of the Week.”
McGregor threw for a career-high 405 yards and a school-record tying six touchdowns in leading the Dolphins to a 42-15 win over Davidson in the PFL opener for JU.
“When Josh gets into rhythm, he’s very tough to stop,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “He did a good job of checking us into the right plays and making the right reads through his progessions. Any time you throw for 400 yards, you’re doing pretty well.”
For the game, McGregor completed 26-of-41 while being sacked three times. His six touchdowns were to five different receivers – with Josh Philpart catching two. He had two receivers finish with more than 100 receiving yards, the first time that JU has two hit the century mark since the 2007 season finale.
His 405 yards is the third-highest single-game performance in school history and is only the third time that a JU quarterback has thrown for more than 400 yards. His 405 yards is the fourth-highest performance this season in the FCS and is the only quarterback to throw more than four touchdowns in a game this season.
After the outing, McGregor is now fourth in the country in passing efficiency (162.29) and is ninth in total offense (290.25). He’s directed the Dolphins to fourth-ranked passing offense and eight-ranked total offense in the country. McGregor is third nationally in passing yards per game, averaging 303 yards per contest.
He is second in the country in total passing yards, putting up 1,212 in just four games.
DOLPHIN DEFENSE CLIMBING: Jacksonville’s defense has been making big plays all season and it shows as the Dolphins are ranked third nationally in turnover margin, a +1.75 per game.