SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011
JU sets PFL record in 56-13 win; gets lead
Senior wide receiver Larry Thompson caught three touchdown passes and safety Lacy McDougald had two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, as Jacksonville University beat Davidson 56-13 here in a Pioneer Football League game.
With the win, the Dolphins (6-2, 5-0) set the all-time PFL consecutive win streak with their 16th and continued to build on their Football Championship Series leading home win streak with number 13.
JU also took over sole possession of first place in the PFL as San Diego was upset by Campbell 48-24.
Thompson, from Tampa, Fla., caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh McGregor on the game’s fourth play for a 7-0 lead which JU never relinquished.
McDougald, from Jacksonville, Fla., intercepted his first pass in the third quarter which set up Thompson’s second TD catch, 21 yards from McGregor.
On the next drive, McDougald had his second pick on Davidson quarterback Jonathan Carkuff and returned it 59 yards for a score.
Thompson added his last touchdown, 32 yards from McGregor, in the fourth quarter to give the Dolphins a 49-13 lead. He finished the day with five catches for 100 yards, his second consecutive 100-yard effort.
“I was just doing what I was supposed to be doing and kept getting open,’’ Thompson said.
McGregor ended the day 20 of 27 for 295 yards and four touchdown passes. He also had 104 yards rushing, the first time in his career he has rushed for more than 100 yards. The touchdown passes give the senior, from Royal Palm Beach, Fla., 109 for his career tying him for seventh on the all time list with Marcus Brady of Cal State Northridge (1998-2001).
JU struggled early as the Wildcats (2-5, 0-4) remained stubborn throughout the first half.
“That was my fault,’’ coach Kerwin Bell said. “I had some bad play calling but we got out of this with a win.’’
The Dolphins are off next week and travel to Drake in two weeks.