Nov. 8, 2002
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
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Game Day Quick Facts
Radio: ESPN 1460 WZNZ (Cole Pepper, play-by-play; Carnell Lake, color, Will Weatherford, sidelines) The Dolphin Pregame Show begins at 12:00 p.m.
Last game: JUlost at Florida International on Thursday, Oct, 31, 39-6; Edward Waters lost to Stillman College, 48-14 in Jacksonville.
Today's Game: Today's game marks the first home game for the Dolphins since Sept. 28, when JU played Austin Peay. The Dolphins went on a four-game, five week road trip which covered nearly 7,400 miles and included playing three games in a period of 12 days. JU will close out the season with two home games, including Homecoming 2002 next weekend against Wagner.
Up Next : The Dolphins wrap up the 2002 season with a Homecoming game against Wagner.
Turner Breaks All Records
Senior wide receiver Jon Turner continues his assault on the Dolphin record books. Despite playing just three seasons, Turner has set nearly every JU receiving record, including single-season receptions (52), receiving yards (820) and touchdowns (5). He also holds the JU career record for receiving touchdowns (13) and is just eight receptions and 169 yards shy of the career records of 114 catches for 1,973 yards set by Brett Palmi (1998-2001). Turner currently ranks 12th in Division I-AA with 102.5 yards receiving per game and 13th nationally with 6.5 receptions per contest.
Sturgill Growing Up Fast
Freshman quarterback Mike Sturgill is quickly making his mark on the JU record books. Sturgill has completed a school-record 135 passes for a school-record 1,645 yards in less than eight full games in his first season at JU, and is just one touchdown pass shy of tying the school single-season record of 10 set by Gary Cooper in 1998. Sturgill has already set the JU single-game record with 344 yards passing against San Diego and ranks first all-time in career completion percentage, having completed 58 percent of his passes.
Junior free safety Charlton Williams has been the Dolphins' most consistent defensive player, averaging a team-best 7.1 tackles per game. Williams ranks sixth in the Pioneer Football League with 5.3 solo stops per contest...Redhsirt-freshman running back Chad Davis has posted 100-plus all-purpose yards in three consecutive games, including a career-best 198 against Florida International...Senior defensive back Linj Shell ranks 17th in Division I-AA in punt returns, averaging nearly 14 yards per return...JU's 24-21 come-from-behind win over Charleston Southern marked the first win for the Dolphins over a Division I-AA scholarship opponent and was the largest comeback (14 points) in school history.