Football set for cross country trip to face No. 25 San Diego

Oct. 17, 2007

JU vs. San Diego game notes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a record setting performance against Morehead State, the JU football team faces its toughest test of the season.

The Dolphins (2-4, 1-2 PFL) travel across the country to face defending Pioneer Football League champion San Diego (6-0, 3-0 PFL). The Toreros are ranked 25th in the country in the Football Championship Subdivision Coach's Poll.

"San Diego is a very good team and are deserving of being ranked among the best in the nation," said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "We're going to go out there and give it our best shot and see what happens."

JU will enter the game with a ton of confidence after knocking off previously unbeaten Morehead State, 34-24. Senior quarterback Chris Horton threw for a school-record 450 yards, with 229 going to junior wide receiver Geavon Tribble, a total that set a new school record for receiving yards.

While the offense was rolling up yardage, the defense was setting new marks as well. The safeties made their presence felt as junior James Mills picked off two passes and junior Robson Noel record a team-high 10 tackles. Mills' two interceptions tied the school record for the fourth time.

"We had some guys step up and make some plays when we needed them last week," Bell said. "But we have to do that every week. We have to let it all out on the field every play of the game."

The game will be broadcast on 1010XL, with the Bono's pregame show starting at 8:30 p.m. (EST), with Barry Milligan calling the action. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. (EST).

JU is facing a top 25 team for just the third time in school history, dropping the other two decisions. The last game against a team in the top 25 was San Diego last season at home, with the No. 16 Toreros coming away with a 38-21 win.