JU Football Wins In Double Overtime

October 16, 1999

Jacksonville, Fla. - The JU Dolphins are becoming familiar with overtime games, double OT at that. For the second consecutive game, it took two extra periods for Jacksonville, but the Dolphins outlasted Greensboro College, 48-41. The game was played through periods of torrential rain, after effects of Hurricane Irene passing by the northeast Florida Coast.

JU quarterback Greg Kannapel, playing in place of the injured Gary Cooper, played with the poise of a veteran, completing 14 of 30 passes for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns with 3 interceptions. JU scored on its first two possessions behind the controlled play of Kannapel and the Dolphin offense. Greensboro, though, hit on big play after big play to make the game an improbable offensive show in the terrible weather. Pride quarterback Wes Wilder completed TD passes of 77 and 70 yards to Mark Bauer and Priest Everhart, respectively, and the game was tied at 14 after the first quarter. JU scored its two TD's on a 4 yard Jon Underhill run and a 33 yard pass from Kannapel to Brett Palmi.

JU took the lead for the first time on a 63 yard TD pass from Kannapel to Corey Donnell with 9:45 remaining in the second quarter. The Pride answered on a one yard run by D.J. Roscoe. The point after was missed and the half ended with JU on top, 21-20.

Greensboro completely controlled the third quarter, keeping possession of the ball for 13:10. But the Pride only scored one TD in the quarter, and as the rained pelted Milne Field, GC led JU 28-21 going into the final period.

Greensboro extended its lead to 34-21 on a one yard Wes Wilder run, then the JU offense came back to life. The Dolphins had scoring drives of 61 and 81 yards culminating in a 9 yard TD pass from Kannapel to Donnell and a 1 yard Underhill run, and with 1:20 remaining JU had a chance to take the lead. The Pride rose and blocked the PAT of David Stickler and regulation ended with the game tied at 34.

Greensboro scored in the first overtime on a Wilder pass of 14 yards to Ben Lewis. The point after made it 41-34, Pride. JU answered on a 25 yard Kannapel pass to Jon Underhill. Stickler's PAT forced JU into a second overtime for the second straight game.

The Dolphins went to the ground in the second OT, and scored on a 14 yard run by Brent Alexander. The JU defense held Greensboro scoreless on its possession, thanks in part to a sack by I-AA preseason All-American DE Justin Yowell.

Jacksonville (3-2) is home against next week to face UVa.-Wise while Greensboro (2-3) hosts Apprentice.