JU Wins Second Straight On The Road

October 2, 1999

Clarkesville, Tenn. - JU won 28-21, in double ovetime, on the road at Austin Peay. The Dolphins built a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs of 16 yards by Jon Underhill and 7 yards by Brent Alexander. The Governors then put 21 unanswered points on the board to take a seven point lead into the fourth quarter.

JU mounted a drive that stalled at the APSU three yard line with 8:07 remaining in the game. On first down, Justin Yowell forced a fumble that Will Weatherford recovered at the Govs four yard line. Two runs by Greg Portee and JU was in the end zone with the game tying touchdown. The game was tied at 21 at the end of regulation.

Austin Peay had the ball first in OT. After a pass interference penalty on JU, the Govs had first down at the JU eleven yard line. Will Weatherford forced a fumble on the next play that Tyrone Wright recovered and the threat was over. After JU picked up three yards on first down, Jon Underhill was stripped of the ball, and APSU recovered, sending the game into double OT. JU had the first opportunity with the ball at the Austin Peay 25 yard line. A penalty and fumble left JU facing 2nd and 24 from the 39. Gary Cooper then hit Corey Donnell in the end zone for a touchdown, the point after made it 28-21. Having to score a TD to force another overtime, APSU went to the air. Eric Wells intercepted his second pass on the day on second down to seal the first overtime win in JU football history.

Tommy Swindell had a a tremendous day defensively for JU. Starting in place of Scott Wilson at middle linebacker, Swindell led the team with 11 tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack. Safety Julio Izquierdo, playing with an injured right foot, had ten stops and 1 pass broken up. Dan Irby and Pete Satur each had seven tackles, with Satur also picking 1 TFL and a sack. Ryan Hockett, Will Weatherford, and Ryals Hurst were the other Dolphins with sacks for the defense. Eric Wells became the first player in JU history to have a two interception day.

The Dolphins are off this week. JU returns to action October 16, hosting Greensboro College at Milne Field on the JU campus.