Dolphins Fly Nation’s Best Rushing Offense to Butler

Dolphins Fly Nation’s Best Rushing Offense to Butler

Jacksonville (4-1, 2-0 PFL) at Butler (3-3, 1-2 PFL)

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 12:00 p.m. | Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl
MIXLR | Scott Manze &  Justin Kaelin
Game Notes

Series History

Jacksonville last faced the Bulldogs in Indianapolis on Oct. 4, 2014, and went home with a 35-7 victory. In 10 total meetings, the Dolphins lead the all-time series, 8-2.


Continuing in its winning tradition during Homecoming & Family Weekend, Jacksonville defeated Davidson this past Saturday, by a score of 35-21. The success not only improved the Dolphins' homecoming record to 16-3 all-time, but it also provided the team its fourth-straight win.

  • Quarterback Rylan Wells finished the game with his second, five-touchdown performance of the year on three rushing and two passing scores
  • Running back Keenan Simpson added a career-high 129 yards on 19 carries, while Michon Sobers recorded 100 yards on four receptions with a touchdown
  • Jacksonville entered halftime with a 28-0 advantage, marking the first time this season its held an opponent scoreless through the half

Run, Run, Run as Much as We Can

The Dolphins currently sit atop the nation in rushing offense with an average of 318.6 yards per game. In three games this season, JU has recorded 300 or more rushing yards, highlighted by a program-record 514 versus Guilford.

Six student-athletes have contributed 100-plus yards, with Jamal Adjamah (364), Rylan Wells (284)  and Irvin Riley (283) leading the pod.

Etched in Program History

With 18 credited to his name, Rylan Wells is one rushing touchdown shy of breaking top-five in program history. Emmet Hunter (2001-03) and J.J. Laster (2008-11) rank fifth in Dolphin history with 19 career rushing touchdowns

Wells is also four shy of reaching top-five in passing touchdowns. Gary Cooper (1998-01) is currently fifth with 31.

FCS Rankings

  • Emon Smith and Griffin Garland tie for 12th in the nation in interceptions (3)
  • Rylan Wells ranks 18th in the nation in points (84)
  • Jamal Adjamah ranks ninth in rush yards per carry (7.14 YDS) while Wells is 36th (5.46)
  • Wells ties for 11th in rushing touchdowns (6) and Adjamah 39th (4)

Jacksonville ranks …

  • First in the FCS in rushing offense (318.6 YPG)
  • Second in team passing efficiency (184.49)
  • Tied for fifth in passes intercepted (9)
  • Eighth in scoring offense (39.6 PPG)
  • 10th in total offense (476.6 YPG)
  • 24th in rushing defense (107.2)
  • 24th in time of possession (31 AVG)
  • 26th in third down conversion percentage defense (.324)
  • Tied for 28th in first downs (116)
  • 29th in punt return defense (5.40 YDS)
  • Tied for 37th in sacks (12)
  • 38th in total defense (341.4 YPG)
  • Tied for 47th in first downs defense (99)

Up Next

Jacksonville welcomes San Diego, the reigning PFL champions, to D.B. Milne Field next Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12 p.m.