Dolphins Play Host to Military & Reigning Champs Saturday

Dolphins Play Host to Military & Reigning Champs Saturday

Jacksonville (4-2, 2-1 PFL) vs. San Diego (4-2, 3-0 PFL)

Saturday, Oct. 21 | 12:00 p.m. | D.B. Milne Field
ESPN3 | Scott Manze & David Lamm
MIXLR | Joe Mixie & Jareeq Crenshaw
Game Notes

Series History

San Diego owns a slight 5-4 edge in the all-time series, but the last meeting fell in favor of the Dolphins, 35-18, in the 2014 season. Jacksonville won three of its four victories over the Toreros at D.B. Milne Field.


Saturday's game will also shadow as Military Day. With a valid military ID, all retired and active duty personnel and their families will receive free admission.


Single-game tickets are available for purchase day of game at the ticketing booth or online at General admission tickets are $10, children aged four and under are free, and students and faculty are free with a valid JU ID.


Visiting Butler, the Dolphins dropped their first Pioneer Football League game of the year by a score of 37-22. Jacksonville held a 15-13 lead with 4:44 remaining in the half, before surrendering four straight scoring drives to the Bulldogs.

Between those drives was a Dolphin touchdown called back on a holding penalty and a 52-yard field goal attempt that hit the crossbar.

Both Rylan Wells and Lamar Washington finished the game with 63 yards rushed while Nic Duch led the team with 54 receiving yards. Washington, Keenan Simpson and Irvin Riley each recorded touchdowns.

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 17th in the nation in interceptions (3)
  • Rylan Wells ties for 28th in the nation in points (86)
  • Jamal Adjamah ranks 14th in rush yards per carry (6.27 YDS) while Wells is 35th (5.42)
  • Wells ties for 16th in rushing touchdowns (6)

Jacksonville ranks …

  • Third in the FCS in rushing offense (305.8 YPG)
  • Fifth in team passing efficiency (171.39)
  • 12th in scoring offense (36.7 PPG)
  • 15th in total offense (460.8 YPG)
  • Tied for 16th in passes intercepted (9)
  • Tied for 24th in first downs (138)
  • 29th in punt return defense (5.40 YDS)
  • 30th in time of possession (31 AVG)
  • Tied for 35th in rushing defense (128.0 YPG)
  • 36th in third down conversion percentage defense (.342)
  • 48th in total defense (355.0 YPG)

Up Next

The Dolphins will hit the road to Campbell next Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff.