Baptist Health and the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute are proud sponsors of Saturday's game versus Valparaiso.
Jacksonville (5-3, 3-2 PFL) vs. Valparaiso (4-4, 3-2 PFL)
Saturday, Nov. 4 | 12:00 p.m. | D.B. Milne Field
ESPN3 | Scott Manze & David Lamm
Splitting wins both home and away, Jacksonville leads the all-time series versus Valpo, 6-3.
Last year's matchup saw Jacksonville overcome a 28-3 first quarter deficit, before falling 42-39. The Dolphins amassed 551 yards of total offense, including 329 on the ground.
Jacksonville spoiled Campbell's Homecoming Weekend, by way of a 54-48, triple overtime decision in Buie's Creek.
The Dolphins trailed by 14 in the early goings of the third quarter, and made several game-changing plays to knot things at 34-all at the end of regulation.
- Facing fourth down with eight yards to go, Rylan Wells rushed for nine yards on a fake punt; the drive led to a touchdown by Pernell Rattray (Campbell 31, Jacksonville 24)
- Josh Jemison forced a fumble at the end of the third quarter to set-up the Dolphins' final touchdown in regulation (Jacksonville 31, Campbell 31)
- Caysaun Wakeley strip-sacked Daniel Smith and Crandall Maines recovered to give Jacksonville the ball on the Campbell 27; Javier Arce-Ramirez' 24-yard field goal earned the Dolphins their first lead, 34-31, with 2:29 left in regulation
- Lamar Washington, Prince Gray and Irvin Riley recorded touchdowns in overtime before Emon Smith and Harrison Rodormer sacked Smith on fourth down to conclude the game
- Three Dolphin backs ran for at least 95 yards with Keenan Simpson leading the way on 108 yards, 17 carries; Pernell Rattray and Irvin Riley added 95 yards each
- Wells moved to fifth all-time in program history in rushing touchdowns (19); he finished the game 5-for-15 in the air with 110 yards, a touchdown and two interception while adding 73 yards rushing
Etched in Program History
With 19 credited to his name, Rylan Wells ties Emmet Hunter (2001-03) and J.J. Laster (2008-11) for fifth most rushing touchdowns in program history. Ruddell Small (2007-10) leads the pod with 43.
Wells is also two shy of reaching top-five in passing touchdowns. Gary Cooper (1998-01) is currently fifth with 31.
- Emon Smith and Griffin Garland tie for 41st in the nation in interceptions (3)
- Rylan Wells ranks 31st in the nation in points (104)
- Wells ties for 20th in rushing touchdowns (7)
Jacksonville ranks …
- Fourth in the FCS in rushing offense (296 YPG)
- 12th in team passing efficiency (157.29)
- 15th in scoring offense (35.4 PPG)
- 18th in passes intercepted (11)
- 21st in total offense (438.3 YPG)
- 24th in first downs (178)
- Tied for 42nd in red zone offense (.821)
Jacksonville will celebrate 12 soon-to-be-graduates next Saturday versus Stetson. Senior Day is set to kick-off at 1 p.m.