JU Suffers Second Loss In As Many Weeks


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For the second-straight week, the Dolphins football team hit the road to take on another tough FCS non-division opponent. Jacksonville University headed to Jacksonville, Ala. to take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in what turned out to be a lopsided contest throughout much of the second half.
JU (0-2) drew first blood on a one-yard touchdown pass from Kade Bell to Dorian Guy. After trailing 7-0 at the conclusion of the first quarter, the Gamecocks (2-0) scored twice on the back of running back Troymaine Pope. Pope ran the first one in from five yards out and the second from three yards, giving JSU a 14-7 lead.
Dolphins’ place kicker Dylan Lynch added a 29-yard field goal to cut the Gamecock lead to just four at 14-10. The field goal was set up by an eight play, 63 yard drive that was fueled by 48 all-purpose yards from Orlando Thomas.
JSU’s offense stormed right back down the field adding one more score making the half-time score 21-10. The Gamecock’s dominance continued in the second half as they scored on their first three possessions taking a commanding 38-10 lead on their way to a 48-13 stomping of the Dolphins.
Despite the loss, Dylan Lynch became the all-time leader in field goals made at JU. The record came on his 29-yard attempt in the second quarter. The previous record holder was Donovan Curry (2006-2009) with a mark of 14 made field goals. With his two in the JSU game, Lynch now has 16 for his career.
Next up, the Dolphins play their home-opener against Pioneer League opponent Morehead State (0-2). The Eagles come into town following a 67-13 beat down at the hands of Youngstown State.