VALPARAISO, Ind. – Josh McGregor threw for 320 yards and three
touchdowns and Rudell Small ran for three scores as Jacksonville
routed Valparaiso 86-7 on Saturday.
It was the highest scoring game for the Dolphins (6-1, 4-0 Pioneer League),
beating their record of 55 points against UNC-Pembroke in 2007.
Small, Jacksonville’s career rushing leader, ran for a
season-high 192 yards as the team rolled to 658 yards of
Jacksonville led 66-7 at halftime. According to the school, the Dolphins set team records for
victory margin and for points in a quarter – 38 in the second.
“Everyone contributed to this win today,” Jacksonville coach
Kerwin Bell, a former quarterback at Florida, told judolphins.com.
“Our defense made some big turnovers and scored. Our special teams
got a score and our offense was able to move the ball consistently
Jacksonville’s defense scored twice – Leonard Smith returned an
interception in the first quarter and Taylor Marsh returned one in
The only touchdown for the Crusaders (0-7, 0-4) came in the
first quarter when Eric Slenk grabbed a 52-yard pass from Nate
B.-COOKMAN 14, S.C. ST. 0: Androse Bell capped a 15-play,
90-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to
seal it as visiting Bethune-Cookman remained undefeated.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats, 6-0 for the first
time since 2002, got on the board with a trick play: a 16-yard pass
from receiver Maurice Francois to fellow receiver Jevaughn Reams
4:51 before halftime.
“We knew it wasn’t going to be a high scoring game,” Wildcats
quarterback Matthew Johnson told b-cuathletics.com. “It was going
to be who made the least mistakes. We did our part, and the defense
was the backbone.”
FAMU 31, SAVANNAH ST. 0: Phil Silvester rushed for 153 yards and
two touchdowns for host Florida A&M.
Silvester had 18 carries for the Rattlers, who dominated the
ground game with 327 rushing yards. He had touchdown runs of 69
yards on Florida A&M’s first play from scrimmage and 5 yards
with 7:47 left in the third.
Antonio Lawrence scored on a 58-yard touchdown run on FAMU’s
first offensive play of the second half. Lavante Page added an
11-yard score to cap a 12-play, 66-yard drive with 13:31 left.
FIU 34, NORTH TEXAS 10: Wes Carroll threw for two touchdowns to
lead visiting Florida International.
Carroll hit Greg Ellingson for a 50-yard score 2:17 into the
game. He also found T.Y. Hilton for a 43-yard touchdown in the
second quarter as the Golden Panthers built a 27-3 halftime
Carroll was 17-of-31 for 288 yards and no interceptions. Darriet
Perry ran for 98 yards for the Golden Panthers.
Lance Dunbar scored the only touchdown for the Mean Green in the
fourth quarter. The 9-yard touchdown was set up by a 64-yard run by
Craig Robertson on a fake punt.