Leary TD gives Stetson 27-24 edge over Jacksonville
The Hatters (6-2, 3-2 Pioneer League) trailed 24-20 when Leary capped a 69-yard drive with a 29-yard run with 7:06 remaining for the final score. Jacksonville missed a field goal attempt from 53 yards with 1:20 left and the Hatters ran out the clock.
Messina kicked three field goals in the first half and the Hatters led 9-3 at halftime.
Stetson took a 20-17 lead early in the fourth quarter on Messina's 29-yard field goal but Jacksonville went ahead on a 64-yard touchdown throw from Calvin Turner Jr. to give the Dolphins (2-7, 0-5) a 24-20 lead with 10:29 to play.
Turner finished with 88 yards passing. He also ran for 160 yards and a score.