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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1

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JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

BREAKDOWN Head Coach

the numbers

Conference

Kerwin Bell 6th Season Career record w/ JU 36-21 2008 PFL coach of the year Eddie Robinson Award finalist

Pioneer Football League (Division 1 FCS)

Highlights Weaknesses

Ranked 29th nationally in defense Ranked 14th nationally in pass defense 8 defensive starters returning 5-0 record at home in 2011

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9 offensive starters lost, 2 returning Senior star QB Josh McGregor lost First meeting of GSU and JU 2-4 record on the road in 2011

Key Players Jacksonville Univ.

Georgia Southern

Adrian RILEY

Dominique SWOPE

#7

Junior WR Played in all 11 games 28 receptions for 433 yds Average 15.5 yds per reception

OFFENSE advantage advantage advantage

2010 PFL Champions 2008 PFL Champions

Strengths -

Advantages by

advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage

advantage advantage advantage

Colby WALDEN

#12

Senior DB/KR Played in 10 games PFL leading kickoff returner Average 26.3 yds per return

Quentin DAVIS

#18

Senior TE Played in all 11 games Named First team All PFL at TE 19 receptions for 360 yds

Keith DAWSON

#20

Senior RB Played in all 11 games 70 carries for 418 yds Two 100+ yd games in 2011

Mike MAYORAL

#95

Senior DL Started first 9 games 39 tackles, 8 for loss 6.5 sacks in 2011

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Robert BROWN

advantage

DEFENSE

#6

Sophomore FB 2011 SoCon Freshman of the Yr 3 consecutive 150+ yd games Average 6.1 yds per carry

SCORING FIRST DOWNS RUSHING YARDAGE PASSING YARDAGE TOTAL OFFENSE TIME OF POSS. 3RD DOWN CONV. 4TH DOWN CONV. TOUCHDOWNS FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS

POINTS ALLOWED YARDS ALLOWED RUSHING ALLOWED PASSING ALLOWED TACKLES SACKS INTERCEPTIONS

advantage advantage advantage advantage

Based on statistics from 2011 season. Statistics compiled by Kevin Gregan.

#5

Sophomore RB Three 100+ yd games in 2011 Average 6.9 yds per carry 5 touchdowns in 2011

Brent RUSSELL

#66

Deion STANLEY

#29

Senior DT 2011 SoCon Def. player of the Yr 6.5 sacks in 2011 67 tackles, 16.5 for loss

Sophomore S SoCon All Freshman selection 2x SoCon Fr. player of the week 86 tackles, 59 solo stops

Darius EUBANKS

#13

Senior OLB Started all 14 games 69 tackles 2 int, 1 forced fumble

JACKSONVILLE’S

TRIP TO GSU

180 3

miles

hours

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Day of firsts: Kickoff and quarterbacks By Jannah Bolds The George-Anne staff

Today not only marks the kickoff of a new football season, but it is also the first time that the Jacksonville University Dolphins will step onto the Eagles’ home turf.

Because the Dolphins are not in the Southern Conference, the Eagles have never played them. JU is in the Pioneer Football League, which is included as a football-only conference in the NCAA’s Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The PFL includes teams ranging

from the East, Midwest and West coast, including Davidson College. The opening of this season also puts two GSU quarterbacks in a battle for the starting spot. Junior Jerick McKinnon and sophomore Ezayi Youyoute get the opportunity to show the coaches who is worthy.

Both Youyoute and McKinnon have been played throughout camp and even alternated in the final scrimmage. Last season, McKinnon played in 13 total games while Youyoute played in eight. As a passer, Youyoute completed four passes with six attempts and no

interceptions while McKinnon recorded the same numbers except one less completion. “They’re both talented young guys,” head coach Jeff Monken said. He said he does not believe there’s any edge to either quarterback for the starting position at this time.

GSU and JU fun facts From 1924-1927 GSU’s nickname was Blue Tide. Laron Scott earned 10 total awards throughout the 2011 season including one College Sporting News Special Teams Player of the Year and two Coaches’ First Team All-American honors.

Championship game when the Eagles hosted Stephen F. Austin University. Coach Erk Russell led the Eagles to their first national championship against Furman University in 1985.

Coach B.L. Smith holds the record in the most seasons coached at Georgia Southern with 13 total seasons. Smith coached from 1929-1941.

The phrase “One More Time” started when Coach Erk Russell said, “Hey ladies, hey fellas, hey gentlemen, hey everybody, one more time for the greatest team in America!” after the team’s 1986 National Championship.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium reached the attendance record of 25,725 in the 1989 I-AA National

JU’s Milne Field Stadium was build in 1998, cost $1,000,000 and has a seating capacity of 5,000.

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Jacksonville Dolphins Roster

Georgia Southern Eagles Roster ersity Eagles Ro No. Name

Pos

Yr. Hometown No. Name

Pos

Yr. Hometown No. Name

1

QB

Jr.

Marietta, Ga

Sr.

St. Marys, Ga.

Jr.

A.J. McCray

S

LB

2 2 4 4 5 6 6 7 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 33

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Jerick McKinnon

34 35

Vegas Harley

QB

Fr.

Mount Dora, Fla.

Matt Dobson

QB

Fr.

Monticello, Fla.

Tre Griffin

DE

Fr.

Powder Springs, Ga.

Robert Brown

SLOT

Jr.

Macon, Ga.

39

Josh King

CB

So.

Stockbridge, Ga.

40

FB

So.

Buford, Ga.

Darreion Robinson

SLOT

Sr.

Bishop, Ga.

WR

So.

Wrightsville, Ga.

Cole Allison

PK

Fr.

Cumming, Ga.

Kevin Ellison

Dominique Swope Zach Walker

36 37 38

41 41 42 42

Josh Rowe

ILB

Sr.

Opelika, Ala.

43

SLOT

Fr.

Cornelia, Ga.

43

Ezayi Youyoute

QB

So.

Wauchula, Fla.

44

Charlie Brower

WR

RFr.

Dacula, Ga.

Russell DeMasi

QB

Sr.

Savannah, Ga.

45

Darius Eubanks

OLB

Sr.

Thomson, Ga.

46

Tay Hicklin

DB

Fr.

Rock Hill, S.C.

46

Carlos Cave

OLB

Jr.

Macon, Ga.

46

Antonio Glover

S

RFr.

Atlanta, Ga.

47

Shun Tribble

SLOT

Fr.

Enoree, S.C.

48

Lavelle Westbrooks

CB

Jr.

Riverdale, Ga.

49

JJ Wilcox

S

Sr.

Cairo, Ga.

49

Javonte Martin

DB

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

50

Nic Wright

CB

So.

Lithonia, Ga.

Michael Wallace, Jr.

DB

So.

Norfolk, Va.

Seon Jones

FB

Brian Wilcher

RFr.

Flowery Branch, Ga.

51 52 53 53

Johnathan Bryant

SLOT

Jr.

Cairo, Ga.

SLOT

Sr.

Dublin, Ga.

Emmanuel Orange

S

RFr.

Naples, Fla.

56

Tray Butler

SLOT

So.

Stockbridge, Ga.

57

Devin Scott

Deshawntee Gallon

DB

Fr.

Madison, Fla.

SLOT

RSo.

Tucker, Ga.

Deion Stanley

S

So.

Dry Branch, Ga.

55

58 59 59 60

Valdon Cooper

CB

So.

Elberton, Ga.

61

Irving Huggins

FB

Fr.

St. Cloud, Fla.

62

William Banks

FB

Jr.

Augusta, Ga.

63

James Dean

FB

Fr.

Brunswick, Ga.

64

Dion DuBose

DE

Sr.

Norcross, Ga.

66

Tevin Thomas

Michael Spaulding

LB

Connell Reddick

DB

RSo. Jr.

Meadville, Miss. Fayetteville, Ga. Hephzibah, Ga.

Antwione Williams

LB

So.

Lovejoy, Ga.

Kyle Oehlbeck

LB

Jr.

Gainsville, Fla.

DeVonte Lewis

SLOT

RFr.

Dacula, Ga.

Edwin Jackson

LB

So.

Atlanta, Ga.

Jahvon Hardrick

FB

Fr.

Evans, Ga.

OLB

Sr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

Boyd Sasser

LB

Sr.

Millen, Ga.

John Stevenson

67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76

Lanard Govan

FB

Fr.

Garden City, Ga.

Ean Days

FB

So.

Kingsland, Ga.

78

Michael Shealy

LB

Jr.

Batesburg,S.C.

79

Quaun Daniels

LB

So.

Moultrie, Ga.

80

Luke Cherry

P

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

81 83

77

82

PK

RFr.

Peachtree City, Ga.

Cody Rediger

TE

RFr.

Hoschton, Ga.

A.J. Wright

LB

Jr.

Montrose, Ga.

Alex Hanks

PK

Fr.

Marietta, Ga.

Patrick Flowe

LB

Fr.

Lilburn, Ga.

Jake Abraham

LS

Fr.

Cumming, Ga.

Brandon Lane

CB

Sr.

Marietta. Ga.

Walter Jackson

LB

RFr.

Columbus, Ga.

Jamal Johnson

DL

Javon Mention

DE

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

Carlos Powell

DL

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga.

Jeff Ward

OL

RFr.

Suwanee, Ga.

Austin Hagan

OL

RFr.

Dacula, Ga.

91

Fr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

92

Ryan Nowicki

Michael Young

OL

Fr.

Statesboro, Ga.

84 85 85 86 87 88 89 90 91

93

Trevor Shaw

DT

Sr.

Alpharetta, Ga.

Garrett Frye

OL

So.

Cumming, Ga.

Blake Rouse

LB

Fr.

Newborn, Ga.

Zach York

LB

Sr.

Hartwell, Ga.

Chris Gray

OT

Sr.

Landrum, S.C.

Wintz Terrell

OL

Fr.

Hardee, Fla.

Zach Lonas

OG

Jr.

Acworth, Ga.

Darien Foreman

OL

Fr.

Ellenwood, Ga.

LS

RFr.

Statesboro, Ga.

99

Brent Russell

DT

Sr.

Comer, Ga.

99

Hunter Lamar

94 95 96 97 97 98

Pos

Yr. Hometown

Matt Mills

OL

RFr.

Johns Creek, Ga.

No. Name 1 2 3

Dylan Turner

DT

So.

Portal,Ga.

Cole Peeples

OL

RFr.

Conyers, Ga.

Raymond Klugey

OT

So.

Norcross, Ga.

Dorian Byrd

OT

Jr.

Macon, Ga.

Zach Reckers

DT

Sr.

Atlanta, Ga.

8

Maurice Hunt

OL

RFr.

Lyons, Ga.

9

Logan Daves

OL

Blue Ridge, Ga.

10

Manrey SaintAmour

Trevor McBurnett

OL OL

Blake DeBartola

OL

Oliver Kraemer

So. So.

Suwanee, Ga.

So.

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ga.

4 5 6 7

11 12 13 14 14 16

Diego Rodriguez

OL

Fr.

Dacula, Ga.

OT

So.

Marietta, Ga.

17

Kentrellis Showers

WR

So.

Dublin, Ga.

18

Mitchell Williford

WR

Sr.

Duluth, Ga.

19

Wilson Hudgins

TE

RFr.

Loganville, Ga.

20

BJ Johnson

WR

Fr.

Woodruff, S.C.

Patrick Barker

WR

Sr.

Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Montay Crockett

WR

Fr.

Rock Hill, S.C.

Allen Lee

WR

Jr.

Savannah, Ga.

Markus Farmer

WR

Sr.

Savannah, Ga.

Willie Burden

TE

Sr.

Statesboro, Ga.

Tyler Sumner

TE

Sr.

Pooler, Ga.

29

Da’Quan Heard

TE

Fr.

Washington, Ga.

30

Josh Gebhardt

DE

Jr.

Douglasville, Ga.

Justice Ejike

DT

So.

Covington, Ga.

Jacob Bagley

TE

RSo.

McDonough, Ga.

Jonathan Battle

DT

RFr.

Americus, Ga.

15

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Rashad Williams

DE

So.

Roswell, Ga.

Dequan Clark

DL

Fr.

Buford,Ga.

39

Deonte Dempsey

DL

Fr.

Lakeland, Fla.

40

Blake Riley

DT

Jr.

Crescent, Ga.

41

Jake Banta

LS

RFr.

Lawrenceville, Ga.

42

George Osunde

DE

Jr.

Alpharetta, Ga.

44 45

Javaris Jackson

Forrest Kelleher

DE

So.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

S

Sr.

Doerun, Ga.

Terico Agnew

DE

RJr.

Stockbridge, Ga.

38

43

46 47 48

Pos.

Yr. Hometown

No. Name

Kade Bell

QB

RFr.

Fleming Island, Fla.

Jordan Dewhirst

DB

RJr.

Fort White, Fla.

50

DB

Jr.

Crescent City, Fla.

51

Andy Jones

WR

Fr.

Clermont, Fla.

52

Blythe Weaver

Andre Addison

48

LB

So.

Orange Park, Fla.

53

Yeovanti Williams

WR

RFr.

Palm Coast, Fla.

54

WR

Jr.

Ocoee, Fla.

55

RB

RFr.

Palm Bay, Fla.

56

Rayshawn Jackson

WR

Fr.

Orlando, Fla.

57

Trevius Folston

QB

So.

Cocoa, Fla.

58

RB

RSr.

Jacksonville, Fla

59

DB/KR

Sr.

Tampa, Fla.

D’Andre Randle

WR

So.

Miami, Fla.

LB

RSo.

Orlando, Fla.

QB

RSo.

Jacksonville, Fla.

QB

Fr.

Melbourne, Fla.

DB

Fr.

Palmetto, Fla.

WR

Fr.

Fort Walton Bch., Fla.

TE

Sr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

RB

Fr.

Fleming Island, Fla.

Keith Dawson

RB

RSr.

Plant City, Fla.

LB

Fr.

Crestview, Fla.

DB

RFr.

Palatka, Fla.

Marquise Dixon

DB

RJr.

Cocoa, Fla.

DB

Fr.

Brandon, Fla.

DB

Fr.

Lake Wales, Fla.

DB

Jr.

Miami, Fla.

DB

So.

St. Petersburg, Fla.

RB

So.

Bowling Green, Fla.

DB

Jr.

Dunbar, Fla.

TE

RJr.

Macclenny, Fla.

LB

Sr.

Middleburg, Fla.

Lucktes Estivernes

LB

RSo.

Orlando, Fla.

FB

Sr.

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

LB

So.

Lake Mary, Fla.

Jonathan Halfhide

LB

RSo.

Palm Bay, Fla.

DB

Fr.

St. Augustine, Fla.

DB

Fr.

Bowling Green, Fla.

P

Fr.

Tampa, Fla.

DB

Sr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Virgilio Hunter

Taylor Marsh

Adrian Riley

Johnnie Hicks Eric Baker

Colby Walden Tre Davis

Ryan Walker

Steven Hughes Dallas Jackson

Terrance Bryant

Quintin Davis

Frantz Caudio Trey Barnes

Antonio McRae

Armani Sampson Rolan Milligan

Chandler McKinnon Alphonso Evans Jarrius Lindsey Schon Thomas

Hank Farmer Alex Bradley

Robert DiMarco

Trevor Alfredson Blake Moore

Andrew Hooks

Kody Thomas Troy Graham

60 61 62 63 64 65 66 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 91

DL

Fr.

Navarre, Fla.

Chance Smith

DE

Sr.

Tallahassee, Fla.

DB

Jr.

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

93

LB

Sr.

Jupiter, Fla.

94

Anthony Joiner

LB

RSo.

Cocoa, Fla.

95

Layne McCombs

LB

RSr.

Naples, Fla.

96

Desmond Sullivan

FB

Fr.

97

Tyler Davis

TE

Fr.

Green Cove Springs, Fla. Tampa, Fla.

Jamaal Coleman

DL

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Ed Foley

92

98 99

Pos.

Yr. Hometown

Ryan Montez

LB

RFr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Montaque Mack

LB

RSo.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Daniel DelGuidce

DL

RSr.

Largo, Fla.

Justin Horton

LB

Fr.

Clermont, Fla.

Jamaul Christopher

DL

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Logan Williamson

OL

RFr.

Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Nnamdi Ofodile

DL

So.

Loganville, Ga.

Juan Pimienta

DL

Jr.

Apopka, Fla.

TJ Jenkins

DL

So.

Darien, Ga.

Tramell Williams

OL

RSo.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Blake Willis

LB

Sr.

Joshua Gilmore

DL

Fr.

Fernandina Beach, Fla. Tallahassee, Fla.

Mike Arndt

OL

Sr.

Appleton, Wis.

LB

Fr.

Orange Park, Fla.

J P Passeggiata

OL

So.

Palm Beach, Fla.

Craig Dowdy

OL

RSo.

Matt Davis

OL

So.

West Palm Beach, Fla. Winter Springs, Fla.

Louis Fields

DL

RFr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

OL

So.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Kevin Lussier

OL

Fr.

Hawthorne, Fla.

Ricardo Najera

OL

Fr.

Tampa, Fla.

OL

So.

Palm Beach, Fla.

Carl Saunders

OL

RJr.

Tampa, Fla.

Mark Bodkin

Brent Walker

Dylan Bostick

Fred Grunwald

OL

RFr.

Tallahassee, Fla.

Bobby Pickens

LS

RSo.

Georgetown, Fla.

Tyler Adrian

OL

RFr.

Venice, Fla.

Wisly Desire

Sr.

OL

Fort Myers, Fla.

Kevin Battle

OL

RFr.

Orlando, Fla.

Brion Youngs

WR

So.

Athens, Ga.

Dorian Guy

WR

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Trey Snow

WR

RJr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Andrew Robustelli

TE

So.

Sarasota, Fla.

Kwadwo Mensah

WR

Sr.

Bronx, N.Y.

Cyril Stubbs

WR

RSo.

Palm Coast, Fla.

Kendryk Boyd

WR

So.

Gulfport, Fla.

Blake Myregaard

PK

So.

Safety Harbor, Fla.

Colt Linster

WR

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Maroa White

DL

Fr.

DeLand, Fla.

Chris Skukalek

TE

Fr.

Clearwater, Fla.

Charles Dowdy

DL

RSo.

Charles Thacker

DL

Sr.

West Palm Beach, Fla. Sanford, Fla.

Aaron Riley

DL

RJr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

DL

Sr.

St. Augustine, Fla.

Dylan Lynch

PK

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Bladen Gudz

PK

So.

Madison, Fla.

DL

RSo.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Luidji Michel

DL

RJr.

Miami, Fla.

Mike Mayoral

Montavis Mack

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SOUTHERN OFFENSE #5 Robert Brown RB Sophomore

#6 Dominique Swope FB Sophomore

Posted three games of 100 yards or more and had a pair of 90 yard rushing performances

2011 SoCon Freshman of the Year 2011 Running Statistics

#13 Darius Eubanks OLB Senior

50

50

2011 SoCon Freshman of the Year 2011 Running Statistics

#12 Colby Walden

#95 Mike Mayoral

DB/KR Senior

DL Senior

2011 Second team All Pioneer Football League selection for special teams

2011: Through nine games, 39 tackles, 6.5 sacks

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SOUTHERN DEFENSE #66 Brent Russell DT Senior

2011 SoCon Defensive Player of the Year 2011 1st team All-American (Associated Press) 2011 Defensive Stats

#29 Deion Stanley S Sophomore

50

50

Led the Eagles in tackles last season

#18 Quintin Davis TE Senior

First team All Pioneer Football League at tight end. 360 Rec yards, 6 TD

#7 Adrian Riley WR Junior

2011: 433 Rec yards, 4 TD

#20 Keith Dawson RB Senior

2011: 418 rushing yards, 4 TD

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WHAT’S GOING ON TODAY IN THE SOCON

UPCOMING GSU SEASON 9/8 The Citadel 6:00 p.m. at Charleston, S.C.

Appalachian State at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)

9/22 Elon 6:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium

Elon at North Carolina 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network)

9/29 Samford 6:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium

Furman at Samford 4:30 p.m. (CSS)

10/6 Western Carolina 3:30 p.m. at Cullowhee, N.C.

Jacksonville at Georgia Southern 6:00 p.m.

10/13 Wofford 6:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium 10/20 Furman 1:30 p.m. at Greenville, S.C.

Citadel at Charleston Southern 6:00 p.m.

10/27 Chattanooga 6:00 p.m. at Chattanooga, T.N.

Wofford at Gardner-Webb 6:00 p.m.

11/03 Appalachian State 2:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium

Chattanooga at USF 7:00 p.m. (ESPN 3)

11/10 Howard University 2:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium 11/17 Georgia Time:TBA at Athens, G.A.

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