Jacksonville 2019


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In the preseason, JU looked promising.  The backup QB at Army had just transferred in...and he's really good.  I checked out the videos of him running and/or passing for touchdowns against San Jose St., Miami U, and Houston (Armed Forces Bowl). He has been the subject of much discussion on another message board.  Per the rules on that board, I'm obligated to drink a shot if I specifically name him...

...but he may be the best running QB ever to play in the Pioneer Football League.  Except he hasn't played.  He's not even on the depth chart.  It's kind of like Drake changing the venue of the SD State game.  The school never felt the need to explain.

So instead of Army guy at QB and Calvin Turner Jr. at cornerback - where he was All-PFL as a freshman -  JU has a squad remarkably similar to last year's.  Bad defense and a quarterback who doesn't look like a quarterback.

In the final seconds of Saturday's Stetson game, Turner was running around in the backfield...trying to make a Deion Sanders highlight reel play...but ultimately taking a sack at the 36-yard line...which took JU out of range for a field goal that would have sent the game into overtime.  A quarterback would have thrown the ball away, but Turner is not a quarterback.

So I'm not expecting JU's first win at Drake this week.  If JU's coach is still around in 2021, the Dolphins will still be running the triple option, and you might see Army guy playing as a Senior.  Maybe.  



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LurkingDog - 11/4/2019
In the preseason, JU looked promising.  The backup QB at Army had just transferred in...and he's really good.  I checked out the videos of him running and/or passing for touchdowns against San Jose St., Miami U, and Houston (Armed Forces Bowl). He has been the subject of much discussion on another message board.  Per the rules on that board, I'm obligated to drink a shot if I specifically name him...

...but he may be the best running QB ever to play in the Pioneer Football League.  Except he hasn't played.  He's not even on the depth chart.  It's kind of like Drake changing the venue of the SD State game.  The school never felt the need to explain.

So instead of Army guy at QB and Calvin Turner Jr. at cornerback - where he was All-PFL as a freshman -  JU has a squad remarkably similar to last year's.  Bad defense and a quarterback who doesn't look like a quarterback.

In the final seconds of Saturday's Stetson game, Turner was running around in the backfield...trying to make a Deion Sanders highlight reel play...but ultimately taking a sack at the 36-yard line...which took JU out of range for a field goal that would have sent the game into overtime.  A quarterback would have thrown the ball away, but Turner is not a quarterback.

So I'm not expecting JU's first win at Drake this week.  If JU's coach is still around in 2021, the Dolphins will still be running the triple option, and you might see Army guy playing as a Senior.  Maybe.  

Jacksonville QB Calvin Turner Jr. is a great athlete. He got moved to QB after being a DB at J'Ville.

Last year he completed 20 passes........for the season..........in 10 games. He simply is a lousy passer.

This year he's lighting it up with 38 completions in 9 games....

Last year the Bulldogs led it 31-0 at halftime, and it could have been worse. Drake is much more physical, and J'Ville simply can't move the ball passing or running. They have scored just 16 points total in the last two years vs. Drake.

Oh, and their defense is really bad, too. Last year they gave up an average of 38.7 ppg, and this year it's 34.1. Drake has scored 93 in the last two meetings.

It's time to get back on the horse after getting bucked off last week, and finish the season strong. Drake has a chance to go 7-1 in PFL play, and the Bulldogs haven't won 7 games in league play since 2012. There are still things to play for in the last 3 games.
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Drake a 23 point favorite
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Bulldog2323 - 11/8/2019
Drake a 23 point favorite

The last two games vs. Jacksonville have been 52-7 and 41-9. Give the points, as Drake will cover.
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Drake has a 14-7 halftime lead.  JU should be winning, but their quarterback is a hot mess.

If Drake can't figure out the option better than this, they'll have no chance against Davidson.



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Drake looks a little better in the 2nd half, wins 28-14.  Not a confidence inspiring win.



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Postgame article...
Drake football subdues Jacksonville to move to 5-1 in Pioneer League
ESPN Drake 28, Jacksonville 14
DI FB FINAL JVILLE 14 DRAKE 28 
Fox Sports DU 28, JU 14 
JU football drops sixth game in a row at Drake
Drake hands Jacksonville 6th straight loss 28-14 
Drake Football Bounces Back with 28-14 Win over Jacksonville 
DOLPHINS FALL IN HARD FOUGHT GAME
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