Saturday, April 26, 2014

2014 Football Preview: Jacksonville

NOTE: Jacksonville has dropped Wofford from the 2014 Schedule, and Game Four has been replaced with Virginia-Wise. This article will stay up for archival purposes.

This article is part of a series previewing the Terriers' 2014 football opponents. Wofford opens home play against non-conference Jacksonville.

The Terriers' 2014 schedule at Gibbs Stadium will open up against the Pioneer League's Jacksonville Dolphins on September 6th.  Jacksonville finished last year's slate with a 5-6 record, posting an even 4-4 in conference play.

Jacksonville's 2013 Season

The Dolphins dropped their season opener at Delaware, 51-35, and their subsequent away battle with Jacksonville State (48-13).  Overcoming this early slump, Jacksonville posted 69 points at home two weeks in a row, effectively conquering Pioneer League foe Morehead State, along with non-conference Warner University. This homestand was closed out by Butler, a game the Dolphins lost 45-27.  A ten-point loss to Drake and a 52-45 victory at Campbell set the stage for a homecoming beatdown of Davidson to the tune of 56-13.  Two losses, to Marist and Mercer, wrapped up conference play.  They rebounded to finish the season with a 45-24 home win against in-state school Stetson.

Jacksonville's 4-4 finish in Pioneer League play led them to a sixth place finish, down from their fourth place season in 2012.

The Game

Jacksonville Dolphins at Wofford Terriers
When: September 6, 2014, Time TBA
Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools, and it should be interesting to see how Wofford's relatively young roster adapts to this new opponent.

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