Scores

Final

Jacksonville 20

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Savannah State 7

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

T.A. Wright Stadium, Savannah, GA

1 2 3 4 T
JAC 0 0 17 320
SAV 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: J. McGregor (JAC) - 159 YDS

Rushing: R. Small (JAC) - 25 CAR, 109 YDS

Receiving: G. Tribble (JAC) - 5 REC, 81 YDS

Jacksonville 20, Savannah St. 7

Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Freshman quarterback Josh McGregor led Jacksonville on three consecutive scoring drives to lead the Dolphins to a 20-7 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.

McGregor, who replaced starter Erik Stepelton in the third quarter, was 9-for-14 for 159 yards and scored on a 13-yard run.

Rudell Small rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries and Keith Dawson scored on a 7-yard run for the Dolphins (1-0).

Savannah State fell to 0-1.

Both teams missed field goals in the first half, but the Dolphins got the scoring started on Josh Hostetler's 29-yard field goal on the opening drive of the third quarter.

McGregor's 13-yard run put the Dolphins ahead 10-0 before Dawson's touchdown run gave them a 17-0 advantage.

Savannah State's Kurvin Curry connected with Tyron Kirkland on a 32-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 17-7, but Hostetler kicked a 42-yard field goal to give the Dolphins a 20-7 advantage with 3:55 remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JAC
SAV
1st Downs00
Total Yards354226
Passing252101
Rushing102125
Penalties4-433-15
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers42
Possession31:0928:51

Passing Leaders

JacksonvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGregor9/1415911.400
Savannah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Curry6/9738.110

Rushing Leaders

JacksonvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Small251094.400
McGregor372.310
Savannah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Curry9434.800
Jackson6396.500

Receiving Leaders

JacksonvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tribble58116.200
Philpart44411.000
Savannah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Osborne33812.700
Kirkland23517.510

Scoring Summary

THIRD QUARTERJACSAV
FG11:20Josh Hostetler 29 Yd 30
TD09:42Josh McGregor 13 Yd Run (Josh Hostetler Kick) 100
TD01:18Keith Dawson 7 Yd Run (Josh Hostetler Kick) 170
FOURTH QUARTERJACSAV
TD08:09Tyron Kirkland 32 Yd Pass From Kurvin Curry (Derek Williams Kick) 177
FG03:55Josh Hostetler 42 Yd 207