7-4, 6-2 Conf
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9-2, 7-1 Conf

San Diego 23, Jacksonville 14

SAN DIEGO -- Kenny James rushed for 122 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead San Diego to a share of the Pioneer League title with a 23-14 win over Jacksonville on Saturday.

San Diego (9-2, 7-1) tied idle Drake for the championship, winning its fourth league title and first since 2007.

James scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and took a pass 62 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter after the Dolphins (7-4, 6-2) cut the lead to 17-14.

Kenslow Smith added a 3-yard TD run and Mike Levine kicked a 24-yard field goal for the Toreros.

Josh McGregor, the league's top-rated passer, was 22 of 36 for 214 yards for the Dolphins. But he threw an interception and lost two fumbles.

McGregor threw a 35-yard TD pass to Adrian Riley, and J.J. Laster scored on a 1-yard scoring run for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville, which came in averaging 411 yards and 34 points per game, was held to 247 yards, 99 in the first half. The Toreros had seven sacks, 3 1/2 by Mario Kerns.

McGregor, the Pioneer League's career leader in passing yardage and touchdowns, also became its leader in completions. McGregor finished No. 6 on the all-time FCS list with 116 touchdown passes.

McGregor led a 10-play, 66-yard drive that ended with Laster's TD with 1:10 left in the third quarter to make the score 17-14.

San Diego used good field position to set up its first two touchdowns.

After Ernie Collins' 62-yard punt pinned Jacksonville at its 2-yard line, the Dolphins had to punt from the 7. Sam Hoekstra took the kick at the Jacksonville 45-yard line and returned it to the 30.

James then carried on five of the next six plays, including a 1-yard TD late in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, McGregor was sacked and fumbled, and San Diego recovered at the Dolphins' 29-yard line. The Toreros started their drive at the 14 after Jacksonville coach Kerwin Bell was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for arguing the fumble ruling.

Smith scored four plays later for a 14-0 lead.

The Dolphins then put together their only productive drive of the first half by going 68 yards, with McGregor throwing the TD pass to Riley.

Levine added a 24-yard field goal with 27 seconds left in the half.



2015 Pioneer Football League Standings

San Diego7-19-2
Morehead State6-27-4