Football Begins PFL Season At Jacksonville

first_imgStory Links Drake’s passing game is led by fifth-year quarterback Grant Kraemer. Kraemer was an incredible 14-of-16 passing for 359 yards and six touchdowns in the team’s 52-12 win over Missouri S&T, despite handing the ball over to the team’s developing quarterbacks less than five minutes into the second half. Explosive plays gave Drake an early lead, highlighted by three receptions of more than 50 yards.Drake’s defense surrendered just 175 yards of total offense and one score in its last outing and the team has allowed just 69.5 yards per game on the ground.Jacksonville is also coming off of a bye week after its game against Walsh University was canceled out of precaution for Hurricane Florence. The Dolphins went into the bye on after a 45-3 loss at the hands of Mercer on Saturday, Sept. 8.The last time the two teams met, Drake defeated Jacksonville, 52-7, to close out the 2017 season at Drake Stadium. The Bulldogs racked up 467 yards of offense in that win with Kraemer slinging four touchdown passes to a pair of receivers. After the game in Jacksonville, the Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium to host PFL rival Butler Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. for the annual Homecoming/Parents Weekend game. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team kicks off Pioneer Football League play Saturday, Sept. 29 at noon, CDT, when it heads to Florida to take on Jacksonville University.Drake leads the all-time series, 14-3, but Jacksonville is a very different team at home where it will be hosting the Bulldogs in humid 90-degree temperatures. Drake has won its last three games against the Dolphins and their option attack to improve to 6-3 at D.B. Milne Field.The Bulldogs hope to be rested after an early-season bye week, and the defense will be ready to go after a Jacksonville offense that presents numerous challenges on the ground. Through two games apiece, the two teams are statistical opposites. Drake averages 369.5 passing yards per game and the Dolphins have averaged 319 yards on the ground. Live Audio Drake Game Notes center_img Print Friendly Version ESPN3 Live Stats last_img

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