2020 Schedule Preview: Jacksonville Dolphins

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The Jacksonville Dolphins are the eighth DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Jacksonville comes into the 2020 season after a 2019 campaign which saw the Dolphins go 6-9 overall, 5-2 in the SoCon, and lose in the first round of the SoCon tournament to High Point. 

Schedule

Date Home Team Road Team Notes
1/14 Jacksonville Colgate Scrimmage -Tallahasse (Fla.)
1/18 North Carolina Jacksonville Scrimmage – Chapel Hill (N.C.)
1/18 Navy Jacksonville Scrimmage – Chapel Hill (N.C.)
1/24 Jacksonville Tampa Scrimmage
2/1 Jacksonville Detroit Mercy
2/8 Jacksonville Vermont
2/15 Marquette Jacksonville
2/23 Jacksonville Robert Morris Sparks (Md.)
2/29 Jacksonville Utah
3/7 Jacksonville Hampton
3/10 Duke Jacksonville
3/14 Jacksonville Mercer SoCon
3/21 Jacksonville VMI SoCon
3/28 Furman Jacksonville SoCon
4/4 Jacksonville Air Force SoCon
4/11 Jacksonville Richmond SoCon
4/18 Jacksonville Bellarmine SoCon
4/25 High Point Jacksonville SoCon

Key Games

2/15 @ Marquette

Last season’s meeting saw Jacksonville lose 14-12, their second consecutive loss to the Golden Eagles. As two programs that will be fighting for a shot to win their conference, this game should be just as good as always. It will be Jacksonville’s first road test of the year, as well. 

2/23 vs Robert Morris (Sparks, Md.)

Jacksonville will face the back-to-back NEC champions for the first time since 2015. The Dolphins will also be searching for their second ever win over the Colonials. Their only win over Robert Morris was in 2015.

4/4 vs Air Force

Looking to avenge a blowout loss to the Falcons last season, Jacksonville will start their April slate of games hosting Air Force, a perennial SoCon power. The Dolphins have only beaten the Falcons once in program history (2018) but did take them to overtime in 2017. 

4/11 vs Richmond

The Dolphins will host the defending SoCon champions, looking to avenge a 14-8 loss last season on the road against the Spiders. As an emerging power in the SoCon this game is crucial for the Dolphins if they want to prove their worth in conference and get a top seed in the SoCon tournament. 

4/25 @ High Point

Jacksonville ends the year on the road against High Point as they look to avenge a regular season and a SoCon semifinal loss to the Panthers last season. As we’ve seen in the SoCon over the past few years, this game and the final week of the season can play a big role in setting the postseason. 

 

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