Scores

Final

Jacksonville 14

(7-4, 6-2 Pioneer)

San Diego 23

(9-2, 7-1 Pioneer)

4:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Torero Stadium, San Diego, CA

1 2 3 4 T
JAC 0 7 7 014
USD 7 10 0 623

Top Performers

Passing: J. McGregor (JAC) - 214 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. James (USD) - 34 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. James (USD) - 3 REC, 75 YDS, 1 TD

San Diego 23, Jacksonville 14

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JAC
USD
1st Downs1618
Total Yards247297
Passing214146
Rushing33151
Penalties8-855-51
3rd Down Conversions3-106-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers32
Possession27:2132:39

Passing Leaders

JacksonvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGregor22/362145.911
San DiegoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mills13/231466.311

Rushing Leaders

JacksonvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Laster15463.1113
Dawson155.005
San DiegoCARYDSAVGTDLG
James341223.6113
Mills6305.0027

Receiving Leaders

JacksonvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Laster8627.8021
Riley35317.7135
San DiegoRECYDSAVGTDLG
James37525.0162
McGough5306.009

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJACUSD
TD02:14Kenny James 1 Yd Run (Mike Levine Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERJACUSD
TD11:09Kenslow Smith 3 Yd Run (Mike Levine Kick) 014
TD07:21Adrian Riley 35 Yd Pass From Josh McGregor (Bladen Gudz Kick) 714
FG00:27Mike Levine 24 Yd 717
THIRD QUARTERJACUSD
TD01:10J.J. Laster 1 Yd Run (Bladen Gudz Kick) 1417
FOURTH QUARTERJACUSD
TD08:20Kenny James 62 Yd Pass From Mason Mills (Pat Failed) 1423