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JacksonvilleDolphinsJAC
2-1, 1-0 Conf
44
Final
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JAC101271544
MRST0972137
37
MaristRed FoxesMRST
2-2, 1-1 Conf

Wells accounts for 5 TDs, Jacksonville holds off Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Rylan Wells scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for two more scores to help Jacksonville hold off Marist for a 44-37 win Saturday in the Pioneer League opener for both teams.

Wells was 10-of-14 passing for 154 yards and added 92 yards rushing on 12 carries against a Marist (2-2) defense that had allowed 170 combined yards in its first three games.

Wells scored on a 7-yard run to open the scoring midway through the first quarter and his 17-yard touchdown pass made it 22-9 with 11 seconds left in the first half.

Mike White threw four second-half touchdowns, including a 50-yarder to Juston Christian that trimmed Marist's deficit to 36-30 with 8:52 left, but capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run and then hit Prince Gray for the 2-point conversion to make it 44-30 with 5:01 remaining.

White was 22-of-44 passing for 315 yards but threw four interceptions. He became the Red Foxes' career-leader in completions (473) and passing yards (6,505).

Gray had 120 yards on six receptions for Jacksonville (2-1).

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2017 Pioneer Football League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
San Diego8-09-2
Drake6-27-4
Jacksonville5-37-4
Campbell5-36-5
Valparaiso5-36-5
Dayton4-45-6
Butler4-46-5
Marist3-54-7
Morehead State3-54-7
Stetson1-72-9
Davidson0-82-9