Non-scholarship Jacksonville awaits playoff fate

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wide open,” Bell said.

Two completions and the Dolphins probably would have been up 28-17 in the second half, which might have changed that the outcome of the game and the postseason.

“If we do not get in and we’re 10-1, I’ll be highly disappointed,” Verlander said. “It’s a chance to create a perception and a reality that you are now competing for a national championship.”

He remains hopeful as the selection process nears.

“They know who we are,” he said about the committee. “They know our stats. We’re on the charts. It becomes, ‘Are we on the charts high enough?’ It’s convincing some of those people to take the label off the non-scholarship and we’re just an FCS football team.”

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