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Dayton shuts down Davidson, 28-0 in PFL action


Rick Chamberlin (file photo)

Dayton head coach Rick Chamberlin, also the defensive coordinator, had to like what he saw in the Flyers 28-0 win over the Davidson Wildcats at Welcome Stadium.

The UD defense recorded nine sacks, 7 QB hurries and produced 3 turnovers and dominated the entire game.

Davidson was held to minus 17 yards rushing, thanks to those season-high nine sacks.

The Flyers outgained the Wildcats 308-214 in total offense with 219 being produced on the ground.

Leading the defense was DE Devon Langhorst. The senior co-captain was in on four sacks (2 solo and 2 assisted), had four tackles behind the line, three QB hurries and a forced fumble. Seven different Flyers were in on a sack. Chase Walton was the game’s top tackler with 10 hits (6 solo), a sack and two tackles for a loss.

The win improved Dayton to 4-3, 2-2 in the Pioneer Football League. Davidson drops to 2-4, 0-3.


Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Two interceptions by Wirkus fuels Dayton to 24-10 PFL win over Marist


The University of Dayton Flyers football team took control in the second half to defeat the Marist Red Foxes 24-10 Saturday at Welcome Stadium. The game was the Pioneer Football League opener for both teams. The win was the Flyers 11th straight in league play.

After Marist scored with 22 seconds to go in the first half to make the halftime score 14-10, UD answered with 10 points and outgained Marist 191-74 in the second half.

QB Zach Splain

The Flyers used two quarterbacks in the game, Zach Splain and Will Bardo.

Splain was 11 of 18 passing for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Bardo opened the game going 8 for 14 for 72 yards and an interception, giving both QB’s 19-for-32 day, with 233 yards passing. Luke Bellman caught six passes for 121 yards.

Marist quarterback Chuckie Looney was 20 for 35 passing for 225 yards, but the Red Foxes could not rush the ball and ended up with 41 net rushing yards.

On the defensive side for the Flyers, Senior safety Ben Welsh, playing in his first game in nearly two years due to injuries, led UD with nine tackles (six solo) and a pass break up to go along with his big play to cause and recover a fumble.

Steve Wirkus had two interceptions (3rd & 4th of the season), two critical pass deflections and six hits.

Safety Ben Welsh

The Flyers came into the game tied for first in FCS football in sacks with 5.5 per game, added two more, one each by Phil DeBoer and Zach Weber.

Dayton ups its record to 2-1 and Marist drops to 1-2.

Info & photos courtesy of Dayton athletics

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Duquesne Dukes beats Dayton for 2nd straight year; Flyers top FCS streak stopped at 10


(courtesy of Duquesne University via wikipedia commons)

The University of Dayton’s nation’s longest FCS winning streak has come to an end.

Last week in the Flyers’ home opener against the Duquesne Dukes at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, the boys from Pittsburgh won 22-13.

Dayton had won 10 straight games, with their last loss to the Dukes in 2010.

The Dukes special team’s play was the difference in the game. Duquesne blocked two Flyer field goal attempts, and made three of their own returned one for a touchdown.

The Dukes outgained the Flyers 452-344.

UD sacked Dukes’ quarterback Sean Patterson three times, including two by defensive tackle Brannon Dunn.

Other defensive leaders were Steve Wirkus with an interception, Howard Savage with three passes broken up.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Dayton takes over fourth quarter to beat Campbell University, 41-23

Justin Watkins sets receiving yardage record (UD photo)

WR Justin Watkins (UD photo)

The Dayton Flyers football team scored 21 points and forced three turnovers in the fourth quarter to come from behind and beat a stubborn Campbell team 41-23 Saturday at Welcome Stadium.

During the game, senior wide receiver Justin Watkins became the Flyer record holder in career receiving yardage. He entered the game needing 20 yards to reach Ryan Wrobleski’s record of 2,058 yards. He took care of that with his first catch, a 27-yarder from roomate Steve Valentino. For the day, Watkins caught seven catches for a season-high 127 yards, finishing the game with a career total of 2,165 yards. Every one of Watkins seven catches in the game went for a first down.

Valentino was 14 of 25 for 223 yards through the air, and was also the game’s leading rusher with 15 carries for 89 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

James Vercammen was a beast on defense with 17 tackles (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Senior James Vercammen led the defensive effort with a season-high 17 tackles (eight solo), two forced fumbles in the fourth quarter, 1.5 tackles in the backfield and a sack. Joe Ries checked in with 12 stops, and A.J. Kaltenbach added 10.

Campbell took the opening kickoff and drove 76 yards to take a 7-0 lead. After a Flyer three-and-out, the Camels added a field goal to lead 10-0 after the first quarter. UD scored a pair of Valentino touchdowns in its next two possessions to lead 14-10 at halftime.

The Flyers are 7-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Pioneer Football League. Dayton is tied with Jacksonville for first place in the PFL, one game ahead of Drake.

The Flyers will be on the road to North Carolina next Saturday, travelling to Davidson. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Dayton improves to 4-0 in Pioneer Football League with 33-13 win at Butler

(file photo)

(courtesy of Dayton athletics)

The Dayton Flyers had four different players score touchdowns last weekend, as they beat Butler 33-13 at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis.

Butler’s defense came into the game leading the PFL in scoring defense, total defense and passing defense, but the Flyers tallied Bulldog opponent season highs against them with 33 points and 211 yards passing.

The Flyers return home to Welcome Stadium this week after surviving the tough, two-game road trip to San Diego and Indianapolis. They’ll play Campbell at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Dayton is now 6-1 overall and remains tied with Jacksonville for first place in the Pioneer Football League.

After falling behind 3-0 on a field goal following a 65-yard drive by Butler, Dayton dominated the rest of the first half. UD scored 19 unanswered points and gained 237 yards while allowing just 53. Butler added another field goal in the third quarter, then the Flyers scored two more touchdown’s  to lead 33-6 until the Bulldogs scored the game’s final points with 5:21 left in the game.

Jordin Boykin WR (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Dayton defense in white, held Butler to 13 points (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Jordan Boykin got Dayton’s scoring underway with his first career touchdown catch, an 11-yarder from Steve Valentino. Brian Mack scored from two yards out to make it 13-3 after one quarter, and a pair of Nick Glavin field goals gave Dayton a 19-3 halftime lead.

Valentino connected with Anthony Papp on a four-yard scoring pass in the third quarter and Dan Jacob bulled it in from the six-yard line to account for the Dayton scoring.

Valentino was 18 of 28 for 208 yards and the two touchdowns. He also led the Flyers on the ground with 74 yards on12 carries.

James Vercammen was the top tackler on the day with 12 hits (8 solo), two sacks and a pass broken up. A.J. Kaltenbach added eight tackles (6 solo).

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

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