Dayton Football Flyers with 52-28 Dominating Win At Presbyterian

Jake Chisholm (courtesy Dayton Media Relations)


Jake Chisholm Runs For 156 Yards; Defense Hold PC To -9 Yards Rushing

CLINTON, S.C. – The University of Dayton football team scored 28 unanswered points in the first half to grab a 52-28 win at Presbyterian on Saturday.   

Jake Chisholm led UD with 156 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the day (3 rushing, 1 receiving).

The Dayton defense held the Blue Hose to -9 yards rushing 

The Flyers improve to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Pioneer Football League, and are no worse than tied for second with games still going on in the PFL.

1st Quarter – Dayton 21, Presbyterian 7
•    Dayton took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in 11 plays to open the scoring.  Shane Hamm hit Jack Chisholm on a 10-yard pass for the TD.
•    Presbyterian needed one play to tie the score, when Nate Hayden hit Dominic Kibby for a 75-yard TD.
•    UD got great field position after a 45-yard kickoff return by Luke Brenner and a late-hit penalty, and took full advantage, going 43 yards in five plays.  Chisholm scored again, this time on a two-yard run.
•    The Dayton defense forced a three-and-out, and then the special teams stepped up.  Ty Stylski blocked a punt, and Alex Hirschfield scored his first career touchdown on a 16-yard return.

2nd Quarter – Dayton 35, Presbyterian 14
•    After so much early scoring in the first quarter, all the points came in the last five minutes of the second quarter.
•    The Flyers used 10 plays to drive 54 yards four their fourth touchdown.  Jake Chisholm scored his third of the day on a seven-yard run.
•    Drew Robertson forced fumble on a sack was recovered by Joe Durham on the PC 19, setting up a Michal Neel eight-yard TD run with 1:19 to go.
•    Three plays later, Kibby struck again, this time from 63 yards away on a toss from Tyler Wesley with 36 second left in the half.

3rd Quarter – Dayton 45, Presbyterian 21
•    Presbyterian received the second-half kickoff, but didn’t score until Dayton’s first possession when AJ Seay intercepted Hamm’s out route and returned it 76 yards.
•    Dayton answered with a drive that resulted in Sam Webster’s 28-yard field goal at the 8:13 mark, and a three-yard Chisholm TD run.

4th Quarter – Dayton 52, Presbyterian 28
•    PC scored less than two minutes into the final period, with Kibby grabbing another pass from Wesley for ‘just” 31 yards.
•    UD scored right away, using five plays to drive 65 yards.  Hamm’s 47-yard run with 10:11 to go ended the scoring.

•    Dayton is the ninth team FCS team to reach 700 wins. 
•    The other eight members of the FCS 700 Win Club are Yale, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, North Dakota State, Dartmouth, Delaware and Lehigh.
•    Flyer head coach Rick Chamberlin has been a part of 400 of those wins as a player, assistant coach and head coach.
•    Jake Chisholm ran for 100 yards for the second consecutive week.
•    He had 24 carries for 156 yards (6.5 avg.).
•    Chisholm also scored four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving) to move him into sole possession of second place in UD’s career touchdowns.  Chisholm has now has 43, Pat Hofacre has 53.
•    Chisholm also moved into third place on the Flyer career rushing list.  His 2,967 yards only trail his two immediate predecessors as Dayton’s lead back – Tucker Yinger (3,757 yards) and Connor Cacsor (3,581).
•    Shane Hamm added 74 yards rushing on 10 carries.
•    Nathan Arthur spearheaded the UD defensive effort in holding PC to minus nine yards rushing.,  Arthur had seven tackles (six solo with two TFL and a sack.
•    Joe Durham batted two passes down at the line.  He also had a QB hurry and a fumble recovery.
•    Logan Dalton intercepted a pass that he returned for 20 yards.
•    Six different Flyers had UD’s six sacks in the game.
•    Dayton special teams were special once again.
•    In addition to Ty Stylski’s punt block that was taken in for a score by Alex HirschfieldSam Bubonics returned four punts for 70 yards (17.5 avg.)
•    Luke Brenner returned three kickoffs 103 yards (34.3 avg.).
•    Sam Webster was 7-for 7 on PATS and made his only field goal attempt.
•    And after Michael Denning’s first kickoff was only returned to the 15, the remainder of his nine kickoffs were either touchbacks or fair caught near the goal line.

•    UD returns home to play Morehead State on Saturday, Nov. 12.
•    Dayton will celebrate Senior Day and at halftime, the Lt. Andy Zulli Memorial Award will be presented to a member of the senior class.  The Zulli award is a character-driven award that is considered the most prestigious honor in the Flyer football program.
•    Game time is 1:00 p.m. ET.