Scores

Final

Morehead State 28

(1-2, 0-1 Pioneer)

Dayton 34

(2-1, 1-0 Pioneer)

1:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH

1 2 3 4 T
MORE 0 0 7 2128
DAY 7 17 0 1034

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Lewis (MORE) - 349 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Valentino (DAY) - 20 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Williams (MORE) - 2 REC, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Dayton 34, Morehead St. 28

Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio -- Steve Valentino threw for one touchdown and rushed for another score as Dayton held off Morehead State's late rally in a 34-28 win on Saturday.

The Flyers (2-1, 1-0 Pioneer League) took a 24-0 lead on Dan Jacob's 12-yard run with 1:26 left in second quarter.

Morehead State quarterback Zach Lewis connected with Andre Williams on a 35-yard touchdown, cutting Dayton's lead to 27-14 in the fourth quarter. Valentino threw a 50-yard touchdown to Luke Bellman to put the Flyers ahead by 20 points.

Lewis answered with touchdown passes of 69 and 49 yards, trimming the margin to 34-28 with 4:21 left in the game for the Eagles (1-2, 0-1). But Dayton held Morehead State scoreless the rest of the way.

Valentino, who threw for 243 yards, also ran for 81 yards on 21 carries for Dayton.

Lewis had 349 yards passing, two more scoring passes and an interception for Morehead State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
DAY
1st Downs1123
Total Yards351404
Passing349243
Rushing2161
Penalties7-526-48
3rd Down Conversions2-116-18
4th Down Conversions0-03-3
Turnovers21
Possession23:2936:31

Passing Leaders

Morehead StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis20/3134911.341
DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Valentino18/372436.610

Rushing Leaders

Morehead StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox661.003
Goodwin263.006
DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Valentino201025.1121
Mack12282.3112

Receiving Leaders

Morehead StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams210150.5266
Cox16969.0169
DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bellman49223.0150
Watkins24623.0036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOREDAY
TD11:14Steve Valentino 1 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMOREDAY
FG14:26Nick Glavin 20 Yd 010
TD09:50Brian Mack 1 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 017
TD01:26Dan Jacob 12 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 024
THIRD QUARTERMOREDAY
TD08:31Andre Williams 66 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 724
FOURTH QUARTERMOREDAY
FG13:37Nick Glavin 33 Yd 727
TD11:22Andre Williams 35 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 1427
TD09:04Luke Bellman 50 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nick Glavin Kick) 1434
TD08:43Desmond Cox 69 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 2134
TD04:12Donte Sawyer 41 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 2834