Scores

Final

Fordham 20

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Dayton 23

(2-0, 1-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 7 0 6 720
DAY 7 14 2 023

Top Performers

Passing: J. Skelton (FOR) - 283 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Shappie (DAY) - 15 CAR, 44 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Lucas (FOR) - 11 REC, 114 YDS

Dayton 23, Fordham 20

Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio -- Scott Vossler blocked a punt and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown and blocked a point-after kick that Joe Castaneda brought back for two more points to lead Dayton past Fordham 23-20 on Saturday.

With Dayton (2-0) leading 14-7, Vossler blocked Clayton Busch's punt and picked up the loose ball and ran it in for the touchdown with 43 seconds left in the half.

After John Skelton scored his second touchdown on a 1-yard run for Fordham (1-1), Vossler blocked Adam Danko's conversion kick and Castaneda took it the other way for two points to push the lead to 23-13 early in the third quarter.

The Rams outgained the Flyers 357-279 and had 10 more first downs (24-14), but they also lost three fumbles.

Rob Florian threw an 11-yard scoring pass to Steve Valentino and Ben Shappie had a 1-yard touchdown run for Dayton.

Skelton also threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Bo Marchand with 6:33 remaining to cut the lead to 23-20, but the Rams never drove into Dayton territory on their final two possessions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
DAY
1st Downs2414
Total Yards357279
Passing283172
Rushing74107
Penalties3-157-91
3rd Down Conversions9-185-15
4th Down Conversions1-41-2
Turnovers31
Possession29:4830:12

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skelton32/522835.410
DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Florian18/321725.410

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Martin15644.3015
Lucas199.009
DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shappie15442.9113
Valentino13434.0034

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas1111410.4025
Moore77410.6019
DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Millio9586.4021
Valentino55410.8120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORDAY
TD07:25John Skelton 1 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 70
TD00:36Steve Valentino 11 Yd Pass From Rob Florian (Nick Glavin Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERFORDAY
TD08:05Ben Shappie 1 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 714
TD00:43Scott Vossler 35 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Nick Glavin Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERFORDAY
TD10:09John Skelton 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1321
DC10:09Joe Castaneda 0 Yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 1323
FOURTH QUARTERFORDAY
TD06:33Bo Marchand 1 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Adam Danko Kick) 2023