Scores

Final

Dayton 21

(1-1, 1-0 away)

Robert Morris 14

(0-3, 0-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Joe Walton Stadium, Moon Township, PA

1 2 3 4 T
DAY 0 14 0 721
RMU 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: S. Valentino (DAY) - 192 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Russ (RMU) - 19 CAR, 87 YDS

Receiving: J. Watkins (DAY) - 7 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Dayton 21, Robert Morris 14

Associated Press

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Steve Valentino threw two touchdowns and Dayton beat Robert Morris 21-14 on Saturday.

Valentino, who was 14 of 29 passing for 192 yards and one interception, rushed for 58 yards for the Flyers (1-1). Justin Watkins caught seven passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Josh Keil's 1-yard touchdown put Robert Morris (0-3) ahead 7-0 less than 4 minutes into the game. Dayton tied the game on Valentino's 8-yard touchdown pass to Justin Millio with 4:49 left in the first half.

The Flyers went up 14-7 on Brian Mack's 2-yard rushing score just before halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter, Valentino connected with Watkins on an 8-yard score to put Dayton ahead 21-7. Camdin Crouse's 25-yard TD pass to Sherrod Evers late in the fourth pulled Robert Morris within the final margin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAY
RMU
1st Downs158
Total Yards306153
Passing19274
Rushing11479
Penalties9-776-104
3rd Down Conversions7-171-14
4th Down Conversions2-23-3
Turnovers22
Possession33:2026:40

Passing Leaders

DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Valentino14/291926.621
Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Crouse10/21743.510

Rushing Leaders

DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Valentino21582.8011
Mack10313.119
Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russ19874.6024
Johnson273.505

Receiving Leaders

DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins79713.9126
Collins23618.0023
Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evers5469.2125
Russ3186.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDAYRMU
TD11:58Josh Keil 1 Yd Run (Garrett Clawson Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERDAYRMU
TD04:49Justin Millio 8 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nick Glavin Kick) 77
TD01:14Brian Mack 2 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 147
FOURTH QUARTERDAYRMU
TD13:05Justin Watkins 8 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nick Glavin Kick) 217
TD02:41Sherrod Evers 25 Yd Pass From Camdin Crouse (Garrett Clawson Kick) 2114