Scores

Final

Robert Morris 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Dayton 28

(1-0, 1-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 4, 2010

Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH

1 2 3 4 T
RMU 0 0 7 714
DAY 7 14 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: S. Valentino (DAY) - 211 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: S. Valentino (DAY) - 16 CAR, 106 YDS

Receiving: J. Watkins (DAY) - 8 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Dayton 28, Robert Morris 14

Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio. -- Steve Valentino passed for two second-quarter touchdowns and had 317 total yards to lead Dayton over Robert Morris 28-14 in both teams' opener on Saturday.

Valentino hit Justin Watkins for a 24-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-10, giving the Flyers of the Pioneer League a 14-0 lead with 8:26 left in the first half. The play, which followed a timeout, capped a 94-yard, 13-play drive.

After holding the Colonials of the Northeast Conference to a three-and-out, Dayton scored again as Valentino connected with Nick Collins for a 4-yard TD.

Valentino rushed for 106 yards and was 19-for-37 passing for 211 yards and two interceptions for the Flyers, who held possession for 37 minutes.

Watkins made eight catches for 95 yards.

Robert Morris quarterback Jeff Sinclair was 14-for-29 for 146 yards, including a 33-yard third-quarter score to Anthony Coleman.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RMU
DAY
1st Downs1326
Total Yards213388
Passing146211
Rushing67177
Penalties10-11911-68
3rd Down Conversions3-135-11
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers23
Possession23:0037:00

Passing Leaders

Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sinclair14/291465.011
DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Valentino19/372115.722

Rushing Leaders

Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russ14705.0018
Cromwell252.505
DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Valentino161066.6048
Mack12605.0121

Receiving Leaders

Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman36120.3133
King6427.0011
DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins89511.9124
Collins33612.0123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRMUDAY
TD10:13Andrew Zapinski 2 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERRMUDAY
TD08:26Justin Watkins 24 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nick Glavin Kick) 014
TD00:40Nick Collins 4 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nick Glavin Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERRMUDAY
TD01:06Anthony Coleman 33 Yd Pass From Jeff Sinclair (Garrett Clawson Kick) 721
FOURTH QUARTERRMUDAY
TD14:13Jeff Sinclair 1 Yd Run (Garrett Clawson Kick) 1421
TD07:45Brian Mack 3 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 1428