DES MOINES, IA – The Dayton Flyers traveled to Des Moines, Iowa and beat the Drake Bulldogs, 28-10, at Drake Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Jake Chisholm ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He did most of his damage in the second half, 112 yards after halftime, including 71 in the fourth quarter. UD’s defense held the Bulldogs 3-13 on third down conversions and one of six on fourth downs. The Flyers improved to 3-2 overall, 2-1 in the Pioneer Football League game.
Dayton’s first points came in the second quarter when the ball over the head of Drake punter Shane Drunning and Ca’ron Coleman ran four yards for a touchdown to move forward, 7-0. UD’s defense stopped the Bulldogs in fourth and the Flyers’ offense made them pay off. Jack Cook capped a ten-game, 62-yard streak, with a five-yard touchdown run to give the Dayton Flyers a 14-0 halftime lead.
On UD’s first possession of the second half, they started at their own four-yard line. They converted at third and fourth to keep the drive alive, and Joey Swanson’s 26-yard catch gave Dayton a first and a goal from the Bulldog’s eight-yard line. Two plays later, Jake Chisholm’s four-yard touchdown run topped a 96-yard run to increase the Flyers’ advantage to 21-0 after three quarters.
The Bulldogs had a field goal and a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to reduce Dayton’s lead to 21-10 with 9:28 to go. UD recovered the in-game at Drake’s 46-yard line. Chisholm sealed the game with a 10-yard touchdown.
Dayton’s next game will be on Saturday October 16 when they host Marist. Pre-match coverage starts at 11:30 a.m., kick-off is at 12 p.m. Larry Hansgen and Mike Kelly will have the call on the Home of the Flyers, 1290 and 95-7, WHIO. You can also listen to the game online here at WHIO.com.
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