VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Marques Warner and Ryan Wrobleski each
ran for two touchdowns before halftime to lead Dayton to a 38-7
victory over Valparaiso on Saturday.
Dayton (5-1, 1-0 Pioneer League) dominated the ground game,
racking up 333 rushing yards compared with just 47 for the
Valparaiso managed 125 passing yards to just 31 by Dayton, but
the Flyers' run game proved too powerful. Dayton had 22 first
downs, compared with 10 by Valparaiso. The Crusaders also fumbled
four times -- two of which were recovered by Dayton -- and threw two
Dayton scored first with Warner running in a 4-yard touchdown
with 6:08 left in the first quarter. Wrobleski followed with a
Jason Resch kicked a 45-yard field goal to start the second
quarter scoring for the Flyers. Warner then ran in from 10 yards
out with 5:01 left in the half, followed by Wrobleski's 13-yard
rushing TD with 3:45 left.
The only score for Valparaiso (3-4, 0-1 Pioneer) came in the
third quarter, when Rob Giancola caught a 16-yard touchdown pass
from Ryan Doerffler.
Dayton's Brandon Godsey capped off the scoring with a 2-yard
touchdown run with 3:08 left in the game.
The win marks the 11th straight road victory for Dayton, which
lost last on the road in 2001. Dayton dominates the series between
the two teams 12 wins to 2.