Dayton 38

(5-1, 4-0 Pioneer)

Valparaiso 7

(3-4, 2-2 Pioneer)

2:30 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Brown Field, Valparaiso, IN

1 2 3 4 T
DAY 14 17 0 738
VALP 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: R. Doerffler (VALP) - 125 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Warner (DAY) - 10 CAR, 47 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Wrobleski (DAY) - 2 REC, 22 YDS

Dayton 38, Valparaiso 7

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 Crusaders.

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 interceptions.

Dayton scored first with Warner running in a 4-yard touchdown with 6:08 left in the first quarter. Wrobleski followed with a 32-yard run.

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.