Drake 13

(7-2, 6-0 Pioneer)

Dayton 6

(7-2, 5-1 Pioneer)

1:00 PM ET, October 30, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
DRAKE 7 3 3 013
DAY 0 3 0 36

Top Performers

Passing: B. Staley (DAY) - 124 YDS

Rushing: M. Bialas (DRAKE) - 16 CAR, 61 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Wrobleski (DAY) - 3 REC, 52 YDS

Drake 13, Dayton 6

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- James Adams recovered Steve Verhoff's fumble at the 1-yard line on the game's final play to preserve Drake's 13-6 win over Dayton on Saturday.

The Flyers, whose first 12 drives resulted in 10 punts and two field goals, moved 72 yards in the closing minute but failed to punch in the tying score despite four tries from the Bulldogs' 2.

Brandon Staley threw an incomplete pass on first down, Matt Mong was stuffed for no gain on second down and Staley's pass fell incomplete on third down.

Verhoff fumbled on fourth down, and Adams recovered with no time remaining on the clock to give Drake the Pioneer League North Division title.

Michael Bialas scored the game's only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and Tyler McGlade kicked field goals of 26 and 25 yards for Drake.

Scott Phaydavong led the Bulldogs (7-2, 4-0) with 87 yards rushing on 16 carries and Connor Jostes completed 9 of 17 passes for 101 yards with two interceptions.

Dayton (7-2, 2-1) managed only 134 yards on 47 carries, an average of 2.9 yards per rush. Staley finished 8-of-17 for 124 yards without an interception.

Jason Resch had field goals of 28 and 29 yards for the Flyers.