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
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.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
An officiating error led to an Oklahoma State touchdown Saturday in the Cowboys' 36-34 win over Kansas State.
Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones, who was ejected for targeting midway in the second quarter of Saturday's game, took to Twitter late in the game, retweeting a tweet that questioned the call.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.