(7-2, 6-0 Pioneer)
(7-2, 5-1 Pioneer)
1:00 PM ET, October 30, 2004
Passing: B. Staley (DAY) - 124 YDS
Rushing: M. Bialas (DRAKE) - 16 CAR, 61 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: R. Wrobleski (DAY) - 3 REC, 52 YDS
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.