Scores

Final

Marist 16

(7-4, 5-3 Pioneer)

Dayton 27

(9-2, 7-1 Pioneer)

1:00 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH

1 2 3 4 T
MRST 0 6 7 316
DAY 7 0 17 327

Top Performers

Passing: S. Valentino (DAY) - 275 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: S. Valentino (DAY) - 18 CAR, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Watkins (DAY) - 5 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Dayton 27, Marist 16

Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio -- Steve Valentino threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading Dayton to a 27-16 win over Marist on Saturday that clinched the Flyers a share of the Pioneer Football League title.

Although the Flyers (9-2, 7-1) will share the conference crown with Butler, only the Bulldogs will go on to play in the postseason thanks to a 31-28 win over Dayton on Nov. 7.

The Flyers have now won 10 PFL titles.

Dayton, which led 7-6 at halftime, extended it to 14-6 early in the third on Valentino's 50-yard pass to Justin Watkins. Valentino then scored from a yard out to make it 21-6 midway through the third.

Nick Glavin kicked separate 24-yard field goals at the end of the third and fourth quarters, preserving Dayton's win.

Valentino threw for 275 yards and rushed for 72 yards.

Chris Debowski had 259 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Marist (7-4, 5-3).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRST
DAY
1st Downs1423
Total Yards338444
Passing259275
Rushing79169
Penalties8-652-20
3rd Down Conversions3-1110-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers10
Possession23:5736:03

Passing Leaders

MaristC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Debowski13/2525910.411
DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Valentino19/2727510.220

Rushing Leaders

MaristCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson12403.3014
Debowski9313.4014
DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mack19864.5028
Valentino18724.0115

Receiving Leaders

MaristRECYDSAVGTDLG
LaMacchia411127.8177
DeSimone44711.8011
DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins511322.6150
Millio9808.9139

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSTDAY
TD00:51Justin Millio 11 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nate Miller Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMRSTDAY
FG12:38Jason Myers 34 Yd 37
FG00:04Jason Myers 40 Yd 67
THIRD QUARTERMRSTDAY
TD13:29Justin Watkins 50 Yd Pass From Steve Valentino (Nick Glavin Kick) 614
TD07:02Steve Valentino 1 Yd Run (Nick Glavin Kick) 621
TD06:02James LaMacchia 77 Yd Pass From Chris Debowski (Jason Myers Kick) 1321
FG01:22Nick Glavin 24 Yd 1324
FOURTH QUARTERMRSTDAY
FG09:53Jason Myers 24 Yd 1624
FG02:54Nick Glavin 24 Yd 1627