Scores

Final

Dayton 19

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Robert Morris 13

(0-1, 0-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 3, 2011

Joe Walton Stadium, Moon Township, PA

1 2 3 4 T
DAY 6 7 6 019
RMU 0 7 0 613

Top Performers

Passing: W. Bardo (DAY) - 180 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Mitchell (RMU) - 14 CAR, 71 YDS

Receiving: L. Bellman (DAY) - 4 REC, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Dayton 19, Robert Morris 13

Associated Press

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Dayton extended its winning streak over Robert Morris to nine games in a 19-13 victory Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

The Flyers, who won a share of the Pioneer Football League title year ago, have not allowed more than 14 points in a game to the Colonials during the streak. Dayton's defense made the difference Saturday, forcing two turnovers and sacking Robert Morris quarterback Jeff Sinclair eight times.

Dayton also struggled offensively and was outgained by the Colonials of the Northeast Conference 237 yards to 233. A 5-yard run by Sinclair gave the Colonials a 7-6 lead in the second quarter, but Dayton responded with 13 straight points. A 27-yard pass from Will Bardo to Luke Bellman and two field goals from Nate Miller gave the Flyers a 19-7 lead. Robert Morris' only other score came on a 1-yard run by Jamar Cromwell with 5:54 to play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAY
RMU
1st Downs1015
Total Yards233237
Passing212156
Rushing2181
Penalties6-2810-65
3rd Down Conversions3-139-17
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers12
Possession25:5832:12

Passing Leaders

DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bardo14/241807.520
Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sinclair13/291565.401

Rushing Leaders

DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris9141.607
Mack5102.006
Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell14715.1015
Brooks9485.3026

Receiving Leaders

DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bellman47318.3127
Boykin46516.3036
Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jeter15454.0054
King5357.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDAYRMU
TD04:19Brian Mack 7 Yd Pass From Will Bardo (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERDAYRMU
TD10:43Jeff Sinclair 5 Yd Run (Greg Langer Kick) 67
TD01:22Luke Bellman 27 Yd Pass From Will Bardo (Nate Miller Kick) 137
THIRD QUARTERDAYRMU
FG11:11Nate Miller 37 Yd 167
FG07:56Nate Miller 36 Yd 197
FOURTH QUARTERDAYRMU
TD05:54Jamar Cromwell 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1913