Scores

Final

Dayton 14

(6-5, 4-4 Pioneer)

Drake 37

(9-2, 7-1 Pioneer)

2:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Drake Stadium (IA), Des Moines, IA

1 2 3 4 T
DAY 7 0 7 014
DRAKE 6 10 14 737

Top Performers

Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRAKE) - 285 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: P. Cashmore (DRAKE) - 19 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Blackmon (DRAKE) - 5 REC, 64 YDS, 2 TD

Drake 37, Dayton 14

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa. -- Mike Piatkowski threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns, and Drake secured at least a share of the Pioneer League title Saturday, beating Dayton 37-14 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Piatkowski hit Drew Blackmon for a 39-yard score in the first quarter, then found Blackmon, Nick Rosa and Kevin Marshall in the second half as the Bulldogs (9-2, 7-1) put the game away. He was 25 for 38 with two interceptions, one of which Nick Weston returned 29 yards to give Dayton (6-5, 4-4) an early 7-0 lead.

Patrick Cashmore added 75 yards rushing and a touchdown for Drake, and Billy Janssen kicked a 32-yard field goal.

Zach Splain threw a touchdown pass to Luke Bellman for Dayton's other score. Splain had 120 yards on 14-for-27 passing and was intercepted three times.

The win was Drake's 10th in a row at home dating to last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAY
DRAKE
1st Downs1120
Total Yards234389
Passing120285
Rushing114104
Penalties11-865-45
3rd Down Conversions1-115-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers42
Possession27:2432:36

Passing Leaders

DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Splain14/271204.413
DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski25/382857.542

Rushing Leaders

DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jacob8698.6050
Mack8354.4019
DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cashmore19753.9111
Calloway5377.4021

Receiving Leaders

DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bellman66711.2120
Johnson11818.0018
DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Orlando57414.8026
Paddock47017.5040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDAYDRAKE
TD08:45Nick Weston 29 Yd Interception Return (Nate Miller Kick) 70
TD04:52Drew Blackmon 39 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Pat Blocked) 76
SECOND QUARTERDAYDRAKE
TD08:53Patrick Cashmore 2 Yd Run (Billy Janssen Kick) 713
FG00:38Billy Janssen 32 Yd 716
THIRD QUARTERDAYDRAKE
TD09:45Drew Blackmon 4 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Billy Janssen Kick) 723
TD06:26Luke Bellman 6 Yd Pass From Zachary Splain (Nate Miller Kick) 1423
TD04:01Nick Rosa 25 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Billy Janssen Kick) 1430
FOURTH QUARTERDAYDRAKE
TD12:04Kevin Marshall 6 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Billy Janssen Kick) 1437