Flyers win opener against Central State

DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Dayton (1-0) led 31-0 after three quarters and hung on late to take down Central State (0-1) in the 2016 home opener on Saturday evening at Welcome Stadium.

• Dayton’s first touchdown of the 2016 season came on a one-yard run from Jack Adams that capped a seventy-one yard scoring drive and put the Flyers up 7-0.
• The Flyers made it 14-0 when Alex Jeske found Jack Euritt in the back of the endzone with an eight-yard connection.
• UD closed out the first half scoring with a Jeske nine-yard scamper that put Dayton up 21-0.
• Senior kicker William Will knocked in his first field goal attempt of the season from 22 yards out to give the Flyers a 24-0 lead.
• Jeske connected with J.P. Forcucci for a 10-yard touchdown, putting Dayton ahead 31-0
• Central State got on the board with a De’Michael Jackson one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, but a bad snap prevented the extra point, 31-6.
• The Marauders returned a punt 80 yards by Clim Robbins to make it 31-12 late in the fourth quarter.
• Central State wrapped up the scoring with short Jackson run from inside the four to bring the game to its final score of 31-19.

• Dayton outgained the Marauders 408 to 365. That included 152 yards on the ground and 256 in the air.
• Dayton forced 6 turnovers in the game. Sophomore safety David Leisring led the Flyers with two interceptions.
• Redshrt sophomore quarterback Alex Jeske was 18 of 27 for 256 yards. Jeske threw for two touchdowns and an interception.
• Jack Adams and Tucker Yinger lead the ground attack. The two combined for 109 yards on 23 carries. Adams had 56 yards, and Yinger added 53.
• Jack Euritt led the Flyers’ receiving corps with five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.
• Dayton has now scored in an NCAA-all-division record 444 straight games.
• UD has won seven straight against Central State. The first meeting between the two was the lone win for the Marauders, back in 1978.

• The Flyers remain home to host Robert Morris next Saturday, September 10, with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. ET. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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