Flyers run past Stetson

DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Dayton ground out a victory over Pioneer Football League foe Stetson on Saturday afternoon, taking down the visiting Hatters 21-10 at Welcome Stadium.

•    Stetson opened up the game’s scoring with a 56-yard drive that resulted in a 22-yard field goal to put the Hatters ahead 3-0.
•    Dayton broke open its scoring with a four-yard run into the endzone by redshirt sophomore Alex Jeske, putting the Flyers ahead 7-3.
•    Jeske added to UD’s lead through the air, connecting with freshman Ryan Skibinski for a 28-yard touchdown that put Dayton up 14-3.
•    Late in the contest, Jeske put the finishing touches on the Hatters with an eight-yard touchdown run that put the Flyers ahead 21-3.
•    With the game winding down, Stetson put together a 74-yard drive that ended in a touchdown, bringing the score to its final of 21-10.

•    Alex Jeske led the Dayton offensive attack with 81 rushing yards and two scores on the ground and added 82 yards in the air (completing 9 of 13 passes in windy conditions) to go along with another touchdown.
•    Ryan Skibinski led all Flyers’ receivers with 41 yards on two receptions, including a 28-yard touchdown catch.
•    Redshirt sophomore Jared Ruffing ran for 80 yards on the ground, including a long of 38.
•    Senior linebacker Jack Crain finished the game with a team-high 12 tackles, including six solo take downs.
•    Redshirt sophomore Nick Surges had 2.5 sacks and six total tackles.
•    Punter Sean Smith had seven punts for a 42.4 yard average, with four downed inside the 20.

•    Dayton has won all three series meetings against Stetson.
•    The Hatters had six drives begin inside their won 20-yard line.
•    Stetson’s first quarter field goal was the first points given up by Dayton at home in the first quarter this season.
•    UD has outscored opponents 151-66 at home.
•    Jeske has now led the team in rushing in four games this season.
•    Senior Jack Euritt had his streak of 20-straight games with a reception snapped.
•    The Flyers have scored in an NCAA-all-division record of 452 straight games.

•    Dayton remains home for the final home game of the 2016 campaign.  The Flyers will host Valparaiso on Nov. 5.
•    Senior Day festivities will include the naming of the recipient of the 2016 Lt. Andy Zulli Memorial Trophy, a character-driven award that is regarded as the most prestigious in the Flyer football program.
•    Game time at Welcome Stadium is 1 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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