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Butler's Will Marty led the Bulldogs to 16 fourth-quarter points in an upset of Youngstown State, Saturday.
Butler's Will Marty led the Bulldogs to 16 fourth-quarter points in an upset of Youngstown State, Saturday.

Sunday, September 2, 2018
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

Week 1 Results

Dayton 49, Robert Morris 28
Jacksonville 63, St. Augustine's 14
Georgetown 39, Marist 14
Butler 23, #23 Youngstown State 21
San Diego 38, Western New Mexico 9
Stetson 48, Point 7
Davidson 34, Brevard 13
William Jewell at Drake, cancelled

Game Recaps

Dayton 49, Robert Morris 28
DAYTON, Ohio – Dayton starting quarterback Alex Jeske left after the first quarter, but backup Jake Cook easily stepped into the role and led Dayton to a 49-18 opening week win, Saturday, at Welcome Stadium.

Jeske paced the Flyers to a three touchdowns and a 21-7 lead in his lone quarter of action, completing 6-of-7 passes for 82 yards. Cook took over to start the second quarter and immediately led Dayton to a touchdown and a 28-7 lead. Robert Morris would end the first half with its second touchdown, closing to 28-14, but Cook led his second touchdown drive on Dayton's opening drive of the second half to seal the victory.

Cook completed 7-of-12 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns. The Flyers also finished with 272 rushing yards on 39 carries, Tucker Yinger leading that effort with 139 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Richie Warfield also ran for a pair of touchdowns in the win. 

Jacksonville 63, St. Augustine's 14
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville ran for 424 yards and nine touchdowns as it downed St. Augustine, 63-14, Saturday at D.B. Milne Field.

Six different Dolphins runners scored touchdowns in the contest, Calvin Turner Jr. leading the effort with 11 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He had a 36-yard scoring run in the first quarter before breaking off scoring runs of 73 and 26 yards in the third quarter as the Jacksonville lead hit 49-7. Jared Morris also had a pair of scoring touchdowns in the win.

Georgetown 39, Marist 14
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist scored twice in the second half but could not overcome an early deficit in a 39-14 loss to Georgetown, Saturday, at Tenney Stadium.

Georgetown did all the scoring in the first half, easing out to an 11-0 lead. The Hoyas added to their advantage with a pair of touchdowns to start the second half and owned a 25-0 lead before Marist broke through.

The Red Foxes would take advantage of a Hoyas turnover inside its own 10-yard line when Marist backup quarterback Mike Husini connected with Jon Kanda for a touchdown, narrowing the deficit to 25-7. However, Georgetown replied with a touchdown on the ensuing drive and the teams would trade scores in the fourth quarter to set the finale.

Husini completed 9-of-16 passes for 73 yards, including his touchdown toss.

Butler 23, #23 Youngstown State 21
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Butler scored twice in the final two minutes as part of a 16-point fourth quarter to stun nationally-ranked Youngstown State, Saturday, at Stambaugh Stadium.

Trailing 21-7 after three quarters, Butler quarterback Will Marty led Butler to three scoring drives in the fourth quarter. He opened the frame with a six-yard touchdown pass to Pace Temple to complete an impressive 11-play, 80-yard drive. Late in the frame, he led a five-play, 42-yard drive set up by a bad Penguins punt, finishing the drive with a seven-yard run on his own. However, Butler's two-point conversion try was stopped, leaving it facing a 21-20 deficit.

Bulldogs kicker Drew Bevelhimer would help the Bulldogs cause by executing an on-side kick that was recovered by Butler at their own 47-yard line. Marty drove Butler to the Youngstown 26-yard line where Bevelhimer connected on a 44-yard field goal for the lead with four seconds remaining.

Martin completed 25-of-38 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns and added 25 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Temple caught 14 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.

San Diego 38, Western New Mexico 9
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Quarterback Anthony Lawrence accounted for three first-quarter touchdowns and San Diego never looked back in a 38-9 victory against Western New Mexico, Saturday, at Torero Stadium.

The Toreros scored the game's first 28 points, Lawrence running for a 19-yard score, connecting on passes of 24 and 2 yards before Emilio Martinez tacked on a fourth touchdown from two-yards out. Lawrence found Michael Bandy and Zach Nelson for his touchdown throws, two of the six receivers he would find in a 25-of-36, 254-yard passing performance.

Martinez ran for 62 yards and a touchdown to pace San Diego's 167-yard rushing peformance. Joseph Binda Jr. added 73 yards on 11 carries.

Stetson 48, Point 7
DeLAND, Fla. – Six different players scored as Stetson swamped Point University, 48-7, Saturday at Spec Martin Stadium.

After scoring 10 points in the opening quarter, the Hatters broke the game open in the second with 28 points. Kicker Jonny Messina connected on field goals of 36 and 21 yards, Collin McGovern connected with Steven Burdette for a touchdown while Jareem Westcott and Burdette also ran for touchdowns.

McGovern completed 15-of-22 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown to lead the Stetson offense. Matt Taff rushed for 109 yards on 19 carries to led the Hatters run offense and Burdette caught 10 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Davidson 34, Brevard 13
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Wesley Dugger set the tone early with a 67-yard touchdown scamper on the second play of the contest as Davidson cruised to a 34-13 victory against Brevard, Saturday, at Richardson Stadium.

After Dugger's dash, the Wildcats had four more big plays as they raced out to a 34-0 first-half lead. William Wicks would score on a 57-yard run, Harrison Hill would return an interception 48-yards for a touchdown and Wicks would catch a 36-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Phelps to set the halftime score.

Dugger would finish the day with 118 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. The Wildcats would amass 334 yards on 50 carries and scored three touchdowns via its ground game.

William Jewell at Drake, cancelled
DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake and William Jewell would make it only halfway through the first quarter before Mother Nature intervened, a weather delay ultimately leading to the cancellation of the contest, Saturday, at Drake Stadium.

 

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