Where to Watch & Game Capsules: Week 4
Dayton's Cameron Stubbs was named the PFL Defensive Player of the Week, last week. Dayton hosts Kennesaw State in Week 4. (Photo courtesy Dayton Athletic Media Relations)
Dayton's Cameron Stubbs was named the PFL Defensive Player of the Week, last week. Dayton hosts Kennesaw State in Week 4. (Photo courtesy Dayton Athletic Media Relations)

Thursday, September 24, 2015
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

All 11 Pioneer Football League teams will be in action during Week 4 of the college football season. Fans will be able to catch a glimpse of all six games involving PFL squads on their computer or digital device through live video offerings.

For thet third straight week ESPN3 will present a PFL team on its platform when San Diego travels to Valparaiso (1:30 p.m. ET) in PFL-opening action. 

The remaining four games are available on various school and league live video platforms, as noted in the table below.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat., Sept. 26 Noon Campbell at Butler ButlerSports.com
Sat., Sept. 26 Noon Jacksonville at Marist GoRedFoxes.com
Sat., Sept. 26 1 p.m. Davidson at Morehead State OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Sat., Sept. 26 1:30 p.m. San Diego at Valparaiso ESPN3
Sat., Sept. 26 2 p.m. Stetson at Drake GoDrakeBulldogs.com
Sat., Sept. 26 6 p.m. Kennesaw State at Dayton Atlantic10.com

Week 4 Kickoff Capsules

Butler at Campbell, Noon
Campbell and Butler come into their PFL opener after much different Week 3 results. The Camels could not overcome three turnovers in a Week 3 loss to Presbyterian. Running back Jared Joyner finished with 102 all-purpose yards and caught the game’s first touchdown at Pres­byterian after entering the game with just 83 all-purpose yards. The Fighting Camels defense recorded seven tackles for loss against the Blue Hose, defensive tackle Greg Milhouse registering a tackle for loss as part of a six-tackle outing. The Bulldogs picked off five passes and shutout Taylor for the final 49 minutes in a Week 3 win. Safety Isaak Newhouse had two interceptions for 29 yards in returns to highlight a five-tackle outing. Quarterback Matt Shiltz accounted for four touch­downs in the contest, running for two and passing for two more as part of 371-total offensive yard effort. Shiltz is third among all rushers with 237 yards this season.

Jacksonville at Marist, Noon
Fresh of its home-opening victory in Week 3, Marist will open PFL play by hosting Jacksonville, Saturday, at Tenney Stadium. The Red Foxes played big in front of its largest home crowd (3,629) since 2008, pull­ing off a victory against Sacred Heart. Running back Macellus Calhoun, a PFL Co-Offensive Player of the Week, ran for a 69-yard touchdown in the closing minutes to secure the win. Defensive end Landon Moore helped out by forcing a pair of fumbles and recording 3½ tackles for loss in a 10-tackle outing. The Dolphins return to action after their Week 3 bye, seeking to improve on their first 2-0 start since the 2001 season (started 4-0 that year). Wide receiver Andy Jones has been JU’s go-to man early in contests, scoring the first touchdown in the sea­son’s first two games and has 253 receiving yards. Linebacker Grady Redding had 11 solo stops in the Week 2 win at Newberry to lead a defense that gained four turnovers.

Davidson at Morehead State, 1 p.m.
Davidson travels to Morehead State with both squads seeking a good start to their PFL slate. Davidson returns to action after its Week 3 bye and seek their first win this season after losing to Catawba in Week 2. The Wildcats ground game has accounted for more than half the team’s yardage with running back Jeffrey Keil amassing 143 yards and two touchdowns in the season’s first two outings. Davidson’s defense has been spread evenly with eight players recording 10 or more tack­les in the first two weeks. Meanwhile, the Eagles are headlined by the “Austin Gahafer Show” as the junior signal-caller has had a hand in all 10 touchdowns MSU has scored this season. He ranks fifth among FCS quarterbacks in points responsibility (60 pts) and is tied with But­ler’s Matt Shiltz. Cornerback Eric Pugh has been busy through three weeks, leading the PFL with 33 tackles after a seven-tackle outing in the Week 3 win against Kentucky Christian.

San Diego at Valparaiso, 1:30 p.m.
Preseason PFL favorite San Diego will be wary when it travels to Valparaiso in the PFL opener for both squads. San Diego escaped with a 32-27 victory last season when its Hail Mary was caught at Torero Stadium. In addition, they travel to Brown Field where the Crusaders held PFL foes to 17 points per game in 2014. The Toreros turned to redshirt freshman Anthony Lawrence at quarterback in a Week 2 win against Western New Mexico. Lawrence finished with four touchdown passes in the win, including two in the fourth quarter as San Diego came back for the win. Cornerback Devyn Bryant had two interceptions in the Week 2 contest and is one of seven defenders with two interceptions entering PFL play. Valparaiso scored 86 points in what ultimately amounted to an exhibition contest against College of Faith (Ark.) in Week 3. Nine Crusader touchdowns came on the ground with Jake Hutson rushing for four scores; Valparaiso does not have a rush­ing touchdown this season. Linebacker Alex Green brings a team-best 16 tackles and two tackles for loss into PFL action.

Stetson at Drake, 2 p.m.
Stetson and Drake finished 2014 facing one another in DeLand, Flori­da. Now just more than 10 months since that meeting, the two teams meet to open the 2015 PFL race. Drake returns home after back-to-back trips to the Dakotas, first to face North Dakota and then a Week 3 meeting against South Dakota. Running back Conley Wilkins was called upon to lead the Bulldogs at South Dakota and carried the ball 16 times for 59 yards and has 232 rushing yards through three weeks. Strong safety Caz Zyks might have the most interesting name in col­lege football, but he also led Drake with seven tackles at South Dakota after only registering five tackles in the season’s first two games. Stet­son returns to the field after its Week 3 off week. The third-year Hatters were hampered by three interceptions in a Week 2 loss at Mercer as three players saw time under center. Safety Donald Payne finished the contest with 13 tackles, 11 solo, and three tackles for loss. He enters the PFL-opening weekend with 23 tackles (14 solo).

Kennesaw State at Dayton, 6 p.m.
Dayton is off to its best start in seven seasons after downing North­east Conference members Robert Morris and Duquesne in its first two games. The Flyers stay at Welcome Stadium in Week 4 to host first-year program Kennesaw State. Running back Connor Kacsor, a PFL Co-Offensive Player of the Week, posted his fifth career 200-yard rushing performance in the win against Duquesne. He is second among FCS running backs at 158 yards per game, behind Stony Brook’s Stacey Be­dell (163.0 yards per game). Defensively, cornerback Cameron Stubbs was the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after nabbing a pair of interceptions – the first interceptions against Duquesne quarterback Dillon Beuchel in 2015. Kennesaw State enters the game unbeaten with wins against East Tennessee, Edward Waters and Shorter. The Owls have amassed over 1,000 rushing yards in those three games with quarterback Trey White posting a team-best 257 yards and four touchdowns along with 352 passing yards.