PFL Recap: Oct. 10
Davidson's sideline reacts after its 14-7 overtime win, Saturday. (Photo by, courtesy Davidson Athletic Media Relations)
Davidson's sideline reacts after its 14-7 overtime win, Saturday. (Photo by, courtesy Davidson Athletic Media Relations)

Saturday, October 10, 2015
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

PFL Scores: Saturday, Oct. 10

Davidson 14, Kentucky Wesleyan 7 (OT)
Dayton 13, San Diego 12
Morehead State 34, Butler 21
Drake 34, Valparaiso 7
Jacksonville 41, Stetson 14


DAVIDSON defeated Kentucky Wesleyan, 14-7 (OT)

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson notched its first win of 2015 with a 14-7 overtime nonconference victory against Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday, at Richardson Stadium. In the extra period, Davidson scored first when Taylor Mitchell connected with William Morris for a nine-yard touchdown. On the ensuing Kentucky Wesleyan possession, Thomas Sykes intercepted a pass on 4th-and-2 to secure the win. Mitchell completed 18-of-37 passes for 118 yards in the victory, which ended Davidson's 15-game overall losing streak.

DAVIDSON RECAP: Wildcats Defeat Kentucky Wesleyan in Overtime, 14-7

DAYTON defeated SAN DIEGO, 13-12

DAYTON, Ohio – Dayton rallied from a 9-3 halftime deficit for a 13-12 PFL victory against San Diego, Saturday, at Welcome Stadium. Dayton remains unbeaten, improving to 5-0 overall, and also sits alone atop the PFL standings with a 2-0 record. After a 74-yard punt by Dayton's Sean Smith, San Diego drove 67 yards from its own five-yard line but faced 4th-and-1 at the Dayton 28-yard line. USD's Chris Willson was held for no gain as Dayton's Jack Crain and Christopher Beaschler combined on the stop. Dayton, who did not have running back Connor Kacsor available, took the lead for good when Alex Jeske found Tucker Yinger for a 55-yard touchdown pass for a 10-9 lead. Kicker William Will added a 22-yard field goal for a 13-9 advantage that would hold up. Dayton's Jeske completed 13-of-30 passes for 188 yards, edging San Diego's Anthony Lawrence who completed 15-of-32 passes for 160 yards.

DAYTON RECAP: Dayton remains perfect on year with 13-12 win over San Diego
SAN DIEGO RECAP: Toreros Fall 13-12 To Undefeated Dayton


MOREHEAD, Ky. – Morehead State defense and special teams played a big part in a 34-21 PFL victory against Butler, Saturday, at Jayne Stadium. Offensively, quarterback Austin Gahafer completed 23-of-38 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles defense picked up a pair of interceptions, including Justin Grier's pickoff in the end zone on Butler's first drive. In addition, Grier blocked a field goal, one of two by the Eagles on the day. Still, Butler led 13-10 after quarterback Matt Shiltz threw for a touchdown then scampered 41 yards for a second score to give Butler a 14-10 lead. Gahafer responded with two quick drives – six and four plays each – to give MSU a 24-14 halftime lead. Butler would score on the second half's opening drive, but would not score again. Shiltz ranked up 401 total offensive yards, completing 21-of-38 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns while running for 120 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.

MOREHEAD STATE RECAP: Football pleases Homecoming crowd with 34-21 victory
BUTLER RECAP: Morehead State Tops @ButlerUFootball, 34-21, in PFL Contest

DRAKE defeated VALPARAISO, 34-7

DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake scored the game's first 31 points in a 34-7 PFL victory against Valpraiso, Saturday, at Drake Stadium. Running back Conley Wilkins ran for two first half touchdowns to give Drake a 14-0 halftime advantage then opened the second half with a touchdown reception to build the lead to 21-0. Valparaiso broke up the shutout bid midway through the fourth quarter when Ryan Clarke found Frank Catrine for a 17-yard touchdown. Wilkins finished with 83 all-purpose yards, 59 rushing and 24 receiving, and three touchdowns to pace Drake. Clarke led Valparaiso with a 21-of-47 passing outing for 165 yards and a touchdown.

DRAKE RECAP: Football Routs Valpo, 34-7
VALPARAISO RECAP: Valpo Football Falls at Drake Saturday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville moved to 5-0 overall for the first time in program history with a 41-14 PFL victory against Stetson, Saturday, at D.B. Milne Field. Dolphins quarterback Kade Bell tossed five touchdowns to five different receivers in the win, completing 23-of-40 passes for 247 yards. Bell helped Jacksonville open up a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter before Stetson got on the baord when Ryan Tentler found Darius McGriff for a 55-yard touchdown. However, Tentler would be intercepted late in the first half, Jacksonville's Armani Sampson returning the pickoff 46 yards for a touchdown and 28-7 halftime lead. Tentler completed 13-of-30 passes for 111 yards, but was replaced by Colin McGovern who completed 7-of-15 passes for 118 yards.

JACKSONVILLE RECAP: Jacksonville Defeats Stetson 41-14 for Best Start Ever
STETSON RECAP: Turnovers and Penalties Bite Hatters in 41-14 Loss

MARIST defeated CAMPBELL, 13-10

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Marist kicker Mike Maccarone's 28-yard field goal with 7:49 remaining gave Marist a 13-10 PFL victory against Campbell, Saturday, at Barker-Lane Stadium. It was the second 28-yarder for Maccarone, who opened the game's scoring with a field goal 10 minutes into the first half. Campbell took the lead with one minute left in the first quarter when quarterback Kameron Bryant scored on a four-yard run for a 7-3 lead. Marist's Marcellus Calhoun responded on the second half's opening drive, scoring from one yard out for a 10-7 lead. The teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter, Campbell's Mitchell Brown connecting from 37-yards out before Maccarone's game-winner. Marist quarterback Michael White completed 14-of-31 passes for 223 yards. Campbell's Bryant completed 17-of-29 passes for 157 yards but was intercepted three times.

MARIST RECAP: Marist Tops Campbell in Hard-Fought Contest, 13-10
CAMPBELL RECAP: Marist defeats Camels 13-10