PFL Recap: Nov. 14
Dayton head coach Rick Chamberlin celebrates with his team following Saturday's victory. (Photo by Eric Schelkun)
Dayton head coach Rick Chamberlin celebrates with his team following Saturday's victory. (Photo by Eric Schelkun)

Saturday, November 14, 2015
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

PFL Scores: Saturday, Nov. 7

Dayton 28, Marist 21
San Diego 35, Davidson 10
Butler 20, Drake 13
Jacksonville 20, Campbell 14
Morehead State 36, Valaparaiso 29
Stetson 60, Ave Maria 21


Dayton defeated Marist, 28-21

DAYTON, Ohio – Dayton scored with less than a minute to play to defeat Marist, 28-21, in Saturday PFL action at Welcome Stadium. With the win, the Flyers clinched a share of the PFL regular season title and won the league's automatic bid to the Division I Football Championship – its first-ever appearance. Trailing 21-20 late in the fourth quarter, running back Tucker Yinger put the Flyers in a first-and-goal opportunity with a 48-yard run. Two plays later Alex Jeske scored the go-ahead touchdown from seven-yards out with 53 seconds left. Dayton scored the game's first 17 points and led 17-0 at halftime. Marist running back Marcellus Calhounran for three second-half touchdowns, his last giving Marist a 21-20 lead with 3:38 left in the game. Yinger rushed for 237 yards on 23 carries but did not score. Calhoun ran for 156 yards on 20 carries and had 62 receiving yards to go along with his three touchdowns.

DAYTON RECAP: Wildcats Defeat Kentucky Wesleyan in Overtime, 14-7
MARIST RECAP: Marist Football Comes Back, But Falls at Dayton

San Diego defeated Davidson, 35-10

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Five different San Diego players scored touchdowns in a 35-10 PFL victory against Davidson, Saturday, at Richardson Stadium. Running back Dallas Kessman ran for 124 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries to lead a 278-yard, four-touchdown Toreros rushing performance. San Diego led 14-3 at halftime and traded touchdown drives to start the third quarter. Davidson scored its lone touchdown when Taylor Mitchell found David Smith for a 17-yard strike, cutting the deficit to 21-10. But that was the Wildcats final score, San Diego adding a touchdown just before the end of the third quarter and another midway through the fourth. Mitchell completed 20-of-37 passes for 180 yards to pace Davidson.

SAN DIEGO RECAP: Toreros run by Davidson Wildcats 35-10 in PFL Contest
DAVIDSON RECAP: 'Cats Fall to San Diego, 35-10, on Senior Day

Butler defeated Drake, 20-13

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler scored 10 unanswered fourth-quarter points to rally for a 20-13 PFL victory against Drake, Saturday at the Butler Bowl. Drake grabbed a 13-10 lead with 21 seconds left in the third quarter on kicker Josh Lee's 30-yard field goal. On the ensuing kickoff, Butler's Marqueses Martin-Hayes had a 26-yard return to set up Butler on its own 30-yard line. Quarterback Matt Shiltz used the last play of the third quarter to toss a 56-yard strike to John Hall to get Butler in the Drake red zone. On the first play of the fourth frame, Shiltz found Martin-Hayes for a 14-yard touchdown that gave Butler the lead for good. Shiltz completed 19-of-28 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns while adding 60 yards on 21 carries. Drake quarterback Cody Thibault completed 16-of-27 passes for 175 yards and threw Drake's lone touchdown.

BUTLER RECAP: Wildcats Defeat Kentucky Wesleyan in Overtime, 14-7
DRAKE RECAP: Butler Bulldogs Nips Football, 20-13

Jacksonville defeated Campbell, 20-14

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Andrew Hooks second interception came with a 26-yard return for a touchdown that proved decisive in Jacksonville's 20-14 PFL victory against Campbell, Saturday, at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Dolphins defense nabbed four interceptions on the day, but Hooks' thrid quarter pick-six gave the visitiors a 17-0 lead that would not relinquish. Campbell's DeShawn Jones cut into the deficit with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but could not close the game. Jones finished the day with 82 yards on 23 carries and the two scores. Jacksonville running back Ulysses Bryant ran for a first-quarter touchdown as part of a 17-carry, 85-yard effort.

JACKSONVILLE RECAP: Bryant, JU defense stifle Camels, 20-14
CAMPBELL RECAP: Jacksonville holds off Campbell 20-14

Morehead State defeated Valparaiso, 36-29

VALPARAISO, Ind. – Austin Gahafer found Jake Raymond for a 17-yard touchdown with 2:45 remaining to push Morehead State past Valparaiso, 36-29, in Saturday PFL action at Brown Field. Trailing by a point with just more than five minutes to play, Gahafer led the Eagles on a 12-play, 80-yard drive that was capped by the 17-yard strike. On the ensuing Valparaiso drive, cornerback Justin Grier sealed the victory with his second interception of the game. Both teams finished with more than 400 yards offense, Valparaiso claiming a 444-414 edge, but it was five Valparaiso turnovers the proved the game's difference. Gahafer finished the game completing 27-of-55 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns while also catching a touchdown pass. Valparaiso quarterback Scottt Staal completed 32-of-53 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown, but was responsible for three interceptions.

MOREHEAD STATE RECAP: Late touchdown drive leads Football past Valpo, 36-29
VALPARAISO RECAP: Morehead State Rallies Back to Seize Seesaw Game

Stetson defeated Ave Maria, 60-21

DeLAND, Fla. – Stetson scored the opening 23 points in a 60-21 nonconference victory against Ave Maria, Saturday, at Spec Martin Stadium. Hatters running back Cole Mazza ran for 73 yards on 11 carries, but had three touchdown runs in the win. He led a Stetson running attack that finished with 353 yards on 46 carries, including six touchdowns.

STETSON RECAP: Hatters Give Record-Setting Homecoming Performance