The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 3

Monday, September 11, 2017
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

All times Eastern.

[RV/RV] San Diego at Princeton, 12 p.m.
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Stadium: Princeton University Stadium (27,800)
Series: PU leads, 2-1    Streak: SAN, one win
Last Meeting: San Diego def. Princeton, 39-29 (2014)
Video: Ivy League Network

Duqensne at Dayton, 1 p.m.
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Stadium: Welcome Stadium (11,000)
Series: DUQ leads, 8-6    Streak: DUQ, one win
Last Meeting: Duequesne def. Dayton, 34-20 (2016)

Walsh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Stadium: D.B. Milne Field (5,000)
Series: First Meeting

Marist at Georgetown, 1 p.m.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Stadium: Cooper Field (2,500)
Series: GU leads, 15-4    Streak: GU, three wins
Last Meeting: Georgetown def. Marist, 20-17 (2016)

Valparaiso at Trinity International, 2 p.m.
Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Stadium: Frazier Field (1,000)
Series: TIU leads, 2-1    Streak: VAL, one win
Last Meeting: Valparaiso def. Trinity International, 49-24 (2016)

Dartmouth at Stetson, 6 p.m.
Location: DeLand, Florida
Stadium: Spec Martin Municipal Stadium (6,000)
Series: First Meeting
Video: ESPN3

Taylor at Butler, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Stadium: Butler Bowl (5,500)
Series: BUT leads, 6-0     Streak: BUT, six wins
Last Meeting: Butler def. Taylor, 27-14 (2016)

Guilford at Davidson, 7 p.m.
Location: Davidson, North Carolina
Stadium: Richardson Stadium (6,000)
Series: DAV leads, 21-9-1    Streak: DAV, two wins
Last Meeting: Davidson def. Guilford, 28-21 (1999)

Campbell at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
Location: Clinton, South Carolina
Stadium: Bailey Memorial Stadium (6,500)
Series: PC leads, 2-0    Streak: PC, two wins
Last Meeting: Presbyterian def. Campbell, 31-14 (2016)
Video: Not Available

Drake at [4/4] South Dakota State, 7 p.m.
Location: Brookings, South Dakota
Stadium: Dykhouse Stadium (19,340)
Series: DRA leads, 7-3    Streak: SDSU, one win
Last Meeting: South Dakota State def. Drake, 56-28 (2016)

Morehead State at Austin Peay, 7 p.m.
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
Stadium: Fortera Stadium (8,000)
Series: MOR leads, 26-18    Streak: APSU, one win
Last Meeting: Austin Peay def. Morehead State, 23-21 (2006)
Video: OVC Digital Network

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MARIST FIRST TO WIN IN PFL PLAY | Marist became the first to win a PFL contest this season when it defeated Stetson, 38-17, in Week 2 action. It is the second consecutive year Marist has opened its league slate with a victory. The PFL regular-season race begins in earnest during Week 4’s action with five league contests scheduled, including the unbeaten Red Foxes who will host Jacksonville that week.

WILDCATS’ DUGGER RUNNING WILD | Davidson freshman running back has motored to a quick start, compiling 313 rushing yards in his first two collegiate games. His 156.5 rushing yards per game ranks fifth among all FCS runners this young season and it is second among rookie runners. Monmouth’s Pete Guerriero leads freshmen with 164 rushing yards per game.

SANDLER BOOTS A QUARTET OF FGs | Dayton freshman Patrick Sandler became the first FCS kicker with four field goals made in a game this season with his 4-for-5 outing against Southeast Missouri in Week 2. He leads all FCS kickers with five field goals made in the season’s first two weeks. Only 10 FCS kickers made four or more field goals last season.

CRUSADERS SURGING | Valparaiso’s offense has enjoyed a resurgence in the season’s first two weeks, its 480.5 total yards per game ranking 15th among FCS programs and leading the PFL. The Crusaders ran up 450 offensive yards against Montana in Week 1 before tacking on 511 offensive yards against Duquesne. Valparaiso averaged just 300 offensive yards per game last season, ranking 106th among FCS teams.

PFL’s 25TH CAMPAIGN | The 2017 season marks the 25th year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The league will feature 11 teams each playing an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA FCS Championship.