PFL Wrap-Up: Oct. 19

Saturday, October 19, 2019
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

Week 8 Results

Davidson 49, Jacksonville 19
Morehead State 31, Butler 20
Stetson 28, Dayton 21
San Diego 42, Valparaiso 17
Dartmouth 49, Marist 7

Game Recaps

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Wesley Dugger ran for five touchdowns, all at or inside the five-yard line, as Davidson downed Jacksonville, 49-19, in Saturday PFL play at D.B. Milne Field. Dugger scored the game's first three touchdowns as Davidson built a 21-3 lead at halftime. He then scored to strat both the third and fourth quarters as the Wildcats lead expanded to 35-13. Jacksonville was able to narrow the deficit in the third quarter thanks to 10 consecutive points – a Calvin Turner to Ish Cortes passing score and a Zachary Benwick 40-yard field goal – but the Dugger fourth-quarter opening score halted the Dolphins' momentum. Dugger finished with 193 yards on 22 carries, leading a Davidson run attack that amassed 521 yards on 73 carries by 12 runners. Jacksonville finished with 224 offensive yards, Turner Jr. finishing with 143 passing yards on 9-of-15 passing. 

MOREHEAD, Ky. – Mark Pappas' 28-yard touchdown strike with 4:26 remaining helped Morehead State fend off a late Butler charge for a 31-20 PFL victory, Saturday, at Jayne Stadium. Pappas, who threw three touchdowns, had two first-half touchdown throws as Morehead State built a 24-7 halftime lead. Butler rumbled back thanks to Nick Orlando's touchdown carries in both the third and fourth quarters, narrowing the deficit to four points before Pappas' win-securing passing touchdown. Pappas finished with 300 yards on 21-of-29 passing to lead Morehead State's 393-yard day. Orlando ran for three scores, ending the day with 38 yards on 11 carries. 

DeLAND, Fla. – Jalen Leary ran for a Hatters' record 220 yards and a touchdown as Stetson defeated Dayton for the first time, 38-21, in SAturday PFL action at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium. Stetson quarterback Gaven DeFilippo threw two touchdown passes to Steven Burdette to open the day's scoring and tacked on a two-yard touchdown dash as Stetson led 21-7 at halftime. Dayton would get back within 10 points in the third quarter with Jack Cook finding Jake Chisholm for a 44-yard touchdown strike. But Leary responded on the next play from scrimmage, his 81-yard touchdown dash giving Stetson a 31-14 lead it would not relinquish. Leary's record 220 yards came on 19 carries while DeFilippo completed 23-of-36 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns. Cook completed 29-of-57 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns to lead Dayton. 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Unbeaten at home in PFL play since 2010, San Diego scored four touchdowns in the opening half en route to a 42-17 PFL victory against San Diego, Saturday, at Torero Stadium. San Diego quarterback Reid Sinnett threw five touchdowns as part of a 21-of-31, 271-yard outing. Three of those touchdown throws found Michael Bandy, including throws  of 50 yards in the second quarter and 75 yards in the third quarter. Valparaiso scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, quarterback Chris Duncan running for scores from 12 and six yards. Duncan led Valparaiso with 214 offensive yards, 182 through the air and 32 on the ground. Bandy's eight catch day saw him amass 171 yards along with his three scores.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Dartmouth posted 432 offensive yards and dashed past Marist, 49-7, in nonconference action at Tenney Stadium, Saturday. Caylin Parker ran for two touchdowns and Connor Rempel caught a pair of touchdowns throws as Dartmouth scored the first 49 points. Sean Gaffney and Matt Edwards connected on a 16-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to break up the shutout bid.