PFL Wrap-Up: Nov. 16

Saturday, November 16, 2019
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

Week 12 Results

Butler 24, Valparaiso 21
Davidson 42, Stetson 14
Jacksonville 52, Marist 45 (2OT)
Dayton 46, Drake 29
San Diego 52, Morehead State 20

Game Recaps

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Reid Sinnett threw four touchdown passes and ran for another, leading San Diego to a 52-20 PFL victory against Morehead State, Saturday, and clinching the Toreros sixth consecutive PFL title at Torero Stadium. After a quiet first quarter saw Tanner Kuljian's 42-yard field goal provide the only points, San Diego broke out in the second half. Two touchdowns in a 1:08 span – a 32-yard Sinnett to MIchael Armstead pass and a 50-yard Joseph Binda Jr. run – opened the quarter. Sinnett then ran for a score and hit Dalton Kincaid for another touchdown pass and the Toreros led 31-0 at halftime. San Diego would score twice more in the third quarter before Morehead State broke through with a DeAndre Clayton to Jordan Huffman pass for a 48-yard touchdown. Sinnett would open the fourth quarter with his fourth touchdown strike to put the game away. Sinnett's four touchdown passes were part of an 18-for-30, 224-yard outing. Binda Jr. ran for 121 yards and two scores while Michael Bandy caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. Issiah Aguero ran for 111 yards on 14 carries to pace San Diego.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Brandon Easterling's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown at the halftime gun turned the tide and Dayton rallied for a 46-29 PFL victory, Saturday, at Drake Stadium. Easterling became the first PFL defender to return an interception 100 yards for a touchdown since 2010 and the sixth all-time. His pick-six and the ensuing two-point conversion gave Dayton its first lead, 25-22, at halftime. Jack Cook would score the third quarter's only touchdown and Jake Chisholm would add the touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap Dayton's 32-point run, turning a 22-7 deficit into a 39-22 lead it would not relinquish. Drake saw a strong start, which included a pair of Drew Lauer touchdown runs, erased by the Dayton outburst. Chisholm ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries to lead Dayton. Lauer had two touchdown carries as part of a 21-carry, 106-yard outing,

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Drew Bevelhimer took advantage of a second chance, delivering a 38-yard walkoff field goal as Butler downed Valparaiso, 24-21, in Saturday PFL action at Brown Stadium. Valparaiso tied the game with 19 seconds remaining on Cody Boxrucker's five-yard run. Undaunted, Butler used a big kick return two plays and a Valparaiso personal foul to set up a 43-yard field goal opportunity by Bevelhimer. But the Bulldogs kicker missed the field goal only to be given a second chance courtesy an offsides penalty called on Valparaiso. Bevelhimer didn't miss the second chance, drilling the game-winner with no time on the clock. Valparaiso quarterback Chris Duncan threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 102 yards to pace the Crusaders. Sam Brown completed 23-of-38 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns to lead Butler.

DeLAND, Fla. – Welsey Dugger set a PFL record with his 44th career touchdown as Davidson rolled past Stetson, 42-14, Saturday at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium. Dugger tied the career mark set by Jacksonville's Rudell Small (2007-10) with his 43rd touchdown to open the day's scoring. He then rumbled in from one yard out to open the second half's scoring and break the record with his 44th career touchdown. Dugger's second touchdown broke a 14-14 halftime tie and was the first of 28 unanswered points that handed Davidson the victory. Davidson ran for 277 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, Dugger accounting for 84 yards on his own. Stetson was held to 233 offensive yards and only 81 rushing yards.

JACKSONVILLE 52, MARIST 45 in double overtime
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – A seesaw battle between Jacksonville and Marist went to double overtime with a Calvin Turner Jr. touchdown and a Jacksonville fumble recovery on the ensuing Marist possession sealing a 52-45 PFL victory, Saturday, at Tenney Stadium. After Marist opened the game with a Hunter Cobb touchdown run, Jacksonville used a pair of big plays to take the lead. Garnett Nicolas dashed 75 yards to the end zone to tie the game and Maurice Flournoy returned a blocked field goal 88 yards for a 14-7 lead. But that would be the largest lead either team would enjoy, Marist tying the game on Luke Paladino's 45-yard field goal as time expired in regulation. In the first overtime the teams traded rushing touchdowns. Calvin Turner Jr.'s 10-yard run on the third play of the second extra frame gave the Dolphins the lead. Marist then moved the ball to the Jacksonville one-yard line but the Dolphins Ethan Hull stripped the ball before the goal line and Kyree Woods recovered the fumble to seal the victory. Turner Jr. ran for 103 yards and Nicolas scrambled for 147 yards in the victory. Hunter Cobb led Marist with 151 rushing yards and three touchdown carries.