DAYTON, Ohio – Dayton scored 21-second-half points to pull away from defending Pioneer Football League champion Drake in a 28-13 victory on Saturday.
Dan Jacob rushed for two touchdowns for the Flyers (5-5, 4-3). Drake (6-3, 5-1) turned the ball over three times in its first league loss this season.
The game was tied at 7 at halftime, and Drake trailed 14-13 early in the fourth quarter after Cam Bohnert's second field goal.
Dayton led 21-13 with 9:38 remaining after Robert Washington's 3-yard run and put it away with a 14-play, 67-yard drive consumed 8 minutes, 19 seconds. Jacob accounted for 41 yards on eight carries, including a third-down run in which he broke three tackles to convert the first down. He scored from the 5 with 1:09 left.
Dayton outrushed Drake 118 to 17 and proved more efficient on third down, converting 7 of 15 to Drake's 3 of 17.