Football Travels To Dayton On Saturday

first_img Tickets Live Stats Print Friendly Version Audio Story Linkscenter_img Drake Game Notes The Drake University football team travels to Dayton, Ohio on Saturday to take on PFL foe Dayton. Saturday’s contest will be the 33rd all-time meeting between the Bulldogs and the Flyers. Dayton leads the series, 24-8, but the Bulldogs have taken the last three meetings. Drake hasn’t fared well at Welcome Stadium as the Bulldogs are 4-11 all-time at Dayton. Defending co-champions Dayton was picked second in the PFL Preseason Poll and are coming off 34-22 lost at defending co-champions San Diego. Dayton has one of the top punters in the nation, Sean Smith, who ranks 10th in the country with a 43.2-yard average. Smith has recorded six punts over 50 yards and placed five inside the 20-yard line. The Flyers’ offense is led by quarterback Alex Jeske, who has gained 162 yards rushing to go with his 749 passing yards. Jeske has only completed 49 percent of his passes (55-of-111) this season, but has struggled the last two weeks as he completed just 21-of-53. David Leisring is one of the Flyers top defensive performers as he has tallied 25 tackles and leads the team with three interceptions. The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s game with a 2-2 record and opened their Pioneer Football League schedule with a 30-28 victory over Morehead State last week. The Flyers began PFL action with a 34-22 setback at San Diego. The Bulldogs have a one-two punch in the backfield with running backs Conley Wilkins and Drew Lauer. Wilkins leads the team with 293 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Wilkins has scored at least one touchdown in five of his last six games, dating back to last season. Lauer is averaging 5.5 yards per carry for a total of 188 yards on 34 touches. For the second straight year, fifth-year senior Eric Saubert is leading the Bulldogs in receiving. In the first four games of the 2016 season, he has racked up 332 receiving yard on 24 receptions and three touchdowns. Last year, he caught 55 passes for 506 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. Video last_img

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