Scores

Final

Dayton 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Illinois State 56

(1-0, 1-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Hancock Stadium, NORMAL, IL

1 2 3 4 T
DAY 0 7 7 014
ILST 7 21 14 1456

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 192 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Dunn (ILST) - 25 CAR, 127 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: L. Neblett (ILST) - 6 REC, 62 YDS, 2 TD

Illinois St. 56, Dayton 14

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Darrelynn Dunn had 127 yards rushing and three touchdowns, Matt Brown threw for three more scores and Illinois State dominated Dayton 56-14 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Cameron Hunt added 120 yards rushing, including an 82-yard score in the fourth quarter, for the Redbirds in the first meeting between the schools.

Dunn, a senior, surpassed his touchdown total from 2011, when he ran for 247 yards and three scores after transferring from Iowa Central Community College. Brown completed 22 of his 34 passes for 192 yards, finding Lechein Neblett for two scores and Phil Dudley for one.

Will Bardo was 7 of 21 for 96 yards passing and the Flyers' only offensive score, a 17-yarder to Branden Johnson. Gary Hunter returned a punt 77 yards for the other Dayton touchdown, and Pat Meehan returned a blocked punt 10 yards to cap the scoring for Illinois State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAY
ILST
1st Downs732
Total Yards138510
Passing104192
Rushing34318
Penalties3-232-20
3rd Down Conversions2-1411-17
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers11
Possession22:1837:42

Passing Leaders

DaytonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Washington7/21964.600
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown22/341925.630

Rushing Leaders

DaytonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn7253.6019
Washington5153.0014
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn251275.1319
Hunt141208.6182

Receiving Leaders

DaytonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hunter14242.0042
Johnson4379.3117
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker66911.5017
Neblett66210.3215

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDAYILST
TD09:15Darrelynn Dunn 2 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERDAYILST
TD10:44Phil Dudley 14 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 014
TD06:33Lechein Neblett 8 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 021
TD02:58Gary Hunter 77 Yd Punt Return (Pat Sankovic Kick) 721
TD00:12Lechein Neblett 14 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERDAYILST
TD10:22Darrelynn Dunn 4 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 735
TD04:53Darrelynn Dunn 16 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 742
TD01:33Branden Johnson 17 Yd Pass From Will Bardo (Pat Sankovic Kick) 1442
FOURTH QUARTERDAYILST
TD07:10Cameron Hunt 82 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1449
TD05:39Pat Meehan 10 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1456