POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Will Bardo threw two touchdown passes to help Dayton build a 21-7 halftime lead, and the Flyers held on for a 21-17 victory over Marist Saturday.
Dayton (6-5, 5-3 Pioneer Football League) has now won five of its last six games after starting 1-4. The Flyers scored first on Dan Jacob's 18-yard touchdown run. Bardo then threw his first touchdown pass, a 15-yarder to Ross Smith for a 14-0 first-quarter lead.
Max Jacques of Marist (3-6, 2-4) answered with a 76-yard touchdown run, but Bardo's second scoring pass, a 15-yarder to Ross Smith, made it 21-7 at halftime.
Although Dayton was shut out in the second half, the Flyers prevailed. Juan Myers kicked a 40-yard field goal for Marist and, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Chuckie Looney hit Mike Rios for a 35-yard touchdown. But neither team scored in the last 14:54 of play.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.