DAYTON, Ohio Despite three turnovers, a dominating running game and strong defense led Dayton to a 40-8 victory over Davidson in a weather-shortened game Saturday.
The game was called at 3:42 p.m. with 7:46 remaining due to lightning in the area.
Running back Connor Kacsor and quarterback Will Bardo proved hard to stop on the ground for Dayton (3-2, 1-1 Pioneer Football League), as Kacsor rushed 26 times for 244 yards and two touchdowns, while Bardo added 69 yards on eight attempts and a TD.
Ultimately, four Davidson (0-5, 0-2 PFL) rushers combined for 335 yards. Bardo was efficient in the air too, completing 12 of 17 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown with one interception. Gabe Macsis was his top target, catching five passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.
“Dayton came in and played very hard,” said Davidson coach Paul Nichols. “Their quarterback did some things from a scrambling standpoint to keep some plays alive, and at times we struggled to tackle.”
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