Alex Jeske threw for 248 yards and a touchdown and ran for three more to lead Dayton to a 37-21 win over Valparaiso on Saturday.
Jeske completed 18 of 24 passes and added 59 on the ground on nine carries as the Flyers (7-2, 6-1 Pioneer) finished 6-0 at home.
Jeske connected with Adam Trautman for a 29-yard touchdown to open the scoring before the Crusaders tied the game on a 1-yard run by Austin Petrie. Jeske broke the tie with a 5-yard run in the first quarter then added a 32-yarder in the second and a 7-yard run in the third as Dayton opened a 31-7 lead. Senior Owen Williams followed with a 1-yard TD plunge, his first score this season.
Valparaiso (3-7, 2-5) added two late touchdowns, including a second for Petrie.
Dayton finished with 522 yards while holding Valparaiso to 315 with three turnovers that led to 21 points.