Illinois State rolls past Dayton 56-14 in opener
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- 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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