Casciola, Dow lead Dayton to 45-14 victory over Davidson

Sat, Nov 18, 2023

Casciola, Dow lead Dayton to 45-14 victory over Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) - Dante Casciola had three touchdown throws, Cole Dow threw two passes and both went for scores and Dayton cruised to a 45-14 victory over Davidson to close out the regular season on Saturday night.

Casciola's 31-yard touchdown pass to Gavin Lochow was the only score of the first quarter and put Dayton (4-7, 2-6 Pioneer Football League) in the lead for good. Dow had a 10-yard scoring toss to Alec Keathley to make it 14-0. Dow hit Luke Hansen for a 5-yard score and a 28-0 lead at halftime.

Coulter Cleland connected with Clarence Freeman IV for a 25-yard touchdown on the first possession of the second half for Davidson (7-4, 6-2), but the Flyers answered with Casciola's 10-yard scoring toss to Lochow for a 35-7 lead heading into the final quarter. Casciola capped the scoring with a 6-yard toss to Derek Willits with 1:52 remaining.

Casciola completed 16 of 19 passes for 151 yards, while Dow's two throws covered 15 yards. Hansen carried 27 times for 162 yards.

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Cleland completed 14 of 21 passes for 80 yards with one interception for the Wildcats. Mason Sheron rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.


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