Dayton 52, Morehead St. 6
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) _ Morehead State took a 6-0 lead on a pair of Nate Poe field goals before Dayton exploded for six straight touchdowns and went on to notch a 52-6 win.
Dayton (1-0) rolled up 487 yards in total offense while holding Morehead State (0-1) to 158 yards, including 60 through the air.
Dayton quarterback Kevin Johns threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. He finished 11-of-19 through the air for 186 yards. He had one interception. He also ran for 46 yards on eight carries.
Dayton used ball-control offense after falling behind, holding the ball for 41 minutes and 26 seconds while the defense picked off four Morehead State passes.
Morehead State’s leading rusher, Anthon Ravizee, was held to 41 yards on 14 carries.
Dayton’s Ryan Sollmann caught three passes for 87 yards, including a 48-yard scoring strike in the third quarter to make the score 42-6.
Sollmann also led Dayton in rushing, with 69 yards on 10 carries.