San Diego beats Dayton 50-38 for 33rd straight PFL win
DAYTON, Ohio -- Reid Sinnett threw three touchdown passes, Emilio Martinez and Terrence Smith combined to rush for 300 yards and four touchdowns and San Diego pulled away defeat Dayton 50-38 on Saturday.
Sinnett threw for 314 yards with one interception for the Toreros (5-2, 4-0 Pioneer Football League). Martinez ran for 161 yards on 20 carries, including an 11-yard TD run in the first quarter. Smith added 139 yards on 11 carries, including three scoring runs in the second half.
San Diego earned its 33rd straight PFL victory -- the longest active streak in the nation and the third longest in FCS history. The Toreros have won 16 straight PFL road games and beat Dayton (4-3, 2-2) for the seventh time in the last nine meetings.
Jack Cook staked the Flyers to a 7-0 lead on their first possession with a 25-yard TD toss to Adam Trautman. But Martinez capped USD's opening drive with his TD run and Sinnett hooked up with Michael Armstead for a 45-yard score and a 13-7 Toreros' lead.
Cook hit Jake Chisholm for a 49-yard score and Cook added a 1-yard TD run to put the Flyers up 20-16, but Sinnett answered with a 43-yard scoring strike to Michael Bandy and San Diego took a 22-20 lead into halftime.
San Diego took control of the game in the third quarter on Smith's 4-yard TD run and Sinnett's 6-yard TD toss to Bandy, leading 36-20 after three quarters. Smith added TD runs of 1 and 12 yards in the final quarter to help the Toreros hold off a late Flyers charge. Bandy finished with nine catches for 194 yards.
Cook threw for 298 yards and four TDs, with one pick. He also ran for two scores.
2022 Pioneer Football League Standings
|St. Thomas - Minnesota||8-0||10-1|