Football Defeats Dayton On Family Weekend

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist football team earned its first win of the 2018 season on Saturday with a 28-17 triumph over Dayton before 2,830 fans at Tenney Stadium on Family Weekend.


  • On Dayton's first drive, Marist received sacks from red-shirt seniors Willie Barrett and Eric Taylor to force a three-and-out.

  • At the 7:57 mark of the first quarter, red-shirt freshman Mike Husniscored an eight-yard rushing touchdown for the first score of the game. Red-shirt sophomore Mateo Zapata's PAT was good, and the Red Foxes led 7-0.

  • With 9:21 left in the second quarter, red-shirt sophomore Jacob Hallenbeck rushed in from the five for a touchdown. Zapata's kick was good once again, and the score moved to 14-0. The score capped a 16-play, 94-yard drive.

  • With 4:08 left in the half, Richie Warfield's four-yard rushing touchdown and Joseph Bruni's point after cut Marist's lead in half.

  • On Dayton's first drive of the third quarter, the Flyers drove inside the 10 before settling for a 26-yard field goal from Bruini.

  • With 3:40 left in the third quarter, Jack Cook's 24-yard touchdown pass to Matt Tunnacliffe followed by Bruni's PAT gave Dayton its first lead at 17-14.

  • On the ensuing kickoff, sophomore Mekhai Johnson's 54-yard return started the offense at the Dayton 45. Four plays later, Hallenbeck scrambled on a third-and-four play, and scored from 24 yards out. Zapata's point after gave Marist a 21-17 lead

  • At the 11:11 mark of the fourth quarter, Hallenbeck found senior Juston Christian for a 56-yard touchdown. Zapata's kick brought Marist's lead to 28-17.

  • With 1:57 left, an interception in the end zone by red-shirt senior cornerback Brandon Miller sealed the win for the Red Foxes.


  • The Red Foxes completed an efficient 17 of 22 passes. Husni was five for seven for 60 yards, while Hallenbeck was 12-for-15 for 176 yards.

  • Marist was 7-for-15 on third-down conversions. Dayton was 5-for-13.

  • Miller's fourth quarter interception was the game's only turnover.

  • Christian had the game high in receiving yards with 107.

  • Junior linebacker Maliek Carr led Marist with eight tackles, and had a sack. Red-shirt junior nose tackle had four tackles, including one-and-a-half stops for loss.

  • For Dayton, Tucker Yinger had 111 total yards (80 rushing, 31 receiving). Andrew Lutgens had a game-high 10 tackles, which included one-and-a-half stops for loss.


  • This was Marist's first home victory against Dayton in five tries. The Flyers have an 8-2 all-time lead in the series.

  • Christian now has three touchdowns for the season, and 22 in his career. Ten have covered at least 50 yards.

  • Marist had an advantage in time of possession for the first time this season, holding the ball for 31:39.

  • The opposition averaged 89 plays per game from scrimmage in Marist'