Rice leads Drake past Dayton 34-30

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Andy Rice threw three touchdown passes, including a go-ahead 13-yarder to Michael Hudson with 18 seconds left to lift Drake to a 34-30 victory over Dayton on Saturday.

Will Bardo connected with Ross Smith on a 20-yard score which gave Dayton (6-3, 4-2 Pioneer) a 30-20 lead early in the third quarter. Conley Wilkins' 8-yard touchdown run pulled Drake (6-4, 5-2 Pioneer) within 30-27 late in the third.

Dayton drove 91 yards to the Drake 7, but William Will missed a 24-yard field goal with 8:20 to play. Drake answered with a 12-play, 80-yard drive capped by Rice's game-winning throw to Hudson.

Rice threw a 10-yard TD pass to Hudson and an 84-yard strike to Andrew Yarwood in the second quarter.

T.J. James led Drake with 117 yards rushing and Wilkins ran for 58 yards and two touchdowns.

Dayton's Connor Kacsor rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

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