The Drake Bulldogs look to take another step toward as Pioneer Football League title when they host Dayton this weekend. The Bulldogs are 6-0 in the league race and tied at the top with Butler. Dayton is 5-1 after losing to Butler this past weekend.
Drake coach Chris Creighton says they are one of three teams with the chance to win the championship and his guys “want it bad.” He says they will have to stay focused on doing the right thing on the field. The Bulldogs are 8-1 overall and Creighton says the players are thrilled to be in the title hunt.
Creighton says the guys were recruited by coach Rob Ash who told them they would get a diploma and a championship and he says the players want to come through with that. The University of San Diego has dominated the league the past few years but the Drake/Dayton matchup has been the marquee game in the PFL since the league was formed.
Creighton says Drake and Dayton have 13 championships between them and it has been a very healthy rivalry with a mutual respect among the two schools. Dayton has been known over the years for its defense and Creighton says this season is no different. He says they had a tough time with them last year and Dayton has a lot of players back from that team. Creighton says his team has some confidence going on offense, and they will be okay.
Drake closes out the season next week at Butler.