“I like to say it’s a combination of finesse and power,” Trautman said. “I’ve kind of always had that and I finally got my opportunity to display what I have.”
Trautman caught four passes for 60 yards against Robert Morris. He said losing Jeske for the season takes some punch out of the Dayton offense.
“Obviously it’s deflating in a way, but we have all the confidence in the world in Jack,” Trautman said. ” He came in and put up five touchdowns in 2 1/2 quarters so we know what he can do and he has the experience now going into week two.
Dayton defeated SEMO 25-23 last year at Welcome Stadium when Jack Crain intercepted a two-point conversion pass in the final minute.
“Their tailback (Marquis Terry) is the preseason offensive player of the year in the Ohio Valley Conference,” Chamberlin noted. “They have a huge line and a great defense, and I’m sure there is a little incentive on their part having the Flyers down there in their place this time.”
The RedHawks lost their opener 48-21 at Arkansas State last Saturday. The Redhawks defense gave up 21 unanswered points in the second half and starting quarterback Daniel Santacaterina was knocked out of the game right before halftime. The Arkansas State player who delivered the blow was thrown out of the game for targeting.
Santacaterina is expected to be in the Redhawks lineup Saturday.
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