Dayton put up 37 points in the first half. That’s the most since they scored 42 at Stetson five years ago in a 49-20 win.
Running back Richie Warfield scored once in the first half and added two more TD runs in the third quarter before Flyers coach Rick Chamberlin emptied his bench.
What a difference from last year when Dayton lost at Valpo 8-7 in a driving rainstorm in the final game of the season. Saturday’s game was played in unseasonably warm weather with temperatures hovering in the upper 80s.
Along with a career day passing, Cook also led the Flyers rushing attack with 57 yards on five carries.
Dayton bounced back after a sluggish effort on the road last week when they lost to previously winless Marist. The Flyers rolled up 532 yards of offense and 27 first downs.
UD improves to 25-3 all-time against Valpo, but the job gets much tougher next week.
Chamberlin takes his team west to San Diego. The Toreros (3-2, 2-0) were the preseason favorites to win the Pioneer Football League title. San Diego won 51-24 at Morehead State on Saturday.
Dayton at San Diego, 5 p.m., AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO