Dayton failed to score in the first half for the second straight game. It trailed Eastern Illinois 3-0 at halftime in its opener but won 17-10.
Webster’s field goal came after Cook completed a 19-yard pass to Michael Neel on 4th-and-12 from the Southern Illinois 26-yard line. The kick ended a 15-play, 65-yard drive, Dayton’s longest of the night.
Dayton’s only other drive of more than 30 yards ended when Webster missed a 37-yard field goal late in the second quarter.