"It's very unfortunate. Heartbreaking, really," said Dayton coach Rick Chamberlin in a press release. "He worked so hard after missing half of the season last year. He had a great spring and a great camp, and what the fans saw in the first quarter there is what we saw all during the preseason. He completed six of seven passes and had the offense really moving. All of us — his teammates and coaches — feel for him. But he is still a very important part of our football team. He will have a positive impact in helping all of our quarterbacks .We will feel his presence from here on out."
Dayton beat Robert Morris 49-28 on Saturday. Jeske threw for 82 yards and completed a touchdown pass before the injury. Redshirt freshman Jack Cook, of Cranberry Township, Pa., replaced Jeske at quarterback and completed 7 of 11 passes for 111 yards with two touchdowns.