Dayton announces 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Dayton Flyers have announced their 2024 football schedule, which includes six home games and 11 contests total.

Dayton opens the 2024 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 with a non-conference contest at home at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio, against the Saint Francis Red Flash. After an open date, the Flyers travel to take on the Indiana State Sycamores on Sept. 14.

Non-conference action for Dayton in 2024 concludes with a home contest against the Ave Maria Gyrenes on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Dayton begins Pioneer Football League (PFL) play on the road on Sept. 28 against Marist. The Flyers will also travel to face PFL foes Butler on Oct. 19, Presbyterian on Nov. 2, and St. Thomas on Nov. 23.

PFL opponents scheduled to visit Welcome Stadium in 2024 include Davidson on Oct. 12, Morehead State on Oct. 26, San Diego on Nov. 9, and Valparaiso on Nov. 16.

Below is Dayton’s complete schedule for the 2024 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2024 Dayton Football Schedule

  • 08/31 – Saint Francis
  • 09/07 – OFF
  • 09/14 – at Indiana State
  • 09/21 – Ave Maria
  • 09/28 – at Marist*
  • 10/05 – OFF
  • 10/12 – Davidson*
  • 10/19 – at Butler*
  • 10/26 – Morehead State*
  • 11/02 – at Presbyterian*
  • 11/09 – San Diego*
  • 11/16 – Valparaiso*
  • 11/23 – at St. Thomas*

Pioneer League contest.

Dayton finished the 2023 season 4-7 overall and 2-6 in PFL action. It was the first season for the Flyers under head coach and alum Trevor Andrews.

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I am always curious to know why, when they are allowed to schedule 12 games, some stay at 11. Just curious, not a criticism.

Marist and Dayton–11 games
Other PFL teams going with 12

I never understood 11 games just like I don’t understand 17 for the NFL. I know it is calendar based, but most leagues schedule even number games–of course NCAA basketball I think has a 27 minimum and 29 max, so what do I know.

I am puzzled when PFL teams schedule Division III and NAIA schools.

For Pioneer schools, would led to believe the lack of a 12th game is due to lack of availability of teams to schedule and D3 and NAIA schools may be the only ones available.

There’s also potentially budget constraints to cover expenses for a 12th game which could explain the late schedules released, which results in the limited available programs who are available to schedule.