MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Brian Yost threw two touchdown passes to
fullback Casey McCoy to lead Morehead State to a 15-7 win over
Butler on Saturday night.
Butler (0-3) took advantage of a short Morehead State punt to
score first. The Bulldogs put together a seven-play drive capped by
Ian Nelson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Billy Nardini.
Morehead (1-2) answered with a 35-yard scoring drive. Yost ran
26 yards on the first play, and three plays later he threw an
8-yard touchdown pass to McCoy. Daniel Vagni picked up a bad snap
on the point-after attempt and hit James Spencer-Howell for the
two-point conversion to make it 8-7.
Yost connected with McCoy for another 8-yard touchdown pass late
in the fourth quarter.
Yost completed 9-of-21 passes for 106 yards. The Eagles rushed
for 201 yards, led by Yost's 67 yards on 14 carries.
Nelson connected on 20-of-31 passes for 170 yards but had two
interceptions. Morehead State limited Butler to 82 yards on the
ground, and the Bulldogs lost two fumbles. Justin Campbell led
Butler with 16 carries for 50 yards.