Drake 43

(5-2, 4-0 Pioneer)

Butler 6

(1-6, 1-3 Pioneer)

2:00 PM ET, October 16, 2004

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
DRAKE 0 20 7 1643
BUT 6 0 0 06

Top Performers

Passing: C. Jostes (DRAKE) - 190 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: S. Phaydavong (DRAKE) - 17 CAR, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Christner (BUT) - 6 REC, 64 YDS

Drake 43, Butler 6

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -- Scott Phaydavong rushed for 119 yards and one touchdown as Drake defeated Butler 43-6 Saturday.

Phaydavong's 44-yard run midway through the second quarter was one of four Drake (5-2) scoring rushes, and gave the team a 13-6 lead.

Michael Bialas gained just 27 yards rushing but ran for Drake's other three rushing TDs, the last coming with 7:14 to play in the third for a 27-6 lead.

Conner Jostes, who completed 11-of-25 passes for 190 yards and three interceptions, accounted for Drake's fifth touchdown with an 11-yard pass to Tyler Putnam with two minutes to play in the third.

Drake closed the third quarter with a safety by pushing Butler back from its own 22. Drake's final TD came on a 73-yard kickoff return by Jason Jones early in the fourth.

Butler (1-6) took a 6-0 lead on a 9-yard pass from Ian Nelson to Matt McCanna in the first quarter before Bialas scored his first TD early in the second quarter.

Nelson, who was sacked five times for 29 yards, completed 13-of-25 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown.