INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Williams had 25 carries for 225 yards and four touchdowns as Davidson came from behind to dominate Butler in a 44-32 victory Saturday.
The Bulldogs (4-5, 0-5 Horizon League) jumped to an early 7-0 lead when a 1-yard run by quarterback Matt Kobli capped a 10 play, 75-yard drive off the opening kickoff.
It was their last lead of the game as Williams scored twice on runs of 8 and 2 yards to give the Wildcats (5-3, 3-2) a 14-7 edge.
Butler tied it up at 14-14 on a Derek North 5-yard run with 5:41 left in the half, but the Wildcats responded with a 4-yard Williams run to make it 21-14. The closest Butler got after that was 21-17 on a 26-yard field goal by Jordan Quiroz with 1:20 left at the half.
Davidson led 28-17 at the half after Ryan Hubbard scored on a 45-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Alexander, and stretched its lead to as much as 18 points after the break.
The Bulldogs got to within 37-32 with 10:55 left when Jacob Fritz returned an interception 35 yards to score, but Williams' fourth TD, a 14-yard run at the 8:26 mark, made the tally 44-32 and Butler did not score again.
Alexander completed 16 of 31 passes for two scores and was intercepted twice. Hubbard caught 7 passes for 100 yards.
Butler's Kohbli was 17-of-29 for 163 yards.
Davidson had 457 yards of total offense compared with Butler's 382.