Scores

Final

Davidson 44

(5-3, 3-2 Pioneer)

Butler 32

(4-5, 0-5 Pioneer)

1:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
DAV 7 21 9 744
BUT 7 10 9 632

Top Performers

Passing: R. Alexander (DAV) - 218 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (DAV) - 25 CAR, 225 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: R. Hubbard (DAV) - 7 REC, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Davidson 44, Butler 32

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAV
BUT
1st Downs2321
Total Yards457382
Passing218197
Rushing239185
Penalties4-3711-92
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers31
Possession24:2335:37

Passing Leaders

DavidsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Alexander16/312187.022
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kobli17/291635.600

Rushing Leaders

DavidsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams252259.040
Alexander2105.000
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kobli14725.110
North12574.820

Receiving Leaders

DavidsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hubbard710014.310
Jones44611.510
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bohrer5387.600
Mulvihill33812.700

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDAVBUT
TD10:51Matt Kobli 1 Yd Run (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 07
TD01:21Justin Williams 8 Yd Run (Cody Elder Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERDAVBUT
TD13:18Justin Williams 2 Yd Run (Cody Elder Kick) 147
TD05:41Derek North 5 Yd Run (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 1414
TD04:16Justin Williams 4 Yd Run (Cody Elder Kick) 2114
FG01:20Jordan Quiroz 26 Yd 2117
TD01:02Ryan Hubbard 45 Yd Pass From Ryan Alexander (Cody Elder Kick) 2817
THIRD QUARTERDAVBUT
TD12:21Beaux Jones 10 Yd Pass From Ryan Alexander (Pat Blocked) 3417
DC12:21Jacob Fritz 90 Yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 3419
FG07:09Cody Elder 20 Yd 3719
TD04:11Derek North 1 Yd Run (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 3726
FOURTH QUARTERDAVBUT
TD10:55Jacob Fritz 35 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3732
TD08:26Justin Williams 14 Yd Run (Cody Elder Kick) 4432