Scores

Final

Drake 24

(3-1, 1-0 Pioneer)

Butler 14

(2-2, 0-1 Pioneer)

12:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
DRKE 6 15 3 024
BUT 0 7 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: A. Huck (BUT) - 291 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: P. Cashmore (DRKE) - 19 CAR, 115 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Koopman (BUT) - 11 REC, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Drake 24, Butler 14

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Patrick Cashmore ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and Drake defeated Butler 24-14 on Saturday in the teams' Pioneer League opener.

Michael Piatkowski threw for 276 yards and a TD for Drake (3-1). The scoring pass to Kevin Marshall, along with Piatkowski's 2-point conversion run, gave Drake the lead for good at 14-7 midway through the second quarter. Cashmore's 14-yard touchdown run with 1:55 left in the half gave the visitors a 21-7 lead. Billy Jansen kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the third quarter to make it 24-7 Drake.

Butler (2-2) led 7-6 after receiver Jeff Larsen threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to fellow receiver Zach Watkins in the first minute of the second quarter. But the home team didn't score again until Andrew Huck found Jordan Koopman for a 28-yard score with 1:25 to play. Koopman finished with 11 catches for 130 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRKE
BUT
1st Downs3025
Total Yards441391
Passing276315
Rushing16576
Penalties9-1347-51
3rd Down Conversions7-157-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers32
Possession33:5426:06

Passing Leaders

DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski25/362767.712
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Huck27/512915.712

Rushing Leaders

DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cashmore191156.1214
Morse20713.6015
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heeter14755.4020
Huck910.1013

Receiving Leaders

DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rosa77410.6015
Paddock6599.8015
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Koopman1113011.8128
Watkins79113.0124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDRKEBUT
TD05:24Patrick Cashmore 6 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 60
SECOND QUARTERDRKEBUT
TD14:23Zach Watkins 24 Yd Pass From Jeff Larsen (David Lang Kick) 67
TD06:58Kevin Marshall 3 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Michael Piatkowski Run For Two-Point Conversion) 147
TD01:55Patrick Cashmore 14 Yd Run (Billy Janssen Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERDRKEBUT
FG00:02Billy Janssen 31 Yd 247
FOURTH QUARTERDRKEBUT
TD01:25Jordan Koopman 28 Yd Pass From Andrew Huck (David Lang Kick) 2414