(7-2, 5-1 Pioneer)
(3-6, 2-4 Pioneer)
12:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011
Tenney Stadium, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRKE) - 253 YDS, 2 TD
Rushing: P. Cashmore (DRKE) - 28 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: D. Blackmon (DRKE) - 4 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Mike Piatkowski threw for two touchdowns, and Drake's defense held off Marist 23-13 on Saturday.
Piatkowski started the scoring on a 21-yard pass to Drew Blackmon, and then added a 22-yarder to Joey Orlando for a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1 Pioneer League) went up 17-0 after a 32-yard field goal by Billy Janssen. Drake's defense did the rest, holding the Red Foxes (3-6, 2-4) to 255 yards of total offense.
The Bulldogs continued their dominance of the running game, holding Marist to 34 yards on the ground. Coming in, Drake led the Pioneer League in allowing just 82.3 yards rushing.
The Bulldogs' Tyler Moorehead had 4.5 tackles for a loss of 23 yards, including three sacks totaling 21 yards.
Patrick Cashmore rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries for Drake, which has won all three matchups against Marist.