Scores

Final

Dartmouth 30

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Butler 23

(2-2, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Butler Bowl, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

1 2 3 4 T
DART 14 7 6 330
BUT 3 7 0 1323

Top Performers

Passing: M. Lancaster (BUT) - 395 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Pierre (DART) - 23 CAR, 93 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Mesch (BUT) - 13 REC, 112 YDS

Dartmouth starts fast, holds off Butler, 30-23

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dartmouth opened its season by scoring on its first three possessions and held off a fourth-quarter rally to earn a 30-23 win at Butler Saturday.

Dominick Pierre ran for a pair of touchdowns after Dalyn Williams opened the game by scoring on a 1-yard run on Dartmouth's first possession as the Big Green took a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter.

Pierre finished with three touchdowns and 93 yards on 23 carries. Williams ran for 119 yards on 18 carries while Big Green amassed 238 yards on the ground.

Matt Lancaster was 42 of 68 and a pair of touchdowns and sparked the fourth-quarter Butler rally with two long drives. Lancaster fired a 15-yard scoring pass to Brandon Collins with 7:36 left in the game, then drove the Bulldogs (2-2) 67 yards in 11 plays and capped the drive by burrowing in from the 1 with 2:11 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DART
BUT
1st Downs2831
Total Yards497480
Passing259395
Rushing23885
Penalties6-575-65
3rd Down Conversions8-188-18
4th Down Conversions3-53-5
Turnovers12
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

DartmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams22/352286.500
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster42/683955.821

Rushing Leaders

DartmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams181196.6128
Pierre23934.0319
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heeter14745.3020
Lancaster760.918

Receiving Leaders

DartmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams66210.3018
McManus66010.0013
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mesch131128.6028
Shannon810012.5123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDARTBUT
TD10:26Dalyn Williams 1 Yd Run (Riley Lyons Kick) 70
FG04:42Jonathan Treloar 34 Yd 73
TD01:31Dominick Pierre 19 Yd Run (Riley Lyons Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERDARTBUT
TD13:40Dominick Pierre 1 Yd Run (Riley Lyons Kick) 213
TD07:53Brendan Shannon 9 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERDARTBUT
TD05:51Dominick Pierre 4 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2710
FOURTH QUARTERDARTBUT
FG11:22Riley Lyons 42 Yd 3010
TD07:36Brandon Collins 15 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Pat Failed) 3016
TD02:11Matt Lancaster 1 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 3023