Scores

Final

Valparaiso 12

(1-9, 1-6 Pioneer)

Butler 72

(8-3, 6-1 Pioneer)

1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
VALP 6 6 0 012
BUT 21 24 20 772

Top Performers

Passing: M. Lancaster (BUT) - 317 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Heeter (BUT) - 9 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Shannon (BUT) - 5 REC, 142 YDS, 3 TD

Butler rolls to 72-12 win over Valparaiso

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Lancaster and Brendan Shannon connected for three touchdown passes as Butler had a record-setting performance and beat 72-12 win over Valparaiso on Saturday.

Butler (8-3, 6-1 Pioneer Football League) broke a school-record for total offense with 717 yards, surpassing its previous best of 673 in a 1989 game against St. Ambrose. Butler's 72 points were its most since scoring 68 against Indianapolis in 1948.

Lancaster and Shannon hooked up for first-half touchdown passes of 35, 57 and 51 yards as Butler mounted a 45-12 lead heading into the break. Lancaster finished with 317 yards passing and four touchdowns and Shannon had 142 yards on five receptions.

Butler entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in the league and will conclude its conference slate next Saturday at Morehead State. Valparaiso (1-9, 1-6) lost its sixth straight game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
BUT
1st Downs1628
Total Yards391717
Passing267389
Rushing124328
Penalties6-503-15
3rd Down Conversions6-166-12
4th Down Conversions2-22-2
Turnovers30
Possession29:4030:20

Passing Leaders

ValparaisoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hoffman16/282057.312
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster11/1731718.640

Rushing Leaders

ValparaisoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hall10414.1114
Conway44010.0038
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heeter911512.8158
Watson8718.9228

Receiving Leaders

ValparaisoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taibi29246.0186
Cassara10818.1034
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shannon514228.4357
Heeter29547.5184

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVALPBUT
TD08:30Tony Taibi 86 Yd Pass From Eric Hoffman (Pat Failed) 60
TD07:50Trae Heeter 58 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 67
TD03:52Brendan Shannon 35 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 614
TD02:25Brendan Shannon 57 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 621
SECOND QUARTERVALPBUT
FG13:51Jonathan Treloar 34 Yd 624
TD05:27Brendan Shannon 51 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 631
TD04:43Ryan Kelsey 45 Yd Interception Return (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 638
TD00:58Brandon Hall 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1238
TD00:46Trae Heeter 84 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 1245
THIRD QUARTERVALPBUT
TD10:05Rico Watson 21 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 1252
TD06:02Rico Watson 28 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 1259
TD05:10Wade Markley 14 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1265
FOURTH QUARTERVALPBUT
TD11:32Guy DiBalsamo 6 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 1272