Scores

Final

Morehead State 21

(3-5, 1-3 Pioneer)

Butler 31

(6-1, 4-0 Pioneer)

1:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
MORE 14 7 0 021
BUT 3 0 14 1431

Top Performers

Passing: M. Kobli (BUT) - 259 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: N. Feldman (MORE) - 1 CAR, 37 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Feldman (MORE) - 3 REC, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Butler 31, Morehead St. 21

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Kobli passed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Butler returned a punt and an interception for two other second-half scores as the Bulldogs came from behind to beat Morehead State 31-21 Saturday.

Butler (6-1, 4-0 Pioneer) trailed Morehead (3-5, 1-3) 21-3 at halftime but scored 28 unanswered points beginning with Jacob Fritz's returned an interception of an Evan Sawyer pass 39 yards for a touchdown early in the third period.

The Bulldogs added three more touchdowns over a span of 7:34. Tadd Dombart returned a punt 75 yards with a second remaining in the third quarter, then Kobli threw touchdown passes covering 13 yards to Dan Bohrer and 19 yards to Eddie McHale.

Kobli completed 25-of-40 passes to eight different receivers for 259 yards. Zach Watkins pulled in four passes for 75 yards to lead Butler receivers.

Morehead grabbed a 14-0 first quarter lead on touchdown runs of 6 yards by Cory Jackson and 37 yards by Nick Feldman. Feldman later collected a Sawyer pass for an 83-yard touchdown with 3:46 left before halftime to build the 21-3 lead after Butler's Jordan Quiroz kicked a 36-yard field goal.

Eleven Morehead runners rushed 44 times for a total of 194 yards. Feldman had three receptions for 140 yards.

Butler had four sacks for 42 yards lost. Grant Hunter had two of the sacks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
BUT
1st Downs1515
Total Yards376290
Passing243259
Rushing13331
Penalties9-641-15
3rd Down Conversions6-175-15
4th Down Conversions2-50-3
Turnovers21
Possession28:5931:01

Passing Leaders

Morehead StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sawyer6/1517511.712
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kobli25/402596.520

Rushing Leaders

Morehead StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Feldman13737.0137
Fitzpatrick9364.008
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiggins7243.4020
Kobli13221.7014

Receiving Leaders

Morehead StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Feldman314046.7183
Fitzpatrick25628.0049
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins47518.8042
Bohrer45814.5129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOREBUT
TD06:42Cory Jackson 6 Yd Run (Mason Webb Kick) 70
TD05:37Nick Feldman 37 Yd Run (Mason Webb Kick) 140
FG01:49Jordan Quiroz 36 Yd 143
SECOND QUARTERMOREBUT
TD03:46Nick Feldman 83 Yd Pass From Evan Sawyer (Mason Webb Kick) 213
THIRD QUARTERMOREBUT
TD11:22Jacob Fritz 39 Yd Interception Return (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 2110
TD00:01Tadd Dombart 75 Yd Punt Return (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERMOREBUT
TD08:38Dan Bohrer 13 Yd Pass From Matt Kobli (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 2124
TD07:33Eddie Mchale 19 Yd Pass From Matt Kobli (Jordan Quiroz Kick) 2131