Scores

Final

Valparaiso 10

(1-7, 1-4 Pioneer)

Drake 23

(4-4, 3-2 Pioneer)

2:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Drake Stadium (IA), Des Moines, IA

1 2 3 4 T
VALP 3 0 0 710
DRAKE 7 0 0 1623

Top Performers

Passing: A. Rice (DRAKE) - 297 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Wilkins (DRAKE) - 7 CAR, 35 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Saubert (DRAKE) - 8 REC, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Drake pulls away late to defeat Valparaiso 23-10

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Drake capitalized on three miscues to score 16 points late in the fourth quarter and continue its dominance over Valparaiso with a 23-10 win in a Pioneer League game on Saturday.

A shanked punt from the end zone gave Drake (4-4, 3-2) the ball on the 19 to set up the go-ahead touchdown -- a 3-yard run by Conley Wilkins -- and a fumble recovery led to the clinching field goal. Another lost fumble at the 21 led to a 4-yard TD run for Wilkins, keeping Valparaiso winless in 10 trips to Des Moines.

The Bulldog defense kept the Crusaders (1-7, 1-4) bottled up except for a 73-yard touchdown pass from Eric Hoffman to Tony Taibi for a 10-7 lead early in the second half. Valparaiso was limited to 183 yards of total offense, just four on the ground.

Drakes's Andy Rice threw for 297 yards, 104 to Eric Saubert.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
DRAKE
1st Downs718
Total Yards183371
Passing179297
Rushing474
Penalties2-605-45
3rd Down Conversions2-157-19
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers30
Possession23:3436:26

Passing Leaders

ValparaisoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hoffman20/341795.311
DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rice27/412977.210

Rushing Leaders

ValparaisoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hall15352.3016
Team1-2-2.000
DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott15523.509
Wilkins7355.027

Receiving Leaders

ValparaisoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taibi27738.5173
Kuramata6325.3016
DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Saubert810413.0127
Scott58216.4054

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVALPDRAKE
TD05:10Eric Saubert 18 Yd Pass From Andy Rice (Benjamin Tesson Kick) 07
FG01:01Jacob Newman 28 Yd 37
FOURTH QUARTERVALPDRAKE
TD11:04Tony Taibi 73 Yd Pass From Eric Hoffman (Jacob Newman Kick) 107
TD06:40Conley Wilkins 4 Yd Run (Cam Bohnert Kick) 1014
FG03:48Cam Bohnert 31 Yd 1017
TD02:17Conley Wilkins 4 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1023