Scores

Final

Butler 7

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Dartmouth 35

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Memorial Field (Dartmouth), Hanover, NH

1 2 3 4 T
BUT 0 7 0 07
DART 14 7 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: M. Lancaster (BUT) - 267 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Pierre (DART) - 26 CAR, 170 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. O'Connor (BUT) - 9 REC, 164 YDS, 1 TD

Dartmouth 35, Butler 7

Associated Press

HANOVER, N.H. -- Miles Gay returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, and Dartmouth scored in every quarter of its 35-7 season-opening victory over Butler Saturday night.

In the first meeting between the schools, the Big Green quickly asserted itself on Gay's touchdown return, then scored again on a 7-yard run by Dominick Pierre to lead 14-0. Pierre later ran for a 1-yard TD to close the scoring in the fourth quarter. He finished with 170 yards on 26 carries.

Alex Park, Dartmouth's new starting quarterback, completed 15-of-20 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown. He found Michael Reilly four times for 92 yards, including a 24-yard TD pass to give the Dartmouth a 21-7 halftime lead.

Butler (1-2) scored its only points in the second quarter on quarterback Matt Lancaster's 5-yard scoring pass to Derek O'Connor, one of his nine receptions. Lancaster was 25-for-35 passing for 267 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUT
DART
1st Downs2021
Total Yards416358
Passing347189
Rushing69169
Penalties5-431-5
3rd Down Conversions4-159-14
4th Down Conversions3-70-1
Turnovers20
Possession32:1327:47

Passing Leaders

ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster25/352677.610
DartmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Park15/201849.210

Rushing Leaders

ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heeter7618.7021
Lancaster12110.907
DartmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierre261706.5231
Grove3103.305

Receiving Leaders

ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
O'Connor916418.2157
Mesch8678.4014
DartmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reilly49223.0132
McManus5428.4015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUTDART
TD14:46Miles Gay 85 Yd Kickoff Return (Riley Lyons Kick) 07
TD06:08Dominick Pierre 7 Yd Run (Riley Lyons Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERBUTDART
TD06:55Derek O'Connor 5 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 714
TD00:19Michael Reilly 24 Yd Pass From Alex Park (Riley Lyons Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERBUTDART
TD03:43Alex Park 1 Yd Run (Riley Lyons Kick) 728
FOURTH QUARTERBUTDART
TD05:38Dominick Pierre 1 Yd Run (Riley Lyons Kick) 735