Scores

Final

Morehead State 25

(1-3, 0-1 Pioneer)

Drake 28

(2-2, 1-0 Pioneer)

2:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Drake Stadium, DES MOINES, IA

1 2 3 4 T
MORE 7 0 10 825
DRKE 0 7 0 2128

Top Performers

Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRKE) - 268 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Macshara (MORE) - 20 CAR, 132 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Sawyer (MORE) - 7 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Drake 28, Morehead St. 25

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mike Piatkowski threw three touchdown passes, Gary Scott ran for 119 yards and a score, and a late interception helped Drake rally Saturday to beat Morehead State 28-25 in the Pioneer League opener for both teams.

Piatkowski, who was 29 of 41 for 268 yards, hit Joey Orlando on a 9-yard score in the second quarter. In the fourth, he found J.T. Teague and Nick Rosa for 16-yard touchdowns before Scott's 14-yard scoring run put the Bulldogs (2-2) up 28-17.

Rees MacShara's 4-yard run and a successful two-point conversion pulled the Eagles (1-3) within three, and Morehead State got the ball back with less than 2 minutes left. But Zach Lewis, who earlier threw a 26-yard touchdown to Donte Sawyer, was intercepted by Tyler Moorehead and the Bulldogs ran out the clock.

MacShara led all rushers with 132 yards, and Brandon Bornhauser had a 27-yard scoring run for the Eagles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
DRKE
1st Downs2125
Total Yards408403
Passing172268
Rushing236135
Penalties12-1184-25
3rd Down Conversions4-149-17
4th Down Conversions2-31-1
Turnovers32
Possession29:1030:50

Passing Leaders

Morehead StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis21/281726.111
DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski29/412686.531

Rushing Leaders

Morehead StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Macshara201326.6116
Stanley18693.8011
DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott281194.3120
Piatkowski3155.008

Receiving Leaders

Morehead StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sawyer78011.4126
Stanley4287.0012
DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Orlando8739.1116
Hohenstein25025.0027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOREDRKE
TD09:57Donte Sawyer 26 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMOREDRKE
TD06:34Joey Orlando 9 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Spencer Lee Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERMOREDRKE
FG05:47Rainer Duzan 21 Yd 107
TD02:34Brandon Bornhauser 27 Yd Run (Rainer Duzan Kick) 177
FOURTH QUARTERMOREDRKE
TD13:40JT Teague 16 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Spencer Lee Kick) 1714
TD09:54Nick Rosa 16 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Spencer Lee Kick) 1721
TD04:00Gary Scott 14 Yd Run (Spencer Lee Kick) 1728
TD01:52Rees Macshara 4 Yd Run (Zach Lewis Pass To Blake Stanley For Two-Point Conversion) 2528