VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Trae Heeter scored three touchdowns for Butler in the first quarter Saturday as the Bulldogs chewed up in-state rival Valparaiso 56-17 to earn its first road victory of the season.
Heeter ran 11 times for 76 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Lancaster completed 11 of 13 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns, and Butler (4-2, 3-0 Pioneer League) amassed 598 yards of total offense to remain perfect in conference play.
Lancaster hooked up with Tom Judge for a 45-yard touchdown strike with 3:52 remaining in the first quarter and Butler eventually closed out the period with an insurmountable 28-0 lead over the Crusaders.
Valparaiso (0-5, 0-2) finally broke its offensive silence when Mike Pando hit a 41-yard field goal with 3:12 to go in the first half, making it 35-3.
Jake Hutson had 16 carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the winless Crusaders.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.