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.
Andrew Allen pass complete to Jordan Bergstrom for 46 yds for a TD
Cody Kessler pass complete to JuJu Smith-Schuster for 28 yds to the USC 43 for a 1ST down
Cole Murphy kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired, giving Syracuse a 20-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday in coach Scott Shafer's final game as head coach of the Orange.
North Carolina's Marquise Williams goes deep to Mack Hollins for the 53-yard touchdown strike to put the Tar Heels up 21-7.
Joshua Dobbs pass complete to Von Pearson for 17 yds for a TD
Andrew Allen pass complete to Gregory Hogan for 21 yds to the ArkSt 49 for a 1ST down