Scores

Final

Drake 35

(5-2, 4-0 Pioneer)

Valparaiso 21

(0-6, 0-3 Pioneer)

2:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Brown Field, Valparaiso, IN

1 2 3 4 T
DRKE 14 7 7 735
VALP 7 0 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRKE) - 327 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Morse (DRKE) - 12 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Schmudlach (DRKE) - 7 REC, 143 YDS

Drake 35, Valparaiso 21

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Mike Ratelle returned a kickoff for a touchdown, helping Drake beat winless Valparaiso 35-21 on Saturday afternoon.

Ratelle's 88-yard kickoff return, followed by a kick by Cam Bohnert, gave Drake (5-2, 4-0, Pioneer League) its first touchdown of the day

Adding to the score, Mike Piatkowski threw for one touchdown -- a 10-yard pass to T.J. James -- and 1 yard for another. Piatkowski was 22 of 36 for 327 yards. Trey Morse also scored on a 29-yard run.

Trey Morse also scored on a 29-yard run for the Bulldogs.

For the Crusaders, Eric Slenk had two touchdowns -- a 24-yard catch from Ben Lehman in the first quarter and a 23-yard catch from Quinn Schafer in the fourth. Lehman was 11 of 26 for 100 yards and Schafer was 6 of 8 for 78 yards.

Ryan Leher ran 3 yards for a Valparaiso (0-6, 0-3 Pioneer League) touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRKE
VALP
1st Downs2420
Total Yards435340
Passing327178
Rushing108162
Penalties7-679-105
3rd Down Conversions4-144-17
4th Down Conversions1-32-2
Turnovers21
Possession29:4030:20

Passing Leaders

DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski22/363279.110
ValparaisoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lehman11/261003.811

Rushing Leaders

DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morse12675.6129
James13513.9011
ValparaisoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hutson25983.9020
Lehr8324.019

Receiving Leaders

DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Schmudlach714320.4036
Teague37023.3038
ValparaisoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Slenk58116.2224
Gladney5295.8010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDRKEVALP
TD14:48Mike Ratelle 88 Yd Kickoff Return (Cam Bohnert Kick) 70
TD07:07T.J. James 10 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Cam Bohnert Kick) 140
TD02:17Eric Slenk 24 Yd Pass From Ben Lehman (Mike Pando Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERDRKEVALP
TD00:55Jacob Schmudlach 1 Yd Run (Cam Bohnert Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERDRKEVALP
TD09:46Ryan Lehr 3 Yd Run (Mike Pando Kick) 2114
TD03:48Michael Piatkowski 1 Yd Run (Cam Bohnert Kick) 2814
FOURTH QUARTERDRKEVALP
TD03:38Trey Morse 29 Yd Run (Cam Bohnert Kick) 3514
TD02:05Eric Slenk 23 Yd Pass From Quinn Schafer (Alan Porter Kick) 3521