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
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.
In a push for bowl eligibility, the University of California has asked the NCAA to allow its season-opening win over FCS school Grambling State to count toward the necessary six wins.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh smashes a buckeye at former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler's grave. Harbaugh's father and Michigan fans joined in to honor Schembechler. Michigan plays the rival Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday.
The 3-point stance discusses the late-season issues the nation's top receivers are having, the fitting Hornung Award finalists, and Oklahoma State.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones and Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason discuss their preparations for Week 13.
SEC Network's Greg McElroy and Jabari Greer discuss how Georgia will be able to contain Georgia Tech's offense.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.