Scores

Final

Butler 20

(8-3, 7-1 Pioneer)

Drake 45

(7-3, 6-1 Pioneer)

2:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Drake Stadium (IA), Des Moines, IA

1 2 3 4 T
BUT 6 0 7 720
DRAKE 0 14 14 1745

Top Performers

Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRAKE) - 366 YDS, 5 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: G. Scott (DRAKE) - 14 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Shannon (BUT) - 8 REC, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Drake 45, Butler 20

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mike Piatkowski threw for 366 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, helping Drake keep its Pioneer League title hopes alive Saturday with a 45-20 victory over Butler.

Piatkowski, who was 29 of 40 with two interceptions, found Grahm Butler and Gary Scott for two scores each and Joey Orlando for one. Scott added 79 rushing yards and a touchdown for Drake (7-3, 6-1), which can tie Butler and repeat as Pioneer League co-champion with a win against Jacksonville next week.

Matt Lancaster threw two touchdown passes and ran for another for Butler (8-3, 7-1), which trailed only 14-13 early in the third quarter after Lancaster hit Brendan Shannon for a 45-yard score. But then Piatkowski came alive, throwing four TDs for 28 unanswered Drake points. The last scoring pass, an 18-yarder to Butler, made it 42-13 with 10:36 to play.

Drake totaled 546 yards of total offense to Butler's 303.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUT
DRAKE
1st Downs1932
Total Yards303546
Passing253371
Rushing50175
Penalties2-189-85
3rd Down Conversions5-179-14
4th Down Conversions1-40-2
Turnovers02
Possession25:3734:23

Passing Leaders

ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster19/372486.720
DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski29/403669.252

Rushing Leaders

ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart20753.809
Shannon188.008
DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott14735.2117
Morse13634.8010

Receiving Leaders

ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shannon812615.8145
O'Connor78712.4154
DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rosa912313.7038
Butler59118.2229

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUTDRAKE
TD05:48Derek O'Connor 5 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERBUTDRAKE
TD04:02Joey Orlando 12 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Cam Bohnert Kick) 67
TD00:39Gary Scott 6 Yd Run (Cam Bohnert Kick) 614
THIRD QUARTERBUTDRAKE
TD11:30Brendan Shannon 45 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 1314
TD06:13Grahm Butler 29 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Cam Bohnert Kick) 1321
TD00:32Gary Scott 9 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Cam Bohnert Kick) 1328
FOURTH QUARTERBUTDRAKE
TD13:34Gary Scott 6 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Cam Bohnert Kick) 1335
TD10:36Grahm Butler 18 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Cam Bohnert Kick) 1342
TD06:46Matt Lancaster 2 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 2042
FG02:34Cam Bohnert 36 Yd 2045