Football Earns Road Win At Butler, 27-16

first_img Box Score (HTML) Then it took less than two minutes for Drake to extend its lead, 14-6 as Kraemer found Steven Doran streaking down the middle of the field for a 28-yard touchdown pass. “Grant did a great job today. If Grant keeps working the offense, man he is going to make us move, because he can throw the ball around,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “As long as he keeps doing that and we can accentuate our playmakers and our offensive line plays well, we are going to be alright.” The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7 as they host Dayton. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Senior Tyler Updegraff led the Bulldog ground game with 69 yards and a touchdown. Drake went into the half with a 21-13 lead after Butler managed to score near the end of the second-quarter. Kraemer then extended Drake’s lead 21-6 with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Connor Ostrander, who ended his day with five catches for 80 yards, midway through second-quarter. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster After missing his first attempt, Grant Kraemer went to complete his next 11 passes for 172 yards, including two touchdowns in Drake’s first three drives. With the help of solid protection up front, Kraemer was able to push the ball down field with 10 of his 11 completions going for 10 or more yards. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Drake University football team used a strong start to earn a 27-16 victory at Butler Saturday afternoon. Tyler Updegraff plunged into the endzone to cap off Drake’s first drive, giving the Bulldogs a 7-3. Drake’s defense then held Butler to another field goal to hold on to a 7-6 lead. Box Score (PDF) Donley then put the game out of reach with a 38-yard field goal, 27-16, with 4:35 left in the game. Drake’s offense opened the second-half with its fourth scoring drive of the game when Danny Donley drilled a 19-yard field goal to put the Bulldogs ahead 24-13. Dayton 10/7/2017 – 1 p.m. Defensively, Sean Lynch racked up a team-high nine tackles and recorded a pass break-up. Story Links Listen Live Watch Live  Print Friendly Version Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350AM ESPN Des Moines “The defense played a gutty performance. I’m so proud of the guys, Coach (Todd) Stepsis and the staff on the adjustments they made during the game,” said Fox. For the second-straight game, the Bulldog defense was lights out in the second-half. Drake limited Butler to just 67 yards of total offense, five first downs and three points. Kraemer finished the game with 329 yards passing and went 27-for-40. Mitch MacFarlane, Devin Cates and Doran each recorded six receptions. McFarlane totaled a team-best 87 yards receiving, while Doran and Cates registered 73 and 71 yards, respectively.last_img

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