Scores

Final

Drake 27

(2-1, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Drake Stadium (IA), Des Moines, IA

1 2 3 4 T
S&T 0 14 0 923
DRAKE 7 10 3 727

Top Performers

Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRAKE) - 230 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: P. Cashmore (DRAKE) - 21 CAR, 75 YDS

Receiving: P. Cashmore (DRAKE) - 2 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Drake 27, Missouri S&,T 23

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Michael Piatkowski threw two touchdown passes and Drake defeated Missouri S&T 27-23 Saturday night.

Piatkowski found Nathan Paddock for a 16-yard score in the first quarter and the Bulldogs (2-1) went on to build a 17-0 lead. After the Miners closed within 20-14, Piatkowski hit Patrick Cashmore for a 27-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Drake also scored a TD on Brent Shelton's 28-yard return of a blocked punt.

Missouri S&T (1-2), which plays in Division II, came back when Josh Firm threw his second touchdown pass, a 4-yarder to Jake Giljum, and the Miners added a safety when Drake's Billy Janssen was tackled in the end zone with 3:24 remaining. They took possession at midfield, but were unable to get a first down and the Bulldogs ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
S&T
DRAKE
1st Downs1116
Total Yards261299
Passing227230
Rushing3469
Penalties6-436-50
3rd Down Conversions4-162-13
4th Down Conversions0-31-3
Turnovers02
Possession28:3031:30

Passing Leaders

Missouri S&TC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Firm22/392275.820
DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski17/302307.722

Rushing Leaders

Missouri S&TCARYDSAVGTDLG
Golden8222.808
Clark4174.317
DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cashmore21753.609
Morse11232.109

Receiving Leaders

Missouri S&TRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas913114.6057
Dillon33210.7021
DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cashmore25226.0127
Rosa34715.7021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERS&TDRAKE
TD05:58Nathan Paddock 16 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Billy Janssen Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERS&TDRAKE
TD14:12Brent Shelton 28 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Billy Janssen Kick) 014
FG11:40Billy Janssen 45 Yd 017
S&TTD09:16Adam Clark 7 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 617
S&TTD00:23Leon Moody 13 Yd Pass From Josh Firm (Josh Firm Pass To Kevin Dillon For Two-Point Conversion) 1417
THIRD QUARTERS&TDRAKE
FG03:16Billy Janssen 37 Yd 1420
FOURTH QUARTERS&TDRAKE
TD13:21Patrick Cashmore 27 Yd Pass From Michael Piatkowski (Billy Janssen Kick) 1427
S&TTD10:47Jake Giljum 4 Yd Pass From Josh Firm (Will Morrison Kick) 2127
S&TSF03:24Team safety 2327