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DrakeBulldogsDRKE
3-1, 1-0 Conf
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2-2, 0-1 Conf

Drake 24, Butler 14

INDIANAPOLIS -- Patrick Cashmore ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and Drake defeated Butler 24-14 on Saturday in the teams' Pioneer League opener.

Michael Piatkowski threw for 276 yards and a TD for Drake (3-1). The scoring pass to Kevin Marshall, along with Piatkowski's 2-point conversion run, gave Drake the lead for good at 14-7 midway through the second quarter. Cashmore's 14-yard touchdown run with 1:55 left in the half gave the visitors a 21-7 lead. Billy Jansen kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the third quarter to make it 24-7 Drake.

Butler (2-2) led 7-6 after receiver Jeff Larsen threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to fellow receiver Zach Watkins in the first minute of the second quarter. But the home team didn't score again until Andrew Huck found Jordan Koopman for a 28-yard score with 1:25 to play. Koopman finished with 11 catches for 130 yards.

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2015 Pioneer Football League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Dayton7-110-2
San Diego7-19-2
Jacksonville6-29-2
Morehead State6-27-4
Butler4-46-5
Drake4-45-6
Marist4-45-6
Campbell3-55-6
Stetson1-73-8
Davidson1-72-9
Valparaiso1-72-9