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.
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