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DrakeBulldogsDRKE
5-2, 4-0 Conf
35
Final
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DRKE1477735
VALP707721
21
ValparaisoCrusadersVALP
0-6, 0-3 Conf

Drake 35, Valparaiso 21

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

Adding to the score, Mike Piatkowski threw for one touchdown -- a 10-yard pass to T.J. James -- and 1 yard for another. Piatkowski was 22 of 36 for 327 yards. Trey Morse also scored on a 29-yard run.

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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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