Scores

Final

Morehead State 35

(1-6, 0-4 Pioneer)

Butler 39

(6-2, 5-0 Pioneer)

6:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
MORE 0 21 7 735
BUT 10 7 0 2239

Top Performers

Passing: M. Lancaster (BUT) - 296 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Lancaster (BUT) - 15 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Shannon (BUT) - 14 REC, 170 YDS, 3 TD

Butler 39, Morehead St. 35

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Lancaster threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including one to Brendan Shannon with 1:22 remaining, and Butler rallied to beat Morehead State 39-35 Saturday night.

Morehead State took a 35-17 lead on Kevin Thomas' second short TD run of the game with 13:09 to play. But Lancaster rallied the Bulldogs (6-2, 5-0 Pioneer League) behind a pair of TDs to Shannon and one to Derek O'Connor. Lancaster, who finished 31 of 53 for 296 yards, also threw for a 2-point conversion.

Lancaster also ran for 101 yards and a touchdown. Shannon had 14 receptions for 170 yards and three TDs, and Trae Heeter had 100 yards rushing for Butler.

After Butler took a 10-0 lead, the Eagles (1-6, 0-4) reeled off three TDs in second quarter, two on short runs and the third on Zach Lewis' 12-yard pass to Cyrus Strahm. Morehead State led 21-17 at halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
BUT
1st Downs2332
Total Yards505491
Passing254296
Rushing251195
Penalties10-855-25
3rd Down Conversions10-199-18
4th Down Conversions1-13-4
Turnovers22
Possession26:1733:43

Passing Leaders

Morehead StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis26/432545.921
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster31/532965.641

Rushing Leaders

Morehead StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Macshara161167.3041
Stanley12776.4017
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lancaster151016.7131
Heeter211004.8015

Receiving Leaders

Morehead StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sawyer99210.2133
Macshara88510.6040
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shannon1417012.1365
O'Connor77610.9119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOREBUT
TD14:41Brendan Shannon 2 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Brett Thomaston Kick) 07
FG09:05Jonathan Treloar 25 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERMOREBUT
TD14:24Brandon Bornhauser 2 Yd Run (Rainer Duzan Kick) 710
TD09:53Kevin Thomas 1 Yd Run (Rainer Duzan Kick) 1410
TD05:46Cyrus Strahm 12 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 2110
TD02:30Matt Lancaster 1 Yd Run (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 2117
THIRD QUARTERMOREBUT
TD08:49Donte Sawyer 33 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 2817
FOURTH QUARTERMOREBUT
TD13:09Kevin Thomas 2 Yd Run (Rainer Duzan Kick) 3517
TD08:44Brendan Shannon 11 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 3524
TD03:49Derek O'Connor 11 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Matt Lancaster Pass To Matt Jenson For Two-Point Conversion) 3532
TD01:22Brendan Shannon 17 Yd Pass From Matt Lancaster (Jonathan Treloar Kick) 3539