Butler football still searching for PFL win after 27-16 loss to Drake

Quarterback Will Marty looks downfield for an open pass. Marty collected 197 passing yards and 15 completions in Butler’s loss against Drake on Sept. 30. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.

JOSH MULLENIX | STAFF REPORTER | jmulleni@butler.edu

Butler football falls to 2-3 on the season after losing to the Drake University Bulldogs 27-16 on Sept. 30.

Pass defense was a struggle for Butler for the second week in a row. Drake quarterback Grant Kraemer threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns. The Drake offense finished the game with 420 yards of total offense, adding 91 yards on the ground as well.

Redshirt junior quarterback Will Marty finished the game with 197 passing yards and one interception. Junior wide receiver Pace Temple caught seven of Marty’s 15 completions to notch 138 receiving yards. 

Sophomore kicker Drew Bevelhimer sent three field goals through the uprights to account for the other nine Butler points. 

Penalties proved to be detrimental for Butler in this game. The Bulldogs committed nine penalties on the day that resulted in 80 penalty yards.

“There’s gonna be some physical mistakes that you will make throughout the game,” head coach Jeff Voris said.  “And you may get a flag here and there but it’s the mental ones. It’s the alignments and the snap count mistakes that make you more upset as a coach.”

The second half saw no touchdowns as the two teams traded field goals and Butler was scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Butler football will be back in action on Oct. 7 as they head to Morehead, Kentucky to take on the Morehead State Eagles.



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