Indianapolis (WNN) – Cross Robinson scored a short run in the third quarter and Drake ran out in the final four minutes to seal a 6-3 win over Butler on Saturday at the Battle of the Bulldogs.
Drake missed a 49-yard field goal, with 5:53 remaining in the fourth, but forced a three-out to get the ball back. Drake completed the clock by picking up the first down on Blake Ellingson’s 6-yard run and his 12-yard connection with Ryan Hayes.
Ellingson was 13 for 23 for 181 yards for Drake (2-3, 1-1 Pioneer), breaking a three-game losing streak. Robinson ran it 19 times for 63 yards, and Colin Howard caught four passes for 92 yards.
Robinson capped the 90-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run, giving Drake a three-point lead before PAT missed the third with 4:53.
Brett Bushka completed 12 of 20 passes for 109 yards, and he completed it 14 times for 78 yards for Butler (2-3, 0-1). Yogi Flagger caught six passes for 82 yards.
The Butler defense has not allowed a 100-yard receiver in 11 games since 2019.
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