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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Butler rolls to win over Crusaders

2013-11-09T19:15:00Z 2013-11-09T23:55:11Z COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Butler rolls to win over CrusadersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 09, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

Matt Lancaster and Brendan Shannon connected for three touchdown passes as Butler had a record-setting performance and beat 72-12 win over Valparaiso on Saturday.

Butler (8-3, 6-1 Pioneer Football League) broke a school-record for total offense with 717 yards, surpassing its previous best of 673 in a 1989 game against St. Ambrose. Butler's 72 points were its most since scoring 68 against Indianapolis in 1948.

Lancaster and Shannon hooked up for first-half touchdown passes of 35, 57 and 51 yards as Butler mounted a 45-12 lead heading into the break. Lancaster finished with 317 yards passing and four touchdowns and Shannon had 142 yards on five receptions.

Butler entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in the league and will conclude its conference slate next Saturday at Morehead State. Valparaiso (1-9, 1-6) lost its sixth straight game.

St. Joseph's 6, Truman State 3: Wheeler graduate Gavin Voss kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, including a go-ahead 21-yarder with 2:55 left, to lift the Pumas (7-3) to the victory.

SJC overcame 119 yards in penalties and three turnovers by coming up with four interceptions and a fumble recovery. Gary Yeoman made nine stops, two of them for a loss, and a pickoff that he returned 49 yards.

South Dakota State 29, Indiana State 0: Zach Zenner rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown as South Dakota State (6-4, 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference) rolled to a win over Indiana State.

The Jackrabbits held Indiana State (1-9, 0-6) to just 161 yards of total offense, 56 passing. Indiana State starting quarterback Mike Perish was hurt early in the game and his replacement, Robert Tonyan Jr., completed just 5 of 20 passes.

Eastern Illinois 37, Murray St. 17: Erik Lora passed Jerry Rice on the career receptions list and finished the game third all-time on the FCS list with 305 as Eastern Illinois (9-1, 6-0 Ohio Valley) cruised past Murray State (5-5, 3-3).

Lora had 10 catches for 94 yards and his touchdown reception in the second quarter gave him the career OVC record with 33.

The Panthers' Shepard Little finished with 173 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 299 yards passing, his first game of the season throwing for less than 300.

Eastern Illinois remains in the driver's seat for the OVC title.

Missouri State 31, Southern Illinois 27: Ashton Glaser threw for 310 yards, two touchdowns and ran for another score as Missouri State (5-6, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference) topped Southern Illinois (5-5, 3-3).

Missouri State has now won four in a row for the first time since 2002. The win was just Missouri State's second in the past 11 meetings with Southern Illinois.

John Lantz hauled in six receptions for 139 yards for the Salukis.

North Dakota State 28, Illinois State 10: Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes Saturday as North Dakota State (9-0, 6-0 Missouri Valley Conference) maintained an undefeated record with a victory over Illinois State (5-5, 4-3).

The Bison defense held Illinois State's Blake Winkler to 72 yards passing. The Bison are on an 18-game winning streak.

Mississippi 34, Arkansas 24: Crete-Monee graduate Laquon Treadwell caught eight passes for 39 yards, including one for a 14-yard touchdown, as the Rebels (6-3, 3-3) beat the Razorbacks (3-7, 0-6) in the SEC.

No. 21 Wisconsin 27, BYU 17: James White ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another score, and Wisconsin (7-2) stalled the fast-paced offense of BYU (6-3).

Minnesota 24, Penn State 10: David Cobb carried 27 times for 139 yards and a touchdown, and Minnesota 8-2, 4-2) held Penn State (5-4, 2-3) scoreless over the final 33-plus minutes to grind out a victory, the fourth in a row for the Golden Gophers.

Minnesota has won four straight Big Ten games in the same season for the first time since 1973. The Gophers haven't had this many victories since going 10-3 in 2003.

No. 3 Florida State 59, Wake Forest 3: Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes, and Florida State (9-0, 7-0) tied a school record with six interceptions in a rout of Wake Forest (4-6, 2-5) that clinched an ACC championship game berth.

No. 7 Auburn 55, Tennessee 23: Nick Marshall gained 214 of Auburn's 444 yards rushing, and the Tigers (9-1, 5-1 SEC) scored on a punt return and kickoff return in a victory over Tennessee (4-6, 1-5).

No. 9 Missouri 48, Kentucky 17: Maty Mauk threw five touchdown passes, four to Dorial Green-Beckham, and Missouri (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) cruised past Kentucky (2-7, 0-5).

No. 11 Texas A&M 51, Mississippi St. 41: Johnny Manziel threw for 446 yards and tied a career-high with five touchdown passes to lead Texas A&M  (8-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) to a win over Mississippi State (4-5, 1-4) in what could be the Heisman Trophy winners' last home game.

No. 15 Oklahoma State 42, Kansas 6: Clint Chelf completed 19 of 37 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) to a victory over Kansas (2-7, 0-6).

No. 23 Arizona State 20, Utah 19: Taylor Kelly ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the fourth quarter, and Arizona State (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) came from behind to beat Utah (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12).

Kansas State 49, No. 25 Texas Tech 26: Jake Waters and Daniel Sams each ran for two touchdowns and Waters passed for another score to lead Kansas State (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) over Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3).

Fordham 23, Bucknell 21: The FCS No. 6/7 Rams (9-0) blocked a potential game-winning, 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired to beat the Bison (4-5) in The Bronx.

Portage grad Jake Dixon had six solos for Fordham, while punter Joe Pavlik (Mount Carmel) had six punts for 246 yards.

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