Bushka, Mitchell lead Butler to a 37-10 win over Dayton
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bret Bushka threw for two touchdowns, one to Jyran Mitchell, who also ran for two scores, and Butler raced past Dayton 37-10 on Saturday.
Mitchell had 117 yards on 21 carries with a 24-yard score to make it 10-0 and a 59-yard burst for a 30-7 lead. Bushka was 18 of 23 for 191 yards, finding Mitchell for a 3-yard score that made it 20-3 at halftime, as the Bulldogs scored on their first four possessions. Bushka completed all 12 of his passes in the first half.
Bushka had a 9-yard toss to Ryan Lezon to close out the scoring.
Luka Zurak kicked three field goals, the longest from 46 yards.
Jeremiah Jackson had 11 tackles for Butler (5-3, 3-2 Pioneer Football League), which was 1 of 9 on third down, 3 of 3 on fourth and 4 of 4 in the red zone.
Drew VanVleet was 30 of 48 passing for 184 yards for Dayton (2-6, 0-5), which has lost five straight.
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