INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cross Robinson scored on a short run in the third quarter and Drake ran out the final four minutes to secure a 6-3 victory over Butler in the battle of the Bulldogs.
Drake missed a 49-yard field goal with 5:53 remaining in the fourth, but forced a three-and-out to get the ball back.
Drake ran out the clock by picking up first downs on Blake Ellingson’s 6-yard run and his 12-yard connection with Ryan Hayes.
Ellingson was 13 of 23 for 181 yards for Drake (2-3, 1-1 Pioneer), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Robinson carried it 19 times for 63 yards, and Colin Howard caught four passes for 92 yards.