Butler maintains an early lead against Drake 24-14

Wade Markley threw for 253 yards and rushed for the final
touchdown of the game to finalize a 24-14 win for Butler against
Drake Saturday.

Markley, making his first start of the season, scored on a
4-yard rush to stretch a close 17-14 lead into a two-score
game.

Andy Rice threw a touchdown pass midway through the second
quarter to tie up the score at 7 for Drake (3-4, 2-2 Pioneer
League). Butler responded with a touchdown of its own right before
the half and a field goal in the third quarter brought the score to
17-7.

One minute into the fourth quarter, a fumble by Markley was
picked up by Brandon Coleman and returned 17 yards for a touchdown
and Drake’s final score of the game.

Markley’s touchdown pass in the first quarter grabbed an early
7-0 lead for Butler (6-2, 4-0).