INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Keith Williams threw for 251 yards with a touchdown and San Diego held on to defeat Butler 27-21 on Saturday.
Williams connected with Ross Dwelley on a 4-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second quarter. The Toreros (5-1, 3-1 Pioneer) took advantage of two punting blunders by Butler, leading to rushing scores by Chris Campano and Parker Mays for a 21-0 halftime lead.
The Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3) cut into the lead with a 57-yard touchdown run by Guy DiBalsamo, and Malcolm Weaver later found Derek O’Connor on a 25-yard strike to make it 27-21 with 2:07 remaining. Butler got the ball back with just over a minute to play, but ran out of time near midfield after two desperation lateral attempts.
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Brandon White had 93 yards on nine receptions for San Diego. David Last kicked two second-half field goals, the second making it 27-14 with 4:19 left.