Drake moves to 7-0 in Pioneer League, beats Presbyterian 16-14 for chance at outright title

Sat, Nov 11, 2023

Drake moves to 7-0 in Pioneer League, beats Presbyterian 16-14 for chance at outright title

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Dorian Boyland had a touchdown run, Shane Dunning kicked three field goals and Drake remained undefeated in the Pioneer League with a 16-14 victory over Presbyterian on Saturday.

Drake (7-3, 7-0) entered the game tied atop the league standings with Davidson, who lost to Morehead State on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 7-0 for the first time in regular-season league play which concludes at Butler next Saturday.

Presbyterian's Tyler Wesley tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Terik Mulder with 2:19 remaining before Drake ran out the clock. The other Blue Hose touchdown came on Ty Englehart's 75-yard run with 5:28 to play in the first quarter.

Boyland scored on a 3-yard run before Englehart's score. Dunning made a 34-yard field goal just before halftime and kicks from 29 and 48 yards in the third quarter.

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Boyland and Christian Galvan combined for 123 yards rushing on 36 carries. Luke Bailey was 18-of-36 passing for 153 yards for Drake.

Wesley completed 6 of 17 passes and had 34 yards rushing for Presbyterian (3-7, 1-6). Englehart added 87 yards rushing on five carries.


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