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11/09/13 - Matt Lancaster and Brendan Shannon connected for three touchdown passes as Butler had a record-setting performance and beat 72-12 win over Valparaiso on Saturday. Butler (8-3, 6-1 Pioneer Football League) broke a school-record for total offense with 717 yards, surpassing its previous best of 673 in a 1989 game against St. Ambrose. Butler's 72 points were its most since scoring 68 against Indianapolis in 1948.
Lancaster and Shannon hooked up for first-half touchdown passes of 35, 57 and 51 yards as Butler mounted a 45-12 lead heading into the break. Lancaster finished with 317 yards passing and four touchdowns and Shannon had 142 yards on five receptions. Butler entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in the league and will conclude its conference slate next Saturday at Morehead State. Valparaiso (1-9, 1-6) lost its sixth straight game. - AP Sports
11/02/13 - Matt Lancaster passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more to lift Butler over Dayton in a 33-30 win Saturday. Lancaster, who completed 18 of 27 passes, put the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 Pioneer League) on the scoreboard with a 56-yard scramble into the end zone. He threw a 20-yard TD pass to Dylan Johnson and a 6-yarder to Zack Wolfe, before plunging into the end zone from the 1-yard line to give the Bulldogs the comeback lead. Jonathan Treloar kicked two 33-yard field goals.
Dayton (6-3, 4-2) got a big day from Will Bardo, who passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns, including an 86-yard throw to Gary Hunter, and ran in a third score from the 18-yard line to give the Flyers a half-time lead that evaporated when Butler scored 24 unanswered points. Both teams entered the game in a four-way tie for first place. - AP Sports
10/12/13 - Matt Lancaster had 312 total yards, 231 passing and 81 rushing, to lead Butler to a 35-14 win over Campbell Saturday, keeping the Bulldogs perfect in Pioneer League play. Brendan Shannon was Lancaster's primary receiver, hauling in 10 passes for 166 yards for Butler (5-2, 3-0 PFL). Trae Heeter also rushed for two touchdowns, amassing 134 yards on 21 carries.
The Bulldogs had a comfortable 28-0 halftime lead as Lancaster threw for one touchdown and rushed for another. Heeter scored on runs from 15 yards and 1 yard out in the first two quarters. Campbell (1-5, 0-3 Pioneer) got on the board when DeShawn Jones broke off a 45-yard run in the third quarter. Butler entered the game tied with Marist and San Diego for the Pioneer League lead. Those two teams played a late game. - AP Sports
09/28/13 - Matt Lancaster led Butler University to a 45-27 win over Jacksonville, passing for one touchdown and rushing for two more in a Pioneer Football League game Saturday. The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-0 Pioneer) were looking for their first-ever Sunshine State win and found it, exploding in the second half with 31 unanswered points.
Jacksonville (2-3, 1-1 Pioneer) led at the half, 10-7, but was unable to keep up despite 509 yards passing, including three touchdowns, from Steven Hughes. Coming off back-to-back 69-point games, the Dolphins scored a field goal in the opening drive of the game and followed up with a 64-yard touchdown pass from Hughes to Andrew Robustelli, who also caught an 81-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Trae Heeter rushed for two Butler touchdowns and Brendan Shannon caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Lancaster. - AP Sports
09/16/13 - Matt Lancaster ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third to lead Butler to a come-from-behind win over Division III Franklin, 31-28, in the first game under the lights at Fraught Stadium Saturday night. Lancaster's 1 yard run with 2:39 left put Butler (2-1) ahead for the first time, 28-21. After stopping Franklin (0-2) deep in its own territory on four downs, Jonathan Treloar added a 33-yard field goal that ultimately proved to be the game winner.
Franklin's Zack Corpe returned the Butler kickoff 88 yards to score with 27 seconds left. Lancaster completed 24 of 33 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown and had 37 yards on nine carries, two for touchdowns. Jonny West was 36 of 58 for 360 yards and three touchdowns to lead Franklin, but his interception in the end zone with 5:39 left and the game tied at 21-21 proved costly. - AP Sports