Drake Holds On to Beat Missouri S&T

8 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Saturday, September 17 2011 Sep 17, 2011 Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:21:00 PM CDT September 17, 2011 in Football
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DES MOINES, IA (AP) - Michael Piatkowski threw two touchdown passes and Drake defeated Missouri S&T 27-23 Saturday night.

Piatkowski found Nathan Paddock for a 16-yard score in the first quarter and the Bulldogs (2-1) went on to build a 17-0 lead. After the Miners closed within 20-14, Piatkowski hit Patrick Cashmore for a 27-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Drake also scored a TD on Brent Shelton's 28-yard return of a blocked punt.

Missouri S&T (1-2), which plays in Division II, came back when Josh Firm threw his second touchdown pass, a 4-yarder to Jake Giljum, and the Miners added a safety when Drake's Billy Janssen was tackled in the end zone with 3:24 remaining. They took possession at midfield, but were unable to get a first down and the Bulldogs ran out the clock.

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