Butler rallies late, stunning Youngstown State 23-21
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Will Marty threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Drew Bevelhimer drilled a 44-yard field goal with four seconds left to win it as Butler stunned No. 24 Youngstown State 23-21 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs were down 21-7 with 9:20 left in the game when Marty threw a six-yard scoring pass to Pace Temple, capping an 11-play, 80-yard drive. He followed that with a 12-yard strike to Sam Yeaton. Marty’s 2-point conversion run failed, leaving the Bulldogs trailing 21-20 with 1:20 to play.
Following a successful onside kick, Marty led the Bulldogs into field goal range and Bevelhimer made good with the 44-yard kick for the win with four seconds left.
Temple caught 14 passes for 167 yards. Marty ran for 25 yards and a first-quarter score.
Montgomery VanGorder threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns for the Penguins who have not lost a home field opener since 1996. Tevin McCaster ran for 166 yards.