Lauer runs for 242 yards, Drake beats Morehead State 36-17

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drew Lauer rushed 28 times for a career-high 242 yards and Drake stayed undefeated in the Pioneer League with a 36-17 win over Morehead State on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (4-3, 4-0) face the San Diego Toreros, who are also 4-0 in the Pioneer League, next Saturday.

Lauer gave Drake the lead for good on a 13-yard TD run that made it 9-7 early in the second quarter. Lauer’s second touchdown run extended the lead to 29-17 with 4:22 left in the game.

Cross Robinson added nine carries for 44 yards and scored on a 13-yard run that capped the scoring with 2:54 left in the game.

The Eagles (4-4, 2-2) took a 7-0 lead on DeAndre Clayton’s 5-yard run in the first quarter. Mark Pappas’ 16-yard TD pass to Landon Hurst cut the deficit to 22-17 for Morehead State early in the fourth quarter.

Hurst had 11 catches for 123 yards and a score.

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