Davidson holds off Butler with late defense
Davidson stuffed a Butler run on fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line with 3 seconds left in the game and the Wildcats held off the Bulldogs 41-38 on Saturday.
James Story ran for a 28-yard touchdown to give Davidson (6-5, 3-5 Pioneer Football League) a 41-30 lead with 7 minutes, 27 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Will Marty connected with Pace Temple for a 9-yard score and Marty hit Sam Yeaton for the 2-point conversion to pull Butler (4-7, 2-6) within 41-38 with 3:44 left to play.
Butler recovered an onside kick at the Wildcats’ 49. Marty kept the drive alive with a 28-yard strike to Temple on thirdand-17, giving the Bulldogs a first-and-goal at the 2. But Davidson held Marty to no yards on two carries, tackled Anthony Scaccia for a 1-yard loss and then stopped Brad Sznajder at the 1 to preserve the victory.
Story finished with 107 yards on 10 carries for the Wildcats. Kahleel Shaw had 10 carries for 92 yards and a score, and Wesley Dugger had 17 rushes for 87 yards and two touchdowns.