Butler Runs Past Valparaiso, 48-21

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -Matt Kobli threw four touchdowns and ran for one to lead Butler to a 48-21 victory over Valparaiso Saturday.

Kobli had 222 passing yards for the Bulldogs (5-1). Valparaiso (2-4) scored first on a 29-yard Ross Wiemer run, but Butler answered with a 3-yard pass from Kobli to Luke Johnson. Wiemer scored again on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. Butler then scored on a Kobli pass to Jordan Koopman, and ended the first half with Derek Bradford's 89-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Valparaiso didn't score for the rest of the game. Kobli had a 9-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Eddie McHale in the fourth to end scoring.