The Butler Bulldogs scored 28 points in the second half to overcome a 14-7 deficit in the third quarter to beat Providence Friday night. The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns on Jacob Davis and Marcel Sargent interception returns for touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Christian LeMay was efficient behind center, going 8-13 for 153 yards and one touchdown.

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The Panthers scored all their points off big plays. A fake punt and two 60 yards passes for TDs kept the game respectable.

It was the Butler defense which once again stole the show, scoring two touchdowns and harassing the opposing quarterback for much of the fourth quarter. Sophomore Jawaun Edwards had two sacks late in the game that helped seal the Bulldog victory. And on two occasions possible touchdowns by the defense were called back because of questionable rulings by the referees.

Senior linebacker Hawatha Bell, who is becoming the Bulldogs’ goal line running back, scored two touchdowns while Markel Moore rushed 17 times for 55 yards.