Drake visits Butler looking for a spot in FCS playoffs

Drake will wrap up sole possession of the Pioneer Football League championship and a trip to the FCS playoffs with a win at Butler on Saturday.

The Bulldogs clinched at least a share of the title with a win over Presbyterian combined with a Davidson loss to Morehead State of Kentucky. The tie breakers all work against Drake so the Bulldogs need a win to get into the playoffs.

That’s Drake coach Todd Stepsis. A year after starting 0-8 the Bulldogs have a chance to clinch a first-ever trip to the FCS playoffs.

To have a chance the offense will need to finish drives. In the last two games the Bulldogs have failed to score several times at the goal line.