PFL Wrap-Up: March 27

Saturday, March 27, 2021
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

Spring Week 7 Results

San Diego 24, at Presbyterian 21
at Davidson 24, Morehead State 21
at Valparaiso 28, Butler 25
Drake at Stetson, canceled

Game Recaps

San Diego 24, Presbyterian 21
CLINTON, S.C. – San Diego built a 17-point lead through three quarters then fended on a frantic Presbyterian charge to post a 24-21 victory, Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium. San Diego scored just before halftime when Mason Randall found Michael Carner for a four-yard touchdown to complete a three-play, 30-yard drive. San Diego extended its lead to 24-7 with a minute left in the third quarter when Randall connected with Derek Kline to end another short drive. Presbyterian charged back in the fourth quarter with Brandon Thompson rushing for a touchdown early and passing for another with 41 seconds left. But Presbyterian could not recover the resulting on-side kick and San Diego was able to run out the clock. Randall completed 23-of-34 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. Thompson passed for 323 yards on 17-of-38 passing, two going for touchdowns.

Davidson 24, Morehead State 21
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Caden Bonoffski's 32-yard field goal with two seconds remaining helped Davidson escape with a 24-21 victory against Morehead State, Saturday at Richardson Stadium. A back-and-forth game throughout, Morehead State scored just before halftime and just before the end of the third quarter to take a 21-14 lead as Mark Pappas threw touchdown passes to Ian Holder and BJ Byrd. But Davidson responded with a Dylan Sparks touchdown run with 2:47 remaining in the game to tie the game 21-21. Morehead State pushed the action after the ensuing kickoff, setting up a 45-yard field goal attempt that missed the mark with 1:33 left. Davidson responded by moving the ball 59 yards in nine plays and Bonoffski's boot split the uprights. Pappas led Morehead State with 284 passing yards on 23-of-31 passing for three touchdowns. Davidson's running back corps rushed for 334 yards and three touchdowns, Mark McCurdy leading that effort with 127 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.

Valparaiso 28, Butler 25
VALPARAISO, Ind. – Keyon Turner intercepted a pass deep in Butler territory and Valparaiso scored on the next play to claim a 28-25 victory against Butler, Saturday, at Brown Field. In a wild sequence of plays, Valparaiso recovered a fumble on the Butler 15-yard drive and saw a 4th-and-Goal run by Robert Washington stuffed behind the line of scrimmage for a turnover on downs. On the ensuing Butler drive, Turner picked off a pass at the Butler 13-yard line and returned it 12 yards setting up the Valparaiso offense on the one-yard line. This time Washington did not get stopped and found the end zone for a touchdown and a 28-17 lead.  Butler would score and convert a two-point try to get within a field goal but could not recover the ensuing on-side kick, Washington gaining a first down to run out the clock. Washington ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Butler quarterback Sam Brown completed 25-of-34 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown.