Quarterback Matt Lancaster put on a dominant performance in the first 30 minutes against Wittenberg, and his effort earned him Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week honors. He's the first Butler player to be honored by the league this season.
The Butler senior completed 13 of 17 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns, and he added 37 rushing yards on three carries, before retiring for the evening at halftime with Butler leading, 42-3. Lancaster opened the game with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Quinn Murphy and then tossed consecutive scoring aerials to tight end Dylan Johnson (4 yards), running back Trae Heeter (16 yards) and wide receiver Tom Judge (40 yards). The four touchdown passes matched his career-high.
Lancaster, who was named PFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, earned the league's Player of the Week honor for the second time in his Butler career. A year ago, he was named PFL Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 260 yards and two touchdowns in Butler's victory over Jacksonville.