Sept. 27, 2003
Quarterback Scott Krause passed for 372 yards and seven touchdowns to power host UW-Stevens Point to a 56-7 victory over Butler at a soggy Goerke Field in Stevens Point, Wis., on Saturday (Sept. 27). The victory lifted the Pointers to 3-0 on the season, while Butler fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1942.
The Pointers, unaffected by the rain and wet field conditions, scored on their first possession of the game and added four more touchdowns before halftime. The lead stretched to 42-0 in the third quarter, before Butler found the end zone.
Junior Adam Webb, getting his first collegiate start at quarterback, hit senior wide receiver Bob Leonard with a 29-yard scoring strike with four and a half minutes left in the third period to put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard. The play capped a 43-yard drive that began when senior defensive end John Leininger recovered a UWSP fumble.
Krause ignited the Pointers by hitting on 20 of 29 passes for 372 yards. His seven touchdown passes in the game were the second most in UW-Stevens Point history. He finished with 386 yards in total offense, as the Pointers out-gained Butler, 564-140.
Webb hit 10 of 22 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown, while backup quarterback Bob Farmer hit three of six passes for 34 yards. Senior Kelly Disser led the Bulldogs with four receptions for 33 yards.
Butler senior free safety Brandon Martin picked off his fifth pass of the season, boosting his career total for pass interceptions to 14. He's one theft shy of the Butler all-time record of 15, held by Tony Sales, 1980-83. Martin also led the Bulldogs with seven solo tackles and three assists in the game.
Butler will continue on the road with a game at Austin Peay on Saturday, Oct. 4.