Oct. 4, 2003
Tailback Quea Williams rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead host Austin Peay to a 28-7 victory over Butler at Governors Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 4). The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 0-5 for the first time since 1942.
Williams scored twice in the second quarter to help the Governors overcome an early 7-0 deficit, and then he tallied a third touchdown in the third quarter. His scores came on runs of six yards, four yards and one yard. The Governors' final touchdown came on a two yard run Rafeal Hill in the fourth period.
Butler looked determined to snap its losing streak on the first possession of the game. Starting on their own 20-yard line after the opening kickoff, the Bulldogs marched 80 yards in 10 plays and grabbed the early lead on a seven-yard touchdown run by junior Justin Campbell. It was Campbell's third touchdown of the year.
That march inspired Butler's defense, and the Bulldogs stopped Austin Peay on three drives in the first quarter. The Governors' second drive reached Butler's nine-yard line, but ended with a missed field goal attempt.
Williams finally broke through for the home team early in the second quarter, following the first of five pass interceptions thrown by Butler quarterback Adam Webb. The Bulldogs had six total turnovers in the game.
Campbell led Butler's offense with 93 rushing yards on 16 attempts, while senior wide receiver Bob Leonard had six catches for a career-high 108 yards. Webb, getting his second Butler start, completed 16 passes for a career-best 194 yards.
Butler senior safety Brandon Martin, who leads the NCAA I-AA in pass interceptions, came up with his sixth interception of the season. That boosted his career total to 15, matching the Butler all-time record set by Tony Sales, 1980-83. Martin led the Bulldogs in tackles in the game with a career-high 14 stops.
Austin Peay, posting its first back-to-back home victories since 1993, improved to 2-4 on the year.