INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Butler senior WR Pace Temple earned the first PFL Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season. Junior K Drew Bevelhimer was also tagged PFL Special Teams Player of the Week. Both teammates played pivotal roles in the 23-21 comeback win on the road against #24 Youngstown State.
Temple led all FCS receivers with 14 catches, including five during Butler’s final two scoring drives in a 23-21 upset victory at #24 Youngstown State last Saturday. In addition, Temple recovered the on-side kick to set up the game-winning drive on which he had two receptions for 21 yards. He began the day with back-to-back receptions of 31 and 28 yards on Butler’s first touchdown drive. Temple’s lone touchdown was Butler’s second score of the game as he caught a six-yard pass to begin the fourth quarter. Temple caught five of seven completions during the final two scoring drives.
Bevelhimer connected on 44-yard field goal with four seconds left to give Butler a 23-21 victory at No. 24 Youngstown State. After Butler’s two-point conversion try failed, Butler executed an on-side kick recovered by Pace Temple to setup another drive, Bevelhimer then connected on a 44-yard field goal with four seconds left to lift Butler to the win. Bevelhimer connected one 1-of-2 field goal attempts and on both his PATs in the contest. He also saw three of his four kickoffs sail for a touchback.
Butler will return to action on Saturday to face the Taylor Trojans on the road. Kick-off is slated for 6 PM ET.
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Chris Fultz is a Senior Writer and the Butler Athletics beat writer for the Indiana Sports Report. Chris Fultz is recognized as an accredited member of the media by Butler University Athletics and has full media access.
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