Pappas-Byrd connection helps Morehead St. sink Butler

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)Mark Pappas threw touchdowns of 17 and 16 yards to BJ Byrd in the third quarter and Morehead State beat Butler 31-8 on Saturday.

Pappas, who threw four interceptions, connected with Byrd to make it a 24-0 advantage. Pappas finished 25-of-39 passing for 223 yards and two touchdowns.

Earl Stoudemire ran for 148 yards on 15 carries, Issiah Aguero tallied 107 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown and Chance Harris scored a touchdown. Byrd caught nine passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (3-2, 2-0 Pioneer Football League).

Joey Suchy posted the Bulldogs’ (2-4, 0-3) lone score with a 2-yard touchdown run with 8:48 remaining.

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