SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luka Zurak’s 56-yard field goal as time expired gave Butler a dramatic 26-23 victory over San Diego on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1 Pioneer Football League) trailed throughout the game and were behind 23-13 with 13:33 to play. Zurak hit a 44-yard field goal and Bret Bushka threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Luke Wooten to tie the score at 23 with 2:13 to go. The Bulldogs forced a three-and-out then drove 21 yards to the San Diego 39-yard line before Zurak hit his fourth field goal of the game.
A senior and long-time punter, Zurak is in his first season as the regular placekicker and his only miss in 12 tries was earlier in Saturday’s game.
Bushka was 25-of-41 passing for 268 yards with the one touchdown to Wooten, who caught 14 passes for 147 yards.