Butler wins home opener 41-14 over D-III Franklin
Franklin (0-2) opened its scoring on Chase Burton's 1-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter. But Butler answered with 10 straight points before the Grizzlies scored again with 2:49 left in the game.
Shiltz finished 16 of 26 for 189 yards and ran nine times for 83 yards. Malcolm Weaver, who replaced Shiltz in the fourth quarter, threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Cotter.
Burton completed 30 of 40 passes for 191 yards for Franklin, but the Grizzlies gained only 89 yards on 34 carries.
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