Kraemer throws career-best 5 TDs to lead Drake

DELAND, Fla. — Grant Kraemer threw for 334 yards and a career-high five touchdowns and Drake cruised to a 45-17 win over Stetson in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday.

The win gives Drake (7-4, 6-2 Pioneer Football League)  four straight to close out the year, while Stetson (4-7, 2-6) finished on a four-game losing streak.

Kraemer’s primary targets were Grant Menard and Eric Saubert. Menard caught seven for 95 yards and three scores, while Saubert had 131 yards and the remaining two of Kraemer’s five TDs.

Conley Wilkins added 140 yards rushing for Drake, which piled up 565 yards total.

The score was tied at 17 at the break, but a pair of TD passes by Kraemer in the third and another midway through the fourth put the game away.

Cole Mazza led the Hatters with 114 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Drake 45, Stetson 17

Drake    3    14    14    14    —    45

Stetson    0    17    0    0    —    17

First Quarter

DRA–FG Lee 37, 10:32.

Second Quarter

STU–Mazza 11 run (Amick kick), 7:26.

DRA–Saubert 73 pass from Kraemer (Lee kick), 7:07.

STU–Parham 4 pass from Andreas (Amick kick), 5:29.

DRA–Menard 11 pass from Kraemer (Lee kick), 4:02.

STU–FG Amick 38, 0:48.

Third Quarter

DRA–Saubert 8 pass from Kraemer (Lee kick), 5:14.

DRA–Menard 4 pass from Kraemer (Lee kick), 0:18.

Fourth Quarter

DRA–Menard 9 pass from Kraemer (Lee kick), 8:52.

DRA–Beauchamp 18 pass from Clifford (Lee kick), 6:35.

TEAM STATISTICS

DRA    STU

First downs    21    16

Rushes-yards    35-213    36-125

Passing    352    216

Comp-Att-Int    22-34-1    16-36-3

Return Yards    89    170

Punts-Avg.    4-34.3    5-41.2

Fumbles-Lost    3-3    2-2

Penalty-Yards    9-85    4-34

Time of Possession    30:13    29:47

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING–Drake, C. Wilkins 18-140, S. Hefner 1-28, G. Kraemer 6-23. Stetson, C. Mazza 19-114.

PASSING–Drake, G. Kraemer 21-33-1-334, A. Clifford 1-1-0-18. Stetson, N. Andreas 15-33-3-212, B. Swift 1-3-0-4.

RECEIVING–Drake, E. Saubert 4-131, G. Menard 7-95, K. Gallery 7-71, A. Yarwood 1-22, B. Beauchamp 1-18. Stetson, K. Moore 5-97, D. Wright 2-58, M. Yonker 4-34.