INDIANAPOLIS — Butler quarterback Will Marty connected for a pair of long touchdown passes and took advantage of 120 yards in penalties against Stetson to stop the Hatters' four-game win streak on Saturday at the Sellick Bowl.

Stetson fell to 7-2 (5-2 Pioneer League) on the year after the 28-23 loss, while Butler improved to 4-6 (2-5).

The Hatters were flagged twice for pass interference, twice for holding and twice for unsportsmanlike conduct, plus a late hit, a 15-yard sideline interference call and a false start. The results kept Butler drives alive and halted Stetson possessions all afternoon.

Stetson also played the entire game without sophomore receiver Justin Jordan and most of the second half without standout tight end Donald Parham, who suffered an injury early in the third quarter.

Even with the penalties and injuries — receivers Jack Bowen and Steven Burdette were also injured in the game — the Hatters had one final chance for a miracle win.

Stetson got the ball a final time with 23 seconds left and quarterback Colin McGovern connected with backup tight end Logan Paulson for 21 yards and then to Burdette for 19. With a penalty against Butler moving the ball to the Bulldogs' 31, McGovern threw to the end zone on the final play of the game. But the pass, which was intended for Bensley Bornelus, was broken up by defensive backs Luke Sennett and Devin Aguilar.

Marty made the two big plays in the game, connecting with junior Stephen Dennis for a 68-yard touchdown late in the first half. The same duo hooked up again early in the third quarter for a 73-yard scoring pass that gave the Bulldogs a 28-16 lead. Marty passed for 266 yards.

The Hatters were able to get the offense going in the fourth quarter, driving 80 yards on 15 plays, all without Parham. McGovern was a perfect 7-for-7 on the drive, picking up 47 yards. A pass interference call against Butler in the end zone gave Stetson a first down at the 2, and Jareem Westcott punched it in from there.

Butler effectively put the game away after the Hatters' scoring drive by running 13 plays and milking all but 23 seconds off the game clock. The Bulldogs picked up five first downs on the drive, including a third and 13 on a 15-yard QB keeper by Marty.

Even with only playing a few snaps in the second half, Parham still had nine receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. He became the first Stetson player with more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season and also became the program's all-time leader in all-purpose yards, surpassing Kegan Moore.

McGovern completed 35-of-48 pass attempts for 347 yards, with the one TD pass to Parham coming from 4 yards away. McGovern also ran for a 13-yard score.

In addition to Parham, Burdette also had nine receptions, totaling 105 yards. He was injured on the next-to-last play, but walked off with some help.

The Hatters outgained Butler, 466 to 419.

Stetson will return home to Spec Martin Memorial Stadium next Saturday for their season finale against Valparaiso. Kickoff is at 1 p.m., with Senior Day activities to begin 20 minutes prior.