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Ball State bowl eligible after 20-3 victory over Buffalo

Nov. 23, 2021 23:03 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Drew Plitt threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score — in the first quarter — and Ball State became bowl eligible with a 20-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night. It's just the third time in program history that the Cardinals (6-6, 4-4...

STAT WATCH: C Michigan's Lew Nichols takes over rushing lead

Nov. 22, 2021 02:39 AM EST

A new name appears at the top of the Football Bowl Subdivision rushing chart after Central Michigan's Lew Nichols III turned in his second straight 200-yard game and Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III had his least productive game of the season. Nichols' 1,516 yards and...

Nichols tops 2K yards in C. Michigan win over Ball St.

Nov. 17, 2021 22:57 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Lew Nichols III ran for three scores and 219 yards and Central Michigan piled up 567 yards of offense and beat Ball State 37-17 on Wednesday night. Nichols topped 2,000-career rushing yards when he ran for 131 yards in the first half against the...

Richardson boots Northern Illinois past Ball State 30-29

Nov. 10, 2021 23:59 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — John Richardson kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and Northern Illinois defeated Ball State 30-29 on Wednesday night in a game that saw three lead changes in the final 2-plus minutes. Northern Illinois drove 69 yards in 14 plays to take a...

Plitt throws for 3 TDs, Ball State holds off Akron 31-25

Nov. 02, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Drew Plitt threw for three touchdowns, Justin Hall had a receiving and rushing touchdown, and Ball State held off Akron 31-25 on Tuesday night. Ball State led 28-10 before Akron rallied with two touchdowns in the opening five minutes of the fourth...

Weatherford's late interception seals it for Miami (Ohio)

Oct. 23, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Sterling Weatherford intercepted a Drew Plitt pass in the end zone with 60 seconds left and Miami (Ohio) held off Ball State 24-17 on Saturday. Miami had a chance at a two-possession lead with 2:10 remaining in the fourth quarter but Graham Nicholson...

Ball State holds off E. Michigan 38-31; Hall sets FBS mark

Oct. 16, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Drew Plitt passed for 207 yards and a touchdown, Justin Hall rushed for two scores and Ball State eked out a 38-31 win against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The Cardinals (4-3, 2-1 Mid-American Conference), jumped ahead 14-0 after a quarter with...

Ball State pulls away late, beats Western Michigan 45-20

Oct. 09, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Drew Plitt passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns — including a 75-yarder to Jalen McGaughy on the first play from scrimmage — and Ball State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Western Michigan 45-20 in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday. ...

Hall scores on 99-yard return, Ball State beats Army 28-16

Oct. 02, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Justin Hall returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, Drew Plitt threw two TD passes and Ball State beat Army 28-16 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Plitt was 17-of-28 passing for 233 yards with no interceptions and Hall...

Rockets ride big plays for early TDs, top Ball St. 22-12

Sep. 25, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Dequan Finn rushed for 106 yards, including a 70-yard burst on a draw play, and Toledo edged away from Ball State 22-12 in a Mid-America Conference opener for both teams on Saturday. The Rockets (2-2, 1-0) grabbed control with two big-play early...