ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Kalvin McRae rushed for 268 yards and a
touchdown and Austen Everson ran for two scores to lead Ohio to a
38-21 win over Ball State on Saturday.
Wide receiver Justin Fitzgerald also had an 80-yard touchdown
run for the Bobcats (3-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference), who
finished with 414 yards rushing on 52 carries.
Joey Lynch completed 23 of 34 passes for 241 yards and a
touchdown for Ball State (1-6, 1-3). Louis Johnson had seven
receptions for 132 yards.
The Cardinals lost two fumbles and converted only 1 of 11 third
Ohio led 3-0 after the first quarter but the two teams erupted
for 42 points in the second, including three touchdowns in a span
of 25 seconds.
Everson had a 1-yard TD run to make it 10-0 with 14:14 left.
Dante Love then returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a
touchdown for Ball State.
Ohio's Scott Mayle then finished off the scoring binge, taking
the Cardinals kickoff back 88 yards to make it 17-7 with 13:49
remaining in the second.
McRae tacked on a 41-yard TD run and the Bobcats led 31-14 at
Charles Wynn had 14 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown for the
Cardinals, who finished with 340 yards of offense.
Matt Muncy had 10 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery for
McRae's 268 rushing yards was the third-highest single-game
total in school history.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
The University of Texas said Bevo XIV, the longhorn steer mascot whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus last week.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
A former Texas A&M football recruit randomly attacked a jogger, using a "large-bladed knife" to repeatedly strike the man and lodging the weapon in his head, according to police documents.