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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.