Ball State 21

(1-6, 1-3 MAC)

Ohio 38

(3-4, 2-2 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 22, 2005

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 0 14 0 721
OHIO 3 28 7 038

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lynch (BALL) - 241 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. McRae (OHIO) - 29 CAR, 264 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Johnson (BALL) - 7 REC, 132 YDS

Ohio 38, Ball State 21

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 downs.

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 halftime.

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 the Bobcats.

McRae's 268 rushing yards was the third-highest single-game total in school history.