(1-6, 1-3 MAC)
(3-4, 2-2 MAC)
2:00 PM ET, October 22, 2005
Peden Stadium, ATHENS, OH
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
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.