Scores

Final

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
OHIO
1st Downs1720
Total Yards340465
Passing24251
Rushing98414
Penalties5-4511-80
3rd Down Conversions1-116-16
4th Down Conversions2-30-2
Turnovers20
Possession26:4133:19

Passing Leaders

Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Lynch23/342417.110-
Love1/310.300-
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Everson5/18402.200-
Jones1/5112.200-

Rushing Leaders

Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wynn14543.9112
Hill4317.8025
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
McRae292649.1141
Fitzgerald18080.0180

Receiving Leaders

Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson713218.9034
Moss4358.8021
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hackett22010.0011
Norwood2189.009

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALLOHIO
FG2:58MATT MILLER 39 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 77 yards.
03
SECOND QUARTERBALLOHIO
TD14:14AUSTEN EVERSON 1 YD RUN (MATT MILLER KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 47 yards.
010
TD14:00DANTE LOVE 94 YD KICK RETURN (BRIAN JACKSON KICK)710
TD13:49SCOTT MAYLE 88 YD KICK RETURN (MATT MILLER KICK)717
TD10:59JUSTIN FITZGERALD 80 YD RUN (MATT MILLER KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 80 yards.
724
TD6:29KALVIN MCRAE 41 YD RUN (MATT MILLER KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 59 yards.
731
TD3:17BRAD SALYER 5 YD PASS FROM JOEY LYNCH (BRIAN JACKSON KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
1431
THIRD QUARTERBALLOHIO
TD5:38AUSTEN EVERSON 4 YD RUN (MATT MILLER KICK)
Drive info: 15 plays, 85 yards.
1438
FOURTH QUARTERBALLOHIO
TD11:19CHARLES WYNN 8 YD RUN (BRIAN JACKSON KICK)
Drive info: 11 plays, 81 yards.
2138