Scores

Final

Ball State 42

(4-0, 1-0 MAC)

Indiana 20

(2-1, 2-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Memorial Stadium, BLOOMINGTON, IN

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 14 14 0 1442
IND 6 14 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: N. Davis (BALL) - 239 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Lewis (BALL) - 29 CAR, 166 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: M. Trempe (BALL) - 2 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Lewis scampers for 164 and four TDs, runs Ball State to win

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- MiQuale Lewis ran for 166 yards and four touchdowns, helping Ball State overcame the loss of receiver Dante Love to beat Indiana 42-20 on Saturday night.

It was the first time the Cardinals (4-0) beat a BCS-conference school. The victory also ended Indiana's 20-game winning streak against Mid-American Conference foes, which dated to a Sept. 24, 1977 loss against Miami of Ohio when Lee Corso was coaching the Hoosiers.

But the celebration was tempered by concern over Love, who entered Saturday leading the nation at 144.3 yards per game. He was hurt after making a 2-yard catch with 10:45 left in the first half when Indiana's Chris Adkins jarred the ball loose with a big hit that led to an Indiana touchdown.

Love, a senior, stayed on the ground for several minutes before doctors rolled him onto a backboard and carted him off the field with his parents running behind the golf cart. School officials later issued a statement saying Love felt numbness and tingling while on the field. He was taken to Bloomington Hospital before being transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for further evaluation.

A hospital administrator said after the game that Love was still being evaluated in the emergency room and coach Brady Hoke abruptly cut off questions so he could get to the hospital.

The Cardinals didn't change much without Love.

They piled up 463 yards in offense, scored 28 points in the first half -- two on short TD runs by Lewis -- and put the game away with two more short TD runs from Lewis in the fourth quarter.

Indiana was led by Kellen Lewis, who ran for 148 yards and one TD and threw for 159 yards but was picked off twice.

Ball State's Nate Davis was 16-of-25 for 239 yards and threw one TD pass.

The first half resembled a track meet, with the teams combining for nearly 500 total yards and two defensive touchdowns as Ball State built a 28-20 lead.

But the Hoosiers couldn't keep pace and were shut out in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
IND
1st Downs2420
Total Yards463415
Passing239159
Rushing224256
Penalties2-157-77
3rd Down Conversions4-97-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers22
Possession31:3828:22

Passing Leaders

Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis16/252399.610
IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis11/251596.402

Rushing Leaders

Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis291665.7424
Davis6315.2012
IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis251485.9124
McCray8374.609

Receiving Leaders

Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Trempe28040.0145
Hill56913.8025
IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Means410325.8047
Doss11818.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALLIND
FG12:59Austin Starr 40 Yd 03
TD07:35Miquale Lewis 1 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 73
FG05:13Austin Starr 31 Yd 76
TD00:41Miquale Lewis 2 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 146
SECOND QUARTERBALLIND
TD10:45Nick Polk 31 Yd Fumble Return (Austin Starr Kick) 1413
TD08:39Myles Trempe 45 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 2113
TD05:10Kellen Lewis 1 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick) 2120
TD01:04Sean Baker 40 Yd Interception Return (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 2820
FOURTH QUARTERBALLIND
TD06:09Miquale Lewis 1 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 3520
TD04:18Miquale Lewis 3 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 4220