Gillett ran for 189 yards and two TDs and threw for 225 yards and three scores as the Eagles (1-6, 1/3 Mid-American Conference) won their first game since Nov. 28, 2008.
Ball State took a 38-35 lead on Ian McGarvey's field goal on the first possession of OT before Thayer scored his second TD of the game.
Eastern Michigan trailed 28-7 late in the second quarter but rallied with 28 unanswered points.
Ball State then tied it at 35-all when Wenning hit Briggs Orsbon with a 9-yard TD pass with 34 seconds left in regulation.
SEC Network's Summer Tour stops by Baton Rouge to visit with Les Miles and the Tigers.
Three-time NFL MVP quarterback Brett Farve shares his stories of coaching high school football at the LSU Coaches Clinic.
SEC Network looks back at the highs and lows of Tigers' season.
Baylor has released five signees from its 17th-ranked recruiting class, including J.P. Urquidez, Kameron Martin, Donovan Duvernay and Patrick Hudson. Sources said the others was Parrish Cobb.
ESPN's Jared Shanker and Matt Fortuna join The Paul Finebaum Show to break down the Week One showdown between Ole Miss and Florida State.
Gary Shelton of the Saint Peters Blog joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the renewed energy of Florida football programs.