Scores

Final

E Michigan 26

(0-1, 0-1 MAC)

Ball State 37

(1-0, 1-0 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Scheumann Stadium, MUNCIE, IN

1 2 3 4 T
EMU 0 13 0 1326
BALL 10 3 21 337

Top Performers

Passing: A. Gillett (EMU) - 186 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Edwards (BALL) - 20 CAR, 200 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Smith (BALL) - 7 REC, 119 YDS

Ball St. 37, E. Michigan 26

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jahwan Edwards ran for a career-high 200 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns, helping Ball State beat Eastern Michigan 37-26 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Edwards, a sophomore, scored from 7 yards out in the first quarter, then added 75-yard and 3-yard scoring runs in the third. Edwards' previous career high was 123 yards rushing Oct. 15 against Ohio.

Horactio Banks added a rushing score for Ball State, and Keith Wenning was 26 of 41 for 267 yards passing. Steven Schott made three field goals, including a 52-yarder.

Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles, throwing for 186 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 81 yards and another score. Donald Scott, Garrett Hoskins and Mitchell Dawkins each caught touchdown passes.

The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but Ball State scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
BALL
1st Downs2036
Total Yards366596
Passing186267
Rushing180329
Penalties6-486-69
3rd Down Conversions3-127-15
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers11
Possession24:0835:52

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gillett15/341865.530
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wenning26/412676.500

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gillett11817.4116
Greene9626.9029
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards2020010.0375
Banks14634.5115

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Greene35117.0041
Hill13333.0033
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith711917.0042
Ryan6538.8013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUBALL
TD11:42Jahwan Edwards 7 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 07
FG01:58Steven Schott 52 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTEREMUBALL
TD11:56Donald Scott 8 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett (Kody Fulkerson Kick) 710
TD04:37Garrett Hoskins 23 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett (Pat Blocked) 1310
FG00:03Steven Schott 29 Yd 1313
THIRD QUARTEREMUBALL
TD12:31Jahwan Edwards 75 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 1320
TD07:04Horactio Banks 8 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 1327
TD00:08Jahwan Edwards 3 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 1334
FOURTH QUARTEREMUBALL
FG11:41Steven Schott 19 Yd 1337
TD10:02Mitchell Dawkins 7 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1937
TD05:15Alex Gillett 16 Yd Run (Kody Fulkerson Kick) 2637