Scores

Final

Ball State 31

(9-3, 6-2 MAC)

Miami (OH) 24

(4-8, 3-5 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 23, 2012

Yager Stadium, OXFORD, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 14 7 10 031
M-OH 7 7 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Dysert (M-OH) - 218 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Edwards (BALL) - 18 CAR, 98 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Scott (M-OH) - 9 REC, 120 YDS, 1 TD

Ball State defeats Miami (Ohio) to win 6th straight

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio -- Jahwan Edwards rushed for three touchdowns as Ball State defeated Miami (Ohio) 31-24 Friday in their regular-season finale.

The Cardinals (9-3, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) won their sixth straight, their most since winning 12 straight in 2008.

Edwards, who gained 98 yards on 18 carries, scored on first-half runs of 5 and 2, when Ball State took a 21-14 lead. His 17-yard third-quarter touchdown made it 28-14.

Steven Schott, who came in leading the nation in field goals with 23, booted a 27-yarder to make it 31-14 after three quarters.

The RedHawks (4-8, 3-5) narrowed the gap in the final quarter on Zac Dysert's 10-yard scoring pass to Jamire Westbrook and a Kaleb Patterson field goal.

Dysert, who completed 26 of 40 for 218 yards, moved into second place on the conference's career passing list with 12,013 yards, passing Byron Leftwich, who played for Marshall when it was a league member.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
M-OH
1st Downs2422
Total Yards363321
Passing137218
Rushing226103
Penalties4-412-17
3rd Down Conversions9-186-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers01
Possession32:5827:02

Passing Leaders

Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Page11/211376.510
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dysert26/402185.520

Rushing Leaders

Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards18985.4317
Banks22803.6016
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Dysert11423.8013
Westbrook6223.7010

Receiving Leaders

Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Snead67011.7019
Mabon34314.3019
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott912013.3134
Harwell6355.8015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALLM-OH
TD11:06Jahwan Edwards 5 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 70
TD02:16Dawan Scott 3 Yd Run (Kaleb Patterson Kick) 77
TD00:31Jack Tomlinson 18 Yd Pass From Kelly Page (Steven Schott Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERBALLM-OH
TD06:46Jahwan Edwards 2 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 217
TD00:23Dawan Scott 34 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERBALLM-OH
TD08:37Jahwan Edwards 17 Yd Run (Steven Schott Kick) 2814
FG01:56Steven Schott 27 Yd 3114
FOURTH QUARTERBALLM-OH
TD08:14Jamire Westbrook 10 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson Kick) 3121
FG03:44Kaleb Patterson 23 Yd 3124