Scores

Final

Illinois State 28

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ball State 51

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 29, 2013

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 14 7 0 728
BALL 9 7 21 1451

Top Performers

Passing: K. Wenning (BALL) - 340 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Edwards (BALL) - 14 CAR, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Snead (BALL) - 9 REC, 164 YDS, 2 TD

Ball St balanced attack beats Illinois St 51-28

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Keith Wenning passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Ball State defeated Illinois State 51-28 in the season opener for both teams.

Willie Snead caught two of Wenning's touchdown passes and finished with nine catches for 164 yards. Wennin was 24 of 40 for 340 yards.

Illinois State led 21-9 before Wenning hit Javond Williams to make it 21-16 at half. Ball State opened the second half with the two touchdowns passes to Snead before Wenning scored his fifth touchdown on a 3-yard run. Jahwan Edwards and Horactio Banks each had rushing touchdowns to conclude the six-touchdown run for the Cardinals.

Illinois State, coming off a FCS quarterfinal appearance finish last season, was led by Jared Barnett who was 20 for 29 with two touchdowns. Collin Keoshian also scored two touchdowns for the Redbirds. The two teams have not played since 1993, renewing the series dating to 1957.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
BALL
1st Downs1922
Total Yards356420
Passing282340
Rushing7480
Penalties6-405-40
3rd Down Conversions6-1410-16
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession32:3527:25

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Barnett20/292829.721
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wenning24/403408.530

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Miller9293.2010
Hunt8192.409
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards14493.5115
Banks10434.3112

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Warrum26532.5147
O'Shaughnessy55711.4024
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Snead916418.2250
Williams66410.7116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTBALL
TD09:57Collin Keoshian 1 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 70
TD06:10Keith Wenning 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 76
TD03:50Anthony Warrum 47 Yd Pass From Jared Barnett (Nick Aussieker Kick) 146
FG02:14Scott Secor 22 Yd 149
SECOND QUARTERILSTBALL
TD03:05Matt Meyers 5 Yd Pass From Jared Barnett (Nick Aussieker Kick) 219
TD00:04Jordan Williams 16 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning (Scott Secor Kick) 2116
THIRD QUARTERILSTBALL
TD12:27Willie Snead 9 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning (Scott Secor Kick) 2123
TD03:47Willie Snead 40 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning (Scott Secor Kick) 2130
TD01:41Keith Wenning 3 Yd Run (Scott Secor Kick) 2137
FOURTH QUARTERILSTBALL
TD08:08Horactio Banks 1 Yd Run (Scott Secor Kick) 2144
TD05:57Jahwan Edwards 6 Yd Run (Scott Secor Kick) 2151
TD00:25Collin Keoshian 2 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2851