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.
Georgia opens its season in the Georgia Dome against an improved North Carolina program that features an explosive offense.
Dabo Swinney has kept busy this offseason by coaching his son's baseball team.
Penn State's Carl Nassib had two career sacks before leading the Big Ten with 16 last season. Who could make a leap this season to lead the league?
Lubbock, Texas, and Berkeley, California, are worlds apart, but the offense Webb, a Texas Tech transfer, will inherit at Cal is very familiar.
When considering which game will be the biggest in the Big 12 this season, it seems a good bet that Oklahoma will be one of the participants.
Rashan Gary could help make Michigan's defensive line one of the best in the nation.
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