Ball State 55

(2-4, 2-1 MAC)

Buffalo 25

(1-4, 0-3 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 7, 2006

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 17 21 7 1055
BUFF 0 3 7 1525

Top Performers

Passing: D. Willy (BUFF) - 321 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Hill (BALL) - 28 CAR, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Hill (BALL) - 4 REC, 98 YDS, 2 TD

Ball State 55, Buffalo 25

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) -- Quarterback Nate Davis threw for three touchdowns while B.J. Hill ran for 116 yards and a pair of scores as Ball State snapped a four-game losing streak, downing Buffalo 55-25 Saturday.

Davis went 11-of-14 for 247 yards and an interception. He threw TD strikes of 10 and 29 yards to Darius Hill and a 41-yarder to Terry Moss. Hill had four catches for 98 yards.

Ball State (2-4, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) rolled up 232 yards rushing and 494 yards of total offense.

The Cardinals opened the game with six straight running plays, driving 65 yards, culminating with MiQuale Lewis' 6-yard touchdown run. Lewis ran for 99 yards on 10 carries.

Ball State jumped in front early with a 17-point first quarter. Moss recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and Brian Jackson connected on a 39-yard field goal.

Kareem Byrom intercepted Davis for a 43-yard touchdown return, while Drew Willy directed scoring drives of 88 and 80 yards, throwing a 20-yard TD pass to Ernest Jackson and a 10-yard toss to Naaman Roosevelt.

Forced into a passing game, the Bulls (1-4, 0-3) mounted just 42 yards rushing.

Willy threw for a career-high 321 yards, completing 27 of 40 attempts, but had his streak of 131 attempts without an interception broken with a second-quarter pickoff by linebacker Mike Dorulla.