Scores

Final

Miami (OH) 14

(1-0, 1-0 MAC)

Ball State 13

(0-1, 0-1 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2007

Scheumann Stadium, MUNCIE, IN

1 2 3 4 T
M-OH 0 7 0 714
BALL 3 0 3 713

Top Performers

Passing: N. Davis (BALL) - 198 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Murphy (M-OH) - 19 CAR, 123 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Love (BALL) - 8 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

RedHawks 14, Cardinals 13

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Brandon Murphy scored on a 6-yard touchdown run with 17 seconds left in the game as Miami of Ohio defeated Ball State 14-13 Thursday night.

Murphy rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns for the RedHawks in the opening game for both Mid-American Conference teams.

Murphy's final touchdown was set up by Eugene Harris' 56-yard punt return that gave Miami the ball on the Ball State 23 yard line with 1:54 left. The RedHawks scored on a five-play drive -- four rushes by Murphy and an incomplete pass.

Ball State had taken the lead when Nate Davis threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Dante Love with 11:22 left in the fourth quarter. Davis completed 19-of-36 passes for 198 yards.

Jake Hogue kicked field goals of 20 yards and 22 yards for the Cardinals after drives stalled deep in Miami territory.

Miami took its first lead midway through the second quarter when Murphy ran for a 21-yard touchdown.

The Cardinals had a scoring chance later in the second quarter when they reached the Miami 14, but a Davis pass fell incomplete on a fourth-down attempt with 37 left before halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
M-OH
BALL
1st Downs1617
Total Yards296338
Passing118198
Rushing178140
Penalties6-1115-48
3rd Down Conversions6-147-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers20
Possession33:1426:46

Passing Leaders

Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Kokal14/241184.902-
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Davis19/361985.510-

Rushing Leaders

Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Murphy191236.5259
Kokal11272.5011
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis25913.6023
Love3289.3017

Receiving Leaders

Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Woods5469.2011
Robinson4338.3016
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Love88010.0123
Hill47919.8032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERM-OHBALL
FG2:00JAKE HOGUE 20 YD FG
Drive info: 8 plays, 34 yards.
03
SECOND QUARTERM-OHBALL
TD8:23BRANDON MURPHY 21 YD RUN (TREVOR COOK KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 50 yards.
73
THIRD QUARTERM-OHBALL
FG3:44JAKE HOGUE 22 YD FG
Drive info: 17 plays, 92 yards.
76
FOURTH QUARTERM-OHBALL
TD11:22DANTE LOVE 23 YD PASS FROM NATE DAVIS (JAKE HOGUE KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 67 yards.
713
TD0:17BRANDON MURPHY 6 YD RUN (TREVOR COOK KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 23 yards.
1413