Scores

Final

Ball State 38

(1-1, 1-1 MAC)

E Michigan 16

(0-2, 0-1 MAC)

12:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 14 10 0 1438
EMU 3 6 0 716

Top Performers

Passing: N. Davis (BALL) - 306 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. Lewis (BALL) - 21 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Love (BALL) - 7 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Ball St. 38, E. Michigan 16

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, MIch. (AP)- Nate Davis's three touchdown passes helped Ball State take a commanding 24-9 halftime lead Saturday en route to a 38-16 victory over Eastern Michigan.

Ball State (1-1, 1-1 Mid-American) held the Eagles to one touchdown in the second half a week after a disappointing one point loss to Miami in the game's final minute.

The Cardinals set the tone in the first quarter when Davis hooked up with MiQuale Lewis on a 77-yard reception to set up a two-yard touchdown pass to Darius Hill for a 7-0 lead. After Eastern Michigan failed to get a punt off deep in its own territory, Davis found Joe Everett in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass and the 14-3 lead.

Davis was 19-for-38 for 306 yards, four TDs and no interceptions for the Cardinals. Dante Love finished with seven catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Eastern Michigan (0-2, 0-1 MAC) showed signs of life in the second quarter when Andy Schmitt found DeAnthony White on a 67-yard reception with under five minutes left in the half to cut the lead to 14-9. White had seven catches for 94 yards.

Ball State responded with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Love and a 42-yard field goal by Jake Hogue as time expired in the half to take command of the game.

Schmitt finished 16-for-24 for 155 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. Dontayo Gage had a 90-yard kickoff return for the Eagles in the games closing minutes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
EMU
1st Downs2411
Total Yards459262
Passing306155
Rushing153107
Penalties7-388-56
3rd Down Conversions11-203-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers01
Possession33:5526:05

Passing Leaders

Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis19/383068.140
Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schmitt16/241556.510

Rushing Leaders

Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis21733.5120
Edmonds14463.308
Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker15654.3013
Schmitt4256.3011

Receiving Leaders

Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Love711416.3227
Lewis28542.5077
Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White79413.4167
Stone4225.509

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALLEMU
TD10:29Darius Hill 2 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick) 70
FG05:52Sean Dutcher 41 Yd 73
TD01:04Joe Everett 15 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERBALLEMU
TD04:45Deanthony White 67 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Pat Failed) 149
TD01:34Dante Love 20 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick) 219
FG00:01Jake Hogue 42 Yd 249
FOURTH QUARTERBALLEMU
TD11:21Miquale Lewis 3 Yd Run (Jake Hogue Kick) 319
TD04:17Dante Love 27 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick) 389
TD04:01Dontayo Gage 90 Yd Kickoff Return (Sean Dutcher Kick) 3816