Scores

Final

W Kentucky 12

(3-3, 1-3 away)

Ball State 35

(4-3, 2-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, October 13, 2007

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WKU 0 12 0 012
BALL 14 0 14 735

Top Performers

Passing: N. Davis (BALL) - 288 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: F. Edmonds (BALL) - 16 CAR, 48 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Hamilton (WKU) - 8 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Ball St. 35, W. Kentucky 12

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Nate Davis passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and Ball State beat Western Kentucky 35-12.

Ball State led 14-12 at halftime before blowing the game open with two touchdowns in the third quarter. Frank Edmonds' 1-yard run made it a 21-12 lead, then Louis Johnson caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Davis to make it 28-12.

Edmonds scored once more, on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Dante Love caught six passes for 91 yards for the Cardinals (4-3) and Darius Hill added six catches for 73 yards.

Tyrell Hayden led Western Kentucky (3-3) with 91 yards on 24 carries. K.J. Black threw for 184 yards and a touchdown.

The 12 points were the fewest Ball State has allowed this season. It came a week after the Cardinals gave up 58 points in a loss to Central Michigan. The Cardinals allowed 411 yards, but intercepted three of Black's passes.

Western Kentucky won time of possession by more than eight minutes and ran 54 times for 222 yards, but the Hilltoppers scored just one touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
BALL
1st Downs2319
Total Yards411363
Passing189288
Rushing22275
Penalties10-1098-75
3rd Down Conversions4-174-11
4th Down Conversions2-41-1
Turnovers33
Possession34:2025:40

Passing Leaders

Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Black20/291846.313
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis21/312889.331

Rushing Leaders

Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayden24913.8014
Hamilton44010.0017
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edmonds16483.0213
Burch8222.805

Receiving Leaders

Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton88310.4123
Gaebler44310.8017
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Love69115.2140
Hill67312.2018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWKUBALL
TD04:31Louis Johnson 21 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 50 yds, 2:03
07
TD00:37Dante Love 40 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 61 yds, 1:26
014
SECOND QUARTERWKUBALL
TD11:28Curtis Hamilton 12 Yd Pass From K.J. Black (Pat Failed)
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yds, 4:08
614
FG03:21Chris James 46 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, -11 yds, 1:47
914
FG00:00Chris James 35 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 39 yds, 1:57
1214
THIRD QUARTERWKUBALL
TD04:14Frank Edmonds 1 Yd Run (Jake Hogue Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 73 yds, 3:37
1221
TD01:19Louis Johnson 41 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Jake Hogue Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 66 yds, 1:00
1228
FOURTH QUARTERWKUBALL
TD02:15Frank Edmonds 1 Yd Run (Jake Hogue Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 44 yds, 3:04
1235