Scores

Final

Toledo 20

(5-6, 3-4 MAC)

Ball State 41

(6-5, 4-2 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:30 PM ET, November 13, 2007

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 17 3 0 020
BALL 13 7 14 741

Top Performers

Passing: N. Davis (BALL) - 265 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Parmele (TOL) - 24 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Love (BALL) - 5 REC, 128 YDS, 2 TD

Davis passes for 3 TDs, runs for 2 to carry Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Nate Davis passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Ball State beat Toledo 41-20 Tuesday night to become bowl eligible.

Davis completed 14 of 20 passes for 265 yards. He connected with Darius Hill for a 27-yard score in the first and later hit Dante Love twice for TD passes of 39 and 35 yards.

The Rockets (5-6, 3-4 MAC), who outrushed the Cardinals 214 yards to 181, led much of the first half. But Ball State ( 6-5, 4-2) tied it at 20-20 with 4:37 left in the half on Davis' first 1-yard sneak.

Another 1-yard run by Davis early in the third quarter gave the Cardinals a 27-20 edge and they protected it by holding the Rockets scoreless in the second half. Ball State finished with 446 yards of total offense compared with Toledo's 417.

Love's second TD reception made it 34-20 in the third before Brandon Crawford returned an interception 26 yards to set up Ball State's final drive with 8:25 left in the fourth. A 1-yard run by Chris Clancy, who finished with 13 carries for 107 yards, sealed the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
BALL
1st Downs2620
Total Yards417446
Passing203265
Rushing214181
Penalties9-757-76
3rd Down Conversions6-157-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession29:4528:15

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Opelt20/302036.811
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis14/2026513.330

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parmele241235.1140
Collins5469.2023
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clancy131037.9128
Edmonds12272.307

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams913515.0046
Moore5428.4114
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Love512825.6239
Hill69115.2127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLBALL
TD14:32Jalen Parmele 6 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 74 yds, :28
70
TD13:41Darius Hill 27 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Ian Mcgarvey Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 68 yds, :51
77
TD08:15Nick Moore 9 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 72 yds, 5:26
147
FG01:47Alex Steigerwald 31 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 86 yds, 3:22
177
TD00:16Dante Love 39 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Pat Failed)
Drive: 4 plays, 65 yds, 1:31
1713
SECOND QUARTERTOLBALL
FG08:29Alex Steigerwald 27 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 53 yds, 2:45
2013
TD04:37Nate Davis 1 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 33 yds, 2:31
2020
THIRD QUARTERTOLBALL
TD10:34Nate Davis 1 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 57 yds, 4:26
2027
TD04:46Dante Love 35 Yd Pass From Nate Davis (Ian Mcgarvey Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 80 yds, 2:06
2034
FOURTH QUARTERTOLBALL
TD08:25Chris Clancy 1 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 61 yds, 4:08
2041