Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 10

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ball State 27

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 2, 2010

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
SEMO 7 0 0 310
BALL 7 0 17 327

Top Performers

Passing: M. Scheible (SEMO) - 112 YDS

Rushing: C. Sykes (BALL) - 14 CAR, 70 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: H. Harris (SEMO) - 8 REC, 82 YDS

Ball St. 27, SE Missouri 10

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Cory Sykes rushed for two touchdowns and Ball State beat Southeast Missouri State 27-10 Thursday night.

The Cardinals, who won a season-opener for the first time since 2008, rolled up 243 yards on the ground led by Eric Williams. Williams rushed for a career-high 105 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries. Sykes added 70 yards on 14 carries.

It was the Cardinals' best rushing effort since they rolled up 463 yards at Eastern Michigan last year.

Ian McGarvey added two field goals for the Cardinals (1-0).

The Redhawks' Mike Jones rushed for a touchdown in the waning minutes of the first quarter. But Southeast Missouri (0-1) didn't score again until Drew Geldbach added a field goal with less than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Redhawks were limited to 237 yards of total offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SEMO
BALL
1st Downs1523
Total Yards237328
Passing11285
Rushing125243
Penalties6-357-47
3rd Down Conversions5-107-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers31
Possession21:4138:19

Passing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Scheible12/181126.200
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Page10/17855.001

Rushing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris11504.5012
Jones7385.4112
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams201055.3122
Sykes14705.0212

Receiving Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris88210.3017
Edwards2189.0012
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown4307.5018
Ifft11414.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSEMOBALL
TD08:55Cory Sykes 9 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 07
TD03:21Mike Jones 11 Yd Run (Drew Geldbach Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERSEMOBALL
TD08:45Eric Williams 1 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 714
TD04:53Cory Sykes 12 Yd Run (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 721
FG00:48Ian McGarvey 29 Yd 724
FOURTH QUARTERSEMOBALL
FG11:27Drew Geldbach 53 Yd 1024
FG05:40Ian McGarvey 17 Yd 1027