The Aggies (4-6, 2/3 WAC) were up 17-23 at halftime, but the Bulldogs (3-7, 2-3) pulled ahead in the third quarter thanks to a touchdown run and two scoring catches by Jalen Saunders to make it 38-31.
A few minutes later, Kenny Turner tied it for the Aggies with a short touchdown run, his third of the game. Turner finished with a game-high 112 yards rushing and added a touchdown catch.
A field goal put New Mexico State on top 41-38, but the Bulldogs' Robbie Rouse answered with a touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to make it 45-41.
Christian threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns. Fresno State's Derek Carr threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Bowling Green - Ball State Postgame Breakdown
Josiah Yazdani 26 yd FG GOOD
Greg Windham pass complete to Brendan Cope for 32 yds to the NoIll 13 for a 1ST down
M. Domer run for 95 yds for a TD, (T. Tate KICK),BALL ST penalty, roughing the kicker ( Yards) declined
Matt Domer run for 95 yds for a TD (Tyler Tate KICK) BALL ST Penalty, roughing the kicker ( Yards) declined
A.J. Ouellette run for 12 yds to the Ohio 43 for a 1ST down