Akron at Ball State

Ball St. 37, Akron 30, OT


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -Keith Wenning threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to David Schneider in the second overtime and Joshua Howard came up with an interception to end the game as Ball State kept Akron winless with a 37-30 victory Saturday.

Wenning threw three touchdown passes, Jack Tomlinson had seven receptions for 175 yards and three scores and Ian McGarvey kicked three field goals as the Cardinals (3-7, 2-7 Mid-American Conference) ended a four-game losing streak.

Alex Allen rushed for 165 yards and Patrick Nicely threw four TD passes for the Zips (0-10, 0-6), but Akron's hopes ended when Nicely's pass on third-and-10 in the second OT was picked off by Howard.

The Zips, who lost their 14th straight road game, forced overtime when Nicely found Jeremy LaFrance with an 11-yard TD strike with 1:36 left in regulation, tying the score at 23-all.

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Scoring Summary
AKRJalil Carter 12 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Igor Iveljic kick)
BALLSTJack Tomlinson 63 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Ian McGarvey kick)
BALLSTIan McGarvey 23 yd FG
BALLSTIan McGarvey 44 yd FG
BALLSTIan McGarvey 18 yd FG
AKRRichard Hall 11 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (missed kick)
AKRIgor Iveljic 36 yd FG
BALLSTJack Tomlinson 49 yd pass from Kelly Page (Ian McGarvey kick)
AKRJeremy LaFrance 11 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Igor Iveljic kick)
AKRJeremy LaFrance 22 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Igor Iveljic kick)
BALLSTJack Tomlinson 24 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Ian McGarvey kick)
BALLSTDavid Schneider 19 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Ian McGarvey kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1915
Third Down Efficiency4-166-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-12-2
Plays-Net Yards75-35869-389
Passing Yds178266
Kick Return Yds13186
Punt Return Yds02
Time of Poss.31:328:57
Individual Stats
AKR: Alex Allen 25-165, Nate Burney 6-15, Gary Pride 1-3, Austin Bailey 1-1, Team 2--2, Patrick Nicely 1--2
BALLST: MiQuale Lewis 23-72, Keith Wenning 7-34, Cory Sykes 2-8, David Brown 3-7, Eric Williams 1-7, Phil Dudley 2-2, Team 1--1, Kelly Page 1--6
AKR: Patrick Nicely 18-39-178-3
BALLST: Keith Wenning 14-27-217-3, Kelly Page 1-2-49-0
AKR: Jalil Carter 6-69, Alex Allen 5-29, Jeremy LaFrance 3-46, Richard Hall 2-17, Anthony Meriwether 2-17
BALLST: Jack Tomlinson 7-175, Briggs Orsbon 2-16, Otis Brown 1-30, David Schneider 1-19, Aaron Mershman 1-11, David Brown 1-6, MiQuale Lewis 1-5, Torieal Gibson 1-4

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