Eastern Michigan at Ball State

Ball St. 37, E. Michigan 26


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Jahwan Edwards ran for a career-high 200 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns, helping Ball State beat Eastern Michigan 37-26 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Edwards, a sophomore, scored from 7 yards out in the first quarter, then added 75-yard and 3-yard scoring runs in the third. Edwards' previous career high was 123 yards rushing Oct. 15 against Ohio.

Horactio Banks added a rushing score for Ball State, and Keith Wenning was 26 of 41 for 267 yards passing. Steven Schott made three field goals, including a 52-yarder.

Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles, throwing for 186 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 81 yards and another score. Donald Scott, Garrett Hoskins and Mitchell Dawkins each caught touchdown passes.

The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but Ball State scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.

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Scoring Summary
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 7 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
BALLSTSteven Schott 52 yd FG
EMICHDonald Scott 8 yd pass from Alex Gillett (Kody Fulkerson kick)
EMICHGarrett Hoskins 23 yd pass from Alex Gillett (blocked XP)
BALLSTSteven Schott 29 yd FG
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 75 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
BALLSTHoractio Banks 8 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 3 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
BALLSTSteven Schott 19 yd FG
EMICHMitchell Dawkins 7 yd pass from Alex Gillett (failed 2pt pass)
EMICHAlex Gillett 16 yd run (Kody Fulkerson kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2036
Third Down Efficiency3-127-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-21-2
Plays-Net Yards67-36696-596
Passing Yds186267
Kick Return Yds72100
Punt Return Yds-421
Time of Poss.24:835:52
Individual Stats
EMICH: Alex Gillett 11-81, Javonti Greene 9-62, Dominique Sherrer 10-30, Bronson Hill 2-7, Team 1-0
BALLST: Jahwan Edwards 20-200, Horactio Banks 14-63, Barrington Scott 14-49, Keith Wenning 6-20, Team 1--3
EMICH: Alex Gillett 15-34-186-0
BALLST: Keith Wenning 26-41-267-0
EMICH: Javonti Greene 3-51, Garrett Hoskins 3-13, Demarius Reed 2-25, Dustin Creel 2-25, Donald Scott 2-22, Bronson Hill 1-33, Quincy Jones 1-10, Mitchell Dawkins 1-7
BALLST: Jamill Smith 7-119, Connor Ryan 6-53, Zane Fakes 4-48, Willie Snead 4-27, Jahwan Edwards 2-7, David Schneider 2-7, Jack Tomlinson 1-6
Eastern Michigan4th Mid American West4-47-6
Ball State6th Mid American West1-74-8

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