MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Keith Wenning connected with Willie Snead for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 1:02 left as Ball State rallied to beat South Florida 31-27 on Saturday.
Snead, who finished with 11 catches for 135 yards, caught the winner in the back corner of the end zone for the Cardinals (3-1).
Ball State's Eric Patterson picked off South Florida's B.J. Daniels at the 10-yard line as time expired to seal the win.
Wenning was 24 of 36 for 244 yards passing with two touchdowns. Jahwan Edwards ran 98 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown for the Cardinals, who won their second straight game after being down late. Ball State beat Indiana, 41-39, on a field goal as time expired last week.
South Florida (2-2) lost its second in a row despite Daniels' efforts. He threw three TD passes and led the Bulls in rushing with 75 yards.
|SFLA||Maikon Bonani 42 yd FG|
|BALLST||Steven Schott 39 yd FG|
|BALLST||Jahwan Edwards 3 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|SFLA||Lindsey Lamar 15 yd pass from B.J. Daniels (blocked XP)|
|BALLST||Keith Wenning 1 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|SFLA||Maikon Bonani 27 yd FG|
|BALLST||Jamill Smith 5 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Steven Schott kick)|
|SFLA||Andre Davis 15 yd pass from B.J. Daniels (Maikon Bonani kick)|
|SFLA||Lindsey Lamar 29 yd pass from B.J. Daniels (DEMETRIS MURRAY 2pt run)|
|BALLST||Willie Snead 19 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Steven Schott kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||11-16||8-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||39||103|
|Punt Return Yds||0||0|
|Time of Poss.||30:7||29:53|
|SFLA: B.J. Daniels 14-75, Demetris Murray 18-65, Lindsey Lamar 11-55, Terrence Mitchell 1-9, Marcus Shaw 1-2|
|BALLST: Jahwan Edwards 16-98, Horactio Banks 10-42, Keith Wenning 4-16, Barrington Scott 4-12, Jamill Smith 1-1|
|SFLA: B.J. Daniels 19-30-312-2|
|BALLST: Keith Wenning 24-36-244-0|
|SFLA: Terrence Mitchell 6-99, Lindsey Lamar 5-80, Demetris Murray 2-49, Andre Davis 2-21, D'vario Montgomery 1-25, Derrick Hopkins 1-18, Evan Landi 1-10, Deonte Welch 1-10|
|BALLST: Willie Snead 11-135, Jamill Smith 7-74, Zane Fakes 2-11, Chris Shillings 1-10, Jahwan Edwards 1-7, David Schneider 1-4, Connor Ryan 1-3|
|South Florida||8th American Athletic||2-6||2-10|
|Ball State||2nd Mid American West||7-1||10-2|