MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Keith Wenning threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score on Saturday, and Ball State defeated Central Michigan 41-30.
Wenning completed 23 of 30 passes for 231 yards.
Ball State (5-3, 2-2 Mid-American) also got big rushing efforts from Jahwan Edwards (128 yards) and Barrington Scott (99 yards, TD). Scott also caught a TD pass.
Ryan Radcliff completed 23 of 38 passes for 339 yards and 3 TDs for Central Michigan (2-5, 0-3). Zurlon Tipton rushed for 126 yards and a TD. Cody Wilson caught 7 passes for 111 yards and a TD.
Ball State controlled the clock for nearly 20 minutes in the second half.
|BALLST||Barrington Scott 6 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|CMICH||Ben McCord 22 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|BALLST||Keith Wenning 1 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|CMICH||David Harman 51 yd FG|
|BALLST||Steven Schott 40 yd FG|
|BALLST||Willie Snead 6 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Steven Schott kick)|
|BALLST||Zane Fakes 5 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Steven Schott kick)|
|CMICH||Cody Wilson 5 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|BALLST||Barrington Scott 7 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Steven Schott kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 6 yd run (blocked XP)|
|BALLST||Steven Schott 32 yd FG|
|CMICH||Cody Wilson 18 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||10-17||2-10|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||83||168|
|Punt Return Yds||22||0|
|Time of Poss.||34:46||25:14|
|BALLST: Jahwan Edwards 21-128, Barrington Scott 25-99, Keith Wenning 3-4, Jamill Smith 1-3, Team 1--1|
|CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 17-126, Cody Wilson 1-12, Saylor Lavallii 3-2, Titus Davis 1-0, Team 1--1, Ryan Radcliff 3--32|
|BALLST: Keith Wenning 23-30-231-1|
|CMICH: Ryan Radcliff 23-38-339-1|
|BALLST: Jamill Smith 6-62, Willie Snead 6-52, Zane Fakes 5-29, KeVonn Mabon 2-46, Connor Ryan 2-31, Barrington Scott 1-7, Jahwan Edwards 1-4|
|CMICH: Cody Wilson 7-111, Titus Davis 5-75, Ben McCord 4-47, Courtney Williams 2-10, Zurlon Tipton 1-29, Tyler Lombardo 1-26, Andrew Flory 1-26, Jesse Kroll 1-15, Ryan Radcliff 1-0|
|Ball State||2nd Mid American West||6-2||9-4|
|Central Michigan||4th Mid American West||4-4||7-6|