Ball State at Miami (Ohio)

Ball St. 31, Miami (Ohio) 24


OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Jahwan Edwards rushed for three touchdowns as Ball State defeated Miami (Ohio) 31-24 Friday in their regular-season finale.

The Cardinals (9-3, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) won their sixth straight, their most since winning 12 straight in 2008.

Edwards, who gained 98 yards on 18 carries, scored on first-half runs of 5 and 2, when Ball State took a 21-14 lead. His 17-yard third-quarter touchdown made it 28-14.

Steven Schott, who came in leading the nation in field goals with 23, booted a 27-yarder to make it 31-14 after three quarters.

The RedHawks (4-8, 3-5) narrowed the gap in the final quarter on Zac Dysert's 10-yard scoring pass to Jamire Westbrook and a Kaleb Patterson field goal.

Dysert, who completed 26 of 40 for 218 yards, moved into second place on the conference's career passing list with 12,013 yards, passing Byron Leftwich, who played for Marshall when it was a league member.

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Scoring Summary
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 5 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
MIAOHDawan Scott 3 yd run (Kaleb Patterson kick)
BALLSTJack Tomlinson 18 yd pass from Kelly Page (Steven Schott kick)
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 2 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
MIAOHDawan Scott 34 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 17 yd run (Steven Schott kick)
BALLSTSteven Schott 27 yd FG
MIAOHJamire Westbrook 10 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)
MIAOHKaleb Patterson 23 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2422
Third Down Efficiency9-186-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-1
Plays-Net Yards80-36365-321
Passing Yds137218
Kick Return Yds890
Punt Return Yds6-2
Time of Poss.32:5827:2
Individual Stats
BALLST: Jahwan Edwards 18-98, Horactio Banks 22-80, Kelly Page 12-53, Dwayne Donigan 2-3, Team 1--1, Kyle Kamman 3--7
MIAOH: Zac Dysert 11-42, Jamire Westbrook 6-22, Spencer Treadwell 3-19, Dawan Scott 3-13, Luke Swift 1-5, Nick Harwell 1-2
BALLST: Kelly Page 11-21-137-0, Kyle Kamman 0-1-0-0
MIAOH: Zac Dysert 26-40-218-0
BALLST: Willie Snead 6-70, KeVonn Mabon 3-43, Jack Tomlinson 1-18, Jahwan Edwards 1-6
MIAOH: Dawan Scott 9-120, Nick Harwell 6-35, Steve Marck 5-32, Jamire Westbrook 2-14, Luke Swift 2-9, Andy Cruse 1-5, Dustin White 1-3
Ball State6th Mid American West1-74-8
Miami (Ohio)1st Mid American East6-26-7

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