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.
|BALLST||Jahwan Edwards 5 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|MIAOH||Dawan Scott 3 yd run (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|BALLST||Jack Tomlinson 18 yd pass from Kelly Page (Steven Schott kick)|
|BALLST||Jahwan Edwards 2 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|MIAOH||Dawan Scott 34 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|BALLST||Jahwan Edwards 17 yd run (Steven Schott kick)|
|BALLST||Steven Schott 27 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Jamire Westbrook 10 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|MIAOH||Kaleb Patterson 23 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||9-18||6-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||89||0|
|Punt Return Yds||6||-2|
|Time of Poss.||32:58||27:2|
|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 State||2nd Mid American West||7-1||10-2|
|Miami (Ohio)||7th Mid American East||0-8||0-12|