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Illinois State at Ball State

Ball St balanced attack beats Illinois St 51-28


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Keith Wenning passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Ball State defeated Illinois State 51-28 in the season opener for both teams.

Willie Snead caught two of Wenning's touchdown passes and finished with nine catches for 164 yards. Wennin was 24 of 40 for 340 yards.

Illinois State led 21-9 before Wenning hit Javond Williams to make it 21-16 at half. Ball State opened the second half with the two touchdowns passes to Snead before Wenning scored his fifth touchdown on a 3-yard run. Jahwan Edwards and Horactio Banks each had rushing touchdowns to conclude the six-touchdown run for the Cardinals.

Illinois State, coming off a FCS quarterfinal appearance finish last season, was led by Jared Barnett who was 20 for 29 with two touchdowns. Collin Keoshian also scored two touchdowns for the Redbirds. The two teams have not played since 1993, renewing the series dating to 1957.

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Scoring Summary
ILSTCollin Keoshian 1 yd run (Nick Aussieker kick)
BALLSTKeith Wenning 1 yd run (missed kick)
ILSTAnthony Warrum 47 yd pass from Jared Barnett (Nick Aussieker kick)
BALLSTScott Secor 22 yd FG
ILSTMatt Meyers 5 yd pass from Jared Barnett (Nick Aussieker kick)
BALLSTJordan Williams 16 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTWillie Snead 9 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTWillie Snead 40 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTKeith Wenning 3 yd run (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTHoractio Banks 1 yd run (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTJahwan Edwards 6 yd run (Scott Secor kick)
ILSTCollin Keoshian 2 yd run (Nick Aussieker kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1922
Third Down Efficiency6-1410-16
Fourth Down Efficiency2-20-0
Plays-Net Yards65-35672-420
Passing Yds282340
Kick Return Yds79160
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.32:3527:25
Individual Stats
ILST: Jonathon Miller 9-29, Cameron Hunt 8-19, Marshaun Coprich 7-15, Collin Keoshian 8-10, Jared Barnett 4-1
BALLST: Jahwan Edwards 14-49, Horactio Banks 10-43, Teddy Williamson 1-5, Team 1--1, Keith Wenning 6--16
ILST: Jared Barnett 20-29-282-1
BALLST: Keith Wenning 24-40-340-0
ILST: James O'Shaughnessy 5-57, Phil Dudley 4-44, Corey Shandrick 4-36, Anthony Warrum 2-65, Brian Athey 2-24, Chick Chatham 1-29, Jordan Neukirch 1-22, Matt Meyers 1-5
BALLST: Willie Snead 9-164, Jordan Williams 6-64, Jamill Smith 4-63, KeVonn Mabon 2-12, Zane Fakes 1-24, Jahwan Edwards 1-7, Connor Ryan 1-6

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