Army West Point at Ball State

Wenning, Ball St. passing too much for Army 40-14


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Keith Wenning passed for two touchdowns and 325 yards and Ball State defeated Army 40-14 on Saturday.

Jamill Smith had 83 yards receiving and a score. Wenning was 23 of 32 passing.

On the Cardinals' first drive, Willie Snead caught passes of 11, 15 and 13 yards. Horactio Banks, who had two touchdowns and 51 yards rushing, had a 7-yard rush and later a 10-yard run to tie the game at 7-7. On the next drive, Smith scored the go-ahead TD on an 8-yard reception to make it 14-7.

Ball State's Scott Secor kicked a career-best 47-yard field goal to give the Cardinals (2-0) a 17-7 lead.

Larry Dixon, who had 107 yards rushing and two scores for Army (1-1), broke away for a 71-yard run to give the Black Knights the lead 56 seconds into the game.

Army's Angel Santiago had 49 yards on 3-of 11-passing and an interception.

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Scoring Summary
ARMYLarry Dixon 71 yd run (Daniel Grochowski kick)
BALLSTHoractio Banks 10 yd run (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTJamill Smith 8 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTScott Secor 47 yd FG
BALLSTScott Secor 34 yd FG
BALLSTHoractio Banks 6 yd run (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTScott Secor 19 yd FG
BALLSTZane Fakes 11 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
ARMYLarry Dixon 9 yd run (Daniel Grochowski kick)
BALLSTScott Secor 20 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2024
Third Down Efficiency7-196-13
Fourth Down Efficiency3-50-0
Plays-Net Yards84-43971-440
Passing Yds76325
Kick Return Yds10131
Punt Return Yds33
Time of Poss.32:1927:41
Individual Stats
ARMY: Larry Dixon 14-107, Raymond Maples 12-84, A.J. Schurr 5-41, Angel Santiago 15-37, Terry Baggett 5-32, Hayden Tippett 6-27, Trenton Turrentine 6-26, Tony Giovannelli 1-9
BALLST: Teddy Williamson 13-58, Horactio Banks 17-51, Keith Wenning 3-8, Team 1--2
ARMY: Angel Santiago 3-11-49-1, A.J. Schurr 4-8-27-0, Team 0-1-0-0
BALLST: Keith Wenning 23-32-325-0, Ozzie Mann 0-5-0-0
ARMY: Anthony Stephens 3-21, Xavier Moss 2-10, Raymond Maples 1-27, Chevaughn Lawrence 1-18
BALLST: Jamill Smith 5-83, Willie Snead 5-64, Jordan Williams 4-77, KeVonn Mabon 4-72, Zane Fakes 2-18, Teddy Williamson 2-4, Horactio Banks 1-7
Army West Point1st FBS Independents 0-08-5
Ball State6th Mid American West1-74-8

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