Kent State at Ball State

Ball State rallies late to beat Kent State 27-24


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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Keith Wenning threw a game-winning touchdown to Willie Snead late in the fourth quarter to help Ball State prevail over Kent State 27-24 in a Mid-American Conference matchup Saturday.

Trailing 24-20, the Cardinals (6-1, 3-0 MAC) drove down the field twice toward the end of the game. After failing to convert a fourth-and-six on the previous drive, the Cardinals faced another fourth down deep in the redzone, but converted it as Wenning found Snead again for a 7-yard go-ahead score with 1:29 remaining.

The Golden Flashes (2-5, 1-3) drove to midfield, but were stopped on a fourth-and-15.

Wenning went 23-of-46 for 305 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Snead finished with 152 yards receiving on 10 catches.

Kent State's Colin Reardon had 166 yards passing and two touchdowns, but left the game with an apparent left ankle injury. He was relieved by David Fisher for the final drive.

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Scoring Summary
KENTSTAnthony Meray 10 yd run (Anthony Melchiori kick)
BALLSTWillie Snead 39 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
BALLSTJordan Williams 2 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 14 yd pass from Colin Reardon (Brad Miller kick)
BALLSTJamill Smith 25 yd pass from Keith Wenning (missed kick)
KENTSTChris Humphrey 28 yd pass from Colin Reardon (Brad Miller kick)
KENTSTBrad Miller 21 yd FG
BALLSTWillie Snead 7 yd pass from Keith Wenning (Scott Secor kick)
 
Team Stats
 KENTSTBALLST
First Downs2323
Third Down Efficiency5-147-13
Fourth Down Efficiency2-31-2
Plays-Net Yards76-40769-423
Rushes-Yds46-22323-118
Passing Yds184305
Kick Return Yds30130
Punt Return Yds40
Passes20-30-123-46-2
Punts4-1714-183
Fumbles-Lost1-11-1
Penalties-Yds5-364-50
Time of Poss.36:5223:8
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
KENTST: Trayion Durham 23-77, Colin Reardon 9-71, Brice Fackler 1-34, Anthony Meray 5-19, Josh Boyle 1-13, Dri Archer 6-9, David Fisher 1-0
BALLST: Jahwan Edwards 11-73, Horactio Banks 6-22, Keith Wenning 3-20, Jamill Smith 2-4, Team 1--1
PASSING
KENTST: Colin Reardon 19-24-166-1, David Fisher 1-6-18-0
BALLST: Keith Wenning 23-46-305-2
RECEIVING
KENTST: Chris Humphrey 9-106, Casey Pierce 4-43, Dri Archer 4-11, Trayion Durham 3-24
BALLST: Willie Snead 10-152, Jordan Williams 7-83, Jamill Smith 3-32, Zane Fakes 2-13, Sam Brunner 1-25
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Kent State1st Mid American East0-00-0
Ball State1st Mid American West0-00-0