AKRON 14 7 0 0 21
BALLST 3 10 3 19 35
Date of game: 10/25/2014

Recap: Ball State vs. Akron

Muncie, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jahwan Edwards rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown, as the Ball State Cardinals came back to beat the Akron Zips, 35-21, in Mid-American Conference play at Scheumann Stadium.

Jack Milas completed 18-of-36 pass attempts for 225 yards for the Cardinals (3-5, 2-2 MAC), who have won back-to-back contests. Jordan Williams caught eight passes for 118 yards.

Tommy Woodson threw for 200 yards and a touchdown on 21-of-39 passing but was intercepted four times for the Zips (4-4, 2-2), who have dropped back-to-back games. Conor Hundley rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.

Just under three minutes in, Scott Secor converted a 46-yard field goal to put the Cardinals on the board first.

A few minutes later, Woodson found Anthony Ritossa for a 10-yard touchdown pass as the Zips pulled in front 7-3. Hundley added to the lead several minutes later after a 13-yard touchdown run, making it 14-3.

Midway through the second quarter Secor hit a 20-yard field goal, cutting it to 14-6

A few minutes later, Hundley ran four yards for his second touchdown, making it 21-6.

The Cardinals responded shortly before halftime, as KeVonn Mabon rushed 13 yards for a score, cutting it to 21-13.

Secor converted a 23-yard field goal, midway through the third quarter and then a 37-yarder, at the start of the fourth quarter, cutting it to 21-19.

Ball State took the lead three minutes later on a five-yard touchdown run by Milas, although the two-point conversion attempt failed. About five minutes later, Edwards added to that lead on a two-yard touchdown run, making it 32-21.

With three minutes left, Secor tacked on another field goal, this one from 36 yards out to secure the victory.

Secor finished the afternoon 5-of-7 on field goal attempts, while Akron did even try to put one through the uprights.

Game Notes

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Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a hamstring injury late in the first half.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

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