Recap: Ball State vs. Western Mich
Muncie, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Terrell threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns as the Western Michigan Broncos defeated the Ball State Cardinals, 42-38, in a Mid-American Conference battle at Scheumann Stadium.
Terrell connected on 20-of-29 passes and was intercepted once for the Broncos (3-3, 1-1 MAC), while Jarvion Franklin added 161 yards and three scores on the ground. Daniel Braverman tallied 96 yards and two touchdowns on 10 receptions and Corey Davis finished with 154 yards and a score on six catches.
As for the Cardinals (1-5, 0-2), Jack Milas threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns on 26-of-42 passing. Jahwan Edwards rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Williams recorded game-highs of 11 receptions and 179 yards to go with two scores.
The Cardinals took a 7-0 lead when Milas connected on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Williams with 5:20 left in the first quarter.
Terrell would answer back for the Broncos, with a 52-yard touchdown strike to Braverman, tying the score at 7-7.
Milas and Williams would strike again, this time on a 17-yard touchdown, pushing Ball State back in front.
Milas also connected with Dylan Curry on a three-yard touchdown pass which pushed the lead to 21-7 with just over eight minutes left in the second quarter.
Edwards added to the Cardinals advantage with a two-yard touchdown run with 3:36 left in the half.
The Broncos finally responded with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Terrell to Davis.
Scott Secor would push the Cardinals lead to 31-14 with a 28-yard field goal just before intermission.
Franklin scored on touchdown runs of two and four yards in the third quarter as the Broncos continued to chip away.
Milas would answer back with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Mabon to give the Cardinals a 10-point lead.
However, Franklin scored on a 54-yard touchdown run midway through the final frame and Braverman hauled in what turned out to be the winning score, on a 12-yard pass from Terrell with just over a minute remaining.
Ball State won the battle of time of possession by almost five minutes, but lost their fourth straight game.Game Notes