NCAA Game Summary - Central Michigan at Ball State|
(Wednesday, November 18th)
Final Score: Central Michigan 35, Ball State 3
Muncie, IN (Sports Network) - Dan LeFevour became the Mid-American
Conference's all-time leading passer, helping the Central Michigan Chippewas
to yet another victory over the Ball State Cardinals by a 35-3 final.
LeFevour completed 25-of-28 passes for 343 yards and four touchdowns in the
triumph for Central Michigan (9-2, 7-0 MAC), which remained alone in first
place in the conference. The star quarterback also ran for a score in the
Tanner Justice connected on 10-of-17 passes for 105 yards with an interception
for Ball State (1-10, 1-6), which has lost its last three games.
The only points of the first quarter came on a 10-yard touchdown pass from
LeFevour to Bryan Anderson, giving Central Michigan a 7-0 lead.
With 6:32 left in the second quarter, the Chippewas pushed their advantage to
14-0 with a one-yard touchdown run by LeFevour.
After Miami-Ohio cut its deficit to 14-3 with a 20-yard field goal by Ian
McGarvey with 1:38 left in the first half, Central Michigan got the ball back
and took full advantage. LeFevour and Antonio Brown hooked up for an 82-yard
pitch and catch, and the Chippewas led 21-3 at intermission. Brown caught 11
passes for 170 yards in the tilt.
In the third quarter, the Central Michigan lead reached 35-3,
thanks to a pair of touchdown passes from LeFevour to David Blackburn. The
first covered three yards, and the second was an 11-yard connection.
LeFevour surpassed Byron Leftwich's MACC career passing record, and he
currently sits at an even 12,000 yards.
11/18 23:32:10 ET