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NCAA Game Summary - Army at Ball State



(Saturday, September 24th)

Final Score: Ball State 48, Army 21

Muncie, IN (Sports Network) - Keith Wenning threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns, and Jahwan Edwards added three scores on the ground to lift Ball State 48-21 over Army at Scheumann Stadium.

Ball State (3-1) amassed 545 yards of total offense, which marked the seventh highest output in program history. Wenning completed 24-of-30 passes, and Willie Snead caught 10 balls for 180 yards and one touchdown. The Cardinals are 3-1 for the first time since 1995.

Raymond Maples rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns to lead Army (1-3), which posted 402 yards rushing but simply couldn't keep pace with the Ball State attack. Jared Hassin added 111 yards rushing on 17 carries, and quarterback Trent Steelman ran for another 81.

Edwards ran in the first two touchdowns of the game for Ball State, including a three yard scamper on the Cardinal's first drive followed by a 12-yard score that pushed the score to 14-0 early in the second quarter.

Wenning hit Jamill Smith for a two-yard touchdown pass with 4:39 remaining in the first half, and the rout was on. Wenning threw his second touchdown pass of the day minutes later, finding Snead for a 21-yard touchdown that extended Ball State's lead 28-0.

Steven Schott's 21 yard field goal as first half time expired pushed the lead to 31-0, and Edwards found paydirt again midway through the third quarter, plunging in from one-yard out to cap a six play, 62 yard drive.

Army finally got on the scoreboard on the next drive on a one-yard touchdown run from Maples to cap an eight play, 77 yard drive.

After Wenning hit David Schneider for a 51-yard touchdown pass to give Ball State a 45-7 lead, Maples scored for the second time for Army, this time on a 19 yard touchdown run that capped Army's most productive drive of the day.

Schott hit a 22 yard field goal with 2:50 remaining, and Army's Terry Baggett scored on a seven-yard run which concluded the scoring with 1:07 left in the game.

09/24 18:35:26 ET