MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jahwan Edwards ran for 169 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, Zane Fakes had a 13-yard touchdown catch with 8:14 to play to give Ball State a three-score lead and the Cardinals beat Ohio 52-27 on Wednesday night.
Horactio Banks added 135 yards rushing and a score on 14 carries for the Cardinals (8-3, 5-2 Mid-American), and Fakes finished with seven catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns, the most important in the fourth quarter to give Ball State a 45-27 lead. Ohio (8-3, 4-3) has lost three of its last four games after opening 7-0.
Beau Blankenship led Ohio, running for 161 yards and three TDs on 21 carries.
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Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.