Indiana State 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ball State 31

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, August 28, 2003

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
INST 0 0 7 07
BALL 6 9 6 1031

Ball State 31, Indiana State 7

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Andy Roesch threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns and Mike Langford kicked three field goals to lead Ball State to a 31-7 victory Thursday night over Indiana State.

The Cardinals built a 15-0 halftime lead on a 1-yard run by Scott Blair and a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Hahaj.

Indiana State got on the board with 5:58 remaining in the third quarter with a 3-yard run by Jake Shields. Ball State followed with two more field goals in less than three minutes.

The Cardinals finished with a 54-yard scoring pass from Roesch to Dante Ridgeway and again on a 31-yard field goal from Brian Johnson.

It was the first time the Cardinals played a home game at night since 1967. The school rented portable lights. The crowd of 23,549 set an attendance record.