MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Dante Ridgeway's second touchdown catch with
7:29 left in the game gave Ball State a come-from-behind 21-17 win
over Central Florida on Saturday.
Ridgeway hauled in a 38-yard score from Joey Lynch for the
pair's second connection of the game to put the Cardinals (2-8, 2-5
Mid-American Conference) ahead to stay at 21-17.
Ridgeway also caught a 13-yard TD from Lynch late in the first
quarter, which tied the score at 7.
Lynch finished the day 10-of-14 passing for 106 yards with one
interception, and Ridgeway caught five passes for 81 yards.
Central Florida (0-10, 0-7 MAC) started the scoring on
quarterback Steven Moffett's 1-yard run with 6:15 left in the first
quarter. But Ridgeway's TD and a 9-yard rushing TD by Charles Wynn
gave Ball State a 14-7 halftime lead.
The Golden Knights did not score again until 3:07 left in the
third on Matt Prater's 42-yard field goal to tighten the score at
Early in the fourth quarter, Luther Huggins caught a 35-yard TD
pass from Moffett to put Central Florida ahead 17-14 before
Ridgeway's second score won the game.
Moffett completed 13-of-21 passes for 131 yards and no
Central Florida's ground game gained 196 yards, 140 by Alex
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