UCF 17

(0-10, 0-6 away)

Ball State 21

(2-8, 2-3 home)

4:00 PM ET, November 13, 2004

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 0 3 717
BALL 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lynch (BALL) - 106 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Haynes (UCF) - 30 CAR, 140 YDS

Receiving: D. Ridgeway (BALL) - 5 REC, 81 YDS, 2 TD

Ball State 21, Central Florida 17

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 14-10.

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 interceptions.

Central Florida's ground game gained 196 yards, 140 by Alex Haynes on 30 carries.