Scores

Final

Akron 17

(4-5, 3-3 MAC)

Ball State 23

(3-6, 3-3 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, November 5, 2005

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
AKR 0 3 7 717
BALL 13 3 0 723

Top Performers

Passing: L. Getsy (AKR) - 285 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Biggs (AKR) - 17 CAR, 70 YDS

Receiving: J. Montgomery (AKR) - 5 REC, 90 YDS, 2 TD

Ball State 23, Akron 17

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Ball State used a goal-line stand in the game's final two minutes to hold on for a 23-17 victory over visiting Akron on Saturday.

After Jason Montgomery caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Luke Getsy to pull Akron to within 23-17, a Ball State punt gave the ball back to the Zips with 5:19 left in the game.

The Zips (4-5, 3-3 MAC) made four first downs on the drive that started on their own 46 to get the ball to the Cardinals' 1-yard line.

Brett Biggs was tackled for a 4-yard loss on first-and-goal. Two incomplete passes from Getsy set up a fourth-and-goal from the Ball State 5. Getsy's last pass was intercepted by Ball State's Chris Allen in the endzone to seal the game for the Cardinals (3-6, 3-3).

Ball State quarterback Joey Lynch completed 18 of 29 passes and finished with 145 yards and one touchdown. Brian Jackson was good on three of his four field-goal attempts and B.J. Hill returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown for Ball State.

Getsy was 22-of-44 for 285 yards and two touchdowns and was intercepted once. Montgomery had five catches for 90 yards and two scores and Domenik Hixon caught four passes for 91 yards.

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