Scores

Final/OT

E Michigan 41

(1-6, 1-3 MAC)

Ball State 38

(2-5, 1-2 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 OT T
EMU 0 14 14 7 641
BALL 7 21 0 7 338

Top Performers

Passing: A. Gillett (EMU) - 225 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Gillett (EMU) - 35 CAR, 189 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Thayer (EMU) - 3 REC, 65 YDS, 2 TD

E. Michigan 41, Ball St. 38, OT

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Alex Gillett found Ben Thayer with a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Eastern Michigan ended an 18-game losing streak with a 41-38 victory over Ball State on Saturday.

Gillett ran for 189 yards and two TDs and threw for 225 yards and three scores as the Eagles (1-6, 1/3 Mid-American Conference) won their first game since Nov. 28, 2008.

Keith Wenning threw three touchdown passes and Eric Williams scored on a 92-yard kickoff return for the Cardinals (2-5, 1-2).

Ball State took a 38-35 lead on Ian McGarvey's field goal on the first possession of OT before Thayer scored his second TD of the game.

Eastern Michigan trailed 28-7 late in the second quarter but rallied with 28 unanswered points.

Ball State then tied it at 35-all when Wenning hit Briggs Orsbon with a 9-yard TD pass with 34 seconds left in regulation.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
BALL
1st Downs2616
Total Yards490243
Passing225145
Rushing26598
Penalties9-854-26
3rd Down Conversions7-134-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers21
Possession33:4726:13

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gillett10/1822512.531
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wenning16/291455.030

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gillett351895.4227
Mitchell7304.3012
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams8627.8026
Brown10323.2011

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas68714.5039
Hoskins17373.0173
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tomlinson4358.8011
Ifft12424.0124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUBALL
TD05:25Daniel Ifft 24 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning. (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTEREMUBALL
TD12:07Keith Wenning 1 Yd Run. (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 014
TD07:42MiQuale Lewis 8 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning. (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 021
TD03:07Alex Gillett 6 Yd Run. (Sean Graham Kick) 721
TD02:54Eric Williams 92 Yd Kickoff Return. (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 728
TD02:09Garrett Hoskins 73 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett. (Sean Graham Kick) 1428
THIRD QUARTEREMUBALL
TD09:30Corey Welch 1 Yd Run. (Sean Graham Kick) 2128
TD05:23Ben Thayer 33 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett. (Sean Graham Kick) 2828
FOURTH QUARTEREMUBALL
TD04:43Alex Gillett 2 Yd Run. (Sean Graham Kick) 3528
TD00:34Briggs Orsbon 9 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning. (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 3535
OVERTIMEEMUBALL
FGIan McGarvey 44 Yd 3538
TDBen Thayer 12 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett. 4138

Research Notes

Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English gets his 1st win. He started his career losing 18 straight games before finally winning on Saturday in overtime at Ball State.

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