MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jahwan Edwards ran for a career-high 200 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns, helping Ball State beat Eastern Michigan 37-26 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Edwards, a sophomore, scored from 7 yards out in the first quarter, then added 75-yard and 3-yard scoring runs in the third. Edwards' previous career high was 123 yards rushing Oct. 15 against Ohio.
Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles, throwing for 186 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 81 yards and another score. Donald Scott, Garrett Hoskins and Mitchell Dawkins each caught touchdown passes.
The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but Ball State scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.
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Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.