Central Michigan 18, Ball State 7

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Dan LeFevour ran for two touchdowns
and compiled 248 yards of total offense to lead Central Michigan
past Ball State 18-7 on Saturday.

With the win, the Chippewas improve to 4-0 in the Mid-American
Conference for the first time since 1990.

Central Michigan, which had scored just three first-quarter
points all season, recorded its first touchdown in the first period
when LeFevour scored on a 15-yard run.

The Chippewas (4-3) tried a trick play on the ensuing extra
point but it failed. LeFevour added a 3-yard scoring run in the
third quarter, but the 2-point conversion pass failed to make it

Ball State (2-5, 2-2) cut the lead to 12-7 late in the third
when Brad Salyer ran in from 1 yard, but the Cardinals wouldn't
score again.

Marcel Archer added another score for the Chippewas from 1 yard
out, and Central Michigan held Ball State on fourth and goal at the
Chippewas' 1 to preserve the victory.

The Chippewas defense held Ball State quarterback Nate Davis and
the Cardinals' conference-leading pass attack to just 160 yards
passing and came up with two interceptions.

LeFevour completed 18 of 30 passes for 171 yards, rushed for 75
yards and caught one pass for 2 yards.

Bryan Anderson finished with eight catches for 81 yards for the