Scores

Final

W Michigan 45

(2-3, 1-1 MAC)

Ball State 16

(2-4, 1-1 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 21 10 14 045
BALL 0 6 3 716

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 265 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Carder (WMU) - 13 CAR, 66 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Nunez (WMU) - 5 REC, 71 YDS, 1 TD

W. Michigan 45, Ball St. 16

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Alex Carder ran for three touchdowns and threw for fourth to lead Western Michigan past Ball State 45-16 Saturday.

Lewis Toler added a TD on an interception return and kicker John Potter scored from 8 yards out on a fourth-down play as the Broncos (2-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) ended a two-game losing streak.

Eric Williams had a 41-yard TD run for the Cardinals (2-4, 1-1), and Kelly Page found Otis Brown with a 15-yard scoring pass late in the game.

Carder scored on a 20-yard run shortly after Ball State fumbled the opening kickoff and had TD runs of 9 and 2 yards. He threw for 265 yards and connected with Juan Nunez on a 32-yard scoring play.

Toler intercepted a pass by Keith Wenning on Ball State's first play from scrimmage and returned it 24 yards as the Broncos took a 14-0 lead just 59 seconds into the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
BALL
1st Downs2118
Total Yards480348
Passing271109
Rushing209239
Penalties5-503-25
3rd Down Conversions7-183-12
4th Down Conversions3-41-3
Turnovers05
Possession33:0626:54

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder17/292659.110
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Page9/16945.910

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carder13665.1320
Drake8637.9029
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis12645.3012
Williams10545.4141

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White49624.0044
Nunez57114.2132
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tomlinson13030.0030
Gibson3217.009

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWMUBALL
TD14:08Alex Carder 20 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 70
TD14:01Lewis Toler 24 Yd Interception Return (John Potter Kick) 140
TD05:44Alex Carder 9 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 210
SECOND QUARTERWMUBALL
TD14:55John Potter 8 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 280
TD04:11Eric Williams 41 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 286
FG00:42John Potter 25 Yd 316
THIRD QUARTERWMUBALL
FG08:23Ian McGarvey 29 Yd 319
TD05:42Alex Carder 2 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 389
TD00:31Juan Nunez 32 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 459
FOURTH QUARTERWMUBALL
TD07:51Otis Brown 15 Yd Pass From Kelly Page (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 4516