The first quarter was absolutely horrible for the Eagles. They started off strong after they received the opening kickoff, driving down the field for a 7-yard Darius Jackson rushing touchdown. Keith Wenning threw a pair of good floaters to Jordan Williams into the end zone for some scores that helped give Ball State the 27-6 edge.
The second quarter was a different story, though. The Cardinals didn't light up the scoreboard like they did in the first 15 minutes of the game. Their only score happened with 59 seconds left in the half with a 27-yard rushing touchdown by Jamill Smith off of a reverse to the left side. Ball State didn't have to punt until the second quarter, in which they were forced to three times.
11:27: Darius Jackson 7-yard rushing TD. PAT blocked (EMU 6-0).
8: 55: Jahwan Edwards 36-yard rushing TD rush. PAT good (Ball State 7-6).
6: 29: Horactio Banks 43-yard rushing TD. Bad snap on PAT, missed 2-pt. (Ball State 13-6).
5:11: Jordan Williams 15-yard receiving TD from Keith Wenning. PAT good. (Ball State 20-6).
1: 46: Jordan Williams 31-yard receiving TD from Wenning. PAT good. (Ball State 27-6).
7:00: Ryan Brumfield 1-yard rushing TD. PAT good. (Ball State 27-13).
0:59: Jamill Smith 27-yard rushing TD. PAT good. (Ball State 34-13).
(Ball State) Wenning: 10/18. 122 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 0 Sack.
(EMU) Benz: 12/19. 126 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 3 Sack.
(Ball State) Edwards: 9 rush, 57 yards, 1 TD.
(EMU) Jackson: 7 rush, 41 yards, 1 TD.
(Ball State) Williams: 3 rec., 55 yards, 2 TD.
(EMU) Creel: 3 rec., 31yards, 0 TD.