Ball State: 24 Northern Illinois 20 at halftime

There's been no shortage of fireworks through the first half in DeKalb.

The first half of the Bronze Stalk game saw 546 yards of total offense, four lead changes, an onside kick, and no shortage of MACtion.  The Cardinals lead the Huskies 24-20 at the half.

Cardinals quarterback Keith Wenning completed 20 of 26 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown.  Jahwan Edwards certainly paced the Cardinals offense, carrying the ball 14 times for 84 yards and a touchdown.  Wenning completed passes to 5 different receivers, chiefly tight end Zane Fakes who 4 passes for 66 yards.

Northern Illinois scored with just over a minute remaining in the half on a Jordan Lynch to Da'Ron connection that went for 58 yards to pull within 21-20.  Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch completed 14 of 16 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown.  Lynch also scored a touchdown on the ground, rushing for 42 yards on 10 carries.  Northern Illinois receiver Da'Ron Brown caught 4 balls for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Scott Secor booted a 43 yard field goal 25 seconds remaining in the half to push the Ball State lead to 24-20.

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