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Ball State defeats Eastern Michigan 29-27

Oct 24, 2009 - 8:41 PM YPSILANTI, Mich.(AP) -- Cory Sykes rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns and Ball State beat Eastern Michigan 29-27 Saturday.

Both teams were winless going into Saturday's game. Eastern Michigan (0-7, 0-4) took an early lead when Ben Thayer caught a 3-yard scoring pass from Kyle McMahon. The Eagles held the lead until the last two minutes of the game.

That's when Sykes ran 37 yards for a score to put the Cardinals (1-7, 1-3) on top. He earlier scored on runs of 6 and 51 yards.

MiQuale Lewis was the Cardinals' leading rusher with 301 yards and a touchdown on a 48-yard run. The margin of victory came from a Ball State safety in the fourth.

Corey Welch scored for the Eagles on a 12-yard run and DeAnthony White added a 10-yard rushing score.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 6 7 16 0 29
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 13 7 0 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EASTRN MICHIGAN - TD, BEN THAYER 3 YD PASS
    FROM KYLE MCMAHON (JOE
    CARITHERS KICK), 5:52. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BALL ST - TD, CORY SYKES 51 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 10:08. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-6
    2ND QUARTER

    Oct 24 4:13 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 6 7 16 29
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 13 7 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EASTRN MICHIGAN - TD, BEN THAYER 3 YD PASS
    FROM KYLE MCMAHON (JOE
    CARITHERS KICK), 5:52. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BALL ST - TD, CORY SYKES 51 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 10:08. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7

    Oct 24 3:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    CORY SYKES 37 YD RUN
    (STEVEN SCHOTT KICK)
    BALL ST 29
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 27 1:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 29, Eastern Michigan 27  3rd - 1:47Oct 24 3:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    SAFETY BALL ST
    ROBERT EDDINS RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    BALL ST 22
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 27 5:33 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 22, Eastern Michigan 27  3rd - 5:33Oct 24 3:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    CORY SYKES 6 YD RUN
    (STEVEN SCHOTT KICK)
    BALL ST 20
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 27 6:30 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 20, Eastern Michigan 27  3rd - 6:30Oct 24 3:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    BALL ST 13
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 27 10:44 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 13, Eastern Michigan 27  3rd - 10:44Oct 24 2:57 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 6 7 13
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 13 20 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EASTRN MICHIGAN - TD, BEN THAYER 3 YD PASS
    FROM KYLE MCMAHON (JOE
    CARITHERS KICK), 5:52. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BALL ST - TD, CORY SYKES 51 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 10:08. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-6
    2ND Q

    Oct 24 2:57 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    MIQUALE LEWIS 48 YD RUN
    (STEVEN SCHOTT KICK)
    BALL ST 13
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 20 4:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 13, Eastern Michigan 20  2nd - 4:06Oct 24 2:17 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG EASTRN MICHIGAN
    JOE CARITHERS 26 YD
    BALL ST 6
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 20 6:37 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 6, Eastern Michigan 20  2nd - 6:37Oct 24 2:17 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD EASTRN MICHIGAN
    COREY WELCH 12 YD RUN
    (JOE CARITHERS KICK)
    BALL ST 6
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 17 9:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 6, Eastern Michigan 17  2nd - 9:23Oct 24 2:02 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG EASTRN MICHIGAN
    JOE CARITHERS 20 YD
    BALL ST 6
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 10 10:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 6, Eastern Michigan 10  2nd - 10:59Oct 24 1:57 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 6 6
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EASTRN MICHIGAN - TD, BEN THAYER 3 YD PASS
    FROM KYLE MCMAHON (JOE
    CARITHERS KICK), 5:52. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BALL ST - TD, CORY SYKES 51 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 10:08. EASTRN
    MICHIGAN 7

    Oct 24 1:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    CORY SYKES 51 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    BALL ST 6
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 4:52 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 6, Eastern Michigan 7  1st - 4:52Oct 24 1:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD EASTRN MICHIGAN
    BEN THAYER 3 YD PASS FROM KYLE MCMAHON
    (JOE CARITHERS KICK)
    BALL ST 0
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 9:08 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 0, Eastern Michigan 7  1st - 9:08Oct 24 1:16 PM