Ohio
Ball State
20 - 17 Final
  for this game

Ohio holds off Ball State, 20-17

Oct 31, 2009 - 8:05 PM MUNCIE, Ind.(AP) -- Theo Scott found Terrence McCrae for a 7-yard touchdown with just over 3 minutes remaining Saturday to lift Ohio to a 20-17 victory over Ball State.

The pair also accounted for a 2-point conversion following the TD, giving the Bobcats (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American) a 20-17 lead. Before the touchdown with 3:11 to go, Ohio's only scoring had come on four Matt Weller field goals.

Ohio led throughout the second half until Tanner Justice's 35-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Hill gave Ball State (1-8, 1-4) a 17-12 lead with 5:52 remaining. That play accounted for nearly half of the Cardinals' 78 yards of passing in the game.

Eric Williams had a 55-yard run in the first half, setting up his 1-yard TD run that gave the Cardinals a 7-6 lead. But Ohio regained the lead on Weller's 52-yard field goal before the first half ended.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 3 6 0 11 20
    BALL ST 0 7 3 7 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - FG, MATT WELLER 39 YD,
    10:48. OHIO 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: OHIO - FG, MATT WELLER 24 YD,
    6:33. OHIO 6-0
    BALL ST - TD, ERIC WILLIAMS 1 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK), 9:44.
    BALL ST 7-6
    OHIO - FG, MATT

    Oct 31 2:56 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    TERRENCE MCCRAE 7 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (THEO SCOTT PASS TO TERRENCE MCCRAE FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    OHIO 20
    BALL ST 17 3:11 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ohio 20, Ball State 17  4th - 3:11Oct 31 2:40 PM
  • 114
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 63 roots (Close Finish)

    Ohio 20, Ball State 17  4th - 3:11Oct 31 2:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    JEREMY HILL 35 YD PASS FROM TANNER JUSTICE
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK)
    OHIO 12
    BALL ST 17 5:52 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ohio 12, Ball State 17  4th - 5:52Oct 31 2:30 PM
  • 51
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 51 roots (Close Finish)

    Ohio 12, Ball State 17  4th - 5:52Oct 31 2:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO
    MATT WELLER 41 YD
    OHIO 12
    BALL ST 10 11:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ohio 12, Ball State 10  4th - 11:27Oct 31 2:20 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 3 6 0 9
    BALL ST 0 7 3 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - FG, MATT WELLER 39 YD,
    10:48. OHIO 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: OHIO - FG, MATT WELLER 24 YD,
    6:33. OHIO 6-0
    BALL ST - TD, ERIC WILLIAMS 1 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK), 9:44.
    BALL ST 7-6
    OHIO

    Oct 31 2:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BALL ST
    IAN MCGARVEY 22 YD
    OHIO 9
    BALL ST 10 6:45 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ohio 9, Ball State 10  3rd - 6:45Oct 31 2:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO
    MATT WELLER 52 YD
    OHIO 9
    BALL ST 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio 9, Ball State 7  HalfOct 31 1:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    ERIC WILLIAMS 1 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK)
    OHIO 6
    BALL ST 7 5:16 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio 6, Ball State 7  2nd - 5:16Oct 31 12:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO
    MATT WELLER 24 YD
    OHIO 6
    BALL ST 0 8:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio 6, Ball State 0  2nd - 8:27Oct 31 12:49 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 3 3
    BALL ST 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - FG, MATT WELLER 39 YD,
    10:48. OHIO 3-0

    Oct 31 12:34 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO
    MATT WELLER 39 YD
    OHIO 3
    BALL ST 0 4:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ohio 3, Ball State 0  1st - 4:12Oct 31 12:29 PM