Ball St. 31, Miami (Ohio) 24

Jahwan Edwards rushed for three touchdowns as Ball State

defeated Miami (Ohio) 31-24 Friday in their regular-season

finale.

The Cardinals (9-3, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) won their sixth

straight, their most since winning 12 straight in 2008.

Edwards, who gained 98 yards on 18 carries, scored on first-half

runs of 5 and 2, when Ball State took a 21-14 lead. His 17-yard

third-quarter touchdown made it 28-14.

Steven Schott, who came in leading the nation in field goals

with 23, booted a 27-yarder to make it 31-14 after three

quarters.

The RedHawks (4-8, 3-5) narrowed the gap in the final quarter on

Zac Dysert’s 10-yard scoring pass to Jamire Westbrook and a Kaleb

Patterson field goal.

Dysert, who completed 26 of 40 for 218 yards, moved into second

place on the conference’s career passing list with 12,013 yards,

passing Byron Leftwich, who played for Marshall when it was a

league member.