Ball St. 37, E. Michigan 26

Jahwan Edwards ran for a career-high 200 yards and tied a career

best with three touchdowns, helping Ball State beat Eastern

Michigan 37-26 Thursday night in the season opener for both

teams.

Edwards, a sophomore, scored from 7 yards out in the first

quarter, then added 75-yard and 3-yard scoring runs in the third.

Edwards’ previous career high was 123 yards rushing Oct. 15 against

Ohio.

Horactio Banks added a rushing score for Ball State, and Keith

Wenning was 26 of 41 for 267 yards passing. Steven Schott made

three field goals, including a 52-yarder.

Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles, throwing for 186

yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 81 yards and another

score. Donald Scott, Garrett Hoskins and Mitchell Dawkins each

caught touchdown passes.

The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but Ball State scored 21

unanswered points in the third quarter.