MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Cameron Stingily ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns in Northern Illinois’s 35-21 victory over Ball State on Wednesday night.
Ball State (3-6, 2-3 Mid-American) closed to 28-21 on Horactio Banks’ 4-yard run with 10:31 left but, after the teams traded turnovers, Stingily scored his third touchdown – on a 2-yard run – for a 14-point lead with 2:45 remaining. Ball State’s fifth turnover, a fumble, helped give the Huskies (7-2, 4-1) their sixth consecutive win over the Cardinals.
The Huskies scored on the opening possession of the game and were ahead 14-0 shortly thereafter on Stingily’s 9-yard TD run that came four plays after a fumbled kickoff return. Ball State tied it 14 by halftime, but Stingily’s 1-yard scoring run gave the Huskies the lead for good in the third quarter.
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