YPSILANTI, MIch. (AP)-Nate Davis's three touchdown passes helped Ball State take a commanding 24-9 halftime lead Saturday en route to a 38-16 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Ball State (1-1, 1-1 Mid-American) held the Eagles to one touchdown in the second half a week after a disappointing one point loss to Miami in the game's final minute.
The Cardinals set the tone in the first quarter when Davis hooked up with MiQuale Lewis on a 77-yard reception to set up a two-yard touchdown pass to Darius Hill for a 7-0 lead. After Eastern Michigan failed to get a punt off deep in its own territory, Davis found Joe Everett in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass and the 14-3 lead.
Davis was 19-for-38 for 306 yards, four TDs and no interceptions for the Cardinals. Dante Love finished with seven catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Eastern Michigan (0-2, 0-1 MAC) showed signs of life in the second quarter when Andy Schmitt found DeAnthony White on a 67-yard reception with under five minutes left in the half to cut the lead to 14-9. White had seven catches for 94 yards.
Ball State responded with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Love and a 42-yard field goal by Jake Hogue as time expired in the half to take command of the game.
Schmitt finished 16-for-24 for 155 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. Dontayo Gage had a 90-yard kickoff return for the Eagles in the games closing minutes.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

CFL Betting News and Notes Week 1 on Sun, Jun 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Game of the Year Odds on Sun, Jun 2017 by Blade
SEC Schedule Breakdown on Thu, Jun 2017 by Blade
College Football Conference Previews on Tue, Jun 2017 by Blade
College Football Quarterback Rankings on Thu, Jun 2017 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Updated 2017 Heisman Odds Is USC quarterback Sam Darnold still favored to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy?
Thumbnail Big Ten Championship Odds to Win Are the Ohio State Buckeyes clear favorites to win the Big Ten Championship this upcoming college football season?
Thumbnail ACC Conference Championship Odds Clemson is the defending national and ACC champions but will they win the conference in 2017?

NCAAF Team Pages