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Ball State bowl eligible after 20-3 victory over Buffalo

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Drew Plitt threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score - in the first quarter - and Ball State became bowl eligible with a 20-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

It's just the third time in program history that the Cardinals (6-6, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) have qualified for a bowl game in back-to-back seasons. Ball State and Buffalo met for the MAC championship last season - a game the Cardinals won 38-28.

Ball State set the tone early when Malcolm Lee picked off Matt Myers on the Bulls' first series, giving the Cardinals the ball on Buffalo's 42-yard line. Eleven plays later Plitt scored on a 1-yard run for a 7-0 lead. Buffalo's next possession also ended in disaster when Hassan Littles blocked a punt by Jackson Baltar and Brandon Berger recovered, giving Ball State a first-and-goal at the 6. Plitt connected with Jayshon Jackson for a 7-yard score on third down and the Cardinals never looked back.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: D. Plitt2248
Passing TDs: D. Plitt17
Rushing Yards: C. Steele829
Rushing TDs: J. Hall6
Receiving Yards: J. Jackson683
Receiving TDs: Y. Tyler6
Interceptions: J. Thomas4
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Western Illinois W 31 - 21
9/11 at 11 Penn State L 13 - 44
9/18 at Wyoming L 12 - 45
9/25 vs. Toledo L 12 - 22
10/2 vs. Army West Point W 28 - 16
10/9 at Western Michigan W 45 - 20
10/16 at Eastern Michigan W 38 - 31
10/23 vs. Miami (OH) L 17 - 24
11/2 at Akron W 31 - 25
11/10 at Northern Illinois L 29 - 30
11/17 vs. Central Michigan L 17 - 37
11/23 vs. Buffalo W 20 - 3
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Kent State 6-2 7-5
Miami (OH) 5-3 6-6
Ohio 3-5 3-9
Bowling Green 2-6 4-8
Buffalo 2-6 4-8
Akron 1-7 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
Northern Illinois 6-2 8-4
Central Michigan 6-2 8-4
Toledo 5-3 7-5
Ball State 4-4 6-6
Eastern Michigan 4-4 7-5
Western Michigan 4-4 7-5
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4031 (113)
Passing Yards: 2406 (98)
Rushing Yards: 1625 (93)
Points per game: 24.4 (99)
Yards per game: 335.9 (114)
Touchdowns: 33 (98)
Field Goals: 16 (46)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4988 (98)
Passing Yards: 2954 (101)
Rushing Yards: 2034 (97)
Points per game: 26.5 (76)
Yards per game: 415.7 (97)
Touchdowns: 35 (61)
Field Goals: 16 (105)
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