The winning score was set up by Willie Snead’s diving 18-yard reception as he slid out of bounds with 1 second left. The play was reviewed and the call on the field was upheld.
FOURTH QUARTER: The game between Ball State and Indiana came down to the final play and Steven Schott made a 42-yard field goal as time expired to clinch a 41-39 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Keith Wenning mounted the Cardinals’ unstoppable air attack, finishing with 222 passing yards and three touchdowns on 26 completions.
The game was a shootout, with the offensive units for both teams putting up big numbers. Ball State and the Hoosiers rode their powerful offenses to a combined 998 total yards.
Indiana’s Cody Latimer was productive despite the team loss. He scored two touchdowns and snagged four passes, good for 115 receiving yards.
The Hoosiers’ Cameron Coffman went 24 of 35 through the air for a total of 251 yards. Coffman finished the game with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Coffman had a trusted receiver in Kofi Hughes. He caught six passes for 74 yards and one touchdown.
Indiana finished with 558 total yards, including 423 yards passing while completing 37 of 55 attempts. The Hoosiers’ rushing attack also contributed 135 yards to the total, with the tally coming on 32 carries.
The Cardinals’ offense finished the game having gained 440 yards, including 234 passing yards on 27 completions. Ball State’s ground game balanced its offense, bringing 206 yards on 44 attempts.
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