Boxscore
Ball State 27, Indiana 20
Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Lucas Oil Stadium
Attendance - 40224

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Ball State 0 14 10 3 27
Indiana 7 10 0 3 20

Recap


Pete Lembo won the battle of the first-year coaches with his Ball State Cardinals defeating the state rival Indiana Hoosiers 27-20 on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Lembo’s no-huddle offense was too much for new Indiana coach Kevin Wilson, who served as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator for eight seasons. Lembo picked up his first FBS victory Saturday after coaching FCS standout Elon for four seasons. 

The Cardinals caught fire in the second half, led by quarterback Keith Wenning, who passed for 174 yards and two touchdowns while adding 61 yards and a score on the ground. Wenning capped an impressive outing with a thrilling 20-yard run that led to a Ball State field goal late in the fourth quarter.

The win was Ball State’s second straight victory over the Hoosiers, who have won four of the last six meetings with the Cardinals. Indiana had won its previous seven season openers before Saturday and fall to 35-7-1 versus Mid-American opponents with the loss.

The Hoosiers chipped in a late field goal to trail by a touchdown with just under one minute remaining and failed at an onside kick in the dying seconds. Indiana quarterback Edward Wright-Baker passed for 271 yards and a touchdown, finding receiver Damarlo Belcher for 105 of those gains and the score.

Cardinals running back Barrington Scott had 59 yards on the ground and caught three balls for 13 yards receiving and a touchdown. Scott was a former walk-on player who earned a scholarship with Ball State. Fellow running back Jahwan Edwards finished the game with 86 yards on 17 carries.

The Hoosiers' rushing duo of Stephen Houston and Matt Perez combined for 87 yards and a touchdown. 

Ball State faces South Florida in Week 2 while Indiana takes on Virginia at home in its second game. 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:56
Indiana   TD  Indiana 7 - Ball State 0
2nd Quarter - 14:20
Ball State   TD  Indiana 7 - Ball State 7
2nd Quarter - 12:58
Indiana   TD  Indiana 14 - Ball State 7
2nd Quarter - 7:11
Ball State   TD  Indiana 14 - Ball State 14
2nd Quarter - 3:17
Indiana   FG  Indiana 17 - Ball State 14
3rd Quarter - 9:25
Ball State   FG  Indiana 17 - Ball State 17
3rd Quarter - 3:38
Ball State   TD  Indiana 17 - Ball State 24
4th Quarter - 2:16
Ball State   FG  Indiana 17 - Ball State 27
4th Quarter - 0:59
Indiana   FG  Indiana 20 - Ball State 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Ball State Indiana
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Ball State Indiana
Score 27 20
First Downs 24 18
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-14
71%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 383 375
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-210 32-103
Average/Rush 4.6 3.2
Passing
Comp-Att 23-29 20-32
Passing Yards 173 272
Average/Pass Play 6.0 7.6
Penalties-Yards 5-54 3-44
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 36:33 23:27

PLAYER STATS

Ball State (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Wenning 23/29 173 2 0
Indiana (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Wright-Baker 20/32 272 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Edwards 16 84 5.2 0
B. Scott 18 63 3.5 0
K. Wenning 8 61 7.6 1
C. Ryan 1 6 6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Houston 9 43 4.8 0
M. Perez 12 41 3.4 1
E. Wright-Baker 10 12 1.2 0
D. Muhammad 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Gibson 5 57 11.4 0
B. Orsbon 5 40 8.0 0
C. Ryan 2 20 10.0 1
J. Tomlinson 4 15 3.8 0
J. Smith 2 14 7.0 0
B. Scott 3 13 4.3 1
J. Edwards 1 11 11.0 0
Z. Fakes 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Belcher 4 101 25.2 1
D. Muhammad 6 68 11.3 0
K. Hughes 3 39 13.0 0
S. Wynn 2 27 13.5 0
M. Perez 2 18 9.0 0
M. Dedmond 1 9 9.0 0
S. Houston 1 6 6.0 0
C. Latimer 1 4 4.0 0
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