Ball State 31, South Florida 27

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - Scheumann Stadium
Attendance - 16397

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Florida 3 6 10 8 27
Ball State 3 7 14 7 31

Recap


Ball State 31, South Florida 27: Keith Wenning connected with Willie Snead deep in the left corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown with 1:02 remaining as the host Cardinals came back to beat the Bulls.

Wenning passed for 244 yards and two scores, taking Ball State (3-1) on 75-yard drive to beat its first team from a BCS conference other than Indiana. Snead had 11 receptions for 135 yards. 

The Bulls (2-2) drove to the Ball State 28, but Tampa native Eric Patterson intercepted Daniels and ran out the clock. South Florida had driven 99 yards, capped by a 29-yard scoring strike from B.J. Daniels to Lindsey Lamar with 4:12 left and converted the two-point conversion to take a 27-24 lead. 

Daniels threw for 312 yards – 267 of it in the second half. Lamar, a running back, had five catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Jahwan Edwards (98 yards rushing) scored on a 3-yard run to give Ball State a 10-3 lead midway through the second quarter, but South Florida responded. Lamar took a shovel pass from Daniels and went 15 yards into the end zone with 3:27 left in half, but Joel Cox blocked the extra point and the Cardinals led 10-9 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ball State gave up its first points in the third quarter (10) after outscoring opponents 45-0 the first three games. … South Florida had 206 yards rushing, three below its season high. … The Bulls beat Ball State 37-7 last year in Tampa.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:17
South Florida   FG  Ball State 0 - South Florida 3
1st Quarter - 3:54
Ball State   FG  Ball State 3 - South Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 8:40
Ball State   TD  Ball State 10 - South Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 3:57
South Florida   TD  Ball State 10 - South Florida 9
3rd Quarter - 9:35
Ball State   TD  Ball State 17 - South Florida 9
3rd Quarter - 6:45
South Florida   FG  Ball State 17 - South Florida 12
3rd Quarter - 3:55
Ball State   TD  Ball State 24 - South Florida 12
3rd Quarter - 0:54
South Florida   TD  Ball State 24 - South Florida 19
4th Quarter - 5:19
South Florida   TD  Ball State 24 - South Florida 27
4th Quarter - 1:11
Ball State   TD  Ball State 31 - South Florida 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Florida Ball State
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  South Florida Ball State
Score 27 31
First Downs 27 27
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-16
69%
8-for-13
62%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 518 413
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-206 35-169
Average/Rush 4.6 4.8
Passing
Comp-Att 19-30 24-36
Passing Yards 312 244
Average/Pass Play 10.4 6.8
Penalties-Yards 11-112 5-65
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 30:07 29:53

PLAYER STATS

South Florida (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Daniels 19/30 312 3 2
Ball State (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Wenning 24/36 244 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Daniels 14 75 5.4 0
D. Murray 18 65 3.6 0
L. Lamar 11 55 5.0 0
T. Mitchell 1 9 9.0 0
M. Shaw 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Edwards 16 98 6.1 1
H. Banks 10 42 4.2 0
K. Wenning 4 16 4.0 1
B. Scott 4 12 3.0 0
J. Smith 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Mitchell 6 99 16.5 0
L. Lamar 5 80 16.0 2
D. Murray 2 49 24.5 0
D. Montgomery 1 25 25.0 0
A. Davis 2 21 10.5 1
D. Hopkins 1 18 18.0 0
D. Welch 1 10 10.0 0
E. Landi 1 10 10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
W. Snead 11 135 12.3 1
J. Smith 7 74 10.6 1
Z. Fakes 2 11 5.5 0
C. Shillings 1 10 10.0 0
J. Edwards 1 7 7.0 0
D. Schneider 1 4 4.0 0
C. Ryan 1 3 3.0 0