Ball State scores 29 straight, beats Akron 35-21

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jahwan Edwards had 178 yards from scrimmage and Ball State rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Akron 35-21 on Saturday.

Ball State (3-5, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) finished the game with 29 straight points after Akron (4-4, 2-2) led 21-6 in the second quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Ball State’s defense and special teams recovered a muffed punt return, blocked a punt and intercepted a pass to create starting position within the Akron 29 for three consecutive scoring drives.

Jack Milas scored on a 5-yard quarterback keeper to give the Cardinals a 25-21 lead with 11:45 to play. Edwards added a 2-yard TD run almost 5 minutes later and Scott Secor capped the scoring on his fifth field goal with 2:58 left.

KeVonn Mabon scored on a touchdown run in the second quarter and Secor kicked two field goals in the third to close Ball State’s deficit to 21-19. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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