Toledo: In and out of the 25

The AP’s freshly minted No. 25 loses at home to Ball State

Keith Wenning completed 29 of 42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted three times for Ball State; he still led his Cardinals to an upset victory over No. 25 Toledo on Tuesday night in Toledo, Ohio. Enlarge photo

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Keith Wenning completed 29 of 42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted three times for Ball State; he still led his Cardinals to an upset victory over No. 25 Toledo on Tuesday night in Toledo, Ohio.

TOLEDO, Ohio

Jahwan Edwards scored untouched on a 15-yard run around left end with 1 minute, 43 seconds to play left to propel Ball State to a 34-27 victory over No. 23 Toledo on Tuesday night, ending the Rockets’ eight-game winning streak.

Edwards’ run capped an 86-yard drive after Ball State’s beleaguered defense had stopped the Rockets (8-2, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) a yard short on David Fluellen’s run on fourth-and-2 at the Cardinals’ 15.

Keith Wenning completed 29 of 42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted three times for Ball State (7-3, 4-2).

Fluellen ran for at least 200 yards for the third game this season, carrying 34 times for 200 yards and a touchdown.

Toledo jumped into the AP Top 25 this week for the first time since 2001.

The victory helps Ball State, which already had qualified for a bowl, get an even better postseason trip. The loss knocks Toledo out of a possible first-place tie with Northern Illinois in the MAC’s West Division.

Ball State held the Rockets for a three-and-out to open the second half, then promptly marched downfield with Wenning completing 6 of 9 passes, capped by a 3-yard scoring pass to Jamill Smith – their second touchdown connection.

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