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Ball State 25, Connecticut 21

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. - Carson Steele ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns as Ball State shut out UConn in the second half for a 25-21 come-from-behind victory.

Trailing 21-13 heading into the fourth quarter, Steele hurled over a defender during a 13-yard run and then scored from the 2 on the next play to pull Ball State (4-3) to 21-19 with 7:24 remaining. The Cardinals forced a three-and-out on the ensuing series and scored eight plays later with 2:40 left. Steele carried the ball five times for 57 yards that included a 17-yard touchdown run during the decisive drive.

John Paddock had 147 yards passing and an interception for the Cardinals. Jayshon Jackson had eight catches for 71 yards.

Zion Turner was 18-of-22 passing for 129 yards and threw two touchdown passes for UConn (3-5). Victor Rosa and Robert Burns combined for 143 yards rushing on 28 carries. Burns had a 1-yard TD run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UConnBallSt
UConn TD 9:58 Aaron Turner 19 yard TD pass from Zion Turner (Noe Ruelas Extra Point) 7 0
BallSt TD 0:15 Carson Steele 1 yard TD run (Ben VonGunten Extra Point) 7 7
Second Quarter UConnBallSt
UConn TD 12:25 Justin Joly 39 yard TD pass from Zion Turner (Noe Ruelas Extra Point) 14 7
BallSt FG 9:21 Ben VonGunten 38 yard field goal 14 10
UConn TD 1:00 Robert Burns 1 yard TD run (Noe Ruelas Extra Point) 21 10
Third Quarter UConnBallSt
BallSt FG 10:34 Ben VonGunten 38 yard field goal 21 13
Fourth Quarter UConnBallSt
BallSt TD 7:24 Carson Steele 2 yard TD run (2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 21 19
BallSt TD 2:40 Carson Steele 17 yard TD run (Brady Hunt 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 21 25
Team Stats
  Connecticut Ball State
First downs 16 23
  Rushing 10 11
  Passing 6 8
  Penalty 0 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 10-19, 53%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 42-194 44-211
Passing Yards 128 146
Return Yards 77 83
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-22-1 19-39-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-14 1-6
Punts 6 4
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 11-110 2-25
Connecticut Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Turner 18 22 128 2 1
Ball State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Paddock 19 39 146 0 1
Connecticut Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Burns 11 71 6.5 1
V. Rosa 16 68 4.3 0
Z. Turner 12 40 3.3 0
A. Turner 1 14 14.0 0
C. Millen 1 2 2.0 0
Ball State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Steele 33 180 5.5 3
J. Jackson 3 29 9.7 0
N. Presley 1 5 5.0 0
V. Pemberton 2 0 0.0 0
J. Paddock 3 -1 -0.3 0
Connecticut Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Turner 8 55 6.9 1
J. Joly 3 33 11.0 1
K. Clercius 2 22 11.0 0
J. Flynn 2 7 3.5 0
B. Niemenski 2 6 3.0 0
R. Burns 1 5 5.0 0
Ball State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Jackson 8 71 8.9 0
B. Hunt 5 25 5.0 0
A. Abdur-Rahman 3 23 7.7 0
N. Presley 1 15 15.0 0
Y. Tyler 2 12 6.0 0
Connecticut Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Dixon 1 0
Ball State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Pearce 1 0
Connecticut Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Caratan 6 240 40.0
Ball State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Borrow 4 177 44.3
Connecticut Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
V. Rosa 2 -4 -2.0
Ball State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Tate 1 0 0
Connecticut Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
V. Rosa 4 81 20.3
Ball State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Uzodinma II 3 83 27.7
Connecticut Missed FG
Player Length
Ball State Missed FG
Player Length
B. VonGunten 47




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