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Ball State 31, Murray State 0

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. - John Paddock threw for three touchdowns and Ball State beat Murray State 31-0 for the Cardinals' first win of the season and their first shutout in 14 years.

Carson Steele added 151 yards on 25 carries, including a 1-yard score that made it 31-0. Paddock was 27-of-44 passing for 217 yards with an interception.

Ball State's first three scores came on Paddock passes to Brady Hunt, Tanner Koziol and Jayshon Jackson. The Cardinals (1-2) led 14-0 at halftime and 24-0 after three quarters.

The Cardinals outgained the Racers 476-155.

The Cardinals' last shutout came in 2008 against Toledo - also 31-0. In this one, Nic Jones had a pair of interceptions, the first Cardinal with two picks in a game since Amechi Uzodinma II had two versus Miami (Ohio) in 2019.

Isaac McNamee was just 7-of-22 passing for 57 yards and two interceptions for the Racers (0-3). Jawaun Northington rushed for 71 yards on 17 carries.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MurrayBallSt
BallSt TD 11:40 Brady Hunt 13 yard TD pass from John Paddock (Ben VonGunten Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter MurrayBallSt
BallSt TD 7:59 Tanner Koziol 18 yard TD pass from John Paddock (Ben VonGunten Extra Point) 0 14
Third Quarter MurrayBallSt
BallSt TD 10:57 Jayshon Jackson 14 yard TD pass from John Paddock (Ben VonGunten Extra Point) 0 21
BallSt FG 5:21 Ben VonGunten 27 yard field goal 0 24
Fourth Quarter MurrayBallSt
BallSt TD 14:13 Carson Steele 1 yard TD run (Ben VonGunten Extra Point) 0 31
Team Stats
  Murray State Ball State
First downs 7 28
  Rushing 3 13
  Passing 3 14
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 2-13, 15% 8-19, 42%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 30-94 45-238
Passing Yards 64 239
Return Yards 39 38
Completions-Attempts-Int 7-23-2 27-44-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1-9
Punts 8 5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 3-30 6-73
Murray State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
I. McNamee 7 23 64 0 2
Ball State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Paddock 27 44 239 3 1
Murray State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Northington 18 78 4.3 0
D. Dallas 1 9 9.0 0
C. Jones 4 5 1.3 0
D. Gomes 1 4 4.0 0
L. Brooks 5 2 0.4 0
I. McNamee 1 -4 -4.0 0
Ball State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Steele 24 135 5.6 1
R. Barfield 9 39 4.3 0
V. Pemberton 8 35 4.4 0
J. Jackson 1 26 26.0 0
W. Jones 1 12 12.0 0
D. Tate 1 0 0.0 0
J. Paddock 1 -9 -9.0 0
Murray State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Dallas 2 28 14.0 0
D. Gomes 1 11 11.0 0
T. Shields 1 9 9.0 0
J. Saathoff 1 8 8.0 0
D. Britten 1 8 8.0 0
L. Brooks 1 0 0.0
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Ball State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Koziol 6 65 10.8 1
J. Jackson 6 64 10.7 1
Y. Tyler 4 39 9.8 0
R. Lezon 2 27 13.5 0
B. Hunt 1 13 13.0 1
D. Tate 2 11 5.5 0
C. Steele 3 9 3.0 0
V. Pemberton 1 6 6.0 0
A. Abdur-Rahman 1 4 4.0 0
D. Patel 1 1 1.0 0
Murray State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Brown 1 3
Ball State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Jones 2 12
Murray State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Halton 7 297 42.4
Ball State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Borrow 5 205 41.0
Murray State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Gomes 1 13 13.0
Ball State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jackson 2 25 12.5
D. Tate 1 1 1.0
Murray State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Gomes 2 23 11.5
Ball State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Murray State Missed FG
Player Length
Ball State Missed FG
Player Length




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