Ball State spoils Toledo’s ascent to Top 25
Jahwan Edwards scored untouched on a 15-yard run around left end with 1:43 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 Top 25 this week for the first time since 2001.
Ball State tight end David Schneider was injured in the first half.
Schneider went down while blocking on a 3-yard run by Jahwan Edwards. Doctors and trainers put an air cast on Schneider’s left leg, which appeared to be broken.
After lying on the turf for several minutes, Schneider was helped up and taken to the locker room on a motorized cart.
Michigan adds to future schedules
Michigan added Arkansas, Brigham Young and Hawaii to its future football schedules on Tuesday.
Notre Dame opted out of scheduled 2015-17 games last month against Michigan ahead of a previously scheduled break in the rivalry during the 2018-19 seasons. The Wolverines essentially replaced two matchups with the Fighting Irish with a game against BYU in 2015 and against Hawaii the next season, leaving a spot to fill in 2017.
Michigan will play the Razorbacks at home in 2018 and on the road in 2019.
The Wolverines finished their 2015 schedule by adding BYU and the 2016 slate with games against Hawaii, Miami (Ohio) and Ball State.
K-State coach Snyder hopes Klein plays vs TCU
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is hopeful injured quarterback Collin Klein will be available for next Saturday’s game at TCU.
The Heisman Trophy candidate was hurt during the third quarter of the No. 3 Wildcats’ 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Snyder did not discuss the nature of the injury, but indications point toward a concussion.