MUNCIE, Ind. -- Riley Neal threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns and Ball State amassed a school-record 652 offensive yards in a 42-6 win against Central Connecticut on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Cardinals accounted for 336 passing yards and 316 rushing. James Gilbert ran for 100 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown. Neal also had a touchdown on the ground. Neal started the scoring for Ball State with a 20-yard pass to Nolan Givan just before the end of the first quarter.
Malik Dunner made it a two-score lead early in the second with a 12-yard touchdown run and Neal added a 16-yard score on the ground just before halftime.
Central Connecticut avoided the shutout when Aaron Dawson carried it in from two yards out with 12 seconds remaining to finish a 12-play, 75-yard drive.
Don't be surprised to see the Ducks' junior quarterback pick up steam in the Heisman Trophy race and on NFL draft boards.
Alabama's receiving corps goes by many names: The Rugrats, The Three-Headed Monster, Super Sophomores. The talented trio has added a new dimension to the Tide.
Tom Luginbill breaks down three defensive formations the Aggies used against Clemson that they could deploy to try and slow the Tide's high-powered offense.
The teams in this week's biggest college football games are also battling for the same prospects on the recruiting trail.
Brad Edwards details the importance of the Texas' matchup with TCU being the first big step for the Longhorns to return to form since the restructuring of the Big 12.
Attorneys for the family of Jordan McNair received information about the investigation into the former Terrapins offensive lineman's death late Thursday night, just hours before a board meeting to discuss the inquiry.
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