Keith Wenning, a senior quarterback on the Ball State football team, has been named the Mid-American Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Wenning, who owns a 3.34 grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale as a business major, accounted for five touchdowns in Ball State's season opening 51-28 win over Illinois State.
Wenning threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two TDs. It was the second time in Wenning's career he has accounted for five scores in a game. It was the 12th time in his career he has thrown for at least three touchdowns. Wenning also passed for 340 yards against Illinois State, which marked the seventh time in his career he has passed for over 300 yards in a game. The 340 yards marked the 11th best single-game effort in Ball State history and Wenning now owns four of the school's top 11 single-game passing marks.
The Cardinals will host Army Saturday at 1 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium in their second game of the 2013 season.