“We gave up some big plays,” says
The Cardinals put together a solid effort, but could not stop the offensive attack for
Rice scored from one yard out with 2:42 to play in the third stanza to give
“When a guy like Ray Rice rushes for that many yards, you’ve got to do a better job of tackling him,” said Hoke.
With 9:43 to play in the third quarter, Nate Davis connected with Dante Love on a 10-yard touchdown pass to pull the Cardinals within 31-16. It was the 46th touchdown pass of
The Scarlet Knights took the opening kickoff and six plays later scored on its first possession on a 36-yard touchdown pass from Mike Teel to Tim Brown to take a 7-0 lead. On the first possession of the second half, Rice raced 90 yards for a score and put the Scarlet Knights ahead 31-9.
Ball State’s offense was highlighted by the play of Davis and Love. Davis completed 25-of-49 passes for 291 yards, while Love had 13 catches for 169 yards.
The Cardinals ended the 2007 season with a 7-6 overall record, the Mid-American Conference West Division Co-Championship and the program’s first bowl game in 11 seasons. Ball State will open the 2008 season Thurs., Aug. 28, at Scheumann Stadium vs. Northeastern. Order your season tickets for the 2008 campaign by calling 1.888.BSU.TICKET or online at www.ballstatesports.com.
First Quarter Scoring Summary:
Rutgers: 6 plays, 72 yards, 2:31 -- Rutgers 7,
Rutgers: 6 plays, 70 yards, 2:21 -- Rutgers 14,
Second Quarter Scoring Summary:
Rutgers: 12 plays, 48 yards, 4:14 –
Rutgers: 6 plays, 40 yards, 2:06 –
Third Quarter Scoring Summary:
Rutgers: 3 plays, 98 yards, 3:35 –
Rutgers: 8 plays, 80 yards, 2:17 --
Fourth Quarter Scoring Summary:
Rutgers: 1 play, 35 yards, 6 seconds –
Rutgers: 3 plays, 55 yards, 1:41 –