Ball State Upsets Miami, 15-10

Updated 10/7/2000
Ball State's Jamar Cottee (4) hauls in a pass in the third quarter against Miami.
(AP Photo/The Journal News, E.L. Hubbard)


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    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) (October 7, 2000) -- Ball State ended its 21-game losing streak, beating Miami University 15-10 on Saturday behind Anthony Jones' two touchdowns.

    Jones, who ran for 187 yards on 46 carries, scored on a 1-yard run and a 13-yard pass from Talmadge Hill. Hill was 17-of-29 for 186 yards, with three interceptions.

    Ball State (1-4, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) last won on Oct. 3, 1998. Miami (3-3, 2-2) was held to 65 yards rushing while losing consecutive conference games for the first time since 1994.

    Ball State's Anthony Jones (7) is pulled down by Miami's Terrell Jones in the first quarter. Jones scored two touchdowns in the 15-10 Ball State win.
    (AP Photo/Journal-News, E.L. Hubbard)
    Jones capped a 61-yard drive with 3:40 left in the first quarter, giving Ball State a 6-0 lead.

    Miami went ahead 7-6 when Sly Johnson scored two minutes into the second quarter on a 15-yard pass from Mike Bath, who set a Miami record with his 45th touchdown pass. Bath was 15-of-37 for 170 yards, and was intercepted twice.

    Thomas Pucke kicked a 34-yard field goal with 6:30 left in the half as Ball State regained the lead at 9-7.

    With 1:05 left in the third quarter, Andy Brumbergs kicked a 34-yard field goal to give Miami a 10-9 lead.

    But Hill connected with Jones with 9:02 to play, and Ball State held off the RedHawks the rest of the way.