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
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.
Jones capped a 61-yard drive with 3:40 left in the first quarter, giving Ball State a 6-0 lead.
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)
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.