MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) (September 9, 2000) -- Talmadge Hill scored two touchdown's but it wasn't enough as Ball State lost its home opener, 24-14 to Western Illinois.
Frisman Jackson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to
Walter Mitchell with 4:43 left to put Western Illinois in control.
After falling behind 17-0, Ball State (0-2) rallied on Talmadge Hill's
two TD passes in the first five minutes of the final quarter, including
a 17-yard strike to Billy
Western Illinois (1-1) led 17-14 with 10:09 remaining, then Mitchell
capped an 11-play, 80-yard scoring drive with the Leathernecks' first
receiving touchdown of
Jasen Isom scored the first touchdown of the game at 5:27 in the first
on a one-yard run, giving the Leathernecks a 7-0 advantage. At the 10:10
mark in the second
quarter, J.R. Jenkins returned his second interception of the day 30
yards to put Western Illinois up 14-0.
Joe Lopez added a 29-yard field goal just before the half, giving the
Leathernecks a 17-0 halftime advantage
Charles Tharp led all Western Illinois rushers with 133 yards on 30
Cardinals quarterbacks Brian Conn and Hill each threw two interceptions
and passed for a combined total of only 156 yards.