MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jahwan Edwards ran for a career-high 200 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns, helping Ball State beat Eastern Michigan 37-26 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Edwards, a sophomore, scored from 7 yards out in the first quarter, then added 75-yard and 3-yard scoring runs in the third. Edwards' previous career high was 123 yards rushing Oct. 15 against Ohio.
Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles, throwing for 186 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 81 yards and another score. Donald Scott, Garrett Hoskins and Mitchell Dawkins each caught touchdown passes.
The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but Ball State scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.
Nick Saban has nabbed another elite defensive recruit, as DT Antonio Alfano, No. 100 in the ESPN 300, has pledged to the Crimson Tide.
Former UCLA and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel returns to head coaching, joining Phoenix's team in the Alliance of American Football.
Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm had to be taken to the hospital Thursday to have a fishing lure removed from his leg.
QB Blake Barnett, who started his career at Alabama and recently graduated from Arizona State, has enrolled at South Florida as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for the Bulls next season.
SEC Network's Ryan McGee looks back at the career of former SEC commissioner Mike Slive.