ATHENS, Ohio (AP) JD Sprague had 321 total yards and three touchdowns, A.J. Ouellette ran for a season-high 121 yards and two scores, and Ohio beat Ball State 48-31 on Tuesday night.
Sprague connected with Jordan Reid on two second-quarter touchdowns, of 7 and 60 yards, to give Ohio a 28-3 lead. Ball State scored on back-to-back possessions in the second half to get to 38-24, but Ohio had an answer each time - scoring on four straight drives.
Reid made four catches for 112 yards and two scores for Ohio (7-4, 4-3 Mid-American). Sprague was 15-of-22 passing for 275 yards and had 11 carries for 46 yards.
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Ohio had 607 yards overall.
Riley Neal passed for 247 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 62 yards and a score for Ball State (3-8, 2-5). KeVonn Mabon caught 10 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown and Jordan Williams added 78 yards and a score.