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Purdue Defeats Ball State 24-13 - Recap

Cortez Smith was good for 117 receiving yards on Saturday as the Boilermakers grabbed a 24-13 win over the Cardinals at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Purdue won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 16.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 47.5.

Robert Marve completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 111 yards for the Boilermakers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Cardinals defense.

Eric Williams rushed for 62 yards for Ball State, while David Brown added 42 yards. Keith Wenning threw for 89 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers MiQuale Lewis and Daniel Ifft had 29 and 24 yards respectively.

Ball State was outgained by Purdue 403-256 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-16 by the Boilermakers.

Ball State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:49/29:11 split in that important category.

Next game, Purdue takes its act home to face Toledo looking for another win. For Ball State, they head on the road to face Iowa.