On a night when Toledo was ready to celebrate a national ranking and charmed season, Ball State ruined everything.
Jahwan Edwards scored untouched on a 15-yard run around left end with 1:43 left to propel the Cardinals to a 34-27 victory over the Rockets (No. 25 BCS, No. 23 AP) on Tuesday night, ending Toledo’s eight-game winning streak.
“We played behind the football most of the night,” first-year Toledo coach Matt Campbell said. “Critical errors in critical situations cost us the football game.”
Fluellen ran for at least 200 yards for the third game this season, carrying 34 times for 200 yards and a touchdown.
A surprising loss for the Rockets, however, they still control their own destiny with a win against NIU and Akron. The NIU game will essentially secure a spot in the MAC Championship game for the winner. Although the loss against Ball State is not good, it’s not terrible… yet.