(MUNCIE, IN) - The Ball State Cardinals are champions of the Mid-American Conference west division after beating the Western Michigan Broncos 45-22 at Scheumann Stadium.
Ball State jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Broncos scored a pair of touchdowns to tie the game early in the second quarter. Ian McGarvey's 43-yard field goal with 4:01 left in the first half put the Cardinals up for good as ball state ran off 24-straight points to put the game away.
Miquale Lewis rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns with Nate Davis throwing for 273 yards with a touchdown pass and a TD run as the 15th-ranked Cardinals finish the regular season at 12-and-0.
Louis Johnson led the Ball State receivers with four catches for 91 yards and a 40-yard touchdown reception. Tom Hiller threw for 145 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, one of which was returned by Ball State's Trey Lewis 38 yards for a score, as Western Michigan finishes the regular season at 9-and-3.
Ball State advances to the MAC championship game where they will face east division champion Buffalo on Friday, December 5th at Ford Field in Detroit.
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