DEKALB, Ill. -- Caleb Huntley ran 35 times for 157 yards and two TDs, and Ball State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Northern Illinois 27-20 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
The Cardinals (2-3) trailed 17-3 at halftime and Ryan Rimmler kicked a 25-yard field goal to cut into the deficit in the middle of the third quarter. On the ensuing possession, the Huskies (1-4) fumbled deep in their territory. Huntley scored on the first play -- a 3-yard run -- and Drew Plitt passed to Justin Hall for the two-point conversion, pulling Ball State to 17-14.
Rimmler kicked a 42-yard field goal late in the third quarter to tie it at 17. Huntley followed with a 45-yard TD run to give the Cardinals a 24-17 lead.
Tre Harbison ran 22 times for 146 yards for the Huskies.
Texas Longhorns' field rename caused by George Floyd, country's tenor under Trump, says Joe Jamail's son
Dair Jamail said Monday that his family made the offer to take his father's name off the turf not only because of the current racial upheaval, but also because of the tenor of the country during President Trump's administration.
The coronavirus and college sports: NCAA reopening plans, latest news, program cuts, more
When will college football and other sports return to action? Will more athletic programs be forced to cut sports because of financial strains? Here is the latest on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the college sports world.
QB Shedeur Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, commits to Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic added a big name to its 2021 recruiting class on Monday when ESPN 300 quarterback Shedeur Sanders announced his commitment to the Owls.
SEC bides time, says 'late July will provide the best clarity' for making critical calls on its 2020 season
Despite other conferences making decisions on nonconference schedules, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said Monday that "late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us."
Iowa State AD estimates $40 million revenue loss with no fall sports
Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard said safety comes first, but facing a $40M revenue loss, the school will push to play sports in the fall.
Texas responds to football players' requests with sweeping changes
Texas responded to football players' request or changes with a sweeping plan to "redefine campus symbolism," including renaming the football field after Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams.