Western Michigan beats Ball State 35-31, now bowl eligible
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

(KALAMAZOO) – LeVante Bellamy ran for 157 yards and three TDs and Western Michigan became bowl eligible for a school-record sixth straight year with a 35-31 win over Ball State on Tuesday night. Bellamy has an FBS-best 20 TD runs this season, and the Broncos (6-4, 4-2) moved into a first-place tie with Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference West Division. Western Michigan's Jon Wassink passed for 124 yards and ran six times for 131 yards, including a 60 yard carry, a 46 yard TD and a 13 yarder for a first down to clinch the victory in the final minute. The fourth quarter had four lead changes. The Cardinals (4-5, 3-2) took a 24-21 lead on Drew Plitt's 1 yard TD run and went in front again on Walter Fletcher's 4 yard run that made it 31-28. Ball State's Caleb Huntley ran for 120 yards and a touchdown and Malik Dunner had a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.