College Football

Ball State holds off E. Michigan 38-31; Hall sets FBS mark

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Drew Plitt passed for 207 yards and a touchdown, Justin Hall rushed for two scores and Ball State eked out a 38-31 win against Eastern Michigan.

The Cardinals jumped ahead 14-0 after a quarter with Hall capping the game-opening drive with a 1-yard TD and Will Jones scoring from the 1-yard line on the next possession.

EMU’s Ben Bryant was 35-for-48 passing for 331 yards with a TD but was intercepted twice.

Hall, with 10 catches for 58 yards for Ball State, notched his 301st career reception to lead all active FBS receivers.

He has caught a pass in an FBS-leading 50 straight games.